Victoria H. Raveis, MPhil, PhD

Principal Investigator 

Victoria Raveis is a social gerontologist and medical sociologist with a background in psycho-oncology and public health.  For more than two decades, she has been developing and implementing applied public health promotion programs for diverse population groups, with a special emphasis on older adults.

Dr. Raveis directs New York University’s Psychosocial Research Unit on Health, Aging and the Community. Her program of research on health promotion and disease prevention focuses on family-centered care and disease management, informing both public health policy and clinical practice. Dr. Raveis is an experienced NIH-funded health services researcher, proficient in both qualitative and quantitative research approaches.  She develops evidence-based, culturally-sensitive, family-focused, health promotion and disease management services and programs for diverse communities. Her work demonstrates the importance of focusing on the dynamics and diversity of the family care situation, as well as attending to the broader social and cultural context within which supportive care and health services are implemented and sustained in community settings.

Dr. Raveis recently completed a study with the Council of Senior Centers and Services of NYC, Inc. and the International Longevity Center, assessing the readiness of senior centers to be research-ready community partners, the technical resources this effort requires and the barriers and facilitators to implementing evidence-based programming in the senior center environment that targets injury prevention and healthy aging.

Currently, she is the Primary Investigator on a National Cancer Institute funded Randomized Control Trial of FAMCare, an evidence-based, cognitive behavioral, problem-solving, skills training intervention for low-health literacy, ethnically-diverse populations of family caregivers to older cancer survivors living in the community.  She is also piloting a culturally-appropriate, Korean language version for delivery to the families of older Korean American cancer survivors.

See Dr. Ravies' complete profile here: https://www.nyu.edu/dental/faculty/bios/ft/vr31


Monique Carrero-Tagle, MS

Project Coordinator

As a seasoned project director with expertise in field-work management, Monique Carrero-Tagle has directed and managed the fieldwork operations for numerous Federal and foundation-funded psychosocial health research investigations and intervention programs.  Ms. Carrero-Tagle holds an undergraduate degree in Sociology from Cornell University and an MS degree in Applied Social Research from Hunter College of the City University of New York. 

Her expertise in managing day-to-day field operations for research and intervention studies developed while she was a project coordinator for Dr. Raveis as part of the Center for the Psychosocial Study of Health and Illness at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health.  While there she handled the field operations for several multi-site NIH and HRSA-funded studies.  Ms. Carrero-Tagle’s work with Dr. Raveis has continued, as she is currently an associate research scientist with the Psychosocial Research Unit on Health, Aging and the Community at New York University.  

With over ten years of work experience in the field of psychosocial health research, Ms. Carrero-Tagle has developed both quantitative and qualitative research skills, with in-depth knowledge and hands-on experience of implementing a study project, from protocol writing and regulatory document preparation, to survey tool development, conducting in-person interviews, liaison between research staff and collaborating research agencies, as well as data management and data analysis support.

Recent projects she has been involved with include a RCT of a problem-solving, skills training intervention for low-health literacy, ethnically-diverse populations of family caregivers to older cancer survivors, a pilot study to adapt an evidence-based, problem-solving skills training intervention for family caregivers to a Korean American population, and a transdisciplinary NIH pilot study to reduce fall risk in community dwelling elderly with dementia.