Ligia Chavez, Ph.D. is a Social Experimental Psychologist with experience in methodological, psychometric and multi-site research. At present she is an Associate Professor at the University of Puerto Rico, Behavioral Sciences Research Institute. Her interests include: adapting instruments for use among diverse Latino populations; health services research methods, quality of life, and cross-cultural comparisons. Dr. Chavez was the Principal Investigator (PI) of an SC1 NIH-NIGMS SCORE grant titled “Cultural Development of an Adolescent Mental Health Quality of Life Instrument” (SC1 HD060888) and is the current PI of a renewal SC1 (GM109326). My recent experience includes being the Career Development Seminar Coordinator for the Post-doctoral Master of Science in Clinical and Translational Research Program (MSc) (R25 MD007607). Dr. Chavez was the Training Core Co-Director of the UPR-CHA Research Center of Excellence (P60 MD002261) and the Director of the UPR training component to the Comparative Effectiveness Research for Eliminating Disparities (CERED) for Latinos, a supplement to the P60 parent grant. Throughout her career she has worked on the development, implementation and management of complex data for collaborative research across multiple sites. For the past couple of years she has been working on the implementation of an asthma self-management intervention through a Pilot Randomized Control Trial, to be tested in urban school setting in both Rhode Island and Puerto Rico (R21 HD074855); as well as being involved as a co-investigator on the International Latino Research Partnership collaborative grant (R01 DA034952), with sites in Boston, Madrid and Barcelona. This work has resulted in the improvement of the reliability and content validity of several instruments, the development of a toolkit on the methodology of translation and adaption, and the publication of various articles in the area of child and adult mental health, psychometrics and minority disparities research.