Expert on the relationship between substance abuse and violence and health issues among high-risk groups.
Cleofas and Victor Ramirez Professor of Practice, Policy, Research and Advocacy for the Latino Population, USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work
- Gangs, Crime and Criminal Justice
- Public Health of Latino Populations
- Consequences of Substance Use (U.S. and Mexico)
- Drug Legalization Policy
- Immigration Issues (U.S. and Mexico)
Dr Valdez has an expertise on social, political and health issues related to the Mexican American and Mexican populations