Development of Mental Disorders in a Minority Group in Two Socio-Cultural Contexts

T32 Seminar
Speaker: Dr. Cristiane Duarte, Associate Professor in the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Columbia University – New York State Psychiatric Institute

Dr. Duarte is an Associate Professor in the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Columbia University – New York State Psychiatric Institute. Dr. Duarte’s research is based on innovative population-based studies about the development of mental disorders in children, adolescents and young adults. Through the use state-of-the art sampling, recruitment and culturally appropriate assessment methodologies, she has sought to generate knowledge of relevance to diverse, often underserved and understudied populations. Currently, she is a leader of the Boricua Youth Study, the only multi-national source of information about how mental disorders develop from childhood to young adulthood in a Latino subgroup (Puerto Ricans).