Dr. Silvia Domínguez, PhD, MSW, specializes in areas addressing the welfare of women, children and minority populations both in the United States and abroad, with additional emphasis on sexual and gender-based violence, race relations and immigration issues. Among numerous research reports, articles and reviews focusing on cross-cultural assimilation and socioeconomic disparities, Dr. Domínguez is the author of Getting Ahead: Social Mobility, Public Housing and Immigrant Networks (New York University Press, 2010), an examination of the lives of Latina immigrants in greater Boston. She was also an invited Team Member of the task force which developed the 2009 National Mental Health Policy for the Republic of Liberia, the country's first comprehensive and integrative policy addressing the population's diverse mental health care needs. A psychotherapist, Dr. Dominguez has held supervisory positions at various mental health facilities in the Boston area, where she designed and directed effective treatment and protocols for a predominantly immigrant/minority client base dealing with addiction, crisis prevention, sexual/gender-related violence, HIV prevention, and dual diagnoses issues. She currently serves as an independent Forensic Evaluator for the State of Massachusetts providing expert witness testimony on cases dealing with civil rights violations, and has been recognized by the United States Census Bureau as an Ethnography expert in low-income populations.
Perceptions of healthcare, health status, and discrimination among African-American veterans (with Nathaniel Rickles and Hortensia Amaro), Bouvé Faculty Publications (2010)
The Institute of Medicine identified access to healthcare and race-based discrimination as important barriers to...
Caribbean journeys: an ethnography of migration and home in three family networks [book review], Bouvé Faculty Publications (2009)
Creating networks for survival and mobility: social capital among African-American and Latin-American low-income mothers (with Celeste Watkins), Bouvé Faculty Publications (2003)
In this article, we examine the social networks of low-income mothers, using a conceptual framework...