Department of Economics and Business

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Juan J. DelaCruz, PhD

Office: Carman Hall, Room 379
Phone Number: 718.960.8159
Email: juan.delacruz2@lehman.cuny.edu

Education:

  • Ph.D. in Economics, New School for Social Research
  • M.A. & M.Phil., New School for Social Research
  • B.A. in International Relations, National Autonomous University of Mexico

Professional Bio

Juan J. DelaCruz earned a PhD in Economics (2008) from the New School for Social Research. He is an Associate Professor of Economics and Business. His work is concentrated in the area of health economics with an emphasis on HIV/AIDS and its effects on human capital.

Selected Publications

DelaCruz, JJ, et al, “Health Outcomes for Older Hispanics with HIV in New York City Using the Oaxaca Decomposition Approach” (under review in the Global Journal of Health Science)

DelaCruz, JJ (2014, Omar Martinez, Corresponding Author). “Still a Hard-to-Reach Population? Using Social Media to Recruit, Latino Gay Couples for an HIV Intervention Adaptation Study”, Journal of Medical Internet Research, 16 (4), e113, pp.1-14

DelaCruz, JJ, Papanikolaou, N and Wu, R (2013), “The Influence of Imprisonment on HIV and its Impact on Health-Related Inequalities in New York City”, International Journal of Economics and Business Research, 6 (2):115-126

Garcia-Paez, B and DelaCruz, JJ (2012), “Theoretical Discussion of the Financial Liberalization: The Political Economy of a Policy’s Paradox”, International Journal of Economics and Finance, 4 (7): 33-40

DelaCruz, JJ (2011), “The State of the HIV Epidemic in Latin America and the Caribbean: Policy Recommendation” Global Journal of Health Sciences, 3 (2):56-69

DelaCruz, JJ (2011, Co-Authored), “Lessons for Latin America from the Asian textile industry experience”, Global Journal of Business Research, 5 (2):115-129

DelaCruz, JJ (2010), “A Survey on HIV/AIDS, Health Status and Economic Growth”, Business Review-Cambridge, 16 (2):97-103

DelaCruz, JJ (2010), “The economic impact of the HIV/AIDS epidemic across countries: factors explaining the spread of the disease”, VDM Publishers, ISBN 978-3-639-24131-0, paperback, 148 pages

DelaCruz, JJ (2009), “The economic impact of disease on human resources: a cross-country study”, International Journal of Behavioural and Healthcare Research, 1 (4):353-370

DelaCruz, JJ (2009), “A contribution to the debate over the impact of the HIV/AIDS epidemic on economic growth”, International Journal of Behavioural and Healthcare Research, 1 (3): 293 – 317

DelaCruz, JJ (2009), “An instrumental variable analysis of the impact of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in low- and middle-income countries”, International Journal of Behavioural and Healthcare Research, 1(2):173-199

Synergistic Activities

Fellow, 5th Anniversary of the Health Equity Leadership Institute (HELI), School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Wisconsin at Madison, June 8-11, 2014

Scholar, HIV Intervention Science Training Program for Underrepresented New Investigators (HISTP), Columbia’s School of Social Work (2013 – 2014).

Scholar, Program to Increase Diversity Among Individuals Engaged in Health Related Research (PRIDE), Columbia’s School of Public Health, (2013–2014). Received scholarship for the Columbia Summer Research Institute and granted research support

Visiting Lecturer and keynote speaker, Faculty of Social Sciences of the Autonomous University of Sinaloa from February 24th to March 2nd, 2013

Visiting Scholar, Institute for Research on Poverty, University of Wisconsin at Madison, 9/30 to 10/6, 2012

Fellow, Health Equity Leadership Institute (HELI), School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Wisconsin at Madison, June 5 to 10, 2012

Faculty Recognition Award in Scholarship/Research for 2012 on behalf of the School of Natural and Social Sciences

Fellow, New Connections - Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (2010-2011)

Fellow and Mentor, Sixth American Association for Hispanics in Higher Education Conferences, March 1-6, 2011 in San Antonio, TX

Fellow, Diversity Initiative for Tenure in Economics (DITE), Duke University, NC (2010-2012)

Academic Activities and Presentations

Mentor, AEA 2014 Summer Mentoring Pipeline Conference, July 24-26, Albuquerque, NM (forthcoming)

Poster Presentation: “Psychosocial Determinants of HIV/AIDS among Older Hispanics in NYC: A Need for Cost-Effective Interventions”, 5th Biennial Conference of the American Society of Health Economists, Los Angeles, CA, June 21-25, 2014

Presentation: “Health Outcomes for Older Hispanics with HIV in New York City using the Oaxaca Decomposition Approach” at the AEA meeting in Philadelphia, PA, January 3-5, 2014

Poster presentation: “The Influence of Imprisonment on HIV and its Impact on Health-Related Inequalities in New York City”, 2012 Science of Eliminating Health Disparities (NIMHD), National Harbor, MD, December 17-19, 2012

Presentation: “Statistical Modeling of HIV Epidemic in New York City: A Theoretical Framework” in the 2012 AEA Conference in Chicago, January 5-8, 2012

Poster presentation: "The State of the HIV Epidemic in Latin America and The Caribbean: Policy Recommendations" in the AIDS Science Day at the Yale School of Public Health on 3/23, 2011

Presentation: “Modeling the HIV Epidemic in NYC: Notes on Quasi-Experiments” in the 2011 Eastern Economics Association Conference held in New York, NY on February 25-27, 2011

Presentation: “The Fighting of the HIV Epidemic in Latin America and the Caribbean” at the Business and Economics Society International held in Athens, Greece on July 15-19, 2010

Presentation: “A Survey on Health Status and Income Per Capita” in the American Economic Association, Atlanta, GA, January 3-5, 2010

Presentation: “HIV, Health Status and Economic Growth” in the Business and Economics Society International, in Kona, HI, July 20, 2009

Presentation: “The Burden of Disease in Human Resources” in the 2008 Costa Rica Global Conference in Business and Finance, San Jose, Costa Rica, May 28, 2009

Grant Activity

DelaCruz, JJ (PI), Diversity Projects Development Fund - CUNY (2012). “Examining the Effects of Incarceration and US Drug Policy on the HIV Epidemic for Blacks and Hispanics in NYC” (Award: $4,700.00. Budget period 01/01/2012 – 08/31/2012)

DelaCruz, JJ (PI), 40 PSC-CUNY Research Award (2009) under the title “Fighting the HIV Epidemic in Latin America” (Award: $2,300.00, Budget period from 07/2009 to 06/2010).

DelaCruz, JJ (PI), Shuster Research Award (2010). “State of the HIV Epidemic in Latin America and The Caribbean: Policy Recommendations” (Award: $2,300.00, Budget period from 07/2010 to 06/2011

Grant Applications in Progress

DelaCruz, JJ (PI), pilot project at the Columbia’s School of Social Work under the title: “Psychosocial Determinants of HIV/AIDS among Older Hispanics in New York City: The Need for Cost-Effective Interventions”, proposed budget: $20,000.00 (under review)

DelaCruz, JJ (Co-Investigator), NIMH – R34 Grant Proposal: “A multi-city survey for older Hispanics with HIV to address mental health issues”, in conjunction with the AIDS Community Research Initiative of America (ACRIA). Expected commitment 10% per year (under review)

Faculty Affiliation

CUNY – Graduate Center, Doctor of Public Health, Faculty Appointment

CUNY – Institute of Health Equity at Lehman College, Member of the Research Team

CUNY – Institute of Mexican Studies at Lehman, Member of the Executive Board

CUNY – Institute for Demographic Research at Baruch College, Faculty Affiliate

 

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