Juan J. DelaCruz, PhD


Marilyn Aguirre-Molina, PhD, Lehman College

HISTP Mentor

Elwin Wu, PhD

Dr. DelaCruz is an Associate Professor of Economics and Business at Lehman College and faculty of the Doctor of Public Health Program at the City University of New York. He earned his PhD in Economics from the New School for Social Research. Dr. DelaCruz is a health economist who works on HIV research, in particular for underserved minority populations within the context of health disparities and economic costs to health systems. His current research addresses the complexity and significance of older adults living with HIV. The purpose of his work is to identify psycho-social and economic determinants of health as well as to assess the needs of Older Hispanics with HIV.

HISTP Pilot Study

Morbidity and Mortality among HIV Positive Older Hispanics in NYC: Toward Cost-Effective Interventions