Professor, School of Social Work (Class I)
Dr. Paul Smokowski has fashioned his research around acculturation and health behavior in Latino families. In 2004, he received funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Health Promotion Research Initiative and created Latino Acculturation and Health Project (LAHP). The LAHP study followed more than 450 Latino immigrant families in North Carolina and U.S.-born Latino families in Arizona over a three-year period to examine changes in acculturation and health behaviors. During the Faculty Engaged Scholars program, Smokowski continued his work on Latino immigrant families by completing the book “Becoming Bi-cultural: Risk, Resilience, and Latino Youth” (NYU Press). He also explored the use of video game technology for childhood inhalant use prevention.