Dr. Mary Cuadrado

Welcome to the supplemental learning for the Project Build-Up Learning Academy: Promoting and Providing Problem Gambling Services to Latinx Communities. This video is hosted by Ms. Kira Landauer, Community Health Educator at the Division on Addiction at Cambridge Health Alliance. In this video, Ms. Landauer interviews Dr. Mary Cuadrado about reasons why Hispanic individuals call problem gambling helplines and its implications for problem gambling services. Dr. Cuadrado is currently a professor and administrator at Mercy College in New York State. She has been in academia for over 30 years at various universities throughout the United States. Her area of expertise is addictions – including alcohol, drugs, and gambling – with a particular focus on the Hispanic experience. As a Fulbright Scholar, she conducted research on recruitment and retention techniques used among drug and alcohol treatment programs throughout Mexico to learn best practices to reach Hispanics in the United States. She has worked in a variety of settings as an evaluator of addictions treatment programs. She was on the Board of the Florida Council on Compulsive Gambling for over a decade. Dr. Cuadrado has published in top addictions and criminal justice journals and co-authored the book Traditional Family Values and Substance Abuse.