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Jessica Armendariz, Clinical Counselor

Paola Balcazar, Master Research Assistant

Jose Cabriales, Post Doctoral

Aimee Carrillo, Undergraduate Research Assistant

Evelyn Garcia, Master Research Assistant

Stephanie Gasca, Undergraduate Research Assistant

Monica Maese, Undergraduate Research Assistant

Norma Nguyen, Program Manager

Claudia Oliva, Grant and Contracts Specialist II

Luis Rangel, Master Research Assistant

Miriam Albert, Clinical Counselor

Rubi Gonzales, PhD Graduate Student


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University of Texas at Austin (UT), Dr. Yessenia Castro

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National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAA)

National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN)

Research Society on Alcoholism (RSA)

BUILDing Scholars

Paso del Norte Health Foundation

Scientific Advisory Board

Dr. Raul Caetano, Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation (PIRE)

Dr. Edward Castaneda, BUILD

Dr. Amy Wagler, UTEP

Dr. Lourdes Echegoyen, BUILD

Dr. Holly Mata, Shift+ Initiative & YMCA

Dr. Carlos “Fernando” Valenzuela, University of New Mexico

Dr. Bryon Adinoff, UT Southwestern Medical Center

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Dr. Robert Kirken, UTEP, College Health Science

Dr. Bruce Crushing, UTEP, Biological Sciences

Jana Renner, Paso del Norte Health Foundation

Hugo Sandoval, Texas Tech University Health Science Center (TTUHSC)

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