Victoria Mitrani is Professor of Nursing and Health Studies at the University of Miami. She is the El Centro Co-PI and Research Core Director. Vicky has over 20 years experience as a researcher focused on family-based interventions for HIV, substance abuse, and co-morbid health conditions. She is Cuban-American and has expertise in development of culturally tailored family interventions for Hispanics and African Americans and in measures development. For the past 15 years her primary area of research has been investigating Structural Ecosystems Therapy (SET), a family-ecological intervention that she participated in developing, for minority women with HIV and substance abuse. She has been the PI of a K01 grant to adapt an observational measure of family functioning for families affected by Alzheimer’s Disease and PI of a highly innovative R01 examining the family mechanisms of SET. This study was conducted in conjunction with a NIDA-funded randomized trial and has produced unprecedented findings regarding the family processes that affect women who are dually diagnosed with HIV and substance abuse by analyzing data from multiple family members.