Professor Hilario Molina, an assistant professor of sociology at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, joined MARTI as a research associate in 2013. Professor Molina has a doctoral degree in sociology from Texas A&M University.

Professor Molina's research interests include socio-demography, the role of race in the transformation of American society, race theory, and mixed-method research involving the analysis of both qualitative and quantitative data. He is also interested in health issues, social issues, and economic factors that impact the Latino community. He has published work on global Latino issues, including migratory workers, migration, and immigration.

Within the Mid-Atlantic Research and Training Institute for Community and Behavioral Health, professor Molina has been collaborating with professor Victor Garcia regarding the conduction of research on Latino student retention, both at IUP and globally. Professor Molina is also researching new destination areas of Latinos in Midwestern states as well as in Pittsburgh.