Riley O'Neill

Riley O'Neill

Graduate Student, Clinical Psychology
Faculty Advisor: John Ruiz
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Psychology 405

She, Her, Hers

I completed my undergraduate degree in Psychology and Spanish at the University of Alabama, where I worked in the Health Relationships & Disparities Lab of Dr. Jenny Cundiff and Capstone Sleep Lab of Dr. Matthew Cribbet. 

Research Interests: 

  • Primarily - examining the pathways linking various psychosocial factors to increased risk for cardiovascular and metabolic diseases.
  • Broadly - pathways through which stress leads to adverse cardiovascular and metabolic outcomes. 

Selected Publications: 

  • Flores, M. A., O’Neill, R. M., Boyd, S. M., Uchino, B. N., & Ruiz, J. M. (2023). Examining between group differences in social network density and hs-CRP in older adults: Implications for the Hispanic Mortality Paradox. Psychosomatic Medicine, 85(2), 165-174. DOI: 10.1097/PSY.0000000000001157
  • O’Neill, R. M., Cundiff, J. M., Wendel, C. J., Schmidt, A. T., & Cribbet, M. R. (2022). An Examination of Sleep as a Mediator of the Relationship between Childhood Adversity and Depression in Hispanic and Non-Hispanic Young Adults. Behavioral Medicine, 0(0), 1–12. 
  • Ruiz, J. M., O'Neill, R.M., Juster, R.P., & Irgens, M. S. Dimensions of diversity and influences on health disparities. T. W. Smith and N Anderson (Eds), APA Handbook of Health Psychology. American Psychological Association; Washington, DC.

Courses Taught: 

  • PSY 380 - Child Abuse & Neglect (2021)
  • PSY 480 - Forensic Psychology (2023)

*Year listed indicates when this individual last taught the specified course.

Updated: 09/25/23


  • B.S. Psychology, University of Alabama
  • M.A. Psychology, University of Arizona