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 Linda C. Gallo, Ph.D.

 Professor, Department of Psychology

 

 

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Contact Information

 

SDSU/UCSD Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology
San Diego State University
6363 Alvarado Ct., Ste. 103/3
San Diego, CA 92120-4913

Phone: (619) 594-4833
FAX: (619) 594-6780
E-Mail: lcgallo@sciences.sdsu.edu

 

Lab Address: 9245 Sky Park Court, Suite 105/115

 

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Education

 

Postdoctoral Fellowship (Cardiovascular Behavioral Medicine), University of Pittsburgh, 1998-2000

 

Ph.D., University of Utah, 1998 (Clinical Psychology, Health Psychology Track)

 

M.S., University of Utah, 1996 (Clinical Psychology, Health Psychology Track)

 

B.A., Southern Illinois University, 1989 (Psychology)

 

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IBACH – Institute for Behavioral and Community Health

 

Dr. Gallo is a Senior Core Investigator with IBACH, a multi-disciplinary research center at San Diego State University. The Institute for Behavioral and Community Health (IBACH) bridges communities and science to conduct meaningful and relevant public health research that leads to positive health outcomes and sustainable health programs.

 

For further information about IBACH and its projects, see: http://www.ibachsd.org/index.html

 

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Research Interests

 

Dr. Gallo’s research focuses on psychosocial and behavioral processes in chronic disease risks and outcomes and on socioeconomic status and ethnicity-related health inequities. Much of her research applies a multi-level, inter-disciplinary, bio-psychosocial approach, incorporating macro level factors such as social status and ethnicity, individual and family level psychological and social factors, and biological mechanisms and indicators of health and disease (e.g., subclinical assessments of atherosclerosis; ambulatory blood pressure; inflammatory markers). Dr. Gallo has served as principal or co-investigator for more than 10 NIH-funded studies addressing socioeconomic and ethnic disparities in chronic diseases, especially cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes mellitus. These studies have emphasized identifying underlying psychobiological pathways, and developing and testing culturally tailored interventions to reduce chronic disease risks in underserved populations, particularly those with low socioeconomic status and Latino ethnicity.

 

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Awards and Honors

 

Current Research Support

 

1R25MD006853-01 Elder (PI)                                                                  07/01/11– 06/30/16

Mentoring Diverse Students in Health Disparities Research

Role on the Project: Co-Investigator

A 5-year IBACH Training and Mentoring Program will enroll a total of 40 undergraduate and graduate students underrepresented in research to pursue higher level academic or career opportunities that contribute to reducing health disparities.

 

1U48 DP001917-01 (Elder, PI)                                                               09/30/09 – 09/29/14

Obesity Prevention and Control in the Latino Community

Role on Project: Co-Investigator

This study is an extension of the San Diego Prevention Research Center (SDPRC; John Elder, PI).  Investigators from the SDPRC will collaborate with the Mexican Ministry of Health's National Institute of Public Health (Instituto Nacional de Salud Publica, or INSP), the largest single chronic disease research entity in Mexico, to conduct research and develop practice-based networks focused in the prevention of chronic disease, and particularly obesity, with Mexican and United States-based Latino-focused counterparts. These applications will include local, regional and international efforts on both sides of the US-Mexico border, and beyond.

 

HHSN268200625237C (Talavera, PI)                                                   09/30/06 – 03/31/13

San Diego Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos

Role on the Project: Co-Investigator

The goal of this multi-site study of 4,000 Latinos in San Diego, and 16,000 Latinos across 4 United States field sites is to ascertain the prevalence and risk factors for health conditions including CVDs, asthma, chronic obstructive lung disease, sleep disorders, dental caries and disease, hearing impairment and tinnitus, diabetes, kidney and liver disease, and cognitive impairment. By contributing to the understanding of risk factors that significantly influence the conditions disparately affecting Latinos, the research seeks to reduce morbidity and premature mortality in this growing segment of the U.S. population.

 

1RC2 HL101649-01 (Gallo and Penedo, PIs).                                     09/30/09 – 07/31/12

Ancillary to HCHS/SOL: Sociocultural Factors and CVD risk/prevalence in Hispanics

Role on the Project: Principal Investigator

The purpose of this study is to examine associations among sociocultural and psychological risk and protective factors in relation to metabolic syndrome and cardiovascular disease prevalence in a sub-sample of 5,280 participants from the multi-site Hispanic Community Health Study (HCHS)/Study of Latinos (SOL).  Participants undergo a separate assessment visit to complete a theoretically-guided battery of sociocultural and psychosocial measures.  Data will ultimately be merged with biological and prevalence data from the HCHS/SOL parent study.  The overarching goal is to contribute to the HCHS/SOL’s aims of guiding future prevention and intervention efforts for the US Hispanic population, and for distinct Hispanic subgroups.

 

U01 RR025774-01 (Topol, PI)                                                                 05/01/08 – 04/30/13

Scripps Translational Science Institute (STSI)

Role on the Project: Site Principal Investigator (beginning 05/01/09)

The goal of this award from the NIH NCRR’s Clinical Translational Science Award (CTSA) initiative is to create a center that will develop infrastructure for, and pursue research in, translational biomedical science. Dr. Gallo is the Consortium-PI for the San Diego State University component, which focuses on community outreach and, in particular, attempts to engage the community in research and prevention efforts designed to link laboratory science discoveries with community-based diabetes risk reduction efforts.

 

5UL1 RR025774-02 (Topol, PI)                                                                  09/24/09-09/23/12

Scripps Translational Science Institute (STSI) – ARRA Supplement (Community Engagement)

(“Dulce Mothers” – A Community Intervention To Reduce the Risks of Developing Diabetes after Gestational Diabetes)

Role on the Project: Site Principal Investigator

The overarching goal of this administrative supplement is to enhance the Community Engagement program within the STSI.  More specifically, the study will adapt and pilot a peer-administered group education curriculum based on the Diabetes Prevention Project to help reduce risk of type 2 diabetes mellitus in un- and under-insured Latinas with recent diagnoses of gestational diabetes.

 

 

1 P20 MD002293-01 (Talavera, PI)                                                         09/30/07– 09/29/12

San Diego Partnership to Reduce Diabetes & CVD in Latinos

Role on the Project: Co- Investigator; Research Core Principal Investigator

The goal of the South Bay Latino Research Center of Excellence is to reduce CVD disparities in a largely Latino community located in the border region of San Diego by fostering community-based research, and to expand research and training infrastructure and increase the number of minority investigators in the area of minority health and health disparities.  Currently, the researchers are performing a randomized clinical trial to test a culturally-tailored peer education-based intervention designed to reduce cardiovascular risk in un- and under- insured Latinos. The primary outcomes of interest are medication adherence, health behaviors, and subclinical disease as evaluated through ultrasound measures of carotid atherosclerosis. 

 

NIH/NHLBI  1R01 HL081604-01A1 (Gallo, PI)                                     06/01/06 – 05/31/12

Cardiovascular Risk Disparities: Socio-Emotional Pathways (Nuestra Salud)

Role on the Project: Principal Investigator

This study is designed to investigate the roles of socioeconomic and psychosocial factors in CVD risk in 300 Mexican-American women from the South San Diego community. Women participate in a comprehensive assessment of stress, psychosocial risk and resilient factors, socio-cultural factors, and bio-behavioral markers of cardiovascular risk, and undergo a 2-day assessment of momentary psychosocial experiences and ambulatory blood pressure. The research is collaborative and inter-disciplinary, involving investigators from SDSU’s Department of Psychology and Graduate School of Public Health and UCSD’s School of Medicine.  The data from this study have been reported at multiple regional and national conferences, several manuscripts have been published, and others are under review or in preparation.

 

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Publications past 3 years (student/trainee authors shown in bold)

 

Espinosa de los Monteros, K., Gallo, L. C., & Favela, L. H. (in press). Culture, SES, and health: Mexican-American immigrants in the United States. In K. Koch & C. Reyes (Eds.), Diversity in Human Behavior. London: Worth Publishing.

 

Gallo, L.C., Fortmann, A.L., Roesch, S.C., Barrett-Connor, E., Elder, J.P., Espinosa de los Monteros, K., Shivpuri, S., Mills, P.J., Talavera, G. A., & Matthews, K.A. (in press). Socioeconomic status, psychosocial resources and risk, and cardiometabolic risk in Mexican-American women.  Health Psychology.

 

Gallo, L.C., Barger, S., Brewer, A., & Shivpuri, S. (in press). Socioeconomic status and cardiovascular disease. In Katzel, L.I., Kop, W. J., & Waldstein, S. R. (Eds.), Cardiovascular Behavioral Medicine.  New York: Springer. 

 

Gonzalez, P., Castaneda, S. F., Mills, P. J., Talavera, G. A., Elder, J. P., & Gallo, L. C. (in press). Determinants of breast, cervical and colorectal cancer screening adherence in Mexican American women. Journal of Community Health.

 

Hoerster, K. D., Butler, D. A., Mayer, J. A., Finlayson, T., & Gallo, L.C. (in press). Use of conventional care and complementary/alternative medicine among US adults with arthritis. Preventive Medicine.

 

Smith, T. W., Gallo, L. C., Shivpuri, S., & Brewer, A. (in press). Personality in health: Current issues and emerging perspectives.  In A. Baum, & T. Revenson (Eds.), The Handbook of Health Psychology (2nd Edition). Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.

 

Gallo, L. C., Jiménez, J. A., Shivpuri, S., Espinosa de los Monteros, K., & Mills, P. J.(2011:epub) Domains of chronic stress, lifestyle factors, and allostatic load in middle-aged Mexican-American women.  Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 41(1), 21-31.

 

Linke, S. E., Gallo, L. C., & Norman, G. J. (2011:epub) Attrition and adherence rates of sustained vs. intermittent exercise interventions. Annals of Behavioral Medicine. online May 2011.

 

Shivpuri, S., Gallo, L. C., Crouse, J. C., & Allison, M. (2011:epub) The association between chronic stress type and C-reactive protein in the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA): Does gender make a difference? Journal of Behavioral Medicine, online April 2011.

 

Fortmann, A. L., Gallo, L. C., & Philis-Tsimikas, A. (2011). Glycemic control among Latinos with type 2 diabetes: The role of social-environmental support resources. Health Psychology, 30(3), 251-258.

 

Matthews, K. A., & Gallo, L. C. (2011) Psychological perspectives on pathways linking socioeconomic status and physical health. The Annual Review of Psychology. 62, 501-530.

 

Philis-Tsimikas, A., Fortmann, A.L., Lleva-Ocana, L., Walker, C., & Gallo, L.C. (2011). Peer-led diabetes education programs in high risk Mexican Americans improve glycemic control compared to standard approaches: A Project Dulce™ promotora randomized trial. Diabetes Care, 34(9), 1926-31.

 

Shivpuri, S., Gallo, L. C., Mills, P. J., Matthews, K. A., Elder, J. P., Talavera, G. A. (2011). Trait anger, cynical hostility and inflammation in Latinas: variations by anger type? Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, 25(6), 1256-1263.

 

Espinosa de los Monteros, K., & Gallo, L. C. (2010: epub). The relevance of fatalism in the Study of Latinas’ cancer screening behavior: A systematic review of the literature. International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, online October 2010.

 

Fortmann, A. L., Gallo, L. C., Walker, C., & Philis-Tsimikas, A. (2010). Support for disease management, depression, self-care, and clinical indicators among Latinos with type 2 diabetes in San Diego County, United States. Revista Panamericana de Salud Pública, 28(3), 230-234.

 

Baquero, B., Ayala, G. X., Arredondo, E., Campbell, N. R., Gallo, L. C., & Elder, J. P. (2009). Secretos de la buena vida: Processes of dietary change via a tailored nutrition communication intervention for Latinas. Health Education Research, 24, 855-866.

 

Bothwell, E. K. G., Ayala, G. X., Conway, T. L., Rock, C. L., Gallo, L. C., & Elder, J. P. (2009). Underreporting of food intake among Mexican/Mexican-American women: Rates and correlates. Journal of the American Dietetic Association, 109(4), 624-632.

 

Brondolo, E., Gallo, L. C., & Myers, H. F. (2009). Race, racism and health: Disparities, mechanisms, and interventions. Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 32(1), 1-8.

 

Davis, D. P., Jandrisevits, M. D., Iles, S., Weber, T. R., & Gallo, L. C.  (2009). Demographic, socioeconomic, and psychological factors related to medication non-adherence among emergency department patients. Journal of Emergency Medicine, online May 2009.  

 

Gallo, L. C. (2009). The reserve capacity model as a framework for understanding psychosocial factors in health disparities. Applied Psychology: Health and Well-Being, 1, 62-72.

 

Gallo, L. C., Espinosa de los Monteros, K., Allison, M., Diez-Roux, A., Polak, J. F., Watson, K. E., & Morales, L. S. (2009). Do socioeconomic gradients in subclinical atherosclerosis vary according to acculturation level? Analyses of Mexican-Americans in the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis. Psychosomatic Medicine, 7(7), 756-762.

 

Gallo, L. C., Espinosa de los Monteros, K., & Shivpuri, S. (2009). Socioeconomic status and health: What is the role of reserve capacity? Current Directions in Psychological Science 18(5), 269-274.

 

Gallo, L. C., Penedo, F. J., Espinosa de los Monteros, K., & Arguelles, W. (2009). Resiliency in the face of disadvantage: Do Hispanic cultural characteristics protect health outcomes? Journal of Personality, 77(6), 1707-1746.

 

Larios, S. E., Davis, J. N., Gallo, L. C., Heinrich, J., & Talavera, G. (2009). Concerns about stigma, social support and quality of life in low-income HIV positive Hispanics.  Ethnicity and Disease 19(1), 65-70.

 

Vranceanu, A. M., Gallo, L. C., & Bogart, L. M. (2009). Depressive symptoms and momentary affect: The role of social interaction variables. Depression and Anxiety, 26(5), 464-470.

 

Barger, S. D. & Gallo, L. C. (2008). Ability of ethnic self-identification to partition modifiable health risk among US residents of Mexican ancestry. American Journal of Public Health, 98(11), 1971-1978.

 

Espinosa de los Monteros, K., Gallo, L. C., Elder, J. P., & Talavera, G. A.  (2008). Individual and area-based indicators of acculturation and the metabolic syndrome in low income Mexican-American women. American Journal of Public Health, 98(11), 1979-1986.

 

Matthews, K. A., Räikkönen, K., Gallo, L. C., & Kuller, L. H. (2008). Association between socioeconomic status and incident metabolic syndrome in women: Testing the reserve capacity model. Health Psychology, 27(5), 576-583.

 

Presentations past 3 years (student/trainee authors shown in bold)

 

Albrecht, S.S., Diez Roux, A.V., Gallo, L.C., Kandula, N.R., Osypuk, T.L., Ni, H., Shrager, S. (2011, June) Influence of the neighborhood environment on waist size over time among immigrants to the U.S.: The Multi-ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis, Third Annual North American Congress of Epidemiology Conference; Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

 

Euyoque, J. A., Fortmann, A. L., Gallo, L.C., & Phillis-Tsimikas, A. (2011, April). The effects of a culturally tailored, peer-led intervention on self-care and support for disease management among Latinos with type 2 diabetes. Poster session at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Behavioral Medicine, Washington, D.C.

 

Shivpuri S., Gallo, L. C., (2011, March). Nocturnal blood pressure dipping is associated with metabolic syndrome in high acculturated but not low acculturated Mexican-American women. Poster session at the American Heart Association’s Joint Conference - Nutrition, Physical Activity and Metabolism/Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology and Prevention, 2011 Scientific Sessions, Atlanta, GA.

 

Talavera, G. A., LaVange, L., Gallo, L. C., Perreira, K., Penedo, F. J.,. Daviglus, M., Sorlie, P., Smoller, S., Schneidermann, N., Kaplan, R., Giachello, A. Aviles-Santa, L., Allison, M., (2011, March). Prevalence of clinical CVD events in the Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos (HCHS/SOL), Panel session at the American Heart Association’s Joint Conference - Nutrition, Physical Activity and Metabolism/Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology and Prevention,  011 Scientific Sessions, Atlanta, GA.

 

Gallo, L.C., (2011, March). Race related health disparities: Paradoxical findings in Latino health, Symposium Chair at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychosomatic Society, San Antonio, TX.

 

Fortmann, A. L., Gallo, L. C., Espinosa de los Monteros, K., Shivpuri, S., Mills, P. J., & Matthews, K. A. (2011, March). Socioeconomic status and cardiometabolic risk in middle-aged Mexican-American women. Symposium presentation at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychosomatic Society, San Antonio, TX.

 

Shivpuri, S., Gallo, L. C., Espinosa de los Monteros, K., Fortmann, A. L., Talavera, G., & Matthews, K. A. (2011, March). Environmental influences on cardiovascular disease risk: Objective versus subjective neighborhood characteristics in relation to metabolic syndrome factors in Mexican-American women. Poster session at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychosomatic Society, San Antonio, TX.

 

Espinosa de los Monteros, K., Gallo, L. C., Fortmann, A. L., Shivpuri, S., Mills, P. J., Barrett-Conner, E., & Matthews, K. A. (2011, March). Individual and area socioeconomic status and inflammatory markers of cardiovascular disease risk in Mexican-American women. Poster session at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychosomatic Society, San Antonio, TX

 

*Nuñez, M. A., Gallo, L. C., & Gonzalez, P. (2010, August). Depression and cardiovascular disease risk indicators. Paper presentation at the 2010 UCSD Summer Research Conference, San Diego, CA.  (*Health Careers Opportunities Program Scholar).

 

*Quintero, C. A., Gallo, L. C., & Fortmann, A. (2010, August). Health disparities: Socioeconomic status and type 2 diabetes risk in Mexican-American women. Paper presentation at the 2010 UCSD Summer Research Conference, San Diego, CA.  (*McNair Scholar Program).

 

*Quintero, C. A., Gallo, L. C., Espinosa de los Monteros, K., Davila-Fraga, W., Talavera, G. A., & Elder, J. P. (2010, April). Depression, anxiety, and diurnal blood pressure in middle aged Mexican-American women. Poster presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Cancun, Mexico.  (*McNair Scholar Program).

 

Brewer, A. L., Gallo, L. C., & Philis-Tsimikas, A. (2010, March). Support for disease management among Latinos with type 2 diabetes. Paper presentation at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychosomatic Society, Portland, OR.

 

Espinosa de los Monteros, K., Gallo, L. C., Elder, J. P., & Talavera, G. A. (2010, March). Fatalism and physiological dysregulation associated with cumulative stress in Mexican-American women of varied socioeconomic backgrounds.  Poster presentation at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychosomatic Society, Portland, OR.

 

Jiménez, J. A., Mills, P. J., Shivpuri, S., Espinosa de los Monteros, K., & Gallo, L. C. (2010, March). Chronic stress, lifestyle factors, and allostatic load in Mexican-American women. Paper presentation at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychosomatic Society, Portland, OR.

 

Shivpuri, S., Mills, P. J., Lopez, C., & Gallo, L. C. (2010, March).  Anger, hostility, and inflammation: A possible path to cardiovascular disease risk?  Poster presentation at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychosomatic Society, Portland, OR.

 

Brewer, A. L., Gallo, L. C., Walker, C., & Philis-Tsimikas, A. (2009, November). Predictors of disease-management and glycemic control among Latinos with type 2 diabetes: A social-ecological perspective. Paper presentation at the Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association, Philadelphia, PA.

 

Jiménez, J. A., Espinosa de los Monteros, K., Mills, P. J., Elder, J. P., & Gallo, L. C. (2009, November). Evaluating associations between fatalism and mastery, and a physiological indicator of stress in Mexican-American women living in the border region of San Diego, California. Paper presentation at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Public Health, Philadelphia, PA.

 

Jiménez, J.A., Mills, P.J., Elder, J.P., & Gallo, L.C. (2009, November). Assessing multiple dimensions of perceived ethnic discrimination and neuroendocrine biomarkers in Mexican-American women. Paper presentation at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Public Health, Philadelphia, PA.

 

Shivpuri, S., Mills, P. J., & Gallo, L. C. (2009, November). Going beyond obstructive sleep apnea syndrome: The relationship between daytime sleepiness and metabolic syndrome in Mexican-American women. Poster presentation at the 2009 Scientific Sessions of the American Heart Association, Orlando, FL. 

 

Espinosa de los Monteros, K., Gallo, L.C., Barrett-Connor, E., Matthews, K., & Davila-Fraga, W.  (2009, October).  Menopausal status and diurnal blood pressure variation in middle-aged Mexican-American women.  Poster presentation at the meeting of the North American Menopause Society, San Diego, CA. 

 

Gallo, L. C., Espinosa de los Monteros., K, Davila-Fraga, W., Barrett-Connor, E., & Matthews, K. A. (2009, September). Menopausal status and metabolic syndrome prevalence in Mexican American women.  Poster presentation at the meeting of the North American Menopause Society, San Diego, CA.

 

*Lopez, C., Gallo, L.C., Shivpuri, S., & Espinosa de los Monteros, K. (2009, August).  Anger, hostility, and neuroendocrine allostatic load in Mexican-American women. Paper presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Advancing Hispanic/Chicanos and Native Americans in Science, San Diego, CA. (*McNair Scholar Program).

 

Brewer, A. L., Gallo, L. C., & Philis-Tsimikas, A. (2009, March). Achieving and sustaining glycemic control among Latinos with type 2 diabetes. Poster presentation at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychosomatic Society, Chicago, IL.

 

Espinosa de los Monteros, K., Gallo, L. C., Elder, J. P., Talavera, G. A., Shivpuri, S., Collazo, A., & Skale, K. (2009, March). Acculturation and metabolic syndrome risk in Mexican-American women. Poster presentation at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychosomatic Society, Chicago, IL. (Selected for student travel award).

 

Gallo, L. C., Espinosa de los Monteros, K., Matthews, K. A., Mills, P. J., Shivpuri, S., & Davila-Fraga, W. (2009, March). Objective and subjective social status and inflammation in Mexican-American women. Poster presentation at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychosomatic Society, Chicago, IL. (Selected as citation poster).

 

Shivpuri, S., Gallo, L. C., Allison, M., & Crouse, J. R. (2009, March). Chronic stress and cardiovascular disease risk: Do gender and stress type make a difference? Poster presentation at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychosomatic Society, Chicago, IL. (Selected as a citation poster).

 

Shivpuri, S., Gallo, L. C., Allison, M., & Crouse, J. R. (2009, February) Does gender matter? The relationship between chronic stress type and risk for heart disease. Poster presentation at the 2009 San Diego State University Student Research Symposium. (Provost Award for Outstanding Poster).

 

Barger, S. D., & Gallo, L. C. (2008, October). Variation in serious mental illness among Hispanic national origin groups: Evidence from the National Health Interview Survey.  Paper presentation at the Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association, San Diego, CA.

 

Larios, S. K., Espinosa de los Monteros, K., Ferent, V., & Gallo, L. C.  (2008, August). Validation of the Center for Epidemiological Studies Depression Scale: Revision, Spanish translation, in Latinas. Poster presentation at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association, San Francisco, CA.

 

*Camacho, L., Larios, S. K., Gallo, L. C., & Talavera, G. A. (2008, March). Disease adaptation and health outcomes in HIV-positive Hispanics.  Poster presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Behavioral Medicine, San Diego, CA. (*Career Opportunities in Research Program).

 

Espinosa de los Monteros, K., Gallo, L. C., Davila-Fraga, W., Collazo, A., Skale, K., Elder, J. P., & Talavera, G. A. (2008, March). Cultural influences on metabolic syndrome risk among middle-aged Mexican-American women living near the Mexico-California border. Poster presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Behavioral Medicine, San Diego, CA.

 

Gallo, L. C. (Chair), Schneiderman, N., Talavera, G. A., Gellman, M. D., & Elder, J. P. (2008, March). Looking into the future: Examining the health of Hispanics in the United States. Symposium chair at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Behavioral Medicine, San Diego, CA.

 

Shivpuri, S., Gallo, L. C., Talavera, G. A., Elder, J. P., Davila-Fraga, W., & *Camacho, L. (2008, March). The relationship between neighborhood stress and cardiovascular disease risk in Latinas. Poster presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Behavioral Medicine, San Diego, CA. (*Career Opportunities in Research Program).

 

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Current Graduate Students (Program) /Thesis or Dissertation Title

 

Former Graduate Students (Program, Graduation Date)/Thesis Title/Current Position

·         Karla Espinosa de los Monteros (SDSU/UCSD Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology, 2011)/ Acculturation, Behavioral Risk Factors, and Cardio-Metabolic Dysfunction in Mexican-American Women living in a Border Region/ Postdoctoral Fellow, Biobehavioral Issues in Mental and Physical Health, UCLA.

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Links

 

Psychology, General:

American Psychological Association: www.apa.org

Western Psychological Association: http://www.westernpsych.org/

 

Health Psychology:

Division 38 (Health Psychology), American Psychological Association: http://www.health-psych.org/

Society for Behavioral Medicine: http://www.sbm.org/

American Psychosomatic Society: http://www.psychosomatic.org/

 

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