Faculty Profile

Dr. Pamela Valera, M.S.W., Ph.D.

Pamela Valera, M.S.W., Ph.D.

Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Family and Social Medicine

Professional Interests

Dr. Valera is a social work scientist who focuses on research related to cancer-health disparities with criminal justice populations and men who have sex with men (MSM). She is also the co-chair/co-founder of the Bronx Reentry Working Group (bronxreentry.org), a coalition of agencies, health providers and individuals that provide a broad range of support to returning citizens coming home from state prison and Rikers Island. Dr. Valera uses rigorous community-based participatory approaches to answer complex research questions.

Dr. Valera completed a bachelor's degree at University of San Francisco, an MSW at University of Michigan, and a PhD at University of South Carolina.

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In the News

The New York Daily News interviews Dr. Pamela Valera about the Bronx Re-entry Working Group, a program created to help ex-convicts from the Bronx successfully transition back into society.

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