Michael Carrera

Dr. Michael A. Carrera, Vice President for Adolescent Programs and Director of Carrera Pregnancy Prevention Program

Dr. Michael A. Carrera is the Thomas Hunter Professor Emeritus of Health Sciences at Hunter College of the City University of New York, and Adjunct Professor of Community Medicine at The Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York. He began his teaching career in 1959 at a junior high school in the Bronx. Since 1970, Dr. Carrera has directed the Adolescent Sexuality and Pregnancy Prevention Programs for The Children's Aid Society in New York.

Through his work at The Children's Aid Society Carrera Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Program, he has designed and helped to implement 50 long-term holistic adolescent pregnancy prevention programs in 20 states throughout the country. His approach, which centers on developing a multi-dimensional community-based parallel family system, is serving as a model to increasing numbers of family and youth service organizations.