Susie Ann Villalobos, M.Ed.

Project Director for the Border Youth Alcohol Project
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Department of Emergency
Primary Areas of Expertise:
Alcohol Intervention
Substance Abuse policy
Substance Abuse Prevention
Secondary Areas of Expertise:
Tobacco Prevention
Tobacco Policy
HIV/AIDS Impact Reduction
Population Speciality:
Mexican-origin young adults (18-30 yrs old)
Secondary Specialty: U.S. – Mexican border populations
Ms. Susie Ann Villalobos is currently Project Director for the Board Youth Alcohol Project (BYAP) in the Emergency Room of University Medical Center, El Paso, Texas. BYAP is an NIAAA-funded study that examines the effectiveness of the Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) among Mexican-origin young adults ages 18-30 years old. The interventions are given in English and Spanish to all qualifying patients, ‘at risk’ drinkers.  The study is the first to test the cultural translation of SBIRT to this ethnic group. It does not establish a diagnosis of alcoholism, but indicates possible treatment needs.From June 2008 to January 2010, Ms. Villalobos served as Project Coordinator for the National Latino Tobacco Control Network (NLTCN). As Project Coordinator, she oversaw the process of recruiting community based coalitions with expertise in implementing proven or promising structural interventions addressing substance abuse among border populations. With the support of the NLTCN, Ms. Villalobos aided in raising awareness and importance of tobacco control by providing face to face trainings and Webinars on Tobacco Prevention and Policy.Ms. Villalobos currently serves as Project Coordinator for the U.S. Counties along the Mexico Border Initiative. She prepares, facilitates, and implements the SAMHSA Strategic Prevention Framework in the area of Substance Abuse prevention programs, policies, and practices in collaboration with Behavioral Assessment, Inc. and Adrian Information Strategies.
Contact Information:
Susie Ann Villalobos
Project Director for the Border Youth Alcohol Project
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster, School of Medicine,
Department of Emergency Medicine, El Paso, Texas
4801 Alberta Avenue, Suite B3200
El Paso, Texas 79905
Tel: (915) 545-7333
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