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James Garbanati, PhD
Part Time Lecturer
Institute for Health Promotion & Disease Prevention
SSB 302N Health Sciences Campus Los Angeles
+1 323 442 8233


James A. Garbanati is a Part-Time Lecturer in the Department of Preventive Medicine at the Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California. He is also the Director of Research and a core faculty member in the Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program at Phillips Graduate Institute (PGI), Encino, California. Dr. Garbanati has 3 academic degrees, including a Ph.D. in Developmental Psychobiology and a M.S in Biobehavioral Sciences from the University of Connecticut, and a M.A. in Psychology from the University of Hawaii. Dr. Garbanati teaches courses in biological psychology, integrated research and statistics, and program development and evaluation at PGI, and teaches the grant writing module of the Supervised Field Training Seminar (PM593) at USC. He has recently taught a variety of courses from health psychology to research, including research ethics and multi-semester research practica courses. He is also currently chair of the Ethics Research Committee, which is the Human Subjects Protection Committee at PGI. He is also a member of the Institutional Assessment and Evaluation Committee at PGI and has conducted a departmental evaluation within PGI as part of the most recent WASC accreditation self study written report, and planned and wrote sections of the self study for the initial request for accreditation from the American Psychological Association for the new Clincal Psychological Doctoral Program. At PGI, he is currently the research consultant and statistician for the Latino Families Counseling Program at the CalFam Counseling Center of PGI, and is the editor of the Progress Journal, a publication of faculty and student scholarly papers. He has multiple publications in scientific journals, most recently in the areas of predictors of tobacco abuse. Dr. Garbanati can be reached at jgarbanati@pgi.edu or garbanati@dslextreme.com.


Baezconde-Garbanati LA, Weich-Reushé K, Espinoza L, Portugal C, Barahona R, Garbanati J, Seedat F, Unger JB. Secondhand smoke exposure among Hispanics/Latinos living in multiunit housing: exploring barriers to new policies. Am J Health Promot. 2011 May-Jun; 25(5 Suppl):S82-90. View in: PubMed

Weiss JW, Garbanati JA, Tanjasiri SP, Xie B, Palmer PH. Effects of family functioning and self-image on adolescent smoking initiation among Asian-American subgroups. J Adolesc Health. 2006 Aug; 39(2):221-8. View in: PubMed

Weiss JW, Garbanati JA. Effects of acculturation and social norms on adolescent smoking among Asian-American subgroups. J Ethn Subst Abuse. 2006; 5(2):75-90. View in: PubMed

Cachelin FM, Weiss JW, Garbanati JA. Dieting and its relationship to smoking, acculturation, and family environment in Asian and Hispanic adolescents. Eat Disord. 2003; 11(1):51-61. View in: PubMed

Baezconde-Garbanati L, Garbanati JA. Tailoring tobacco control messages for Hispanic populations. Tob Control. 2000; 9 Suppl 1:I51. View in: PubMed

Drakulic BS, Garbanati JA, Gold MN. Design of a data-acquisition system for monitoring sleep organization in preterm infants. Biomed Instrum Technol. 1989 Jan-Feb; 23(1):44-9. View in: PubMed

Sherman GF, Garbanati JA, Rosen GD, Hofmann M, Yutzey DA, Denenberg VH. Lateralization of spatial preference in the female rat. Life Sci. 1983 Jul 11; 33(2):189-93. View in: PubMed

Garbanati JA, Sherman GF, Rosen GD, Hofmann M, Yutzey DA, Denenberg VH. Handling in infancy, brain laterality and muricide in rats. Behav Brain Res. 1983 Mar; 7(3):351-9. View in: PubMed

Denenberg VH, Zeidner L, Rosen GD, Hofmann M, Garbanati JA, Sherman GF, Yutzey DA. Stimulation in infancy facilitates interhemispheric communication in the rabbit. Brain Res. 1981 Apr; 227(2):165-9. View in: PubMed

Denenberg VH, Hofmann M, Garbanati JA, Sherman GF, Rosen GD, Yutzey DA. Handling in infancy, taste aversion, and brain laterality in rats. Brain Res. 1980 Oct 27; 200(1):123-33. View in: PubMed

Sherman GF, Garbanati JA, Rosen GD, Yutzey DA, Denenberg VH. Brain and behavioral asymmetries for spatial preference in rats. Brain Res. 1980 Jun 16; 192(1):61-7. View in: PubMed

Denenberg VH, Garbanati J, Sherman DA, Yutzey DA, Kaplan R. Infantile stimulation induces brain lateralization in rats. Science. 1978 Sep 22; 201(4361):1150-2. View in: PubMed

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