Dr. Rosalie A. Torres Stone, Ph.D., is currently Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
and the Director of the Multicultural Core for the UMMS Systems and Psychosocial Advances
Research Center. 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.