Glorisa J. Canino, Ph.D. Glorisa is a Professor at the School of Medicine, Deanship of Academic Affairs, and the Director of the Behavioral Sciences Research Institute, University of Puerto Rico, School of Medicine. Throughout the last 30 years Dr. Canino has been the principal investigator or co-principal investigator of innumerable research grants funded by several Institutes of the National Institute of Health. She has published substantially in the area of psychometrics and adaptation of instruments to the Latino culture, has published in adult and child psychiatric epidemiology, asthma and mental health services research, the genetics and epigenetics of pediatric asthma and health disparities among Latinos. She has been the principal investigator of three Disparity Centers , two of them funded by the National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities and one funded by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. At present she is the principal investigator of 5 RO1’s together with investigators of Columbia and Harvard University. One of these studies is a ten year follow up study to investigate the effect of minority status, in the onset of depressive and anxiety disorders as well as the long term relationship of substance use disorders, risky sexual behavior and sexually transmitted infections and HIV among Puerto Rican populations of San Juan, Puerto Rico and the Bronx, New York. Using this same cohort of participants, Dr. Canino is the principal investigator of two other grants. One is studying the gambling behavior of these youths that have been studied for ten years, and another, is evaluating the cardiovascular health of these same youth. She is also principal investigator of two psychiatric epidemiology studies, one together with Dr. Raul Caetano of alcoholism and its relationship to chronic unemployment, and another study of service use and barriers to care in the island. In addition, together with Dr. Daphne Kionis Mitchell, she is the principal investigator of a study testing a school asthma intervention for children with persistent asthma. Dr. Canino is co-principal investigator together with Dr. Celedon of a study on the epigenetics of pediatric asthma. Dr. Canino has been for the past 20 years a leading Latino researcher and her various research studies have resulted in more than 250 publications in scientific journals. She has been active in the community assuming leadership positions in non- profit organizations mostly dedicated to help poor Puerto Rican children to succeed in school. Dr. Canino has also been dedicated to sponsor and mentor faculty, doctoral and post doctoral students from various Universities in Puerto Rico and abroad.
Glorisa loves to cook, swim, travel, listen to opera and classical music, watch movies and overall loves to read, particularly novel scientific developments and South American novels. She often goes snorkeling in a beach with beautiful reefs full of fantastic Caribbean salt water fish.
Phone: (787) 758-2525 Ext: 2129
- Access to and Use of Asthma Health Services Among Latino Children: The Rhode Island-Puerto Rico Asthma Center Study. Jandasek, B., Ortega, A. N., McQuaid, E. L., Koinis-Mitchell, D., Fritz, G. K., Kopel, S., J., Seifer, R., Klein, R. B., Canino, G. (2011). Med Care Res Rev.
- Parental psychosocial stress and asthma morbidity in Puerto Rican twins. Lange, N. E., Bunyavanich, S., Silberg, J. L., Canino, G., Rosner, B. A., & Celedon, J. C. (2011). J Allergy Clin Immunol, 127(3), 734-740 e731-737.
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