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Yvette Flores-Ortiz is an associate professor of Chicana/o studies at UC Davis. She is an expert on Latino mental health issues, including adolescence, aging, violence, self-esteem, AIDS prevention, substance abuse and sexuality. Flores-Ortiz has studied eating disorders among Mexican-American women and conflict among married couples, among other community mental health issues. For the past two decades, Flores-Ortiz has worked as a research psychologist, university professor and licensed psychologist.

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Castulo de la Rocha, J.D., is president and chief executive officer of AltaMed Health Services Corp. in Los Angeles. He has been a community health leader for more than two decades. He is a member of the executive committee of the Latino Coalition for a Healthy California; the Latino Issues Forum; AIDS ACTION; the "I Have a Dream Foundation," and the National Association of Community Health Centers, Inc.


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