Antonio L. Estrada, MSPH, Ph.D.

Antonio L. Estrada is Professor of Public Health and Mexican American Studies and Director of the Mexican American Studies & Research Center at the University of Arizona. Dr. Estrada received his masters and doctorate degrees in Public Health, graduating from the UCLA School of Public Health in 1986. Dr. Estrada's primary interests are in Hispanic and Native American health, focused on health promotion and disease prevention within these populations. Dr. Estrada has numerous publications and presentations in the areas of HIV/AIDS and health, with a co-authored book on Mexican American health published by the University of Arizona Press (Mexican Americans and Health: Sana! Sana!). Dr. Estrada was the principal investigator of a five-year study, funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), to develop, implement and assess a culturally innovative HIV/AIDS risk reduction program targeting Mexican-origin Hispanic drug injectors and their female sexual partners in Tucson (One To One Program). Dr. Estrada has also been a principal investigator for several other NIDA funded research studies including the National AIDS Demonstration Research (NADR) study, the NIDA Cooperative Agreement, a Native American supplement on HIV/AIDS, and an HIV/AIDS risk reduction project on the U.S.-Mexico border. Dr. Estrada also teaches Hispanic health, cultural competency, and sociocultural epidemiology courses at the University of Arizona and the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health.

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