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Arturo Carrillo, PhD, LCSW

GLHW Council Member


Arturo Carrillo, PhD, LCSW has been focused on community-practice and research that has been on the intersection of individual and family socio-emotional health with the socioeconomic conditions as experienced in the communities in which they live. Dr. Carrillo’s experience as a co-founder of Centro de Trabajadores Unidos: United Workers Center led to his pursuit of a doctoral degree in Social Work. Understanding the role of community organizing to improve the lives of low-wage workers was the focus of his dissertation research producing a dissertation titled, Chicago’s Worker Center Movement: A Structural Analysis. As a licensed clinical social worker offering free long-term trauma-focused mental health services for residents of Chicago's west and southwest side's he has led the development of a community-based participatory research project to document the disparities in mental health access for residents on Chicago's southwest side. The report titled, Uplifting Voices to Create New Alternatives: Documenting the Mental Health Crisis for Adults on Chicago’s Southwest Side. He has led the Collaborative for Community Wellness to research and document the inequity to access of mental health services throughout low-income communities throughout the city.