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Dr. Ivan De La Rosa

Dr. Ivan De La Rosa
Associate Professor

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1 (575) 646-4830
HSS 203A

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Ph.D. in Social Work and Sociology from University of Michigan at Ann Arbor
MSW from University of Michigan at Ann Arbor with concentration in Community Organizing

Iván A. de la Rosa, Ph.D., LMSW, is an Associate Professor at the School of Social Work at New Mexico State University. He also holds a concurrent faculty appointment as a behavioral/social science researcher at the Southern New Mexico Family Medicine Residency program at Memorial Medical Center in Las Cruces. He earned his Ph.D. in Social Work and Sociology from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, in 1998 and completed a one-year postdoctoral residency at the School of Public Health at the University of Michigan.
Dr. de la Rosa has extensive practical experience in crisis intervention counseling for immigrants in New York City and is a seasoned program evaluator with expertise in maternal and child health. He currently serves as a PRN behavioral health social worker at Memorial Medical Center and is the designated program evaluator for the Ysleta del Sur Pueblo in El Paso, TX. At the School of Social Work, he teaches courses on research, HBSE, sociocultural concepts, and practicum seminars. At the Southern New Mexico Family Medicine Residency Program, he trains family medicine residents to serve marginalized and vulnerable populations in primary care.
Dr. de la Rosa's research primarily focuses on violence and trauma, with a special emphasis on identifying risk and protective factors in US/Mexico borderland communities. He is also deeply committed to initiatives that advance interprofessional behavioral health and serves as the Principal Investigator on numerous initiatives related to addressing health disparities on the US/Mexico border, social determinants of health, and social medicine. These initiatives have been funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the National Institute for Drug Abuse (NIDA), and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.
Dr. de la Rosa has an extensive publication record, with articles in peer-reviewed journals featuring family resilience, substance abuse, violence, and trauma.