David Camacho

David Camacho HeadshotDavid Camacho PhD, Assistant Professor

Phone: (410) 706-5108
Email: david.camacho@ssw.umaryland.edu 
Office: 5E41

UM School of Social Work
525 West Redwood Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
Camacho CV

Dr. David Camacho earned his PhD in Social Work in Advanced Clinical Practice at Columbia University. He also completed postdoctoral training in Behavioral Geriatrics at Weill Cornell Medicine Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine. He completed Master of Social Work and Master of Science in Gerontology degrees from the University of Southern California. His research centers around the physical and mental health of racial and sexual minority older adults in the United States and Latin America. His research agenda includes gaining a deeper understanding of loneliness, chronic pain and cognitive impairment among diverse older adults. Dr. Camacho seeks to identify and accelerate the implementation of promising interventions into real-world settings. His research is informed by his extensive direct clinical practice as a bilingual and bicultural clinical social worker as well as his personal experiences as a caregiver. Dr. Camacho has held multiple clinical and research appointments across a variety of community settings in Los Angeles and New York. In 2019, he was named an emerging scholar for the National Institute on Aging sponsored Interdisciplinary Aging Research to Address Health Disparities in Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias Scientific Training Program. He was also chosen as a scholar for the 2020 NIMHD Health Disparities Research Institute.


Research Gate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/David-Camacho-4 


MSW University of Southern California (USC) Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work Concentration: Mental Health 

MSG USC Davis School of Gerontology

BA University of California, Irvine Majors: Psychology & Social Behavior, Sociology

Recent Publications

Camacho, D., Rodriguez, C. V., Moore, K. L., & Lukens, E. P. (2021). Older immigrant Latino gay men and childhood sexual abuse: Findings from the Palabras Fuertes project. Qualitative Social Work, 14733250211027644.

Camacho, D., Lee, Y., Bhattacharya, A., Vargas, L. X., Kimberly, L., & Lukens, E. (2019).

High life satisfaction: exploring the role of health, social integration and perceived safety among Mexican midlife and older adults. Journal of Gerontological Social Work, 62(5), 521-542.

Camacho, D., Estrada, E., Lagomasino, I. T., Aranda, M. P., & Green, J. (2017). Descriptions of

Depression and Depression Treatment in Older Hispanic Immigrants in a Geriatric Collaborative Care Program. Aging & Mental Health, 1-7.

Camacho, D. (2016). Blurring Boundaries: An Emotionally Aware Caregiver, Social Worker, and Researcher. Qualitative Social Work, 15(5-6), 682-695.

Moore, K., Camacho, D., & Spencer-Suarez, K. N. (2021). A mixed-methods study of social identities in mental health care among LGBTQ young adults of color. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry.

Vargas, L., Vélez-Grau, C., Camacho, D., Richmond, T. S., & Meisel, Z. F. (2021). The permeating effects of violence on health services and health in Mexico. Journal of interpersonal violence, 0886260521990832.