William A. Vega, Ph.D.
"Your personal experience is your best asset, know how to use it effectively"
Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley
M.A. University of California, Berkeley
B.A. University of California, Berkeley
My past work has been focused on mental health and substance use etiology and health services utilization, and I’ve published 160 articles, chapters, and books on the etiology of Latino child-adolescent drug use, the development of co-morbid disorders (including dual diagnoses), and early... Read more
I find scientific research inherently fascinating regardless of discipline, but I try to combine that interest with work in areas of research that will make a difference in the quality of life of people who are systematically disadvantaged. I grew up in disadvantaged circumstances and I recognize the handicaps it places on human development.
Gara, M.A., Vega, W.A., Arndt, S., Escamilla, M., Fleck, D.E., Lawson, W.B., Lesser, I., Neighbors, H.W., Wilson, D.R., Arnold, L.M., Strakowski, S.M. (2012) Influence of Patient Race and Ethnicity on Clinical Assessment in Patients With Affective Disorders. Archives of General Psychiatry.
Pena J.B., Zayas L.H., Cabrera, P., Vega W.A. (2012) U.S. cultural involvement and its association with suicidal behavior among youth in the Dominican Republic. American Journal of Public Health 102(4):664-71.
Brega, A.G., Ang, A., Vega, W.A., Jiang L., Beals, J., Mitchell, C.M., Moore, K., Manson S.M., Acton, K.J., Roubideaux, Y., (2012) Mechanisms Underlying the Relationship Between Health Literacy and Glycemic Control in American Indians and Alaska Natives. Patient Education and Counseling 88 :61-68.
Miranda, P.Y., Johnson-Jennings, M., Tarraf, W., Gonzalez, P., Vega, W.A., Gonzalez, H. M., (2012)Using colorectal trends in the U.S. to identify unmet primary care needs of vulnerable populations. Preventive Medicine 55:131-136.
Recommended Reading in the Sciences
The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, T. Kuhn
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