Ricardo F. Muñoz, Ph.D.
Ricardo F. Muñoz, Ph.D., immigrated from Perú to the Mission District (the Latino barrio) in San Francisco in 1961, at age 10. He did his undergraduate work at Stanford and obtained his Ph.D. at the University of Oregon. He was named Distinguished Professor of Clinical Psychology at Palo Alto University in 2012, where he is the founding director of i4Health, the Institute for International Internet Interventions for Health (i4health.paloaltou.edu). He is a Professor of Psychology, Emeritus at the School of Medicine of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), at San Francisco General Hospital (SFGH), where he taught and did clinical work and research for 35 years. He is also an Adjunct Clinical Professor at Stanford University’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, and a member of the affiliated faculty in the Department of Psychology, University of California, Berkeley. Muñoz has served on the three U.S. Institute of Medicine/National Academy of Medicine Consensus Committees on the prevention of mental disorders. He was elected fellow of the American Psychological Association in 1989, a fellow of the Association for Psychological Science in 1994, and in February 2017, he was inducted as Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science “for distinguished contributions towards the prevention of major depression and the development of Internet interventions to improve mental health worldwide.”