Dr. Gabriel Robles (he/él) is a clinical social worker, assistant professor at the School of Social Work and the Chancellor's Scholar for Inclusive Excellence in Sexual and Gender Minority Health at Rutgers. Dr. Robles conducts research focused on substance use prevention and sexual health among sexual and gender minorities (SGM) with a strong interest in addressing health inequities among Latinx SGM populations. He examines how cultural values, institutional and interpersonal support, and intersecting identities can serve as resiliency factors in mitigating negative health outcomes. Dr. Robles additionally examines the role that family and romantic/sexual partners play in the health and wellbeing of sexual and gender minorities. 

Dr. Robles graduated from the Ph.D. program in social work at New York University. He earned his M.S.W. and an undergraduate degree in linguistics from the California State University in Long Beach. He holds an LCSW from the state of New York.

Dr. Robles is an experienced motivational interviewing clinician and is a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers.  

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Courses Taught

Research Methods

Clinical Assessment and Diagnosis

Diversity and Oppression