Dr. Ron Duran is an Associate Professor in the clinical psychology PhD program. Before joining Alliant, he spent more than a decade on developing and managing several NIH-sponsored research projects at Stanford University (1994-1997) and the University of Miami (1997-2005) - including two large-scale, multidisciplinary program projects in the areas of HIV/AIDS and breast cancer. In addition to his clinical, research, and community work with persons living with chronic medical conditions, Dr. Duran has spent a considerable portion of his career on understanding the intrapersonal, interpersonal, and systemic factors related to the academic and social adjustment of first generation college students. Dr. Duran actively serves on the National Multicultural Advisory Board for the Multiple Sclerosis Society, and he is a twice-honored fellow of the Ford Foundation (pre-doctoral and dissertation awards).
Group-based interventions for persons living with chronic and life-threatening medical conditions; collaboration with community-based agencies to improve health-related service delivery; the measurement of social and academic adjustment of non-traditional undergraduate and graduate students
PhD, University of California, Los Angeles