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Antonio L Estrada M.S.P.H, Ph.D.

Antonio L Estrada M.S.P.H, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus, Department of Mexican American Studies

Epidemiology and Biostatistics Department

1110 E. James Rogers Way
Cesar E. Chavez Bldg. 208
PO Box: 210023
Tucson AZ 85721
(520) 621-5121


Antonio L. Estrada, MSPH, Ph.D., is Professor and Head of the Department of Mexican American Studies at the University of Arizona. He received his Ph.D. and MS degrees in Public Health with training in Behavioral Sciences/Health Education, Social Epidemiology, and Evaluation Research from the UCLA School of Public Health. His research interests include HIV disease among injection drug users and their sexual partners, prevention with HIV positives, and Hispanic/Latino health disparities. He has been the Principal Investigator on two R01 research grants, a NIH minority supplement, has served as Co-Principal Investigator on three NIH funded grants and has received State and private foundation funding for his research. He is co-author of Sana! Sana! Mexican Americans and Health, second edition (forthcoming, UA Press), and other recent publications include:


Nuno, T., Castle, P.E., Harris, R., Estrada, A., Garcia, F. and the Yuma Project Technical Team: “Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening Use among Hispanic women Living near the United States-Mexico Border,” Journal of Women’s Health, 20: 5, 121-129, 2011.


Estrada, A.L.: “Mexican Americans and Historical Trauma Theory: A Theoretical Perspective,” Journal of Ethnicity in Substance Abuse, 8: 3, 330-340, 2009.


Estrada, A.L. and Estrada, B.D.: “Barriers to HIV/AIDS Medical Care among HIV Infected Latinos Residing along the U.S.-Mexico Border” pp. 328-340, in HIV/AIDS: Global Frontiers in Prevention/Intervention, Edited by Cynthia Pope, Renée T. White, and Robert Malow. Routledge: Taylor & Francis, 2009.  


Estrada, B.D., Trujillo, S. and Estrada, A.L.: “Supporting Healthy Alternatives through Patient Education (SHAPE): A Theoretically-Driven HIV Prevention Intervention for Persons Living with HIV/AIDS,” AIDS and Behavior, 11: S96-S105, 2007.


Carvajal, S.C., Estrada, A.L., and Estrada, B.: “Longitudinal Prediction of Unprotected Sex in Predominantly Latino Male IDUs,” Journal of Applied Biobehavioral Research, 10(3): 133-148, 2005.


Estrada, A.L.: “Health Disparities among African American and Hispanic Drug Injectors – HIV, AIDS, hepatitis B virus, hepatitis C virus: a review,” AIDS, 19(Suppl 3): S47-S52, 2005.


Andrade, R. and Estrada, A.L.: “Are Hispana IDUs Tecatas?: Reconsidering Gender and Culture in Hispana Injection Drug Use,” Substance Use and Misuse, 38(8): 1131-1155, 2003.


Estrada, A.L.: “Epidemiology of HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, and Tuberculosis among Minority Injecting Drug Users,” Public Health Reports, 117 (Suppl): S126-S134, 2002.

Dr. Estrada has also been employed as the chief evaluator for two multi-site HRSA Special Projects of National Significance (SPNS) focused on Prevention with HIV Positive Persons and increasing access to medical care among HIV positive persons in the U.S.-Mexico Border region. In addition to his research interests and administrative experience, Dr. Estrada is an outstanding educator teaching Latino Health Disparities. HIV/AIDS in the 21st Century, and Social Epidemiology.

Research Synopsis

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