Erick Guerrero

Erick Guerrero

University of Southern California

erickgue@usc.edu
Dr. Guerrero is an Assistant professor at the University of Southern California, School of Social Work. He completed his doctoral education at the University of Chicago, School of Social Service Administration, and also received doctoral training at Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management. Prior to his academic appointment, Dr. Guerrero accumulated 13 years of experience as a counselor and program manager in behavioral health. He has integrated his clinical experience into his research training in management and organizations to lead a program of research focused on three areas related to building capacity to improve standards of care for vulnerable populations; (1) Latino disparities in behavioral health services, (2) Implementation of culturally responsive and evidence-based practices, and (3) Integration of behavioral health and primary care services. His funded research on implementation includes a study funded by Los Angeles County, Department of Public Health to examine the capacity of the substance abuse treatment system to implement culturally responsive practices to treat low-income ethnic minorities with co-occurring disorders. Dr. Guerrero is also the Principal Investigator in a 5-year NIDA study to examine how changes precipitated by the Affordable Care Act may impact the capacity of community-based substance abuse treatment organizations to expand service delivery (mental health and HIV prevention) and eliminate outcome disparities among African American and Latino clients. He also leads studies on organizational readiness to integrate behavioral health and primary care in various health care settings.