Health + Human Service & Evaluation + Consulting
TriWest is a human service evaluation and management consulting company.

Gabriel Acevedo, PhD

Senior Consultant 

Gabriel A. Acevedo received two Master’s Degrees and his Ph.D. in sociology from Yale University in 2005. From 2005 through 2018, Gabe served as Associate Professor of Sociology, Director of the Sociology Graduate Program, and Program Director for the Multidisciplinary Studies Major at the University of Texas at San Antonio.

During his years in academia, Gabe worked extensively on evaluation research projects that included work on a two-year federally funded project examining trends in juvenile sexual offense in Bexar County, Texas. He also served as Project Coordinator for this project and was responsible for all aspects of data collection, analysis and presentation of major findings that led to changes in the adjudication and treatment of young offenders in the South Texas Region. As Research Coordinator for the University of Texas Health Science Center, Department of Community Pediatrics Gabe led a team that carried out a needs assessment of resources available to organizations providing treatment to at risk youth in Bexar County, Texas. Based on results of this project, organizations were able to submit requests for necessary resources aimed at serving at risk youth in the region. More recently he has led a team of researchers and practitioners examining the health and well-being of parishioners in San Antonio churches to better understand the needs and challenges faced by religious organizations that are increasingly asked to provide a host of social services, particularly in underserved communities. Finally, Gabe served as lead data analyst for a large, foundation-funded project evaluating student outcomes in an economically disadvantaged community in the state of Mississippi.

Gabe’s primary lines of academic research examine the intersections of spirituality and health, the social context of mental health disparities and quantitative methodology. Recent publications have appeared in leading sociology, mental health and specialty area journals. Gabe has also received independent and collaborative research funding from the National Science Foundation, The Hogg Foundation for Mental Health, The HE Butt Family Foundation, The Casey Foundation, The Society for the Scientific Study of Religion and the Association for the Sociology of Religion.

When he is not working, Gabe likes to spend time with his three adult daughters, is an avid fitness enthusiast, and can occasionally be found playing drums in local area musical groups. 

The TriWest Team