Dr. Alan Meca is currently an Assistant Professor of Psychology at University of Texas at San Antonio
. Prior to this, he completed a National Institutes for Health (NIH) funded Post Doctorate position at the University Miami. He began his faculty career as an Assistant Professor position at Old Dominion University, where he helped develop the Applied Health Psycholoogy Program. Dr. Meca's program of research focuses on Hispanic identity development and acculturation in emerging adulthood
, as well as their respective impacts on psychosocial functioning and health risk behaviors. He has published numerous research papers and received national funding to support his work.