Professor Cuevas received his B.A. from Tufts University and his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the
California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University in San Diego, CA. Prior to
arriving at Northeastern University, Professor Cuevas was a post-doctoral research fellow in the Family
Research Laboratory/Crimes Against Children Research Center at the University of New Hampshire.
Previously he has also worked at the Massachusetts Treatment Center for Sexually Dangerous Persons
located in Bridgewater, MA.
Professor Cuevas’s research interests are in the area of victimization and trauma, sexual violence and
sexual offending, family violence, and psychological assessment. Specifically, his work focuses examining
victimization among Latino women and youth and how it relates to psychological distress and service
utilization, as well as the role cultural factors play on victimization. In addition, he is studying the impact
of psychological factors on the revictimization of children and how it helps explain the connection
between victimization and delinquency. His most recent National Institute of Justice-funded research
examines dating violence among Latino adolescents, specifically addressing cultural factors, comorbid
victimization, delinquency, and help-seeking behaviors. Professor Cuevas also continues to engage
in clinical work, providing assessment and treatment to victims of abuse and trauma as well as sex