Cindy A. Crusto

Professor of Clinical Psychiatry and the Behavioral Sciences

Senior Associate Dean for Program Development, Effectiveness, and Evaluation in the Office of Faculty Affairs, Advancement, and Inclusion

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  • The Cumulative Influence of Perceived Discrimination, Stress, and Coping Responses on Symptoms of Depression Among Young African American Mothers J Am Psychiatr Nurses Assoc. 2024 Apr; 30(2):322-332. . View in PubMed
  • Vicarious Racism, Direct Racism, and Mental Health Among Racialized Minority Healthcare Workers J Racial Ethn Health Disparities. 2023 Nov 07. . View in PubMed
  • Latent Class Analysis of Depressive Symptom Phenotypes Among Black/African American Mothers Nurs Res. 2023 Mar-Apr 01; 72(2):93-102. . View in PubMed
  • Associations between Paternal Co-residence and Child Health among African American Children West J Nurs Res. 2023 03; 45(3):201-207. . View in PubMed
  • Epigenome-wide association study of BMI in Black populations from InterGEN and GENOA Obesity (Silver Spring). 2023 01; 31(1):243-255. . View in PubMed
  • Five Strategies Leaders in Academic Medicine Can Implement Now to Enhance Gender Equity J Med Internet Res. 2023 06 13; 25:e47933. . View in PubMed
  • Experiences of Trauma and DNA Methylation Profiles among African American Mothers and Children Int J Mol Sci. 2022 Aug 11; 23(16). . View in PubMed
  • Depressive Symptoms and Blood Pressure in African American Women: A Secondary Analysis From the Intergenerational Impact of Genetic and Psychological Factors on Blood Pressure Study J Cardiovasc Nurs. 2022 Jul-Aug 01; 37(4):E89-E96. . View in PubMed
  • Double stigma and help-seeking barriers among Blacks with a behavioral health disorder Psychiatr Rehabil J. 2022 Jun; 45(2):183-191. . View in PubMed
  • Racial Discrimination, Mental Health, and Parenting Among African American Mothers of Preschool-Aged Children J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2022 03; 61(3):402-412. . View in PubMed
  • Associations Between DNA Methylation Age Acceleration, Depressive Symptoms, and Cardiometabolic Traits in African American Mothers From the InterGEN Study Epigenet Insights. 2022; 15:25168657221109781. . View in PubMed
  • Organizations in science and medicine must hold each other accountable for discriminatory practices Cell. 2022 08 18; 185(17):3073-3078. . View in PubMed
  • The Interaction of Trauma Exposure and DNA Methylation on Blood Pressure Among Black Women in the InterGEN Study Epigenet Insights. 2022; 15:25168657221138510. . View in PubMed
  • Preventing Sexual Harassment in Higher Education: A Framework for Prevention Science Program Development J Prev (2022). 2024 Apr 13. . View in PubMed
  • Police Discrimination and Depressive Symptoms in African American Women: The Intergenerational Impact of Genetic and Psychological Factors on Blood Pressure Study Health Equity. 2022; 6(1):527-532. . View in PubMed
  • Stress Overload and DNA Methylation in African American Women in the Intergenerational Impact of Genetic and Psychological Factors on Blood Pressure Study Epigenet Insights. 2022; 15:25168657221126314. . View in PubMed
  • Diabetes prevention in the Caribbean using Lifestyle Intervention and Metformin Escalation (LIME): Protocol for a hybrid Type-1 effectiveness-implementation trial using a quasi-experimental study design Contemp Clin Trials Commun. 2021 Jun; 22:100750. . View in PubMed
  • Examining Mother-Reported Poor Sleep and Blood Pressure in Black/African American Mother-Child Dyads J Cardiovasc Nurs. 2021 Mar-Apr 01; 36(2):116-123. . View in PubMed
  • Law enforcement assisted diversion: Qualitative evaluation of barriers and facilitators of program implementation J Subst Abuse Treat. 2021 10; 129:108476. . View in PubMed
  • Associations between social determinants of health, perceived discrimination, and body mass index on symptoms of depression among young African American mothers Arch Psychiatr Nurs. 2021 02; 35(1):94-101. . View in PubMed
  • DNA methylation changes in African American women with a history of preterm birth from the InterGEN study BMC Genom Data. 2021 09 05; 22(1):30. . View in PubMed
  • The Association Between Neighborhood Social Vulnerability and Cardiovascular Health Risk Among Black/African American Women in the InterGEN Study Nurs Res. 2021 Set/Oct 01; 70(5S Suppl 1):S3-S12. . View in PubMed
  • High blood pressure in pregnancy, DNA methylation, and later blood pressure in African American women enrolled in the InterGEN Study Birth. 2020 09; 47(3):290-298. . View in PubMed
  • Exploring Psychosocial Mediators of the Associations of Lifetime Trauma and Body Mass Index in African American Women Health Equity. 2020; 4(1):542-548. . View in PubMed
  • The Influence of Discrimination and Coping Style on Blood Pressure Among Black/African American Women in the InterGEN Study Health Equity. 2020; 4(1):272-279. . View in PubMed
  • Association of Obesity with DNA Methylation Age Acceleration in African American Mothers from the InterGEN Study Int J Mol Sci. 2019 Aug 31; 20(17). . View in PubMed
  • Comparing Early-Childhood and School-Aged Systems of Care for Children with Emotional and Behavioral Difficulties: Risk, Symptom Presentation, and Outcomes J Child Fam Stud. 2019 Aug 05; 28(8):2312-2325. . View in PubMed
  • Association Between Stress and Coping with DNA Methylation of Blood Pressure-Related Genes Among African American Women Chronic Stress (Thousand Oaks). 2019 Jan-Dec; 3. . View in PubMed
  • Risk and Protective Factors for Alcohol, Marijuana, and Cocaine Use Among Child Welfare-Involved Youth Child Youth Serv Rev. 2018 Dec; 95:88-94. . View in PubMed
  • Perceived Racial Discrimination and DNA Methylation Among African American Women in the InterGEN Study Biol Res Nurs. 2018 03; 20(2):145-152. . View in PubMed
  • Parenting stress and DNA methylation among African Americans in the InterGEN Study J Clin Transl Sci. 2017 Dec; 1(6):328-333. . View in PubMed
  • A Systematic Review of DNA Methylation and Preterm Birth in African American Women Biol Res Nurs. 2017 May; 19(3):308-317. . View in PubMed
  • Video Game Intervention for Sexual Risk Reduction in Minority Adolescents: Randomized Controlled Trial J Med Internet Res. 2017 09 18; 19(9):e314. . View in PubMed
  • Games Health J. 2016 Aug; 5(4):279-85. . View in PubMed
  • The Intergenerational Impact of Genetic and Psychological Factors on Blood Pressure Study (InterGEN): Design and Methods for Recruitment and Psychological Measures Nurs Res. 2016 Jul-Aug; 65(4):331-8. . View in PubMed
  • Reflections on a Community Psychology Setting and the Future of the Field Am J Community Psychol. 2016 12; 58(3-4):348-353. . View in PubMed
  • The Intergenerational Impact of Genetic and Psychological Factors on Blood Pressure (InterGEN) Study: Design and Methods for Complex DNA Analysis Biol Res Nurs. 2016 10; 18(5):521-30. . View in PubMed
  • Building Capacity for Trauma-Informed Care in the Child Welfare System: Initial Results of a Statewide Implementation Child Maltreat. 2016 05; 21(2):113-24. . View in PubMed
  • Health, emergency department use, and early identification of young children exposed to trauma J Emerg Med. 2014 May; 46(5):719-24. . View in PubMed
  • Children exposed to the arrest of a family member: Associations with mental health J Child Fam Stud. 2014 Feb 01; 23(2):214-244. . View in PubMed
  • Exposure to traumatic events and health-related quality of life in preschool-aged children Qual Life Res. 2013 Oct; 22(8):2159-68. . View in PubMed
  • The role of parenting stress in young children’s mental health functioning after exposure to family violence J Trauma Stress. 2013 Oct; 26(5):605-12. . View in PubMed
  • Exposure to traumatic events and the behavioral health of children enrolled in an early childhood system of care J Trauma Stress. 2012 Dec; 25(6):700-4. . View in PubMed
  • Traumatic Impact of Familial Arrest on Young Children J Trauma Treat. 2012 Oct 09; 1. . View in PubMed
  • Understanding the ecology and development of children and families experiencing homelessness: implications for practice, supportive services, and policy Am J Orthopsychiatry. 2012 Jul; 82(3):389-401. . View in PubMed
  • Creating a safe space to learn: The significant role of graduate students in fostering educational engagement and aspirations among urban youth Community Psychol. 2011; 44(1):33-36. . View in PubMed
  • Posttraumatic stress among young urban children exposed to family violence and other potentially traumatic events J Trauma Stress. 2010 Dec; 23(6):716-24. . View in PubMed
  • Measuring changes in interagency collaboration: an examination of the Bridgeport Safe Start Initiative Eval Program Plann. 2007 Aug; 30(3):294-306. . View in PubMed
  • Utilizing program evaluation as a strategy to promote community change: evaluation of a comprehensive, community-based, family violence initiative Am J Community Psychol. 2006 Dec; 38(3-4):191-200. . View in PubMed
  • What works in preventionPrinciples of effective prevention programs. Am Psychol. 2003 Jun-Jul; 58(6-7):449-56. . View in PubMed
  • Landlords as partners for promoting success in supported housing: “it takes more than a lease and a key” Psychiatr Rehabil J. 2002; 25(3):235-244. . View in PubMed