Miguel Cruz-Feliciano, Ph.D.
Ph.D. in Public Health, Walden University
M.S. in Epidemiology, University of Puerto Rico
B.S. in Microbiology, University of Puerto Rico
I have been involved in the area of substance abuse within the Institute of Research Education and Services (IRESA) since 1999. I worked as a research assistant, evaluator, and project coordinator for the Caribbean Basin and Hispanic Addition Technology Transfer Center until 2012 and as an evaluator for substance abuse service/target capacity expansion project serving injections drug users and drug using women from 2000-2007. I am currently the associate director for the National Hispanic and Latino ATTC (IRESA‘s educational component) and senior evaluator of “Proyecto Mujer” and Project AWARE-PR (IRESA‘s service component) funded by SAMHSA. My research emphasis is in aspects associated with treatment entry, retention, and completion.
Dr. Cruz-Feliciano is part of the Institute of Research, Education and Services of Addiction (RESA) at the Universidad Central del Caribe. He is currently the associate director of the National Hispanic and Latino ATTC and senior evaluator of Proyecto Mujer (Project Woman): Services and Linkages for Supporting Women Well-Being, Project AWARE-PR funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration; and Puerto Rico Personal Responsibility Education Program (PR-PREP) administered by the Mother, Child, and Adolescent Health (MCAH) Division at the Puerto Rico Department of Health (PR-DOH). He has a PhD in Public Health, specialization in epidemiology from Walden University at Minneapolis, MN and received his MS in Epidemiology from the Medical Science Campus University of Puerto Rico. Since 1999 started get involved in different committees and initiatives especially assessing service providers’ workforce capacity building needs to serve Hispanic and Latino populations in need of substance abuse services. He collaborated in various research publications and posters, and presented at various National Conferences. His research interests are in the field of epidemiology of substance abuse and treatment, suicide, mental health, coping, and stressful life events.