Research: prevention of partner and family violence, health-risk behaviors in adolescence, Global health (particularly in Latin America and Latinos living in the US)
Teaching: behavioral sciences theory, injury and violence prevention, cultural diversity and social justice
injury and violence prevention, health promotion, social determinants of health, global health
Dr. Orpinas’ research focuses on applying behavioral theories to understand and modify health-related behaviors.
PhD, School of Public Health, University of Texas-Houston
MPH, University of California-Los Angeles
College of Public Health Excellence in Research Award, 2013
Creative Research Medal, University of Georgia, 2007