Name Carlos Pavao
Affiliation Texas A&M University
Areas of Research Argumentation Theory, Rhetoric and Social Sciences, Causation in the Social Sciences, Analytical Sociology, critical theory
Biographical Info I started my public health career as a community organizer under the umbrella of substance abuse (including tobacco control) prevention activities, specifically with at risk youth and outreach efforts to minority populations. For the past twelve years, I have worked in the substance abuse prevention field; I started my career in coordinating and starting several community coalitions to more recently working with single state authorities prevention planning. Out of my eighteen years of public health practitioner experience, I have worked fourteen years in HIV and substance abuse, and mental health, specifically with at risk youth and outreach efforts to minority populations. I have extensive experience in working with national [including Caribbean Territories], state, county, and community level programs on public health planning and implementation, capacity building, sustainability planning and evaluation of public health and healthcare programs with HIV and substance abuse programs. Throughout my eighteen years of public health experience, I have focused on the nexus between dissemination research and innovative public health programming, specifically developing and implementing innovative community based programming for hard to reach and linguistic populations (especially immigrants, and migrants). I have worked with CDC, NIH, HRSA, and SAMSHA funded public health promotion programs. In addition, my consulting work, I have worked with NIH and several IRBs to further develop my interests in how scientific information is communicated to the public (research to practice that result in community uptake and influence policy), the role of CBPR in research, and ethical considerations in protection of venerable populations as it relates to dissemination research and translational science.