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Yvette Flores

Yvette Flores migrated to the United States in 1965 from her native Costa Rica and Panama. Her interests in psychology emerged from the challenges the process of migration posed to her family. Dr. Flores obtained a B.A degree in Psychology from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 1970 and a Masters Degree in Community-Clinical Psychology at C.S.U. Long Beach in 1975. She completed a doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology at U.C. Berkeley in 1982. For the past three decades, Dr. Flores has worked as a research psychologist, university professor, and licensed psychologist. She has done postdoctoral work in health psychology, in particular substance abuse treatment outcome research and intimate partner violence. Her current research focuses on community based strategies to prevent childhood obesity. Her publications reflect her life's work of bridging clinical psychology and Chicano/Latino studies. Dr. Flores has two adult children and two granddaughters.