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

Dr. Pamela Valera

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 (, 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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Montefiore Medical Center
3300 Kossuth Avenue
Bronx, NY 10467

Tel: 718.920.5682
Fax: 718.652.1343


Media Coverage

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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