Homero E del Pino, PhD
Title Associate Professor
Institution Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science
Department Psychiatry
School College of Medicine
Address 1731 E. 120th Street, Building N

Telephone (323) 357-3434
Homero E. del Pino has a BA in philosophy from Cornell University and holds a doctorate in philosophy and a master of science in clinical research from UCLA. He is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science and Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. He has worked with health departments and community-based organizations at the national level and with the CDC before starting his research career. His primary research interests include the impact of family relationships on the health outcomes of gay/bisexual men of color across the life span, substance use and HIV risk, and HIV Using PrEP use among Latino men who have sex with men. He is committed to working with community partners to develop and implement research projects to promote health equity in underserved communities. He is also interested in bioethics and ethical theory.
Education & Training
UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, USAMS2016Clinical Research
UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, USAPhD2006Philosophy
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USABA1994Philosophy
1. Nguyen AL, Lake JE, Preciado D, Liao D, Moore AA, Del Pino HE. A Modified Alcohol SBI for Use among Older Adults Living with HIV. West J Nurs Res. 2020 Apr 02; 193945920912946.
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2. Cobb S, Bazargan M, Smith J, Del Pino HE, Dorrah K, Assari S. Marijuana Use among African American Older Adults in Economically Challenged Areas of South Los Angeles. Brain Sci. 2019 Jul 16; 9(7).
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3. Del Pino HE, Harawa NT, Liao D, Moore AA, Karlamangla AS. Age and Age Discordance Associations with Condomless Sex Among Men Who Have Sex with Men. AIDS Behav. 2018 02; 22(2):649-657.
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4. Kietzman KG, Dupuy D, Damron-Rodriguez J, Palimaru A, del Pino HE, Frank JC. Older Californians and the Mental Health Services Act: Is an Older Adult System of Care Supported? Policy Brief UCLA Cent Health Policy Res. 2018 Jan; (1):1-8.
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5. Nguyen AL, Lake JE, Reid MC, Glasner S, Jenkins J, Candelario J, Soliman S, Del Pino HE, Moore AA. Attitudes towards exercise among substance using older adults living with HIV and chronic pain. AIDS Care. 2017 09; 29(9):1149-1152.
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6. Del Pino HE, Moore MR, Dacus JD, McCuller WJ, Fernandez L, Moore AA. Stigma and Family Relationships of Middle-Aged Gay Men in Recovery. J Gay Lesbian Soc Serv. 2016; 28(1):1-19.
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7. Brown AF, Morris DM, Kahn KL, Sankaré IC, King KM, Vargas R, Lucas-Wright A, Jones LF, Flowers A, Jones FU, Bross R, Banner D, Del Pino HE, Pitts OL, Zhang L, Porter C, Madrigal SK, Vassar SD, Vangala S, Liang LJ, Martinez AB, Norris KC. The Healthy Community Neighborhood Initiative: Rationale and Design. Ethn Dis. 2016 01 21; 26(1):123-32.
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8. Del Pino HE, Jones L, Forge N, Martins D, Morris D, Wolf K, Baker R, Lucas-Wright AA, Jones A, Richlin L, Norris KC. Integrating Community Expertise into the Academy: South Los Angeles' Community-Academic Model for Partnered Research. Prog Community Health Partnersh. 2016; 10(2):329-38.
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9. Moore AA, Karno MP, Ray L, Ramirez K, Barenstein V, Portillo MJ, Rizo P, Borok J, Liao DH, Barron J, del Pino HE, Valenzuela A, Barry KL. Development and Preliminary Testing of a Promotora-Delivered, Spanish Language, Counseling Intervention for Heavy Drinking among Male, Latino Day Laborers. J Subst Abuse Treat. 2016 Mar; 62:96-101.
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10. Chung B, Norris K, Mangione C, Del Pino HE, Jones L, Castro D, Wang C, Bell D, Vangala S, Kahn K, Brown AF. Faculty Participation in and Needs around Community Engagement within a Large Multiinstitutional Clinical and Translational Science Awardee. Clin Transl Sci. 2015 Oct; 8(5):506-12.
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11. Sankaré IC, Bross R, Brown AF, Del Pino HE, Jones LF, Morris DM, Porter C, Lucas-Wright A, Vargas R, Forge N, Norris KC, Kahn KL. Strategies to Build Trust and Recruit African American and Latino Community Residents for Health Research: A Cohort Study. Clin Transl Sci. 2015 Oct; 8(5):412-20.
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12. King KM, Morris D, Jones L, Lucas-Wright A, Jones F, Del Pino HE, Porter C, Vargas R, Kahn K, Brown AF, Norris KC. The Los Angeles Healthy Community Neighborhood Initiative: A Ten Year Experience in Building and Sustaining a Successful Community-Academic Partnership. HSOA J Community Med Public Health Care. 2015; 2(2).
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13. Holloway IW, Dunlap S, Del Pino HE, Hermanstyne K, Pulsipher C, Landovitz RJ. Online Social Networking, Sexual Risk and Protective Behaviors: Considerations for Clinicians and Researchers. Curr Addict Rep. 2014 Sep; 1(3):220-228.
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14. Del Pino HE, Moore MR, McCuller WJ, Zaldívar R, Moore AA. Negotiating Emotional Support: Sober Gay Latinos and their Families. J Gay Lesbian Soc Serv. 2014 Apr 01; 26(2):222-243.
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15. del Pino HE, Méndez-Luck C, Bostean G, Ramírez K, Portillo M, Moore AA. Leveraging family values to decrease unhealthy alcohol use in aging Latino day laborers. J Immigr Minor Health. 2013 Oct; 15(5):1001-7.
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16. Chavira C, Bazargan-Hejazi S, Lin J, del Pino HE, Bazargan M. Type of alcohol drink and exposure to violence: an emergency department study. J Community Health. 2011 Aug; 36(4):597-604.
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17. Ayala G, Chión M, Díaz RM, Heckert AL, Nuño M, del Pino HE, Rodríguez C, Schroeder K, Smith T. Acción Mutua (Shared Action): a multipronged approach to delivering capacity-building assistance to agencies serving Latino communities in the United States. J Public Health Manag Pract. 2007 Jan; Suppl:S33-9.
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