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David Camacho

Assistant Professor , Disability and Human Development

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1640 W. Roosevelt Rd., 209A DHSP

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M/C 626

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By appointment


Dr. Camacho earned his PhD in Social Work in Advanced Clinical Practice at Columbia University. His postdoctoral training is in Behavioral Geriatrics from the Weill Cornell Medicine Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine. Dr. Camacho’s research focuses on developing and testing strategies that enhance the prevention and management of prevalent and morbid conditions associated with aging (e.g., chronic pain, loneliness, cognitive impairment) among Latino (Hispanic/Latinx) and other minoritized older adults. His work has been supported by the Council on Social Work Education Minority Fellowship Program, Columbia Center for Interdisciplinary Research on Alzheimer’s Disease Disparities, Cornell’s Translational Research Institute on Pain in Later Life, and the National Institute on Aging. His research is informed by his extensive direct clinical practice as a bilingual (English/Spanish) and bicultural (Mexican and American) clinical social worker as well as his personal experiences as a caregiver. Dr. Camacho has held multiple clinical and research appointments across a variety of community settings in Los Angeles and New York.

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Postdoctoral Training in Behavioral Geriatrics
Weill Cornell Medicine Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Care, 06/2021

PhD in Advanced Clinical Practice and Research
Columbia University School of Social Work , 07/2019

Master of Social Work & Master of Science in Gerontology
University of Southern California, 05/2010

BA Psychology & Social Behavior, Sociology
University of California, Irvine 06/2004