Carlos Vidal, PhDAssociate Professor
Health Science Major
Dr. Carlos Vidal is Associate Professor in Health Sciences at the School of Health Technology and Management. He is also a non-salaried Associate Professor in the Department of Africana Studies and an Affiliate Associate Professor in the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Center at Stony Brook University. Dr. Vidal serves as one of the editors for Critical Social Welfare Issues: Tools for Social Work and Health Care Professionals. He has written a chapter for this publication entitled “Cultural Diversity among Hispanic Families: Implications for Practitioners.” Dr. Vidal is also co-principal investigator of a suicide prevention public awareness and educational campaign targeting elderly Asian (Chinese) women on Long Island and project director of the Health Careers Opportunity Program at Stony Brook University (a federally-funded program aimed at increasing a more diverse and competitive applicant pool of underrepresented individuals in grades 7 through 12, as well as adults who wish to pursue careers in the allied health professions). Dr. Vidal’s professional areas of interest include social policy and research within the child welfare field; health and mental health care issues among Hispanic children; violence in schools, sports and communities; cultural competency education and training; anger and conflict management; the Hispanic family and community and community-based participatory research.