Escobar-Chew, Ana-Rocío Ph.D.


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Assistant Professor


552 W Circle Dr, Room 7 Human Ecology Building, East Lansing, MI 48824

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Ph.D. Michigan State University; M.A. Michigan State University; B.S. Universidad Rafael Landívar


Dr. Ana-Rocío Escobar-Chew is an Assistant Professor in the Couple and Family Therapy (CFT) Program, and Assistant Director of the CFT Clinic. She is a Fulbright fellow, born and raised in Guatemala. Dr. Escobar-Chew is affiliated with the MSU Research Consortium on Gender-based Violence. Her research interests are relational dynamics of Latino and bi-cultural couples, intimate partner violence, and cultural adaptation of evidence-based interventions. Her clinical interests include multi-stressed and diverse families and couples.  Her dissertation explored life experiences and needs of Guatemalan mothers exposed to structural violence. She is developing the groundwork for culturally adapting an evidence-based parenting intervention for this population.  As project manager, she directed various studies on Latinos/as including one evaluating services for Latina survivors of IPV. Additionally, she managed a NIMH study on a culturally adapted evidence-based parenting intervention for Latino/a immigrants. She is working on submitting these studies’ results for publication.  She delivers bilingual (English/Spanish) mental health services to individuals, couples and families in the community.

Curriculum Vitae

Areas of Interest

  • Cultural Adaptation Research
  • Diverse Families and minority populations
  • Qualitative Research
  • Clinical Training