Raul Caetano, MD, MPH, PhD is a psychiatrist and epidemiologist who has worked in public health for about 35 years. A native of Brazil, Dr. Caetano’s MD is from the School of Medical Sciences, State University of Rio de Janeiro. His MPH (behavioral sciences) and his PhD (epidemiology) are from the University of California at Berkeley. He was Dean of the Southwestern School of Health Professions at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center from 2006 to 2014, and Regional Dean and Professor of Epidemiology, Dallas Regional Campus, University of Texas School of Public Health from 1998 to 2014. He has been a Senior Research Scientist at the Prevention Research Center of PIRE since January 2015.
Dr. Caetano has written extensively about alcohol problems among U.S. ethnic minorities, especially among Hispanics. Other areas of research are psychiatric diagnosis and classifications, development of criteria for diagnosis of alcohol dependence, and the association between drinking and intimate partner violence. He has conducted numerous general population and clinical studies of alcohol problems among Whites, Blacks and Hispanics, and has more than 250 papers published in the peer reviewed literature. His research has been consistently supported by the NIH for over 30 years.
Dr. Caetano has also done international collaborative research with investigators in England, Argentina, Mexico, Spain and Brazil. He has served as a committee member for the Institute of Medicine of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, and as a member of the National Advisory Council of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism as well as a consultant for various state and federal agencies. He has received numerous awards in recognition for his research.
In 1994 he was elected Fellow of the American College of Epidemiology, and in 1999 he received a prestigious MERIT award from the NIH. More recently, in 2013, he received a Senior Investigator National Research Award, from the National Hispanic Science Network. In 2014 he received the University of Texas Houston Health Science Center President’s Research Scholar Award. In 2015 he was the recipient of the Betty Ford Award from the Association for Medical Education and Research in Substance Abuse (AMERSA). Dr. Caetano received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Research Society on Alcoholism in 2016.
Emerson, M.A., Moore, R.S., Caetano, R. (2019). Correlates of alcohol-related treatment among American Indians/Alaska Natives with lifetime alcohol use disorder. Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research, 43 (1) 115-122. DOI: 10.1111/acer.13907 PMCID: PMC6318056
Caetano, R., Gruenewald, P., Vaeth, P. A. C., Canino, G. (2018). DSM-5 Alcohol Use Disorder Severity in Puerto Rico: Prevalence, Criteria Profile, and Correlates. Alcoholism, Clinical And Experimental Research, 42 (2) 378-386. DOI: 10.1111/acer.13572 PMCID: PMC5785438
Caetano, R., Vaeth, P. A., Canino, G. (2017). Family cohesion and pride, drinking and alcohol use disorder in Puerto Rico. The American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse, 43 (1) 87-94. DOI: 10.1080/00952990.2016.1225073 PMCID: PMC5597303
Emerson, Marc A., Moore, Roland S., Caetano, Raul (2017). Association between lifetime posttraumatic stress disorder and past year alcohol use disorder among American Indians/Alaska Natives and non-Hispanic Whites. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 41 (3) 576-584. DOI: 10.1111/acer.13322 PMCID: PMC5332276
Kerr, William C., Kaplan, Mark S., Huguet, Nathalie, Caetano, Raul, Giesbrecht, Norman, McFarland, Bentson H. (2017). Economic Recession, Alcohol, and Suicide Rates: Comparative Effects of Poverty, Foreclosure, and Job Loss. American Journal Of Preventive Medicine, 52 (4) 469-475. DOI: 10.1016/j.amepre.2016.09.021 PMCID: PMC5362282
Vaeth, P., Wang-Schweig, M., Caetano, R. (2017). Drinking, alcohol use disorder, and treatment access and utilization among US racial/ethnic groups. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 41 (1) 6-19. DOI: 10.1111/acer.13285 PMCID: PMC5205547
Ally, Elizabeth Z., Laranjeira, Ronaldo, Viana, Maria C., Pinsky, Ilana, Caetano, Raul, Mitsuhiro, Sandro, Madruga, Clarice S. (2016). Intimate partner violence trends in Brazil: data from two waves of the Brazilian National Alcohol and Drugs Survey. Revista Brasileira de Psiquiatria, 38 (2) 98-105. DOI: 10.1590/1516-4446-2015-1798
Caetano, Raul, Vaeth, Patrice A. C., Santiago, Katyana, Canino, Glorisa (2016). The dimensionality of DSM5 alcohol use disorder in Puerto Rico. Addictive Behaviors, 62 20-24. DOI: 10.1016/j.addbeh.2016.06.011 PMCID: PMC4955770
Caetano, Raul, Vaeth, Patrice A. C., Mills, Britain, Canino, Glorisa (2016). Employment status, depression, drinking, and alcohol use disorder in Puerto Rico. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 40 (4) 806-815. DOI: 10.1111/acer.13020 PMCID: PMC4819251
Caetano, Raul, Kaplan, Mark S., Huguet, Nathalie, Conner, Kenneth, McFarland, Bentson H., Giesbrecht, Norman, Nolte, Kurt B. (2015). Precipitating circumstances of suicide and alcohol intoxication among US ethnic groups. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 39 (8) 1510-1517. DOI: 10.1111/acer.12788 PMCID: PMC4515182
Giesbrecht, Norman, Huguet, Nathalie, Ogden, Lauren, Kaplan, Mark S., McFarland, Bentson H., Caetano, Raul, Conner, Kenneth R., Nolte, Kurt B. (2015). Acute alcohol use among suicide decedents in 14 US states: Impacts of off-premise and on-premise alcohol outlet density. Addiction, 110 (2) 300-307. DOI: 10.1111/add.12762 PMCID: PMC4427246
Vaeth, P.A., Caetano, R., Mills, B.A. (2015). Binge drinking and perceived neighborhood characteristics among Mexican Americans residing on the US-Mexico border. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 39 (9) 1727-1733. DOI: 10.1111/acer.12818 PMCID: PMC4572518
Caetano, Raul, Kaplan, Mark S., Huguet, Nathalie, McFarland, Bentson H., Conner, Kenneth, Giesbrecht, Norman, Nolte, Kurt B. (2013). Acute alcohol intoxication and suicide among United States ethnic/racial groups: Findings from the National Violent Death Reporting System. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 37 (5) 839-846. DOI: 10.1111/acer.12038 PMCID: PMC3637431
Caetano, R., Field, C.A., Ramisetty-Mikler, S., McGrath, C. (2005). The five-year course of intimate partner violence among White, Black, and Hispanic couples in the US. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 20 1038-1057. DOI: 10.1177/0886260505277783
Caetano, Raul, McGrath, Christine, Ramisetty-Mikler, Suhasini, Field, Craig A. (2005). Drinking, alcohol problems and the five-year recurrence and incidence of male to female and female to male partner violence. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 29 (1) 98-106. DOI: 10.1097/01.ALC.0000150015.84381.63
Caetano, R., Cunradi, C. (2003). Intimate partner violence and depression among Whites, Blacks, and Hispanics. Annals Of Epidemiology, 13 (10) 661-665. DOI: 10.1016/j.annepidem.2003.09.002
Caetano, Raul (1999). The identification of alcohol dependence criteria in the general population. Addiction, 94 (2) 255-267. DOI: 10.1046/j.1360-0443.1999.9422559.x
Caetano, Raul, Medina Mora, M. E., Schafer, John, Marino, M. C. (1999). The structure of DSM-IV alcohol dependence in a treatment sample of Mexican and Mexican American men. Addiction, 94 (4) 533-541. DOI: 10.1046/j.1360-0443.1999.9445338.x