UC Davis ADVANCE Social Sciences Research Initiative Co-Director and Co-Investigator, CAMPOS Committee Member, Professor of Chicana/o Studies
Yvette Flores is a Professor of Chicana/o Studies at University of California, Davis and Co-Investigator of Ninos Sanos/Familia Sana, a USDA-funded study focused on reducing overweight and obesity among Mexican origin children. Dr. Flores holds a Masters Degree in Community-Clinical Psychology from California State University, Long Beach and a doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from UC Berkeley (1982).She has worked as a research psychologist, university professor, and licensed psychologist for almost three decades.She has done research in health psychology, in particular substance abuse treatment outcomes and intimate partner violence.
Her current research examines intimate partner violence among Mexicans on both sides of the border. Her publications reflect her life’s work of bridging clinical psychology and Chicano/Latino studies, as she foregrounds gender, ethnicity and sexualities in her clinical, teaching and research practices.