Luis Zayas (professor)

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Luis H. Zayas is a psychiatry professor at University of Texas at Austin. He is dean of Austin School of Social Work, president of the St. Louis Group for Excellence in Social Work Research and Education, a fellow of the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare, and a member of the executive committee of the National Association of Deans and Directors of schools and programs in social work. He Advocates for U.S. citizen-children.


  • Ph.D., Columbia University
  • M.A., M.Phil., Columbia University
  • M.S. (social work), Columbia University


Academic interests[edit]

  • Adapting interventions for diverse ethnocultural families
  • Suicide attempts among young Latinos
  • Child and adolescent mental health
  • Family functioning
  • Advocacy for U.S. citizen-children.


  • Undocumented, Unaccompanied, and Citizen: Charting Research Directions for Children of Immigration (2016)
  • Exploring the Effects of Parental Deportation on U.S. Citizen Children (2014)
  • Integrated Behavioral Health MSSW Scholars Program for Underserved Populations (2016)
  • IAUPR Puerto Rico (2014)



  1. ^ Gustafson, Jordana. "U.S. Immigration Policy Leaves Behind 'Orphans Of Deportation'".
  2. ^ Foley, Elise; Planas, Roque (5 December 2016). "Hundreds Of Immigrant Moms And Kids Freed From Detention After Texas Court Ruling" – via Huff Post.

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