pasted-graphic-5Concepcion Barrio, PhD, LCSW, Associate Professor, School of Social Work, University of Southern California. Her research has focused on the study of ethnocultural factors in severe mental illness and the cultural relevance of community rehabilitative services. She has served as principal investigator on three NIMH grants and currently serves as the principal investigator of the Latino Studies Unit for the NIMH Advanced Center for Interventions and Services Research at UCSD. Dr. Barrios primary research focuses on the development of a culturally-based family intervention for Latinos dealing with schizophrenia.