Dr. David Chiriboga

Board Member

Dr. Chiriboga is a Professor Emeritus in the Department of Child & Family Studies in the
College of Behavioral & Community Sciences at the University of South Florida. His work
includes a statewide study of mental and physical health disparities in Florida, the
effectiveness of family-centered interventions for Medicaid beneficiaries with
Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, and a three state study of barriers to health
and health care posed by limited English proficiency among older Korean immigrants.
Dr. Chiriboga has a long history of producing outstanding researchers in the field of
aging, serving as a mentor for numerous postdoctoral fellows and students. He also was
a mentor for the American Society on Aging’s New Ventures in Leadership, which
promotes the leadership potential of professionals of color and their involvement in the
national aging arena.

He recently served as a member of the American Psychological Association’s Working
Group on Cultural Competency in Geropsychology within the Committee on Aging, and
currently serves on the Florida Department of Health Racial and Ethnic Health
Disparities advisory committee. In 2009, the University of South Florida Latin
Community Advisory Committee presented him with the Hispanic Pathways Award,
which recognizes outstanding research and/or outreach that creates pathways to the
betterment of the lives of Latinos. In 2010, GSA’s educational branch, the Association for
Gerontology in Higher Education, presented him with the Hiram J. Friedsam Mentorship
Award. In 2012, Dr Chiriboga received the Gerontological Society of America’s (GSA)
Minority Mentorship Award