Rosaura Orengo-Aguayo, PhD, is an Associate Professor and bilingual clinical psychologist at the National Crime Victims Research and Treatment Center within the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC). Her research focuses on addressing mental health disparities among underserved populations (specifically Hispanic youth) through innovative implementation and dissemination methods, including telehealth. She also has an active program of research focused on the cultural adaptation and international dissemination of trauma-focused assessment and intervention. She directs the Puerto Rico Outreach Model in Schools- Esperanza (PROMISE), a SAMHSA-funded program aimed bolstering resiliency and promoting psychological recovery among Puerto Rican youth after hurricane Maria. She also co-directed a USAID-funded program aimed at creating trauma-informed systems and services for children in El Salvador. Dr. Orengo-Aguayo is a Psychological First Aid (PFA) and Skills for Psychological Recovery (SPR) trainer (Spanish and English) and led the translation of the official SPR manual. She is also an expert in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and has co-trained over 75 psychologists in the Caribbean and Latin America in this treatment modality. Dr. Orengo-Aguayo has published numerous publications on the use of telehealth to deliver trauma focused treatment to undeserved youth in South Carolina and Puerto Rico.
Co-sponsored by: Washington University’s Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity & Equity (CRE2): The Latinx | Latin American Race & Ethnicity Research Unit and Brown School’s Open Classroom