Ruiz - CV

JOHN M. RUIZ, Ph.D.

 

Associate Professor
 

Department of Psychology

Office: 520-621-2177

University of Arizona

Fax: 520-621-9306

1503 E University Blvd

E-mail: JohnRuiz@email.arizona.edu

Tucson, AZ 85721

 

 

ACADEMIC EMPLOYMENT

2015 – Present Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Arizona

2014-2015       Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, University of North Texas

2008-2014       Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, University of North Texas

2004-2008       Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Washington State University

 

Additional Appointments

Adjunct Faculty, Department of Family Studies, University of Arizona

Member, Sarver Heart Institute, University of Arizona

Member, Arizona Center on Aging, University of Arizona

Pending, Member UA Center for Border Health

 

EDUCATION/TRAINING

2012-2013       NIH/NHLBI R25 “PRIDE” Programs to Increase Diversity among Individuals Engaged in Health-Related Research Summer Institute on Mentoring Researchers in Latino Health Disparities

San Diego State University

5R25HL105430-02 (PIs: Elder, J., Talavera, G.)

 

2002-2004       Postdoctoral Fellow

Cardiovascular Behavioral Medicine

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Mentor: Karen A. Matthews, Ph.D.

2T32HL007560-21 (PI: Matthews, KA)

 

2001-2002            Clinical Psychology Internship

Western Psychiatric Institute & Clinics

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Co-Directors:  Paul Pilkonis, Ph.D., Marsha Marcus, Ph.D.

5T32MH018269-17 (PI: Pilkonis, PA)

 

1996-2003            Doctorate of Philosophy

Clinical Psychology with Health Specialty

University of Utah

Doctoral Dissertation: “Anger expression as social influence: Effects on cardiovascular reactivity and recovery, and the impact on rumination.”

Major Advisor: Timothy W. Smith, Ph.D.

 

1994-1996            Masters of Arts

Clinical Psychology

University of Colorado, Colorado Springs

 

1986-1991            Bachelor of Arts

Psychology

University of California, Santa Barbara

 

SELECT INDIVIDUAL RECOGNITIONS

2016    Fellow, American Psychological Association (APS)

2015    Fellow, Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research (ABMR)

2014    NIH Loan Repayment Program (Health Disparities Research, NIMHD); Renewed in 2016

2012    Competitive Funding Award, University of North Texas

2006    Psi Chi Faculty Excellence Award, Washington State University

2001    B. Jack White Graduate Career Award, University of Utah

2000    Presidential Fellowship Award, University of Utah

 

RESEARCH PROFILE

 

Member/Affiliate Investigator

Title:               Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos

Sponsor:          National Heart, Lung, & Blood Institute (NHLBI), National Institutes of Health

 

Title:               Multi Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA), Hispanic Health Working Group

Sponsor:          National Heart, Lung, & Blood Institute (NHLBI), National Institutes of Health

 

Grant Funding - Active

Title:   Sleep and cardiometabolic health disparities at the US/Mexico Border: The Nogales Cardiometabolic Health and Sleep (NoCHeS) study (1R01MD011600): PI (Grandner)

Role:   Co-Investigator

Sponsor:          National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI)

Amount:          $3,691,779

Dates: 2018- 2022

 

Title:   Sleep and vaccine responses in nurses (SAV-RN; 1R01AI128359-01): PIs (Taylor, Kelly)

Role:   Consultant

Sponsor:          National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)

Amount:          $2,194,247

Dates: 2017- 2020

 

Grant Funding - Completed

Title:   Examining racial/ethnic variations in hospital utilization trends in Arizona. Do Hispanics have an in-hospital survival and recovery advantage?

Role:   Principal Investigator

Sponsor:          University of Arizona Health Sciences Health Data and Analytics Award

Amount:          $10,000

Dates: July 2, 2016-June 30, 2017

 

Title:   Social Vigilance and Atherosclerotic Risk (1R01HL109340)

Role:   Principal Investigator

Sponsor:          National Heart, Lung, & Blood Institute (NHLBI)

Amount:          $1,634,005

Dates: July 1, 2012-April 30, 2015

No cost extension: May 1, 2015 – April 30, 2016

 

Title:   Do Hispanics have a recovery advantage in Dallas County? Racial and ethnic variations in longitudinal hospitalization usage patterns in the Parkland safety-net system.

Role:   Co-Investigator (Lee)

Sponsor:          University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Amount:          $50,000

Dates: July 1, 2014-June 30, 2016

 

Title:   Racial and ethnic variations in longitudinal hospitalization usage Patterns: Do Hispanics have a recovery advantage? (2012-2013)

Role:   Principal Investigator

Sponsor:          University of North Texas

Amount:          $7,500

 

Title:   Reducing Hyperarousal with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (2010-2011)

Role:   Co-Investigator

Sponsor:          University of North Texas

Amount:          $7,500

 

Title:   Project First Heart: Emotional and Physical Responses following a first Cardiac Hospitalization (2009)

Role:   Principal Investigator

Sponsor:          University of North Texas

Amount:          $1,000

 

Title:   Racial and Ethnic Variations in Hospital Recovery: Is There a Recovery Advantage Underlying the Hispanic Mortality Paradox? (2008-2009)

Role:   Principal Investigator

Sponsor:          University of North Texas

Amount:          $4,000

 

Title:   Establishment of the Biobehavioral Research Unit (2008-2009)

Role:   Principal Investigator

Sponsor:          University of North Texas

Amount:          $21,000

 

Title:   Personality, Social Vigilance, and Inflammation Markers for Cardiovascular Disease Risk: The SHAPE Study. (2005-2006).

Role:   Principal Investigator

Sponsor:          Washington State University

Amount:          $20,000

 

Title:   Personality, Social Relationships, and Health Following Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery: A 10-Year Prospective Study. (2002-2005).

Role:   Principal Investigator

Sponsor:          Pittsburgh Mind Body Center (PMBC)

Amount:          $15,000

 

EDITED SPECIAL ISSUES

Ruiz, J. M., & Brondolo, E. (2016). Co-edited Special Issue of Health Psychology. Disparities in Cardiovascular Health. Health Psychology, 35(4). April.

 

Ruiz, J. M. (2016). Special Issue of Journal of Latina/o Psychology. Latino Physical Health: Disparities, Paradoxes, and Future Directions. Journal of Latina/o Psychology, 4(2). May.

 

PUBLICATIONS In Press and Published:

Valdez, L. A., Garcia, D. O., Ruiz, J. M., Oren, E., & Carvajal, S. (In press). Exploring Structural, Sociocultural, and Individual Barriers to Alcohol Abuse Treatment Among Hispanic Men. American Journal of Men’s Health.

 

Bourassa, K. J., Ruiz, J. M., & Sbarra, D. A. (In press). Smoking and physical activity explain the increased mortality risk following marital separation and divorce: evidence from the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing (ELSA). Annals of Behavioral Medicine.

 

Ruiz, J. M., Steffen, P., Doyle, C. Y., Flores, M. A., Price, S. N. (In Press). Socioeconomic status and health. In T. Revenson and R. Gurung (Eds)., Handbook of Health Psychology, 3rd edition. Lawrence Erlbaum Associates: Mahwah, NJ.

 

Valdez, L. A., Flores, M., Garcia, D. O., Ruiz, J. M., Oren, E., & Carvajal, S. (2018). Gender and cultural adaptations for diversity: a systematic review of alcohol and substance abuse interventions for Latino males. Substance use and misuse, 53, 1608-1623.

 

Ruiz, J. M., Sbarra, D., & Steffen, P. (2018). The impact of the Hispanic paradox on stress psychophysiology: a review with conceptual considerations and a call for research.  International Journal of Psychophysiology.

 

Hernandez, R., Gonzalez, H. M., Tarraf, W., Moskowitz, J. T., Carnethon, M. R., Gallo, L. C., Penedo, F. J., Isasi, C. R., Ruiz, J. M., Arguelles, W., Buelna, C., Davis, S., Gonzalez, F., McCurley, J. L., Wu, D., & Daviglus, M. L. (2018). The association of disposition optimism and life’s simple 7’s cardiovascular health index: results from the Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos (HCHS/SOL) sociocultural ancillary study (SCAS). BMJ Open.

 

Ruiz, J. M., Doyle, C. Y., Flores, M. A., Price, S. N. (In Press). Gender and racial/ethnic differences in CVD risk: behavioral and psychosocial risk and resilience. In J. Mehta and J. McSweeney (Eds.), Gender Differences in the Pathogenesis and Management of Heart Disease. New York: Springer.

 

Dietch, J. J., Taylor, D. J., Uchino, B. N., Smith, T. W., Allison, M., Ahn, C., Johnson, J., Smyth, J. M. & Ruiz, J. M. (2017). Gender and racial/ethnic differences in sleep duration in the North Texas Heart Study. Sleep Health, 3, 324-327.

 

Van Tongeren, D. R., Hook, J. N., Ramos, M. J., Edwards, M., Worthington, E. L., Jr., Davis, D. E., Ruiz, J. M., Reid, C. A., Garthe, R. C., Nonterah, C. W., Cowden, R. G., Opare-Henaku, A., Connelly, R., Omoruyi, O., Nkomo, T. S., Osae-Larbi, J. A. (2017). The complementarity of humility hypothesis: Individual, relational, and physiological effects of mutually humble partners. The Journal of Positive Psychology.

 

Ruiz, J. M., Taylor, D. J., Uchino, B. N., Smith, T. W., Allison, M., Ahn, C., Johnson, J., & Smyth, J. M. (2017). Evaluating the longitudinal risk of social vigilance on atherosclerosis: Study protocol for the North Texas Heart Study. BMJ Open. 0:e017345. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2017-017345

 

Zawadzki, M., Smyth, J. M., Sliwinski, M. J., Ruiz, J. M., & Gerin, W. (2017). Revisiting the Lack of Association between Affect and Physiology: Contrasting Between-Person and Within-Person Analyses. Health Psychology, 36, 811-818.

Ruiz, J. M., *Garcia, J. J., & Prather, C. C. (2017). Cardiovascular disease: psychological and behavioral factors. In A. E. Wenzel, D. G. Friedman-Wheeler, and E. Flannery-Schroeder (Eds), The SAGE Encyclopedia of Abnormal and Clinical Psychology. Sage: CA

Ruiz, J. M. & *Goans, C. (2017). Hostility and health. In A. E. Wenzel, D. G. Friedman-Wheeler, and E. Flannery-Schroeder (Eds), The SAGE Encyclopedia of Abnormal and Clinical Psychology. Sage: CA

Hook, J. N., Boan, D., Davis, D. E., Aten, J. D., Ruiz, J. M., & Maryon, T. (2016). Cultural humility and hospital safety culture. Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings. DOI 10.1007/s10880-016-9741-x

 

Smith, T. W., Williams, P. G., & Ruiz, J. M. (2016). Clinical health psychology. In J. C. Norcross, G. R. VandenBox, and D. K., Freedheim (Eds), APA Handbook of Clinical Psychology, Volume I. Clinical Psychology: Roots and Branches. American Psychological Association; Washington, DC. 

Ruiz, J. M., Hamann, H. H., O’Connor, M. F., & Mehl, M. (2016). The Hispanic Health Paradox:  From Epidemiological Phenomenon to Contribution Opportunities for Psychological Science. Group Processes & Intergroup Relations, 19, 462-476.

Balfour, P. C. Jr., Ruiz, J. M., Talavera, G. A., Allison, M. A., & Rodriguez, C. J. (2016). Cardiovascular disease in Hispanics/Latinos in the United States. Journal of Latina/o Psychology, 4, 98-113

Ruiz, J. M., Campos, B., & Garcia, J. J. (2016). Introduction to the Special Issue Latino physical health: disparities, paradoxes, and future directions. Journal of Latina/o Psychology, 4, 61-66.

Ruiz, J. M., & Brondolo, E. (2016). Introduction to the Special Issue disparities in cardiovascular disease risk: examining contributions of social and behavioral factors. Health Psychology, 35(4), 309-312.

Uchino, B.N., Ruiz, J.M., Smith, T.W., Smyth, J.M., Taylor, D.J., Allison, M., & Ahn, C. (2016).  Ethnic/Racial differences in the association between social support and levels of C-reactive proteins in the North Texas Heart Study.  Psychophysiology, 53(1), 64-70.

Heffel, C. Riggs, S., Ruiz, J., & Ruggles, M. (2015). The aftermath of a suicide cluster in the age of online social networking: a qualitative analysis of adolescent grief reactions. Contemporary School Psychology, 19(4), 286-299.

 

Uchino, B. M., Ruiz, J. M., Smith, T. W., Smyth, J. M., Taylor, D. J., Allison, M., & Ahn, C. (2015). The strength of family ties: perceptions of network relationship quality and levels of c-reactive proteins in the North Texas Heart Study. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 49(5), 776-781.

Pruitt, S. L., Lee, S. C., Tiro, J., Xuan, L., Ruiz, J. M., & Inrig, S. (2015). Residential racial segregation and mortality among Black White, and Hispanic urban breast cancer patients in Texas, 1995-2009. Cancer, 121(11), 1845-1855.

 *Marczyk, K. D., Taylor, D. J., Petrie, T., Martin, S., Greenleaf, C., *Dietch, J. R., & Ruiz, J. M. (2015). Adolescent sleep disparities: gender and racial/ethnic differences. Sleep Health, 1, 36-39.

 

*Farrell, J. E., Hook, J. N., *Ramos, M., Davis, D. E., Van Tongeren, D. R., & Ruiz, J. M. (2015). Humility and relationship outcomes in couples: the mediating role of commitment. Couple and Family Psychology, 4, 14-26.

Ruiz, J. M., Hamann, H. A., *Garcia, J. J., & Craddock Lee, S. J. (2014). The psychology of health: physical health and the role of culture and behavior in Mexican Americans. In Y. Caldera and E. Lindsey (Eds.), Handbook of Mexican American Children and Families: Multidisciplinary Perspectives. Routledge Press.

*Jordan, K., Masters, K. S., *Hooker, S. A., Ruiz, J. M., Smith, T. W. (2014). An interpersonal approach to religiousness and spirituality: Implications for health and well-being. Journal of Personality, 82, 418-431.

Ruiz, J. M., Hamann, H. A., Lewis, S., Prather, C. C., Garcia, J. J., & Santini, N. O. (2014). Racial/ethnic differences in 12-month in-hospital survival and hospital utilization trends: Evidence for a Hispanic survival and recovery advantage. Journal of Latina/o Psychology, 2, 92-102.

Ruiz, J. M., Gallardo, M. E., & Delgado-Romero, E. (2013). Latinas/os and Immigration Reform: A Commentary to, “Crossroads: The Psychology of Immigration in the New Century” – The Report of the APA Presidential Task Force on Immigration. Journal of Latina/o Psychology, 1, 149-154.

 

Smith, T. W., Ruiz, J. M., *Cundiff, J. M., Baron, K. G., Nealey-Moore, J. B. (2013). Optimism and pessimism in social contexts: An interpersonal perspective on resilience and risk. Journal of Research in Personality, 47, 553-562

 

Ruiz, J. M., Steffen, P., & Smith, T. B. (2013).  The Hispanic mortality paradox: A systematic review and meta-analysis of the longitudinal literature. American Journal of Public Health, 103, e1-e9.

 

Ruiz, J. M., *Garza, M., & *Smith, L. M. (2012). Latino health. In M. D. Gellman and J. R. Turner (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Behavioral Medicine. Springer: New York, NY.

 

Ruiz, J. M., *Prather, C. C., & *Kauffman, E. E. (2012). Social support and health. In M. D. Gellman and J. R. Turner (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Behavioral Medicine. Springer: New York, NY.

 

Ruiz, J. M., Steffen, P., & *Prather, C. C. (2012). Socioeconomic status and health. In A. Baum, T. A. Revenson, and J. E. Singer (Eds.), Handbook of Health Psychology. Lawrence Erlbaum Associates: Mahwah, NJ.

                               

Ruiz, J. M., & Steffen, P. (2011). Latino Health. In H. S. Friedman (Ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Health Psychology. Oxford University Press: New York.

 

*Hutchinson, J. G., & Ruiz, J. M. (2011). Neuroticism and cardiovascular response in women: Evidence of effects on blood pressure recovery. Journal of Personality, 29, 277-302.

 

*Terrill, A. L., Ruiz, J. M., & Garofalo, J. P. (2010). Look on the Bright Side: Do the benefits of Optimism Depend on the Social Nature of the Stressor? Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 30, 399-414.

 

Uchino, B. N., Ruiz, J. M., & Holt-Lunstad, J. (2009). Stress. In D. Sanders and K. R. Scherer (Eds.), Oxford Companion to Emotion and Affective Sciences. New York University Press.

 

Ruiz, J. M., *Hutchinson, J. G., & *Terrill, A. (2008). For better and worse: Social influences on coronary heart disease. Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 2, 1400-1414.

 

Hamann, H. A., Smith, T. W., Smith, K. R., Ruiz, J. M., Kircher, J. C., & Botkin, J. R. (2008). Interpersonal responses among sibling dyads tested for BRCA1BRCA2 gene mutations. Health Psychology, 27, 100-109.

 

Smith, J. L., & Ruiz, J. M. (2007). Interpersonal orientation in context: Interpersonal Circumplex and Five-Factor Model Correlates and Effects of Social Match and Mismatch on Intrinsic Motivation and Cardiovascular Responses. Journal of Personality, 75, 679-708.

 

Ruiz, J. M., Hamann, H. A., Coyne, J, & Compare, A. (2006). In sickness and in health: Interpersonal risk and resilience in cardiovascular disease. In E. Molinari, A. Compare, and G. Parati (Eds.), Clinical psychology and heart disease. (pp. 233-272). Springer: New York.

 

Compare, A., Molinari, E., Ruiz, J. M., Hamann, H. A., & Coyne, J. (2006). Relazione di coppia e fattori rischio in pasienti cardiopaticia. In, E. Molinari, A. Compare, and G. Parati (Eds.), Mente & Cuore. Clinica psicologica della malattia cardiaca. Springer: New York.

 

Ruiz, J. M., Matthews, K. A., Scheier, M. F., & Schulz, R. (2006). Does whom you marry matter for your health? Influence of Patient’s and Spouse’s Personality on their Partner’s Psychological Well-being Following Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. 91, 255-267.

 

Ruiz, J. M., Uchino, B. N, & Smith, T. W. (2006). Hostility and Sex differences in the magnitude, duration, and determinants of heart rate responses to forehead cold pressor: Parasympathetic aspects of risk. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 60, 274-283.

 

Smith, T. W., Glazer, K., Ruiz, J. M., & Gallo, L. C. (2004). Hostility, anger, aggressiveness and coronary heart disease: An interpersonal perspective on personality, emotion, and health. Journal of Personality, 72, 1217-1270.

 

Smith, T. W., Ruiz, J. M., & Uchino, B. N. (2004). Mental activation of supportive ties, hostility, and cardiovascular reactivity to laboratory stress in young men and women. Health Psychology, 23, 476-485.

 

Ruiz, J. M. (2004). Hostility and Health. In A. Christensen, R. Martin, and J. Smyth (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Health Psychology. Plenum.

 

Ruiz, J. M. (2004). The Cook-Medley Hostility Scale: Psychometrics and Applications in the Study of Health and Disease. In A. Christensen, R. Martin, and J. Smyth (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Health Psychology. Plenum.

 

Smith, T. W., & Ruiz, J. M. (2004). Personality theory and research in the study of health and behavior. In T. J. Bell (Series Ed.) R. G. Frank, A. Baum, and J. Wallander (Volume Eds.), Handbook of Clinical Health Psychology (Vol 3; pp. 143-199). American Psychological Association; Washington, DC. 

 

Smith, T. W., Gallo, L. C., & Ruiz, J. M. (2003). Toward a social psychophysiology of cardiovascular reactivity: Interpersonal concepts and methods in the study of stress and coronary disease. In J. Suls and K. Wallston (Eds.), Social psychological foundations of health and illness (pp. 335-366). Malden, MA: Blackwell.

 

Gallo, L. C., Smith, T. W., & Ruiz, J. M. (2003). An interpersonal analysis of the association between attachment and developmental interpersonal experiences, self-representations and personality attributes in adulthood. Journal of Personality, 71, 141-181.

 

Smith, T. W., & Ruiz, J. M. (2002). Psychosocial influences on the development and course of coronary heart disease: Current status and implications for research and practice. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 70, 548-568.

 

Smith, T. W., & Ruiz, J. M. (2002). Psychosocial factors in the management of coronary heart disease. In A. Christensen and M. Antoni (Eds.), Chronic physical disorders: Behavioral medicine’s perspective (pp.83-111). Blackwell Publishing, UK.

 

Ruiz, J. M., Smith, T. W., & Rhodewalt, F. (2001). Distinguishing narcissism and hostility: Similarities and differences in interpersonal circumplex and five-factor correlates. Journal of Personality Assessment, 76, 537-555.

 

Smith, T. W., Ruiz, J. M., & Uchino, B. N. (2000). Vigilance, incentive, and cardiovascular reactivity in social interactions. Health Psychology, 19, 382-392.

 

Benight, C. C., Freyaldenhoven, R., Hughes, J., Ruiz, J. M., Zoesche, T. A., Lovallo, W., & Nixon, S. J. (2000). Coping self-efficacy and psychological distress following the Oklahoma City Bombing: A longitudinal analysis. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 30, 1331-1344.

 

Smith, T.W., & Ruiz, J. M. (1999). Methodological issues in adult health psychology. In P.C. Kendall, J.N. Butcher, and G.N. Holmbeck (Eds.), Handbook of Research Methods in Clinical Psychology. John Wiley & Sons, NY.

 

Abstracts for Referred Conference Presentations

Ruiz, J. M., Ethnic differences in Arizona hospital utilization trends: population-level evidence for a broader Hispanic health paradox. Paper presented at the 39th Annual Meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, April 2018, New Orleans, LA.

Knowles, L. M., Ruiz, J. M., O’Connor, M.F. (2018). A systematic review of the association between bereavement and biomarkers of immune function. Presented at the 76th Annual Meeting of the American Psychosomatic Society, March 2018, Louisville, KY.

Bourassa, K. J., Ruiz, J. M., Sbarra, D. A. (2018). Smoking and physical activity explain increased mortality risk following marital dissolution: evidence from the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing (ELSA). Paper presented at the 76th Annual Meeting of the American Psychosomatic Society, March 2018, Louisville, KY.

Ruiz, J. M., Sbarra, D. A., Steffen, P. (2018). Stress exposure and the Hispanic health paradox: sociocultural resilience pathways and a call for research. Paper presented at the 76th Annual Meeting of the American Psychosomatic Society, March 2018, Louisville, KY.

Charak, R., Hirai, M., Smith, T. W., Ruiz, J., Dietch, J. R., & Taylor, D. (2017, November). Assessing the dimensionality of Posttraumatic stress disorder and its association with insomnia. Poster session presented at the 51st Annual Meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT), San Diego, California.

Bourassa, K., Ruiz, J. M., Sbarra, D., Ahn, C., Allison, M., Smith, T. W., Smyth, J. Taylor, D. J., & Uchino, B. N. (2017). Marital status moderates the association of vigilance and ambulatory blood pressure. Poster presented at the 38th Annual Meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, March, 2017, San Diego, CA.

Doyle, C., K., Flores, M., Ahn, C., Allison, M., Smith, T. W., Smyth, J., Taylor, D. J., Uchino, B. N., & Ruiz, J. M. (2017). A Good Night’s Sleep May Lower the Pressure: Actigraphy-Assessed Sleep Efficacy and Ambulatory Blood Pressure in a Community Sample. Poster presented at the 38th Annual Meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, March, 2017, San Diego, CA.

Flores, M., Ruiz, J. M., Goans, C., Butler, E., Hirai, M., & Smith, T. W. (2017). Ethnic Differences in Social Networks and Support: Measurement Considerations, and Implications for Disparities Research. Poster presented at the 38th Annual Meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, March, 2017, San Diego, CA.

Garcia, J. J., Ruiz, J. M., Ahn, C., Allison, M., Smith, T. W., Smyth, J. Taylor, D. J., & Uchino, B. N. (2017). Racial/Ethnic Differences in Subclinical Atherosclerosis in the North Texas Heart Study. Poster presented at the 38th Annual Meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, March, 2017, San Diego, CA.

Ruiz, J. M., Garcia, J. J., Flores, M., Ahn, C., Allison, M., Smith, T. W., Smyth, J. Taylor, D. J., & Uchino, B. N. (2017) Racial/Ethnic Differences in Progression of Subclinical Atherosclerosis in the North Texas Heart Study. Poster presented at the 38th Annual Meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, March, 2017, San Diego, CA.

Ruiz, J. M., Uchino, B. N., Garcia, J., Goans, C., Smith, T. W., Smyth, J. M., Taylor, D. J., Allison, M., & Ahn, C. (2016). Married with children; are children pro or anti-inflammatory agents?  Paper presented at the 74th American Psychosomatic Meeting, March, 2016, Denver, CO.

Dietch, J. R., Taylor, D. J., Ahn, C., Allison, M., Smith, T. W., Smyth, J. M., Uchino, B. N., & Ruiz, J. M. (2016). Racial/ethnic and sex differences in objective sleep in a diverse community sample. Poster presented at the 74th American Psychosomatic Meeting, March, 2016, Denver, CO.

Dietch, J. R., Taylor, D. J., Ahn, C., Allison, M., Smith, T. W., Smyth, J. M., Uchino, B. N., & Ruiz, J. M. (2015). Validation of a brief measure of self-reported insomnia, sleep apnea, and sleep duration: The Brief Sleep Questionnaire (BSQ). Poster presented at the 36th Annual Meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, April, 2015, San Antonio, TX.

Garcia, J., Uchino, B. N., Goans, C., Smith, T. W., Smyth, J. M., Taylor, D. J., Allison, M., Ahn, C., & Ruiz, J. M. (2015). Ethnic/racial differences in social support and levels of c-reactive proteins in the North Texas Heart Study. Poster presented at the36th Annual Meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, April, 2015, San Antonio, TX.

Pruitt, S. L., Lee, S. C., Ruiz, J. M., Tiro, J. A (2014). Examining the Latina paradox: Impact of neighborhood Latina density on breast cancer survival in Texas. Poster presented at the American Association for Cancer Research Meeting, November, 2014, San Antonio, TX.

Ruiz, J.  M. (Chair), Hudley, C. (Co-Chair), Williams, D. R., & Anderson, N. B. (2014). Disentangling race/ethnicity and socioeconomic status: implications for understanding and reducing health disparities. Symposium presented at the American Psychological Association Meeting, August, 2014, Washington, DC.

Tucker, C. M., Ragin, D. F., Aldarondo, E., Nicolas, G., & Ruiz, J. M. (Discussant) (2014). Community engaged health disparities research. Symposium presented at the American Psychological Association Meeting, August, 2014, Washington, DC.

Pruitt, S. L., Lee, S. C., Tiro, J. A., Xuan, L., Ruiz, J. M., Inrig, S. (2014). Residential racial segregation and mortality among black, white, and Hispanic urban breast cancer patients in Texas, 1995-2009. Poster presented at the Society for Epidemiological Research Meeting, June, 2014, Seattle, WA.

Ruiz, J. M., Megan E. Douglas, M. E., Estevez, R., Goans, C., Lewis, S., & Villarreal, C. (2014). Racial/ethnic diversity in the biomedical literature: evidence of growing disparities in representation. Poster presented at the Society of Behavioral Medicine Meeting, April, 2014, Philadelphia, PA.

Brintz, C. E., Arguelles, W., Llabre, M. M., Gallo, L. C., Ruiz, J. M., Hernandez, R., Cai, J., Daviglus, M. Isasi, C., McCurley, J., Teng, Y., Schneiderman, N., Penedo, F. J. (2014). Optimism and self-esteem in relation to diabretes prevalence and glycemic control in Hispanic adults in the U.S.: Results from the Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos (HCHS/SOL) Sociocultural Ancillary Study. Poster presented at the American Psychosomatic Society Meeting, April, 2014, San Francisco, CA.

Ruiz, J. M. (Chair), Beatty, L. A., Elder, J. P., Talavera, G., Lopez-Cevallos, D., & Stanton, A. L. (2013). Mentoring of early career minorities in health-related research.  Symposium presented at the American Psychological Association Meeting, August, 2013, Honolulu, HI.

Gonzalez, D. A., Hoar, M., Cuencas, M., Magtoto, J., Urbina, I., Bray, A., Clark-Nimz, E., & Ruiz, J. M. (2013). The effect of microaggressions on self-reported mood, affect, and ethnic identity with Hispanic individuals. Poster presented at the American Psychological Association Meeting, August, 2013, Honolulu, HI.

 

Ruiz, J. M. (Chair), Schneiderman (Co-Chair), N., Gallo, L. C., Penedo, F., Isasi, C., & Llabre, M. (2013). Socio-cultural factors and cardiometabolic health in Hispanic/Latinos: The HCHS/SOL-Sociocultural Ancillary Study. Symposium presented at the American Psychosomatic Society Meeting, March, 2013, Miami, FL.

 

Porter, L., Ruiz, J. M., Frierson, G. M., Revenson, T., Thorn, B. (2013). When the workplace environment doesn’t fit: Lessons learned in creating culture change. Symposium presented at the Society of Behavioral Medicine Meeting, March, 2013, San Francisco, CA.

 

Prather, C. C., Ruiz, J. M. & Smith, L. M. (2013). Gender differences in CVR to mental representations of social support. Poster presented at the Society of Behavioral Medicine Meeting, March, 2013, San Francisco, CA.

 

Hoar, M.G., Gonzalez, D., Bray, A., Clark-Ninmz, E., Magtoto, J., Cuencas, M., Urbina, I., & Ruiz, J.M. (2013). Cardiovascular response to racial microaggressions among Hispanic and non-Hispanic Whites. Poster presented at the Society of Behavioral Medicine Meeting, March, 2013, San Francisco, CA.

 

*Wrape, E. R. & Ruiz, J. M. (2012).  Positive and negative affect differentially predicts perceived health and health behaviors.  Presented at the American Psychological Association Meeting, August, 2012, Orlando, FL.

 

Klonoff, E., Ruiz, J. M. (Chair), Schneiderman, N., Domenech Rodriguez, M., & Delgado-Romero, E. (2012). Latino Health and Health Disparities: State-of-the-science and intervention pathways. Symposium presented at the American Psychological Association Meeting, August, 2012, Orlando, FL.

 

Ruiz, J. M., Lewis, S., *Prather, C. C., & Santini, N. O. (2012). Are the health benefits of marriage generalizable across racial/ethnic groups? A comparative analysis of race/ethnicity and sex effects on acute hospitalization recovery. Presented at the Society of Behavioral Medicine Meeting, April 2012, New Orleans, LA.

 

Ruiz, J. M. (Chair), Brondolo, E., Lewis, T., Everson-Rose, S. (2011). Racism and health disparities: State-of-the-science and future directions. Symposium presented at the American Psychological Association Meeting, August, 2011, Washington, DC.

 

*Garcini, L., *Sinclair, K., Revenson, T. A., Whitfield, K., Ruiz, J. M. (2011). Eliminating health disparities: An expert panel discussion on graduate training and implementation needs. Symposium presented at the American Psychological Association Meeting, August, 2011, Washington, DC.

 

Ruiz, J. M., *Prather, C. C., *Smith, L. M., *Kauffman, E. E. & Santini, N. O. (2011). Racial/ethnic and sex differences in hospital readmission interval time. Presented to the American Psychosomatic Society Meeting, Spring 2011, San Antonio, TX.

 

Ruiz, J. M., Santini, N. O., Jardine, M., Pickens-Owens, S., & Walsh, D. B. (2011). Minimal interpersonal intervention to radically reduce attrition from diabetes self-management and education training (DSME/T): A pilot study. Presented to the American Psychosomatic Society Meeting, Spring 2011, San Antonio, TX.

 

Ruiz, J. M., Steffen, P., & Smith, T. B (2011). The Hispanic mortality paradox: Resolving discrepancies through a quantitative analysis of the prospective literature. Paper presented to the American Psychosomatic Society Meeting, Spring 2011, San Antonio, TX. Psychosomatic Society Meeting, Spring 2011, San Antonio, TX.

 

*Garza, M., Ruiz, J. M., Martin, S., Greenleaf, C., Taylor, D. T., & Petrie, T. (2011). Exceptions to the SES gradient: Racial/ethnic differences in socioeconomic effects on school absences among adolescents. Presented to the American Psychosomatic Society Meeting, Spring 2011, San Antonio, TX.

 

*Marczyk, K. D., Taylor, D. J., Petrie, T. A., Martin, S. B., Greenleaf, C. A., Ruiz, J. M., Ruggero, C. (2011). Sleep duration and body mass index in a diverse group of adolescents. Presented to the American Psychosomatic Society Meeting, Spring 2011, San Antonio, TX.

 

*Smith, L. M, Ruiz, J. M., *Prather, C. C., *Kauffman, E. E., Hamann, H. A. (2011). Positive affect is related to objective and self-reported exercise behavior: The importance of ambulatory and personality measures. Citation poster presented to the American Psychosomatic Society Meeting, Spring 2011, San Antonio, TX.  

 

*Terrill, A. L., Ruiz, J. M., & Garofalo, J. P. (2011). The effects of childhood socioeconomic status on self-reported general health: Structural regression analysis model of mediating psychosocial factors. Presented to the American Psychosomatic Society Meeting, Spring 2011, San Antonio, TX.

 

*Van Dyke, J., *Hansen, B., *Jamieson, A., Smith, T., Steffen, P., Ruiz, J. M. (2010). A meta-analytic review of the Hispanic paradox. Presented at the American Psychological Association Meeting, Summer, 2010, San Diego, CA.

 

Ruiz, J. M. (Chair), Anderson, N. B., Matthews, K. A., Myers, H. F. (2010). Minority health and health disparities: State-of-the-science and intervention pathways. Symposium presented at the American Psychological Association Meeting, August, 2010, San Diego, CA.

 

Ruiz, J. M. (2010). Good for me and for you: Optimism as a health resilience factor for self and others. Invited paper presented at the European Personality Psychology Conference, Summer 2010, Brno, Czech Republic

 

Ruiz, J. M., *Kauffman, E. E., *Prather, C. C., & *Smith, L. M. (2010). The world is not just black and white: Hispanic underrepresentation in medical research. Presented at the American Psychosomatic Society Meeting, Spring 2010, Portland, OR.

 

Ruiz, J. M., Santini, N. O., *Prather, C. C., *Smith, L. M., *Lewis, S., & *Kauffman, E. E. (2010). Racial and ethnic differences in cardiovascular hospitalization trends: Hispanics have lower incidence but longer stays. Presented at the American Psychosomatic Society Meeting, Spring 2010, Portland, OR.

 

Ruiz, J. M., Santini, N. O., *Lewis, S., *Kauffman, E. E., *Prather, C. C., & *Smith, L. M. (2010). Racial/ethnic disparities in hospitalization trends: Evidence for a Hispanic recovery advantage. Paper presented at the American Psychosomatic Society Meeting, Spring 2010, Portland, OR.

 

*Terrill, A. L., Ruiz, J. M., Garofalo, J. P. (2010). Depressive symptoms and cardiovascular reactivity to social vs. non-social stressors. Presented at the American Psychosomatic Society Meeting, Spring 2010, Portland, OR.

 

*Terrill, A. L., Ruiz, J. M., Garofalo, J. P. (2009). Dispositional optimism and cardiovascular reactivity to social vs. non-social stressors. Presented at the American Psychosomatic Society Meeting, Spring 2009, Chicago, IL.

 

*Hutchinson, J. G., Ruiz, J. M. (2009). The effect of neuroticism on cardiovascular reactivity and recovery during a paird social stressor task. Presented at the American Psychosomatic Society Meeting, Spring 2009, Chicago, IL.

 

Ruiz, J. M., Miller, J., Hamann, H. A., *Hutchinson, J. G., Wright, B. R., & Freson, T. S. (2008). Individual differences in social vigilance: Measurement and associations with psychosocial risk factors, daily experience, and lab reactivity. Paper presented at the American Psychosomatic Society Meeting, Spring 2008, Baltimore, MD.

 

Ruiz, J. M., Hamann, H. A., Wright, B. R., & Freson, T. S. (2008). Social vigilance and cardiovascular response: Moderating effects of the social target’s affiliative behavior and relevance. Presented at the American Psychosomatic Society Meeting, Spring 2008, Baltimore, MD.

 

*Jemelka, A. L, *Freson, T. S., Barbosa-Leiker, C., Wright, B. R., Ruiz, J. M., & Hamann, H. A. (2008). Cardiovascular fitness, anxiety, depression, and insulin resistance in a young population. To be presented at the American Psychosomatic Society Meeting, Spring 2008, Baltimore, MD.

 

*Chavez, T., Freson, T. S., *Barbosa-Leiker, C. Wright, B. R., Ruiz, J. M., & Hamann, H. A. (2008). Lung function, perceived stress, and metabolic syndrome in a young population. To be presented at the American Psychosomatic Society Meeting, Spring 2008, Baltimore, MD.

 

Freson, T. S., *Barbosa-Leiker, C., *Miller, A. J., Wright, B. R., Ruiz, J. M., & Hamann, H. A. (2008). Is the factor structure of the metabolic syndrome comparable across age groups? To be presented at the American Psychosomatic Society Meeting, Spring 2008, Baltimore, MD.

 

Hamann, H. A., *Howell, L. A., *Terrill, A. L., *McDonald, J. L, & Ruiz, J. M. (2008). Social factors associated with tanning bed use in young adults. To be presented at the Society for Behavioral Medicine, Spring 2008, San Diego, CA.

 

Ruiz, J. M., *Hutchinson, J., Hamann, H. A., *Nelson, J., Lanni, K., *Stevenson, J., *Howard, J. T. (2006). Experience and recollection: Neuroticism moderates subsequent perceptions of stress but not cardiovascular reactivity at time of task. Presented at the American Psychosomatic Society Meeting, Spring 2006, Denver, CO.

 

*Ferent, V., *Barbosa-Leiker C., Burns, L. G., Wright, B. R., Freson, T. S., Ruiz, J. M., & Hamann, H. A. (2008). Lung function, perceived stress, and metabolic syndrome in a young population. To be presented at the American Psychosomatic Society Meeting, Spring 2008, Baltimore, MD.

 

*Howard, J. T., Wright, B. R., Ruiz, J. M., & *Mielke, C. (2007). The relation of anger expression-out to coronary artery calcification in an older sub-sample of participants age 50 years and above. Presented to the American Psychosomatic Society Meeting, Spring 2007, Budapest, Hungary.

 

*Howard, J. T., Wright, B., & Ruiz, J. M. (2006). Higher levels of anger are associated with coronary artery calcification. Presented to the American Psychosomatic Society Meeting, Spring 2006, Denver, CO.

 

Ruiz, J. M., Hamann, H. A., *Hutchinson, J., *McDonald, J. L., *Lanni, K., *Stevenson, J., *Nelson, J., & *Howard, J. T. (2006). Psychological factors associated with student recreation center use. Presented at the Society of Behavioral Medicine, Spring 2006, San Francisco, CA.

 

*Olave, D., Kwon, P., & Ruiz, J. M. (2005). Adult attachment style and depression: The relation between attachment to same sex parent and depressive symptoms. Poster presented at the American Psychological Association Meeting, Washington, DC.

 

Ruiz, J. M., Matthews, K. A., Scheier, M. F., *Wortman, J, & Schulz, R. (2005). Persistent post-surgical depressive symptoms and long-term survival following coronary artery bypass surgery. Citation poster presented at the American Psychosomatic Society Meeting, Vancouver, BC, March 2005.

 

Ruiz, J. M., Matthews, K. A., Scheier, M. F., Schulz, R., & *Wortman, J. (2005). Effects of pre-surgical optimism on 6 and 18 month depressive symptoms following coronary artery bypass surgery. Presented at the American Psychosomatic Society Meeting, Vancouver, BC, March 2005.

 

Ruiz, J. M., & *Wortman, J. (2004). Do parents differentially affect their offsprings personality and health? Associations between recalled parental caring and adult health-relevant personality traits. Presented at the Society of Behavioral Medicine, Baltimore, MD, March 2004.

 

Ruiz, J. M., Smith, J. L., & Kircher, J. (2003). Cardiovascular correlates of working with cooperative and uncooperative others: The moderating role of interpersonal preference. Presented at the Society of Behavioral Medicine, Salt Lake City, UT, March 2003.

 

Smith, T. W., Drews, F., Uchino, D., Glazer, K. M., Ruiz, J. M., Campo, R., Franklin, J. (2003). Sex differences in incentive effects on blood pressure reactivity during simulated driving. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychosomatic Society, Phoenix, AZ, March, 2003.

 

Ruiz, J. M., Matthews, K. A., Scheier, M. F., & Schulz, R. (2003). Does Whom You Marry Matter? Effects of Spouse Traits on Psychosocial Adjustment Following Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery. Citation poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychosomatic Society, Phoenix, AZ, March, 2003.

 

Smith, J., Ruiz, J. M., & Isaac, J. (2002). An interpersonal and five-factor examination of Interpersonal Orientation. Paper presented at the American Psychological Association, Chicago, IL, August, 2002.

 

Ruiz, J. M., Smith, T. W., & Uchino, B. N. (2002) Anger expression in social contexts: Interpersonal and five factor correlates and physiological patterns of individual difference x situation mismatch. Paper presented at the Society of Behavioral Medicine, Washington, DC, April 3-6, 2002.

 

Ruiz, J. M., Smith, T. W., & Uchino., B. N. (2002). Anger expression as social influence: Effects on experience and cardiovascular reactivity. Presented at the 3rd Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Savannah, GA., January 31-February 2, 2002.

 

Smith, T. W., Ruiz, J. M., & Uchino, B. N. (2001). Mental activation of supportive ties reduces blood pressure reactivity to stress. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychosomatic Society, Monterey, CA, March 7-10, 2001. Psychosomatic Medicine, 63, 114.

Ruiz, J. M., Smith, T. W., & Uchino. B. N. (2001). Differences in magnitude and duration of vagal response for high and low hostile individuals during cold stimulation. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychosomatic Society, Monterey, CA, March 7-10, 2001. Psychosomatic Medicine, 63, 178.

 

Smith, T. W., Ruiz, J. M., Nealey, J. B., Hawkins, M., Uchino, B. N. (2001). On the bright side of social life: Optimism in interpersonal contexts. Presented at the 2nd Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, San Antonio, TX, February 2001.

 

Ruiz, J. M., Smith, T. W., Nealey, J. B., Hawkins, M., Uno, D, & Uchino, B. N. (2001). From seeing red to feeling blue: Differentiating negative affects in interpersonal contexts. Presented at the 2nd Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, San Antonio, TX, February 2001.

 

Smith, T. W., Uno, D., Uchino, B. N., & Ruiz, J. M. (2000). Hostility, support from friends, and cardiovascular reactivity in young women. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Psychophysiology, San Diego, CA, October 18-22, 2000.

 

Ruiz, J. M. (2000). Distinguishing narcissism and hostility. Proceedings of the 1st Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Nashville, TN, February 3-6, 2000.

 

Smith, T. W., Ruiz, J. M., Uchino, B. N. (1999). Vigilance, influence, and cardiovascular response during social interaction. Psychosomatic Medicine, 61, 123.

 

Smith, T.W., Ruiz, J. M., & Gallo, L. (1998). Hostility and Marital Functioning: Mediating effects for spouse behavior. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 20 (Supplemental), 101.

 

Benight, C. C., Smith, J., Point, F., Freyaldenhoven, R. W., Hughes, J., Ruiz, J. M., & Zoesche, T. (1997). A qualitative analysis of victims of the Oklahoma City Bombing: The process of coping self-efficacy. Proceedings of the 13th Annual Meeting for the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, Montreal, Canada.

 

Benight, C. C., Freyaldenhoven, R. W., Hughes, J., Ruiz, J. M., & Zoesche, T. (1996). Coping self-efficacy and psychological distress following the Oklahoma City Bombing. Proceedings of the 12th Annual Meeting for the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, San Francisco, CA.

 

 

Additional Invited Talks

Latino health paradoxes: Current evidence and future directions. Invited talk to the 2018 Sharing Knowledge to Build a Culture of Health Conference, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Chandler, AZ, March 8, 2018.

 

Latino health paradoxes: Current evidence and future directions. Invited talk to the CASPHR Workshop, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD, November 16, 2017.

 

Latino health paradoxes: an example of psychosocial resilience in the context of risk. Invited talk to the University of Arizona Programs to Increase Diversity among Individuals Engaged in Health Related Research (AZ_PRIDE), University of Arizona, June 6, 2017.

 

From voodoo death to vigilance: Contemporary science of stress as a causal determinant of heart disease. Grand Rounds talk, Sarver Heart Center, University of Arizona. February 17, 2017, Tucson, AZ.

 

Latino health paradoxes: risks, paradoxes, and future directions. Invited talk to the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP), Health Psychology Preconference. January 19, 2017, San Antonio, TX.

 

Latino health paradoxes: from epidemiological phenomenon to contribution opportunities for psychological science. Invited talk to the Department of Psychology, University of Utah, October 25, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT.

 

Cardiovascular health disparities: risks, paradoxes, and future directions. Invited talk to the Department of Psychology, Ohio University, September 26, 2016. Athens, OH.

 

Latino health paradoxes: an example of psychosocial resilience in the context of risk. Invited talk to the University of Arizona Programs to Increase Diversity among Individuals Engaged in Health Related Research (AZ_PRIDE), University of Arizona, June 9, 2016.

 

Aging and racial/ethnic health: disparities, paradoxes, and resilience. Invited talk to Aging, Resilience, and Disparities Workshop, University of Arizona. April 4, 2016.

 

From voodoo death to vigilance: the evolution of research on stress and heart disease. Invited address as part of the Pamela Turbeville Speaker Series, Frances McClelland Institute, University of Arizona, January 22, 2016.

 

Exploring the conceptualization, measurement, and reporting of SES in social/behavioral research. Ruiz, J. M. (Chair), Adler, N. & Kaplan, R. Webinar sponsored by American Psychological Association. October 13, 2015.

 

Heterogeneity in racial/ethnic health. Invited talk to the Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research. June 26, 2015. Cambridge, MD.

 

Racial/ethnic health disparities: risks, paradoxes, and resilience. Invited talk Cultural Diversity and Mental Health Fair, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Department of Psychiatry and Metrocare Services. May 30, 2015, Dallas, TX.

 

Monitoring for threats: social vigilance as a biobehavioral pathway in stress-related disparities. Invited talk to the Department of Psychology, Southern Methodist University, December 5, 2014. Dallas, TX.

 

Latino health and health disparities: Risks, paradoxes, and resilience. Invited talk to the Department of Psychology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. November 21, 2014. Dallas, TX.

Social vigilance as a biobehavioral pathway in stress-related disparities. Invited talk to the Society for Psychophysiological Research. September 11, 2014. Atlanta, GA.

Stress, socioeconomic status, health: Social vigilance as a potential mediating pathway. Invited talk to the Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research. June 24-29, 2014. Warrington, VA.

Social vigilance and atherosclerotic risk. Invited talk to the Stress and Sleep: Integration of behavioral, social, environmental, and physiological processes. An NIH OppNet Grantees Conference. May 13-14, 2014. Rockville, MD.

Hispanic health and health disparities: General trends and a focus on cancer. Invited talk to the Department of Clinical Sciences, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. January 29, 2014. Dallas, TX.

Does whom you marry matter for your health? An interactive experience. Presented as part of the Social Sciences program sponsored by UNT, June 21, 2013, Perot Museum, Dallas, TX.

 

The ties that bind and break: the health impact of social relationships. Invited talk to the Department of Psychology, University of Miami. April 29, 2013. Miami, FL.

 

CLINICAL PROFILE

 

Clinical Orientation and Training:

My primary clinical interests concern adjustment to disease and major medical events. My core clinical training is in both cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and Interpersonal Reconstructive Therapy (IRT; Benjamin). IRT has roots in interpersonal theory and emphasizes awareness and subsequent blocking of maladaptive patterns and engagement in more adaptive, goal-congruent patterns.

 

Post-Doctoral Fellow – Clinical Activities (September 2002 – 2004)

Cardiovascular Behavioral Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

 

Clinical Psychology Intern (September 2001 – August 2002)

Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinics, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

  • Completed full-time APA accredited internship program. Completed required and elective rotations in psychopathology as well as managed a caseload of long-term psychotherapy patients.

Rotations

  • Psychiatric Intake and Emergency Services
  • Mayview State Hospital – Special Studies Unit.
  • OCD and Anxiety Disorders clinic
  • Clinical Pathways – hospital administration rotation
  • Inpatient cardiology – Cardiac Pavilion, University of Pittsburgh, Presbyterian Hospital
  • Outpatient cardiology - Atrial Arrhythmia Center (AAC) in the University of Pittsburgh’s Comprehensive Heart Center (CHC).

 

Clinical Psychology Trainee (September 1994 – June 2001)

University of Utah

University of Colorado at Colorado Springs

 

Rotations

  • Inpatient/ Outpatient Practicum in Interpersonal Reconstructive Therapy (IRT)
  • Neuropsychological Tech and Program Coordinator
  • Behavioral Medicine - Comprehensive Inpatient Rehabilitation
  • Medical Consultation - Salt Lake City VA Medical Center
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation Behavioral Health Specialist
  • Psychological Technician – Colorado Department of Corrections

 

Specific Dates of Service, Hours, Supervisors, and Details of Clinical Work

available upon request.

 

TEACHING / MENTORING

 

Teaching Philosophy

My teaching philosophy emphasizes accessibility without compromising the integrity of the material. I use a wide variety of presentation methods including lectures, small and large group discussions, multimedia presentations, technology resources, modes of learning, individual and expert panels, academic texts articles, and other mainstream publications. I often structure my courses to include lecture and group discussion/applied exercises to help students consolidate understanding and reinforce through shared experiences. My approach to student evaluation is based on a student’s performance in multiple contexts depending on class size.

 

Teaching Awards:

2006    Faculty Excellence Award, PsyChi, Washington State University

1998    “Best Graduate Instructor”, PsyChi, University of Utah

 

Graduate Courses (Syllabi available upon request)

  • Foundations in Health Psychology
  • Behavioral Medicine Interventions
  • Professional Development in Clinical Health Psychology
  • Principles of Psychophysiology
  • Empirical Approaches to Psychotherapy

 

Undergraduate Courses (Syllabi available upon request)

  • Health Psychology
  • Health Disparities
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Introduction to Personality

 

            Theses and Dissertations Chaired:

 

James G. Hutchinson, Ph.D. (2004 – 2008)

Washington State University

Dissertation title: The effect of neuroticism on reactivity and recovery during a paired cooperative task (Defended 2009)

 

Alexandra L. Terrill, Ph.D. (2005 – 2008)

Washington State University

Thesis title: Positive affect and cardiovascular reactivity in response to social versus non-social laboratory stressors (Defended 2008)

 

Lauren Smith, Ph.D. (2009 - 2014)

University of North Texas

Thesis title: Optimism, delay discounting, and physical exercise: the role of delay discounting on individual levels of exercise (Defended 2010)

Dissertation title: Lean on me: Social support compensation and risk of death in older individuals with Type 2 Diabetes (Defended 2013)

 

Carly Heffel, Ph.D. (2012-2014)

University of North Texas

Dissertation title: Finding out on Facebook: A qualitative analysis of adolescents’ experiences following a suicide contagion (Defended 2013)

 

Courtney C. Prather, MA (2009-2015)

University of North Texas

Thesis title: Just the thought of you: Ambivalent relational schemas and cardiovascular reactivity. (Defended 2011)

Dissertation title: Nice dissertation for a girl: Cardiovascular and emotional reactivity to sexist microaggressions (Defended 2013)

 

Mariana Hoar, MA (formerly Garza: 2009-2015)

University of North Texas

Thesis title: The relationship between cardiorespiratory fitness and BMI, depressive symptoms, and school absences among a racial/ethnically diverse sample of early adolescents (Defended 2012)

Dissertation title: Differences in cardiovascular reactivity and affect to racial microaggressions among Hispanic and non-Hispanic Whites and the relationship between cultural mistrust among Hispanics (Defended 2014)

 

James J. Garcia, MA (2010-2017)

University of North Texas

Thesis title: Racial/Ethnic differences in healthcare utilization for cardiovascular-related events: evidence of a survival and recovery advantage for Latinos? (Defended 2014)

Dissertation title: Social support as a moderator of racial/ethnic differences in subclinical atherosclerosis: the North Texas Heart Study. (Defended 2017)

 

Christian Goans, MA (2011-2015)

University of North Texas

Thesis title: Racial/Ethnic differences in social support. (Defended 2015)

 

Cesar Villarreal, MA (2011-2015)

University of North Texas

Thesis title: Marital status and racial/ethnic differences in health outcomes. (Defended 2015)

 

Caroline York Doyle (2016-present)

University of Arizona

Thesis title: Actigraphy-assessed sleep efficiency is associated with ambulatory blood pressure in a community sample (Defended 2018)

 

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

 

Professional Society Service:

  • 1999-2004       APA Division 38 (Health Psychology), Student Liaison Committee
  • 2000-2001       APA Division 38 (Health Psychology), Chair, Student Council
  • 2006-2009       APA Division 38 (Health Psychology), Health Disparities Committee
  • 2009-2014       APA Division 38 (Health Psychology), Chair of Diversity Council
  • 2009-2014       American Psychosomatic Society (APS), Program Committee
  • 2010-2013       American Psychosomatic Society (APS), Executive Committee
  • 2010-2014       American Psychosomatic Society (APS), Editor, APS Newsletter
  • 2010-2015       American Psychosomatic Society (APS), Diversity Promotion Committee
  • 2013-2015       APA, Committee on Socioeconomic Status (CSES)
  • 2014-2015       APA, Committee on Socioeconomic Status (CSES), Chair of CSES
  • 2016-Present   Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research, Membership Committee
  • 2018-2020       APA, Society for Health Psychology (Division 38), Member-At-Large
  • 2018-Present   Behavioral Medicine Research Council (BMRC), SfHP Representative
  • 2018-2020       APS Program Committee, (Chair, 2020 meeting)

 

Editorial Boards

  • 2005-2009       Editorial Board, Journal of Behavioral Medicine
  • 2012-Present   Editorial Board, Health Psychology
  • 2012-Present   Editorial Board, Annals of Behavioral Medicine
  • 2013-Present   Editorial Board, Journal of Latina/o Psychology
  • 2017-Present   Editorial Board, International Journal of Behavioral Medicine

 

Editor Roles

  • 2012-2015       Associate Editor, Journal of Behavioral Medicine
  • 2014-Present   Associate Editor, Annals of Behavioral Medicine
  • 2014-2016       Guest Editor, Journal of Latina/o Psychology, Special Issue on Latino Health
  • 2014-2016       Guest Editor, Health Psychology, Special Issue on Disparities in                                                Cardiovascular Health
  • 2018 –Present Associate Editor, PLOS One
  • 2018                Guest Editor, Journal of Behavioral Medicine, Special Issue Commemorating                     the 40th Anniversary of the field.

 

Journal Ad hoc Reviewer

I regularly review for a range of journals in psychology, public health, and medicine.

 

NIH SERVICE

NIH Study Section - Ad hoc Reviewer

  • Feb. 2009-June 2012  Behavioral Medicine Interventions and Outcomes (BMIO) Study                                      Section (9 meetings)
  • Feb. 2012                    Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute
  • October, 2017             NHLBI Mentored Clinical and Basic Science Review Committee                                          (MCBS)

 

NIH Study Section - Permanent Status

  • June 2012 - 2015        Behavioral Medicine Interventions and Outcomes (BMIO) Study                                      Section
  • Continued review service, approximately 1 meeting/yr

 

NIH Common Fund: Science of Behavioral Change (SOBC) Program

  • 2016-2020       Member, External Scientific Panel

 

 

UNIVERSITY SERVICE

 

University of North Texas

Department of Psychology

  • Mentoring Committee (2008-2014)
  • Clinical Health Program Committee (2008-Present)
  • Experimental Program Committee (2008-Present)
  • Bonney Lecture Committee, (2010-2012)
  • Strategic Hire Committee (2010)
  • Scholarship Committee (2010-2012)
  • Executive Committee (2010-2012)
  • Various faculty hire committees

 

University

  • Steering Committee Member, Immigrant Research and Policy Center (IRPC:2009-2011)
  • University Representative, 2009 Society for Advancing Chicano and Native American in Science (SACNAS) Annual Conference, Dallas, TX.

 

Community

  • Executive Leadership Board, 2014 American Heart Association Heartwalk, Denton County
  • Executive Leadership Board, 2015 American Heart Association Heartwalk, Denton County

 

University of Arizona

  • Research Committee (2015-2017)
  • Clinical Program Committee (2015-Present)
  • Director, Health Track, Department of Psychology (2016-Present)
  • Chair, Diversity, Department of Psychology (2016-Present)
  • Member, Faculty Advisory Committee, College of Science (2016-Present)
  • Member, Dean’s Audit Committee, College of Science (2016-2018)
  • Member, University Strategic Priorities Faculty Initiative Committee (2017-Present)