Dr. Rosalie A. Torres Stone, Ph.D., is currently Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and the Director of the Multicultural Core for the UMMS Center for Mental Health Services Research. Her empirical work on mental health extends existing conceptual frameworks by including sociocultural-specific factors in examining access to mental health services and health related outcomes for racial and ethnic minority populations. Joining the center in FY ’07, she continues to bring forth her commitment to multicultural informed and guided research by complementing existing faculty members’ strengths in this area, developing the cultural competence agenda at the center and at the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health, and increasing faculty competence through self-evaluation and consultation. She is currently the Co-PI on a grant from the Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Health Services Research and Development Quality in which is developing cultural adaptations to evidenced based supported education programs for Latino OIF/OEF veterans with disabilities including PTSD. She is also the PI on a National Institute of Rehabilitation and Disability Research (NIDDR) funded pilot study investigating the impact of mental illness on job seeking experiences for young adults with serious and persistent mental illness.