Kurt C. Organista, Ph.D.

Kurt Organista

Kurt C. Organista, Ph.D. is the associate dean and professor of social welfare at the University of California, Berkeley. He teaches courses on psychopathology, stress and coping, and social work practice with Latino populations. He is interested in Latino health and mental health, conducts research in the areas of HIV/AIDS prevention with Mexican/Latino migrant laborers, and is author of Solving Latino psychosocial and health problems: Theory, practice, and populations published in 2007 by John Wiley & Sons, Inc. He currently serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Ethnic and Cultural Diversity in Social Work and the Hispanic Journal of the Behavioral Sciences, on the senior editorial board of the American Journal of Community Psychology, as well as on the Mexican Studies/Estudios Mexicanos editorial board. He was previously a member of the Latino advisory board for the California State Office of AIDS and the Office of AIDS Research Advisory Council at the National Institutes of Health. Appointed in 2009.