Meet the new Co-Chairs of the San Diego Regional Human Trafficking & Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children Advisory Council Research & Data Subcommittee
HT-RADAR partnered with the Research & Data Subcommittee of the San Diego Regional Human Trafficking & Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children Advisory Council to hold the elections for co-chairs and the results are in!
Please join us in welcoming our new Research & Data Subcommittee Co-Chairs: Dr. Monica Ulibarri & Arduizur Carli Richie-Zavaleta DrPH, MASP, MAIPS
Dr. Monica Ulibarri is a Professor in the California School of
Professional Psychology Clinical Psychology Ph.D. Program at Alliant International University and holds an appointment as a Voluntary Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at UCSD. Dr. Ulibarri received her B.A. in Psychology from Claremont McKenna College, and her M.A. and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Arizona State University. Dr. Ulibarri’s research focuses on gender-based violence, substance use, and mental health among sexually exploited women and girls and people who inject drugs. Dr. Ulibarri has served as co-chair for the HT-Council Research and Data subcommittee for the past two years and is eligible for re-election.
Arduizur Carli Richie-Zavaleta, DrPH, MASP, MAIPS, is an adjunct faculty at the Graduate and Professional Studies Program of the University of New England where she mentors and guides MPH students through their capstone projects and practicum projects. Dr. Richie-Zavaleta graduated from the Dornsife School of Public Health at Drexel University with a doctorate in public health with emphasis in community health and prevention. Her diverse academic and professional background encompasses public health, sociological practices, and human rights. Her research interest focuses on vulnerable and marginalized populations such as victims and survivors of sex trafficking, immigrants, and disenfranchised youth. Her dissertation focused on bringing forth the experiences of survivors of sex trafficking and their intersection with healthcare services with the aim to inform best practices at such settings. Her work has been published in the Journal of Human Trafficking, International Journal of Human Rights in Health Care and Sexes.
Learn more about Dr. Richie-Zavaleta's focus on the intersection of social and healthcare services with the goal of amplifying the voices of survivors to influence policy and best practices across the board.
The San Diego Regional Human Trafficking & Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children Advisory Council
The San Diego County Regional Human Trafficking and Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children Advisory Council (CSEC) has become a leader in San Diego County’s anti-trafficking work since its establishment in 2011 by the San Diego County Board of Supervisors. The Advisory Council was created to complement the work of existing agencies and collaborative groups; it was intended, “…to serve as a catalyst toward comprehensive, systemic change addressing human trafficking and CSEC at a county-wide, interdisciplinary level” (San Diego County Regional Human Trafficking and Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children Advisory Council. San Diego County Board of Supervisors. Action Statement. 2011).
Learn more about the HT-RADAR Human Trafficking Research and Data Advisory Roundtable.