Dr. Anna Pagano was with PIRE from 2011 to 2019. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship at UC Berkeley School of Public Health and PIRE’s Prevention Research Center from 2011-13. In 2013-14, she held a postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Psychiatry at UC San Francisco, with a focus on tobacco use among addiction treatment populations. In 2014, she became Principal Investigator of a NIDA-funded study on substance abuse recovery houses created by and for Latino migrants in the San Francisco Bay Area.
While at PIRE, she collaborated on a number of NIAAA-, NIDA-, and TRDRP-funded projects related to bar drinking, youth tobacco prevention, intimate partner violence, drugged driving, and alcohol policy.
Populations she has worked with include Latino immigrants, Brazilian club patrons, American Indians, multiethnic youth, and addiction treatment clients. Dr. Pagano has conducted several years of intensive ethnographic field work in the U.S. (Florida and California) and in Brazil. She obtained a PhD in anthropology from the University of California, San Diego in 2011.