UCLA/Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science RCMAR/CHIME

CHIME Scholar

Homero del Pino

Homero E. del Pino, PhD, MA, MSc

Homero E. del Pino, PhD, MA, MSc, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science. Dr. del Pino, a bilingual (Spanish-English) researcher, received a Doctorate of Philosophy from the Department of Philosophy in the UCLA School of Letters and Science and a Master of Science in Clinical Research degree from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. His primarly research interest is in the role that families play in a person's recovery process from substance abuse, particularly the recovery process of older gay Latinos.

2014-2015 Pilot Project, "Exploring the sexual risk behaviors of older HIV+ men who have sex with men." Dr. del Pino's RCMAR/CHIME- and UCLA CTSI-funded project is a description of how social support, patterns of alcohol and drug use and prevalence of sexual risk behaviors of older (>50 years old), HIV-positive men who have sex with men (MWM), and a comparison to older (>50 years old), HIV-positive MWM with two younger cohorts (30-39 years old and 40-49 years old) of HIV-positive MWM vis-à-vis social support, alcohol and drug use and sexual risk.

2012-2013 Pilot Project, "Exploring the social support of gay men in sobriety." Dr. del Pino's RCMAR/CHIME- and UCLA CTSI-funded project explored how social support and family dynamics helped/hindered gay Latino men's efforts to recover from alcohol dependence, and whether sexuality made a difference.

Pilot Project Publications:

  • del Pino HE, Moore MR, McCuller WJ, Zaldivar R, Moore AA. Negotiating emotional support: Sober gay Latinos and their families. Journal of Gay & Lesbian Social Services. 2014 Apr 1;26(2):222-243. PMID: 25057235. PMCID: PMC4104244. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25057235
  • del Pino HE, Moore MR, Dacus JD, McCuller WJ, Fernandez L, Moore AA. Stigma and Family Relationships of Middle-Aged Gay Men in Recovery. J Gay Lesbian Soc Serv. 2016;28(1):1-19. Epub 2016 Jan 29. PubMed PMID: 27092028; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4833399.
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