TitleAssistant Professor
InstitutionBaylor College of Medicine
DepartmentDepartment of Pediatrics
Houston, TX 77030
vCardDownload vCard

    Collapse Biography 
    Collapse education and training
    University of Texas , Arlington,TXMSWSocial Work
    University of Houston, Clear Lake, TXBSWSocial Work
    Collapse awards and honors
    2020 - 2021Latino/X Social Worker of the Year, Latino Social Workers of Greater Houston
    2019 - 2019Field Instructor of the Year, University of Houston Clear Lake

    Collapse Overview 
    Collapse overview
    I am a Licensed Master Social Worker with over 10 years of experience in various healthcare roles within the Texas Medical Center. I have worked locally in school social work, foster care, adoption, and with various community based non-profit organizations. My areas of interest include positive behavior management, trauma-informed care, program development, and process reform/research to address disparities in mental healthcare for children with intellectual and developmental disabilities. In addition to my clinical practice, I teach community professionals, medical learners, and families about strengths-based and family centered care, community resources and services, and effective advocacy strategies on a local, state, and national level.
    Collapse media links

    Collapse Featured Content 
    Collapse Featured Videos
    Collapse Twitter

    Collapse Bibliographic 
    Collapse selected publications
    Publications listed below are automatically derived from MEDLINE/PubMed and other sources, which might result in incorrect or missing publications. Faculty can login to make corrections and additions.
    Newest   |   Oldest   |   Most Cited   |   Most Discussed   |   Timeline   |   Field Summary   |   Plain Text
    PMC Citations indicate the number of times the publication was cited by articles in PubMed Central, and the Altmetric score represents citations in news articles and social media. (Note that publications are often cited in additional ways that are not shown here.) Fields are based on how the National Library of Medicine (NLM) classifies the publication's journal and might not represent the specific topic of the publication. Translation tags are based on the publication type and the MeSH terms NLM assigns to the publication. Some publications (especially newer ones and publications not in PubMed) might not yet be assigned Field or Translation tags.) Click a Field or Translation tag to filter the publications.
    1. Godwin DL, Cervantes J, Torres JY, Ostermaier KK, Berry LN, Voigt RG. A Road Map for Academic Developmental-Behavioral Pediatric Practices to Increase Access. J Dev Behav Pediatr. 2022 12 01; 43(9):540-544. PMID: 36170013.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    2. Godwin D, Dempsey J, Cervantes J, Smith J, Voigt R. Effectiveness of a Psychoeducational Intervention for Families of Children Awaiting a Developmental Evaluation. Health Soc Work. 2021 Jun 21; 46(2):136-141. PMID: 33893495.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    CERVANTES's Networks
    Click the
    buttons for more information and interactive visualizations!
    Concepts (8)
    Co-Authors (3)
    Similar People (60)
    Same Department Expand Description