Tony entered the doctoral program in Psychology at UTSA with extensive prior experience. He has worked as a research analyst at non-profit organizations in New York, as a social science research associate at the UT Health Science Center, and also managed a team of market research analysts and consultants in the private sector. In addition, Tony has an M.A. in counseling from UTSA and has worked in the field as a mental health practitioner. He is currently working under the supervision of Augustine Osman, Professor and Associate Dean of the College of Liberal and Fine Arts.
Tony’s primary research interests are applied psychological measurement and interdisciplinary topics that span social psychology and behavioral health. He also has a strong interest in applied quantitative methods. In the course of his doctoral studies, he has conducted statistical analyses of psychometric instruments measuring collective self-esteem, affective disturbances, social anxiety, and adverse life events. He has also conducted statistical modeling of cortisol responsivity in Mexican American adults.