Dr. Renato (Rainier) Liboro joined the faculty of the Department of Psychology of the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) in the Academic Year 2019-2020. He represents the Psychology department in the university’s Population Health and Health Equity Initiative, and is also a faculty affiliate of the Gender and Sexuality Studies program of the Department of Interdisciplinary, Gender, and Ethnic Studies. Dr. Liboro is a community-based researcher whose research agenda involves active collaboration with community partners and meaningful involvement of people from the community with relevant lived and work experiences. The focus of his research largely examines and addresses health disparities that impact the mental health and wellbeing of sexual/gender and racial minorities, migrants with or without status, older adults, and people living with or at risk of HIV/AIDS and other hidden/episodic disabilities. He is eager to engage and collaborate with academic colleagues, students and other research trainees, and community partners, particularly through his work as Research Lead of the Community Health Advocacy for Minority Populations, Immigrants and Other Newcomers, and their Mental Health (CHAMPION Mental Health) research lab.
Dr. Liboro obtained his Community Psychology Ph.D. degree from Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, in 2015. Prior to joining UNLV, he was a Postdoctoral Fellow of the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He is now a Collaborating Scientist of CAMH’s Institute for Mental Health Policy Research, with an ongoing research program of study federally funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.