Race/Ethnicity Research


Breathett, K., A., L., Helmkamp, L., Colborn, K., L. Daugherty, S., Blair, I. V., Jones, J., Khazanie, P., Mazimba, S., McEwen, M., Stone, J., Calhoun, E., K. Sweitzer, N. N., Peterson, P. (2018). Temporal trends in contemporary use of ventricular assist devices by race and ethnicity. Circulation: Heart Failure. 11.

Cabeza de Baca, T., Durazo, E. M., & Rodriguez, F. (2018). Achieving optimal cardiovascular health: A social epidemiological approach. Current epidemiology reports.

Cabeza de Baca, T., Wojcicki, J. M., Epel, E. & Adler, N. A. (2018). Lack of partner impacts newborn health through maternal depression: A study of low income immigrant Latina women. Midwifery, 64, 63-68.

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.

Marshall CA, Curran MA, Brownmiller G, Solarte A, Armin J, Hamann HA, Crist JD, Niemelä M, Badger TA, Weihs KL. (2018) Oregon's Familias en Acción replicates benefits for underserved cancer co-survivors through Un Abrazo Para la Familia. Psychooncology. 2018 Oct;27(10):2405-2411.

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.

Ruiz, J.M., Sbarra, D.A., & Steffen, P.R. (2018). Hispanic ethnicity, stress psychophysiology and paradoxical health outcomes: A review with conceptual considerations and a call for research. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 31, 24-29

Tajeu, G. S., Halanych, J., Juarez, L., Stepanikova, I., Stone, J., Green, A., and Cherrington, A. L. (2018). Association of healthcare worker race and occupation with implicit and explicit racial bias.  Journal of the National Medical Association, 110 (5), 464-472.

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.

Valdez, L. A., Garcia, D. O., Ruiz, J., Oren, E., & Carvajal, S. (2018). Exploring Structural, Sociocultural, and Individual Barriers to Alcohol Abuse Treatment Among Hispanic Men. American Journal of Men's Health, 12(6), 1948-1957.


Gerber DE, Hamann HA, Santini NO, Abbara S, Chiu H, McGuire M, Quirk L, Zhu H, Lee SJC. (2017) Patient navigation for lung cancer screening in an urban safety-net system: Protocol for a pragmatic randomized clinical trial. Contemp Clin Trials. 2017 Sep;60:78-85.

Walker T. D. (co-author with Victoria A. Mauer, Meret S. Hofer, and N. Dickon Reppucci) (2017) Charlottesville Task Force Report:  Disproportionate Minority Contact in Juvenile Probation Decisions.


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

Greenberg, J., Landau, M.J., Kosloff, S., Soenke, M., & Solomon, S. (2016). How our means for feeling transcendent of death foster prejudice, stereotyping, and intergroup conflict: Terror management theory. In T.D. Nelson (ed.) Handbook of Prejudice, Stereotyping, and Discrimination 2nd Edition (pp. 107-148). New York: Psychology Press.

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.

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., Hamann, H.A., Mehl, M.R., O’Connor, M.F. (2016). The Hispanic Health Paradox: From epidemiological phenomenon to contribution opportunities for psychological science. Group Processes & Intergroup Relations, 19, 462-476.

Stone, J., & Kwan, V.  (2016). How group processes influence, maintain, and overcome health disparities.  Group Processes and Intergroup Relations: Special Issue on Health Disparities, 19, 411-414.

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.

Young, I.F., & Sullivan, D. (2016). Competitive victimhood: A review of the theoretical and empirical literature. Current Opinion in Psychology, 11, 30-34.

Zestcott, C. A., Blair, I. V., & Stone, J.  (2016). Examining the presence, consequences, and reduction of implicit bias in health care: A narrative review.  Group Processes and Intergroup Relations: Special Issue on Health Disparities, 19, 528-542


Ayars, A., Lifshin, U., & Greenberg, J. (2015). Terror management theory. Emerging Trends in the Social and Behavioral Sciences.

Covarrubias, R., & Stone, J.  (2015). Self-monitoring strategies as a unique predictor of Latino male student achievement.  Journal of Latinos and Education, 14, 55-70.

Focella, E., Bean, M. G., & Stone, J.  (2015). Confrontation and beyond:  Examining a stigmatized target's use of a prejudice reduction strategy.  Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 9, 100-114.

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.

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.


Bean, M. G., Covarrubias, R., & Stone, J.  (2014). Strategies that Hispanic patients use to address stereotyping by a health care provider.  Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 44, 693-707.

Bean, M. G., Focella, E., Covarrubias, R., Stone, J., Moskowitz, G. B., & Badger, T.  (2014). Evidence for nursing and medical students’ stereotypes of Hispanic and American Indian patients.  Journal of Health Disparities Research and Practice, 7, 14-22.

Ruiz, J. M., Hamann, H. A., Lewis, S., Prather, C. C., & 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(2). 92-102.

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


Bean, M. G., Stone, J., Moskowitz, G. B., Badger, T., & Focella, E. (2013).  Evidence of implicit stereotyping of Hispanic patients by nursing and medical students. Nursing Research, 62(5), 362-367.

Kay, A.C., & Sullivan, D. (2013). Cultural unity and diversity in compensatory control processes. In M. Gelfand, C. Chiu, & Y. Hong (Eds.), Advances in Cultural Psychology: Vol. 3 (pp. 181-226). New York: Oxford University Press.

Rothschild, Z.K., Landau, M.J., Molina, L.E., Branscombe, N.R., & Sullivan, D. (2013). Displacing blame over the ingroup’s harming of a disadvantaged group can fuel moral outrage at a third-party scapegoat. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 49, 898-906.

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.

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.

Stone, J.  (2013). Stereotype threat.  In R. C. Eklund & G. Tenenbaum (Eds) The Encyclopedia of Sport and Exercise Psychology. Sage Publications.


Croft, A. & Schmader, T. (2012). The feedback withholding bias: Minority students do not receive critical feedback from evaluators concerned about appearing racist. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 48, 1139-1144.

Fryberg, S. A. & Gerken, L. (2012). Twins separated at birth? Critical moments in cross-race mentoring relationships. K. L. Dace (Ed.). Unlikely Allies in the Academy: Women of Color and White Women in Conversation, New York, NY: Routledge Press. 

Moskowitz, G. B. & Stone, J.  (2012). The proactive control of stereotype activation: Implicit goals to not stereotype. Zeitschrift fu ̈r Psychologie, 220, 172-179.

Moskowitz, G. M., Stone, J., & Childs, A. (2012). Implicit stereotyping and medical decisions: Unconscious stereotype activation in practitioners' thoughts about African Americans. American Journal of Public Health, 102(5), 996–1001.

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

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.

Schmader, T., Croft, A., Scarnier, M., Lickel, B., & Mendes, W. B. (2012). Implicit and explicit emotional reactions to witnessing prejudice. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, 15, 379-392.

Stone, J., Harrison, C. K., Mottley, J. (2012). "Don't call me a student-athlete": The effect of identity priming on stereotype threat for academically engaged African-American college athletes. Basic and Applied Social Psychology, 34:2, 99-106.

Sullivan, D., Landau, M.J., Branscombe, N.R., & Rothschild, Z.K. (2012). Competitive victimhood as a response to accusations of ingroup harmdoing. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 102, 778-795. Winner of the 2012 Otto Klineberg Intercultural and International Relations Award from SPSSI.

Weise, D., Arciszewski, T., Verlhiac, J., Pyszczynski, T., & Greenberg, J. (2012). Terror management and attitudes toward immigrants: Differential effects of mortality salience for low and high right-wing authoritarians. European Psychologist,17, 63-72.


Bean, M. G., & Stone, J. (2011). Another view from the ground: How laws like SB1070 and HB2281 erode the intergroup fabric of our community. Analyses of Social Issues and Public Policy.

Stone, J., & Moskowitz, G. B. (2011). Nonconscious racial bias in medical decision-making: What can be done to reduce it? Medical Education, 45, 768-776.

Stone, J., Whitehead, J., Schmader, T., and Focella, E. (2011). Thanks for asking: Self-affirming questions reduce backlash when stigmatized targets confront prejudice. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 47, 589-598.