Claudia Lucia Moreno



Claudia Lucía Moreno joined the full-time faculty in Fall 2012. Prior to that, she was an associate professor at Fordham University’s Graduate School of Social Service, where she taught classes in social work perspectives on HIV/AIDS and mentored fellows in the HIV Prevention-Research Ethics Training Institute. Since 1995, Dr. Moreno has been involved, as a research fellow, research associate, and principal investigator in the projects of CUSSW’s Center for Intervention & Prevention Research on HIV and Drug Abuse, which is an offshoot of the Social Intervention Group founded by Dr. Nabila El-Bassel. She has run research programs designed to find strategies for preventing HIV infection with high-risk couples and to shed light on the relationship between domestic violence and HIV infection. In addition, she has been the co-principal investigator for a National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism-sponsored project on the develop of culturally-sensitive interventions to prevent substance abuse and alcohol abuse among Latino youth.

Dr. Moreno is a member of the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), where she is serving a three-year term on its Council of Racial, Ethnic, and Cultural Diversity and as the Chair of Cultural Competence. She also chairs the Board of Directors for the Latino Commission for AIDS (LACOA).

Dr. Moreno has been a consultant to a wide variety of social services institutions including the HIV/AIDS Services Administration (HASA), the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). She often consults for groups interested in preventions for Latinas at risk of HIV/AIDS. She was a consultant for CUSSW’s Projct STAR (Stress, Strength, and Resiliance), responsible for collecting and analyzing data on Latina women with HIV/AIDS. In addition, she has been active in some high-level projects on autism. She is frequently interviewed by media outlets in the tristate area for her perspectives on Latina health risks.

Research Interests:

  • Cross-cultural social work
  • Health research, especially HIV/AIDS and autism
  • International social work