Robert Lucio

Contributing Faculty
College of Social and Behavioral Health
Barbara Solomon School of Social Work
Ph.D. Social Work

Dr. Lucio is a licensed clinical social worker, with over 18 years of experience working directly with youth “at-risk” of adverse behavioral, academic, and mental health outcomes. He has taught at the Undergraduate, Masters, and Doctoral level, including courses on research, advocacy & activism, clinical practice, cultural competence, diversity & inclusion, child development, and family/community violence. Dr. Lucio has also consulted with local school districts to enhance social workers use of evidence informed interventions and has been actively involved school behavioral health.

He is experienced at developing models of risk and protective factors in youth, providing trainings on cultural diversity, equity/inclusion and serving as a national panelist looking at the impact of ethnicity and ethnicity and cultural diversity on the educational outcomes for youth with disabilities for the U.S. Department of Education. His focus is on how risk and protective factors interact to affect child, youth and family cognitive, social, and emotional development. Findings of his work demonstrated that many of the same risk and protective factors have an impact on the mental health of children in school settings, child development, maternal and child health, and adolescent pregnancy, making the investigation of these factors crucial to the development of interventions to alleviate these concerns.


PhD, University of South Florida

MSW, Florida State University

BA, University of Florida