Patricia Calixte-Civil

Patricia Calixte-Civil is seeking to advance her training in the theories and methods of substance use research with a particular interest in barriers to treatments and interventions for tobacco dependence in understudied populations. She also has interests in studying effective and accessible interventions for tobacco dependence in African-Americans and the LGBT community. She plans to do research developing and evaluating clinical treatments and interventions for tobacco dependence in groups that carry the burden of illness, and be able to develop and test the delivery of health services in affected communities.

Patricia Calixte-Civil is a first-year doctoral student in the Clinical Psychology program at the University of South Florida. At the Tobacco Research and Intervention Program at Moffitt Cancer, she is exploring tobacco-related health disparities among under-resourced populations. She is a proud alumna of the Ronald E. McNair Post-baccalaureate Achievement Program, Project L/EARN, and Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey-New Brunswick, where she completed an honors major in psychology with a focus on Substance Abuse Disorders. Previously, Patricia worked as a research assistant in the department of Addiction Psychiatry at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School on a study testing the efficacy of a computer-based intervention for smokers with psychosis.


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