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Yvette Flores-Ortiz

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Yvette Flores-Ortiz

Associate Professor, Chicana/o Studies
University of California, Davis
Latino mental health issues
Latino adolescence and aging
Latino violence, self-esteem, AIDS prevention, substance abuse and sexuality
eating disorders among Mexican-American women
conflict among married couples


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. Her current research examines intimate partner violence among Mexicans on both sides of the border. Her publications reflect her life's work of bridging clinical psychology and Chicano/Latino studies. Born in Panama and raised in Costa Rica, Flores-Ortiz migrated to the United States in 1965. Her interests in psychology emerged from the challenges her family faced during migration to this country. Flores-Ortiz obtained her B.A. in psychology from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 1970. She pursued a master's in community-clinical psychology at Cal State Long Beach and completed a doctoral degree in clinical psychology at UC Berkeley in 1982.

2121 Hart Hall
Davis  California  95616
United States
Office Phone: 
(530) 752-4045


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