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Iris Cardenas Ph.D.

University of Maryland School of Social Work


Iris Cardenas is an Assistant Professor at the University of Maryland School of Social Work. Her research focuses on intimate partner violence in the Latinx community. She is interested in survivors' help-seeking behaviors and the provision of culturally concordant services. Dr. Cardenas also conducts research on cross-cultural scale adaptation and psychometric properties validation. She has presented her work nationally and internationally. She is an affiliate at the InCommunity Lab at Arizona State University and a graduate of the National Institute of Justice Research Assistantship Program. Dr. Cardenas is a licensed social worker and completed her doctoral training at the School of Social Work at Rutgers University, where she also obtained a Master's degree in Social Work.