Contact Information

Distinguished Foundation Professor of
Cultural Diversity and Health
& Director,
Southwest Interdisciplinary Research Center (SIRC)
School of Social Work - College of Public Programs
Arizona State University
411 N. Central Ave., Suite 720, Phoenix, AZ 85004
Office (602) 496-0700
Fax (602) 496-0958

  • Social Work
Research Keywords
  • Drug prevention
  • Health Disparities
  • Culturally grounded research
Membership Information

Membership Category:
Research Scientists

Member Since: 2004


Flavio Marsiglia, Ph.D.

Flavio Marsiglia, Ph.D.


Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University
M.S.W., Universidad de la República, Uruguay
B.A., José E. Rodó Preparatorio Universitario, Uruguay

Research Statement

Dr. Flavio Francisco Marsiglia received his Ph.D. in 1991 from the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences at Case Western Reserve University. Since 1994, he has been a member of the faculty of the Arizona State University School of Social Work, where he is currently the Distinguished Foundation Professor of Cultural Diversity and Health and Director of the Southwest Interdisciplinary Research Center (SIRC). SIRC is one of seven social work research centers in the Nation funded by the National Institutes of Health/National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIH/NIDA).

In addition, Dr. Marsiglia is the Principal Investigator on other NIH/NIDA- and CDC-funded research projects, studying risk and protective factors associated with health outcomes among Mexican/Mexican-American and Native American youth and their families. Dr. Marsiglia is the lead instructor for the Diversity and Oppression in the Social Work Context course sequence. He has published more than 30 manuscripts in his areas of specialization and has coauthored with Stephen Kulis a forthcoming book entitled Culturally Grounded Social Work. Dr. Marsiglia and his SIRC colleagues have presented their research findings at conferences across the Nation and at international conferences in numerous countries, including México, Canada, Uruguay, Spain, and Italy. Two of his current studies are being conducted in partnership with Mexican and Spanish universities.

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Recent Publications

Kulis, S., Yabiku, S., Marsiglia, F. F., Nieri, T., Crossman, A. (2007). Differences by gender,ethnicity, and acculturation in the efficacy of the keepin’it REAL Model Prevention program. Journal of Drug Education, 37, 2, 115-136.

Kulis, S., Marsiglia, F.F., Sicotte, D., Nieri, T. (2007). Neighborhood effects on youth substance use in a southwestern city. Sociological Perspectives, 50, 1.

Yabiku, S., Kulis, S., Marsiglia, F.F., Lewin, B., Nieri, T., Hussaini, S. (2007). Neighborhood effects on the efficacy of a program to prevent youth alcohol use. Substance Use and Misuse, 42, 65-87.

Kulis, S., Nieri, T., Yabiku, S., Stromwall, L., Marsiglia, F. F. (2007). Promoting reduced and discontinued substance use among adolescent substance users: Effectiveness of a universal prevention program. Prevention Science, 8, 1, 35-49.