Andrés Gil earned his B.A. in Sociology/Anthropology from FIU, a M.S.W. from Barry University, and a Ph.D. in Medical Sociology from the University of Miami. Dr. Gil joined FIU in 1996. He was appointed Vice President for Research in November 2009. He also serves as President of the FIU Research Foundation and is a Professor in the Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work. Prior to joining FIU, Dr. Gil was a faculty member and researcher at the University of Miami (Department of Sociology), the University of California, Berkeley (the Western Consortium of Public Health and the School of Public Health), and the University of Connecticut (the School of Family Studies). At FIU, he has been Associate Vice President for Research, Director of Research Development in the College of Health and Urban Affairs, and Associate Director of the Community-Based Intervention Research Group.
Dr. Gil’s research focuses on the etiology, epidemiology, and treatment of adolescent substance abuse and mental health. He has authored numerous articles that examine the role of culture, race, and ethnicity in adolescent substance use and mental health. His research has been published in the American Journal of Public Health, Archives of General Psychiatry, Epidemiology, Addiction, and American Journal of Epidemiology, among others. Dr. Gil has conducted numerous longitudinal epidemiological studies in California and Florida, as well as clinical trials testing interventions to reduce substance abuse among adolescents. His research has been funded by several NIH Institutes and various Foundations. He also has served on numerous review and advisory panels for the National Institute of Mental Health, the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, and the California Tobacco Related Disease Program. He is on the editorial board of numerous scientific journals in his field of research. He is currently a member of the Advisory Council for the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), a member of the APLU‘s Council on Research Policy and Graduate Education, and a member of the Board of Trustees of the Southeastern Universities Research (SURA).