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Associate Professor
The University of Texas at El Paso

  • Criminal Justice
Research Keywords
  • Addiction
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Membership Category:
Research Scientists

Member Since: 2010


Mary Cuadrado, Ph.D.

Mary Cuadrado, Ph.D.


B.A., Psychology, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY, 1984
M.P.A., John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY, 1989
M.A., Criminal Justice, The Graduate Center, CUNY, 1995
Ph.D., Criminal Justice, The Graduate Center, CUNY, 1997

About Me

I have been an Associate Professor here at UTEP since August of 2007. My research focuses on addictions (alcohol, drugs and gambling), deviance, and criminality in particular as it involves Hispanics. Currently I am working on a two-phase research project related to the use of a grassroots addiction treatment technique developed in Mexico called Juramentos.Juramentos are pledges made to the Virgin of Guadalupe in front of a priest or other witness regarding abstention of alcohol and/or drug use for a specific period of time. I am also working toward the development of the Hispanic Addictions Studies Program that will center on educational projects for addictions treatment and criminal justice workers. This work is the outgrowth of my experience in Mexico during 2003 where I had the opportunity, as a Fulbright Scholar, to travel throughout that country studying the intake and retention techniques used in all varieties of drug and alcohol treatment programs. This experience was life changing and I would encourage all students/professionals to seek this type opportunity.



Cuadrado, M. & Lieberman, L. (2011). Use of a short gambling screen with an arrestee population: A feasibility study. Journal of Gambling Studies, 10.1007/s10899-011-9253-1

Cuadrado, M. & Lieberman, L. (2009). The Virgin of Guadalupe as an Ancillary Modality for Treating Hispanic Substance Abusers: Juramentos in the United States, Journal of Religion & Health. DOI: 10.1007/s10943-009-9304-4.

Lieberman, L. & Cuadrado, M. (2005). Comparison of Male and Female Gambling Behaviors Prior to Detention in Florida Juvenile Justice Facilities.  Journal of Juvenile Justice Services, 20, No. 1.

Cuadrado, M. (1999). Comparison of Hispanic and Anglo Calls to a Gambling Help Hotline. Journal of Gambling Studies, 15, No. 1, pp 71-81.

Wexler, H., Stevens, S., & Cuadrado, M. (1998). Residential Treatment for Women: Behavioral and Psychological Outcomes. Drugs & Society, 13, No. 1-2, pp 213-233.

Cuadrado, M., & Lieberman, L. (1998). Traditionalism in the Prevention of Drug Abuse among Puerto Ricans. Substance use and Misuse, 33, No. 14, pp 2737-2755.

Cuadrado, M. (1994). Female Police Officers: Gender Bias and Professionalism.  American Journal of Police, 14, No. 2, pp149-165.