Dr. Renato Liboro

( University of Nevada, Las Vegas )

  • Institution:University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • Departments: Psychology
  • Research Fields: Health Disparities, Racial And Ethnic Minority Research, Lgbtq+ Research, Community-based Participatory Research, Aging And Older Adults, Diversity, Inclusion, And Equity
  • Disciplines: Psychology, Research and Experimental Psychology
  • Location:Clark County
  • Funding:UNLV - University of Nevada, Las Vegas


Dr. Liboro and his CHAMPION Mental Health Lab welcomes interest and enthusiasm from undergraduate and graduate students who would like to join the lab and gain experience as research and graduate assistants. Be a part of a team that co-learns and conducts research striving to make a difference for the improvement and promotion of mental health and wellbeing at community, societal, and macro-social levels!


Dr. Renato (Rainier) Liboro purposefully chose to pursue and obtain his Doctor of Philosophy degree in Community Psychology because it is the one sub-discipline in Psychology that distinctly espouses the principles, traditions, and practices of research collaboration, diversity, inclusion, equity, social justice, community engagement, civic participation, stakeholder partnership, and capacity-building. As a community-based researcher and scholar who openly identifies as a person of color, a sexual minority, an immigrant, and an older adult, Dr. Liboro recognizes all too well the significance and inherent value of having intersecting identities, diverse personal contexts, and lived experiences recognized and intentionally incorporated in his teaching, service, mentorship, and research.

Dr. Liboro also obtained a Doctor of Medicine degree in the Philippines (his country of origin), and brings to his teaching and research at UNLV medical knowledge, clinical expertise, and work experiences from his years of practice as a Filipino physician and surgeon, and a Canadian clinical and community-engaged researcher.