Skip to main content

Elián Cabrera-Nguyen

Elian Cabrera-Nguyen


Assistant Teaching Professor

214 Bellerive Hall
(South Campus)


 Curriculum Vita

Office Hours:  By appointment


PhD, Social Work, Washington University in St. Louis (2014)
MSW, University of Georgia (1999)
BSW, University of Georgia (1998)

Courses Taught:

Theory and Practice with Families
Research Methods and Analysis I
Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment
Human Behavior in the Social Environment

Research Interests:

Immigration policy and Latino/a immigrant mental health; psychiatric epidemiology; substance use and mental health, with an emphasis on African Americans and Latino/a populations; racial/ethnic health and mental health disparities; advanced quantitative methods.

Biographical Narrative:

Dr. Elián P. Cabrera-Nguyen received his PhD from Washington University in St. Louis in 2014. He then completed a postdoctoral fellowship in psychiatric epidemiology at Washington University School of Medicine in 2015. Prior to pursuing his doctoral degree, Dr. Cabrera-Nguyen practiced in the San Francisco Bay Area specializing in mental health, developmental disabilities, and child welfare. He joined the faculty of the School of Social Work at the University of Missouri in St. Louis in 2015 as an assistant teaching professor. Dr. Cabrera-Nguyen teaches courses in the undergraduate and graduate programs.