Luis H Zayas
Luis H. Zayas, Ph.D., is dean and Robert Lee Sutherland Chair in Mental Health and Social Policy at the School of Social Work. He holds a master's in social work and a doctorate in developmental psychology from Columbia University. Zayas has devoted his career as a clinician, teacher, and researcher to child and adolescent development and family functioning. Under the overarching framework of Hispanic mental health, he focuses on two areas of research. One area is on the suicide attempts of young Latinas, a group that has the highest rates of suicidal behavior of any youth group in the U.S. The other area of focus is the development and mental health of U.S. citizen-children of undocumented Latin American parents.