Preeta Saxena, Ph.D.

Preeta Saxena earned a B.S. in Sociology/Law and Society at UC Riverside (2002), an M.A. in Sociology from CSUN (2007) and a Ph.D. in Sociology, Criminology and Gender Studies at UC Riverside (2012). She was recently awarded a Post-Doctoral Training appointment at UCLA's Integrated Substance Abuse Programs.

Her research areas are in integrating topics of gender, stigma, criminal behavior, and substance use.  She is particularly interested in gaining an in-depth understanding of the role that social standards of masculinity/femininity and social stigma play in explaining differential patterns of substance abuse and treatment both between men and women as well as among women.