Last updated on: 12/7/2007 | Author: ProCon.org

Angela M. Pattatucci-Aragon, PhD Biography

Title:
Director of the Center for Evaluation and Sociomedical Research at the University of Puerto Rico
Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Is Sexual Orientation Determined at Birth?"
Reasoning:

“Human sexual orientation is a complex characteristic that is probably influenced by the complementary interaction of several factors, among them genetic, biological, experiential, and sociocultural components.”

Human Biology, Apr. 1998

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
     Key Experts
MD's and PhD's in psychology, with significant post-doctorate involvement in human sexuality issues. [Note: Key Experts definition varies by sites that have this designation.]
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Director, Center for Evaluation and Sociomedical Research, University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 2002-present
  • Professor, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 2002-present
  • Staff Recognition Award, National Institutes of Health, Center for Scientific Review, 2002
  • Health Scientist Administrator, AIDS and AIDS-Related Research, Center for Scientific Review, National Institutes of Health, 1999-2002
  • Director’s Award for exceptional work with underrepresented groups and new investigators, National Institutes of Health, Center for Scientific Review, 2001
  • Special Service Award, National Institutes of Health, Center for Scientific Review, 2001
  • Staff Recognition Award, National Institutes of Health, Center for Scientific Review, 2001
  • Special Service Award, National Institutes of Health, Office of the Director, 2000
  • Staff Recognition Award, National Institutes of Health, Center for Scientific Review, 2000
  • Visiting Professor of Women’s Studies & Psychology, University of Louisville, 1998-1999
  • Minks A. Auerbach Award for Faculty Teaching Excellence, University of Louisville, 1999
  • Director of Evaluation and Assessment, Puerto Rico Statewide Systemic Initiative, University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras, Puerto Rico, 1997-1998
  • Professor of Epidemiology and Behavioral Science, Ponce School of Medicine, Ponce, Puerto Rico, 1995-1997
  • Outstanding New Faculty Award, Ponce School of Medicine, Ponce, PR, 1996
Education:
  • PhD, Behavior Genetics, Indiana University, 1991
  • BS, Biology and Education, Northeastern Illinois University, 1987
  • Nursing, Truman College, 1983
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Is There a Connection between Sexual Orientation and Handedness?