Dillon Honored with University at Albany Award for Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Albany, NY (June 30, 2016) – Frank R. Dillon, associate professor in Educational and Counseling Psychology, was awarded the 2016 University at Albany Lavender Graduation OUT-Standing Faculty/Staff Award, which recognizes a faculty or staff member whose leadership promotes understanding and inspires others to improve the climate for the LGBTQ campus community.

Stellar, Altarriba, Dillon, ChristakisDillon was honored for his service to the University at Albany community and for his long-standing commitment to the Latino and LGBTQ communities in furthering research addressing HIV and related health disparities among Latinos. He was presented with the award at the 8th Annual Lavender Graduation.

Dillon’s research addresses health disparities and mental health issues affecting racial, ethnic, and sexual minority groups in the United States. His principal research interests are (1) studying cultural and social determinants of health including substance use disorders and HIV risk behaviors and (2) promoting multicultural competent counseling research and practice. He has published on these topics in outlets such as the Journal of Counseling Psychology, The Counseling Psychologist, Psychotherapy, Psychotherapy Research, Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, and Counselor Education and Supervision – among others. He has also received grant funding from the National Institutes of Health to study cultural and social determinants of health among Latinos in the U.S. He is a member of the National Hispanic Science Network, American Public Health Association, and the American Psychological Association. He also serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Counseling Psychology, Journal of Diversity in Higher Education, and The Counseling Psychologist.