Keck School Faculty

Lourdes Baezconde-Garbanati

Lourdes Baezconde-Garbanati

Professor of Preventive Medicine
Associate Dean for Community Initiatives
Associate Director for Community Outreach and Engagement
SSB 302M 2001 N. Soto Street Health Sciences Campus Los Angeles

The National Alliance for Hispanic Health and the Secretaria de Salud de Mexico: Buena Salud Americas, 2015

The National Alliance for Hispanic Health and the Secretaria de Salud de Mexico: Buena Salud Americas , 2015

2014 Reel Health International Film Festival: Tamale Lesson Finalist, 2014

National Institutes of Health: Transforming Cancer Knowledge, Attitudes and Behaviors (Tamale Lesson), NIH-10 Year Common Fund Aw, 2014

Francis Collins, NIH Director award: Winner of the National Institutes of Health Common Fund 10-Year Commemoration Video Contest (Dr. S, 2014

California Department of Public Health Tobacco Control Program Health equity: Outstanding contributions in tobacco control, 2013-2014

HCI International Conference on Technology: Technology-based Medical Interpretation for Cross-Language Communication: In person, telephone, vide, 2013

American Public Health Association: Tamale Lesson, Public Health Education and Health Promotion Best Multimedia Award, 2013

The George Mason University, 2013 Health Communication Conference: Winner of the Top Scientific Translational Research Award, 2013

Escuela Altos de Cabuya, Panama: Recognition for Outstanding Contributions to the School, 2012-2013

Vision y Compromiso: Outstanding contributions to the 10th Annual Conference of health care workers & promoters de Salud, 2012

California State Senate, 34th Senate District: Certificate of Recognition for National Community Based Participatory Research, 2011

University of California Irvine (UCI) Chancellor’s Commendation for Outstanding Community Based-Part: UCI Chancellor’s Award in Clinical and Translational Science, 2011

University of California Irvine (UCI) Chancellor’s Commendation for Outstanding Community Based-Part: UCI Chancellor’s Award in Clinical and Translational Science, 2011

Design Conference: Es Tiempo Award, 2011

U.S. House of Representatives: Certificate of Congressional Recognition in recognition of extraordinary dedication and continued ef, 2011

The California Medical Association Foundation: CMA Foundation award - The Cervical Cancer & HPV Project Honor for generous commitment of time &, 2010

St. Vincent Medical Center Multicultural Health Awareness and Prevention Center in Partnership wit: Obesity and Nutrition Award Leadership, 2010

Mike Davis, 48th Assembly District, California State Legislature: Certificate of Recognition for Outstanding Contributions and Community Service , 2010

National Cancer Institute and the American Legacy Foundation: Recognition for Services to the Research Community, 2010

Annual Design Review Exhibition, Best Category in the Student Division in 2010: Es Tiempo Award, 2010

Mike Davis, 48th Assembly District, California State Legislature: Certificate of Recognition for Outstanding Contributions and Community Service, 2010

California Tobacco Education and Research Oversight Committee, State of California: In honor and appreciation of dedicated and distinguished services, and countless contributions to th, 2009

Research America: An Alliance for Discoveries in Health: Public Health Hero Award, 2009

National Cancer Institute: Certificate in recognition of valuable contributions to the Cancer Information Services (CIS), 2009

American Legacy Foundation: Community Activism Award , 2006

American Legacy Foundation: Community Activism Award, 2006

: Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers: 2004-2005, 2004-2005

: Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers: 2004-2005, 2004-2005

Journal of the National Medical Association: Award for Excellence, Outstanding Performance and Lasting Contributions as Scientific Journal Revi, 2004

Redes En Acción, Regional Network for Cancer Control, National Latino Council on Alcohol, Tobacco Pr: National Health Hero Award, 2003

Minority Training Program for Cancer Control Research, University of California, Los Angeles: Dedicated and invaluable contributions to education, research and mentorship, 2002-2014

National Latino Council on Alcohol and Tobacco Prevention: Advancements in Latino Health through Research, 2002

Society for Prevention Research: Community, Culture and Prevention Science Award, 2001

11th World Conference on Tobacco or Health, National Alliance for Hispanic Health: First Hispanic National Hero Award, 2000

Board of Supervisors, County of Los Angeles: For Distinguished Contributions to Women’s Health, The Yvonne Braithwaite Burke, 1999

Board of Supervisors, County of Los Angeles: For Distinguished Contributions to Women’s Health, The Yvonne Braithwaite Burke, 1999

American Public Health Association, Latino Caucus: Most Distinguished Career Award, 1999

County of Los Angeles: Certificate for Contributions and Dedicated Service to Los Angeles County Women’s Health, 1997

County of Los Angeles: Certificate for Contributions and Dedicated Service to Los Angeles County Women’s Health, 1997

Chicano Studies Research Center, UCLA: Outstanding Excellence in Interdisciplinary Research, 1989-1990

Disruptions to and Innovations in HPV Vaccination Strategies within Safety-Net Healthcare Settings Resulting from the COVID-19 Pandemic Healthcare (Basel). 2023 Aug 24; 11(17). . View in PubMed

Multilevel perspectives on school-based opportunities to improve HPV vaccination among medically underserved adolescents: Beyond school entry mandates Hum Vaccin Immunother. 2023 Aug 01; 19(2):2251815. . View in PubMed

Understanding Clinic and Community Member Experiences with Implementation of Evidence-Based Strategies for HPV Vaccination in Safety-Net Primary Care Settings Prev Sci. 2023 Jun 27. . View in PubMed

Hispanic/Latinos and non-Hispanic whites' childhood cancer survivors and parents: a dyadic analysis of coping resources and mental health J Cancer Surviv. 2023 Feb 28. . View in PubMed

Community-Based Public Health Vaccination Campaign (VaccinateLA) in Los Angeles' Black and Latino Communities: Protocol for a Participatory Study JMIR Res Protoc. 2023 Feb 20; 12:e40161. . View in PubMed

Barriers and facilitators of Hispanic/Latino parents caregiving for a childhood cancer survivor: a qualitative study Cancer Causes Control. 2023 Feb; 34(2):151-160. . View in PubMed

Florida-California Cancer Health Equity Center (CaRE2) Community Scientist Research Advocacy Program J Cancer Educ. 2023 10; 38(5):1429-1439. . View in PubMed

Training Community African American and Hispanic/Latino/a Advocates on Prostate Cancer (PCa): a Multicultural and Bicoastal Approach J Cancer Educ. 2023 10; 38(5):1719-1727. . View in PubMed

Understanding medical mistrust and HPV vaccine hesitancy among multiethnic parents in Los Angeles J Behav Med. 2023 04; 46(1-2):100-115. . View in PubMed

Hypothetical flavour ban and intention to vape among vape shop customers: the role of flavour preference and e-cigarette dependence Tob Control. 2023 01; 32(1):110-113. . View in PubMed

Trust in science and scientists among university students, staff, and faculty of a large, diverse university in Los Angeles during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Trojan Pandemic Response Initiative BMC Public Health. 2023 03 30; 23(1):601. . View in PubMed

Examining multilevel influences on parental HPV vaccine hesitancy among multiethnic communities in Los Angeles: a qualitative analysis BMC Public Health. 2023 03 22; 23(1):545. . View in PubMed

Florida-California Cancer Research, Education and Engagement (CaRE2) Health Equity Center: Structure, Innovations, and Initial Outcomes Cancer Control. 2023 Jan-Dec; 30:10732748231197878. . View in PubMed

An Assessment of Vape Shop Products in California before and after Implementation of FDA and State Regulations Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2022 Nov 28; 19(23). . View in PubMed

Communities, Mistrust, and Implementation: Addressing a Large Gap in the National Strategy for COVID-19 and Future Pandemics Am J Public Health. 2022 12; 112(12):1713-1715. . View in PubMed

Patterns and mediators of racial and ethnic disparities in COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy among young adults Prev Med. 2022 06; 159:107077. . View in PubMed

The Impact of Hispanic Ethnicity and Language on Communication Among Young Adult Childhood Cancer Survivors, Parents, and Medical Providers and Cancer-Related Follow-Up Care JCO Oncol Pract. 2022 05; 18(5):e786-e796. . View in PubMed

Acculturation discrepancy and mental health associations among Hispanic childhood cancer survivors and their parents Psychooncology. 2022 05; 31(5):761-769. . View in PubMed

Compliance to FDA's elimination of free tobacco product sampling at vape shops Addict Behav. 2022 02; 125:107148. . View in PubMed

Initial Efficacy of a Community-Derived Mindfulness-Based Intervention for Latinx Parents and their Children J Immigr Minor Health. 2021 Oct; 23(5):993-1000. . View in PubMed

A Parallel Process Model of Integration and Multidimensional Prosocial Behaviors in Recent Immigrant US. Latinx Adolescents. Psychol Rep. 2021 Jun; 124(3):1237-1267. . View in PubMed

Directional Effects in Cultural Identity: A Family Systems Approach for Immigrant Latinx Families J Youth Adolesc. 2021 May; 50(5):965-977. . View in PubMed

A Community-Based Mindfulness Intervention Among Latino Adolescents and Their Parents: A Qualitative Feasibility and Acceptability Study J Immigr Minor Health. 2021 Apr; 23(2):344-352. . View in PubMed

Project Forward: A Population-Based Cohort Among Young Adult Survivors of Childhood Cancers JNCI Cancer Spectr. 2021 10; 5(5). . View in PubMed

Association between federal and California state policy violation among vape shops and neighbourhood composition in Southern California Tob Control. 2021 09; 30(5):567-569. . View in PubMed

Peer Crowd Identification of Young and Early Middle Adulthood Customers at Vape Shops J Drug Educ. 2021 09; 50(3-4):98-107. . View in PubMed

Longitudinal Tracking of Vape Shop Compliance With State Business Regulations Within Southern California Ethnic Neighborhoods During the COVID-19 Pandemic Eval Health Prof. 2021 03; 44(1):87-92. . View in PubMed

Menthol Smoking and Nicotine Dependence among Black/African American Women Smokers Living in Low-Resource, Rural Communities Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2021 10 16; 18(20). . View in PubMed

Health Disparities, Inequities, and Social Determinants of Health in Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders in the US: A Review JAMA Neurol. 2021 12 01; 78(12):1515-1524. . View in PubMed

Exploring Eating Challenges and Food Selectivity for Latinx Children with and without Autism Spectrum Disorder Using Qualitative Visual Methodology: Implications for Oral Health Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2021 04 03; 18(7). . View in PubMed

Parental Cancer-related Information Seeking, Health Communication and Satisfaction with Medical Providers of Childhood Cancer Survivors: Differences by Race/Ethnicity and Language Preference J Health Commun. 2021 02 01; 26(2):83-91. . View in PubMed

Retail Marketing of Menthol Cigarettes in Los Angeles, California: a Challenge to Health Equity Prev Chronic Dis. 2021 02 11; 18:E11. . View in PubMed

Vape Shop Employees: Do They Act as Smoking Cessation Counselors? Nicotine Tob Res. 2021 03 19; 23(4):756-759.. View in PubMed

Prevalence of disposable pod use and consumer preference for e-cigarette product characteristics among vape shop customers in Southern California: a cross-sectional study BMJ Open. 2021 10 05; 11(10):e049604. . View in PubMed

Signs and customer behaviors at vape shops: Multivariate multilevel model analysis Addict Behav Rep. 2020 Dec; 12:100299. . View in PubMed

Relationships between parent and adolescent/young adult mental health among Hispanic and non-Hispanic childhood cancer survivors J Psychosoc Oncol. 2020 Nov-Dec; 38(6):746-760. . View in PubMed

Predictors of Vape Shops Going out of Business in Southern California Tob Regul Sci. 2020 May; 6(3):187-195. . View in PubMed

Disentangling relationships between bicultural stress and mental well-being among Latinx immigrant adolescents J Consult Clin Psychol. 2020 Feb; 88(2):149-159. . View in PubMed

Using a Culturally Tailored Narrative to Increase Cervical Cancer Detection Among Spanish-Speaking Mexican-American Women J Cancer Educ. 2020 08; 35(4):736-742. . View in PubMed

Comparison of e-cigarette marketing and availability in tobacco retail outlets among diverse low-income communities in California Tob Control. 2020 07; 29(4):469-471. . View in PubMed

Notes From the Field: Vape Shop Business Operations Compliance in the Wake of COVID-19 Eval Health Prof. 2020 06; 43(2):135-137. . View in PubMed

Commentary: The Problems of Grouping All Adversity Into a Special Populations Label Eval Health Prof. 2020 03; 43(1):66-70. . View in PubMed

A Tobacco Control Framework for Regulating Public Consumption of Cannabis: Multistate Analysis and Policy Implications Am J Public Health. 2020 02; 110(2):203-208. . View in PubMed

Cigarette and E-Cigarette Retail Marketing on and Near California Tribal Lands Health Promot Pract. 2020 01; 21(1_suppl):18S-26S. . View in PubMed

Dynamic Transition Patterns in Acculturation Among Hispanic Adolescents Child Dev. 2020 01; 91(1):78-95. . View in PubMed

Point-of-sale marketing of little cigars and cigarillos on and near California Tribal lands Tob Control. 2020 01; 29(1):122-124. . View in PubMed

Perceptions of E-cigarettes and Flavor Restrictions among Tobacco Retailers in Los Angeles Am J Health Behav. 2020 11 01; 44(6):893-901. . View in PubMed

Tobacco Industry Marketing Exposure and Commercial Tobacco Product Use Disparities among American Indians and Alaska Natives Subst Use Misuse. 2020; 55(2):261-270. . View in PubMed

Doing What We Know, Knowing What to Do: Californians Linking Action with Science for Prevention of Breast Cancer (CLASP-BC) Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2020 07 14; 17(14). . View in PubMed

Californians Linking Action with Science for Prevention of Breast Cancer (CLASP-BC)-Phase 2 Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2020 11 28; 17(23). . View in PubMed

Examining the Directionality Between Identity Development and Depressive Symptoms Among Recently Immigrated Hispanic Adolescents J Youth Adolesc. 2019 Nov; 48(11):2114-2124. . View in PubMed

Barriers and innovative interventions for early detection of cervical cancer Salud Publica Mex. 2019 Jul-Aug; 61(4):456-460. . View in PubMed

ForewordHealth equity in the Americas. Salud Publica Mex. 2019 Jul-Ago; 61(4):415-416. . View in PubMed

The use of cultural identity in predicting health lifestyle behaviors in Latinx immigrant adolescents Cultur Divers Ethnic Minor Psychol. 2019 Jul; 25(3):371-378. . View in PubMed

Disparities in retail marketing for little cigars and cigarillos in Los Angeles, California Addict Behav Rep. 2019 Jun; 9:100149. . View in PubMed

Retailers' Perceptions of FDA Tobacco Regulation Authority Tob Regul Sci. 2019 May; 5(3):291-300. . View in PubMed

A review of tobacco regulatory science research on vulnerable populations Prev Med. 2019 11; 128:105709. . View in PubMed

Contemp Clin Trials. 2019 05; 80:1-8. . View in PubMed

Alcohol initiation among recently immigrated Hispanic adolescents: Roles of acculturation and sociocultural stress Am J Orthopsychiatry. 2019; 89(5):569-578. . View in PubMed

Retail marketing for chewing tobacco in Los Angeles, California Tob Prev Cessat. 2019; 5:11. . View in PubMed

Pro-tobacco marketing and anti-tobacco campaigns aimed at vulnerable populations: A review of the literature Tob Induc Dis. 2019; 17:68. . View in PubMed

Oral Care Experiences of Latino Parents/Caregivers with Children with Autism and with Typically Developing Children Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2019 08 14; 16(16). . View in PubMed

Managers' Practices of Tobacco and Marijuana Smoking Policies in Hispanic-Occupied Multiunit Housing Health Equity. 2019; 3(1):304-311. . View in PubMed

Empowering Hispanic Multiunit Housing Residents to Advocate for Smokefree Policies: A Randomized Controlled Trial of a Culturally Tailored Fotonovela Intervention Health Equity. 2019; 3(1):198-204. . View in PubMed

Adolescent Substance Use and Sensation-Seeking on Sexual Behaviors Among Young Adults from Continuation High Schools Subst Use Misuse. 2019; 54(3):373-383. . View in PubMed

Tobacco Advertisement Liking, Vulnerability Factors, and Tobacco Use Among Young Adults Nicotine Tob Res. 2019 02 18; 21(3):300-308. . View in PubMed

Tob Regul Sci. 2018 Jul; 4(4):41-49. . View in PubMed

Tobacco regulatory compliance with STAKE Act age-of-sale signage among licensed tobacco retailers across diverse neighborhoods in Southern California Tob Induc Dis. 2018 Jun; 16. . View in PubMed

Examining the temporal order of ethnic identity and perceived discrimination among Hispanic immigrant adolescents Dev Psychol. 2018 May; 54(5):929-937. . View in PubMed

Prevalence and correlates of health information-seeking among Hispanic and non-Hispanic childhood cancer survivors Support Care Cancer. 2018 Apr; 26(4):1305-1313. . View in PubMed

Cultural values associated with substance use among Hispanic emerging adults in Southern California Addict Behav. 2018 Feb; 77:267-271. . View in PubMed

Latent Classes of Sexual Risk Among Black Men Who Have Sex with Men and Women Arch Sex Behav. 2018 10; 47(7):2071-2080. . View in PubMed

Adolescent tobacco coupon receipt, vulnerability characteristics and subsequent tobacco use: analysis of PATH Study, Waves 1 and 2 Tob Control. 2018 07; 27(e1):e50-e56. . View in PubMed

Depressive Symptoms and Quality of Life Among Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Survivors: Impact of Gender and Latino Culture J Adolesc Young Adult Oncol. 2018 06; 7(3):384-388. . View in PubMed

Questioning the Dietary Acculturation Paradox: A Mixed-Methods Study of the Relationship between Food and Ethnic Identity in a Group of Mexican-American Women J Acad Nutr Diet. 2018 03; 118(3):431-439. . View in PubMed

Longitudinal Associations between Maternal Involvement, Cultural Orientations, and Prosocial Behaviors Among Recent Immigrant Latino Adolescents J Youth Adolesc. 2018 02; 47(2):460-472. . View in PubMed

Acculturation, Mental Health, and Quality of Life among Hispanic Childhood Cancer Survivors: A Latent Class Analysis Ethn Dis. 2018; 28(1):55-60. . View in PubMed

A Descriptive Longitudinal Study of Changes in Vape Shop Characteristics and Store Policies in Anticipation of the 2016 FDA Regulations of Tobacco Products, Including E-Cigarettes Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2018 02 11; 15(2). . View in PubMed

A US/Mexico Study of Joint Associations of Physical Activity and Sedentary Behavior on Anthropometric Indicators, Migration Status, Country of Birth and Country of Residence Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2018 06 17; 15(6). . View in PubMed

Second and Thirdhand Smoke Exposure, Attitudes and Protective Practices: Results from a Survey of Hispanic Residents in Multi-unit Housing J Immigr Minor Health. 2017 Oct; 19(5):1148-1155. . View in PubMed

Personal and cultural identity development in recently immigrated Hispanic adolescents: Links with psychosocial functioning Cultur Divers Ethnic Minor Psychol. 2017 Jul; 23(3):348-361. . View in PubMed

Longitudinal Effects of Latino Parent Cultural Stress, Depressive Symptoms, and Family Functioning on Youth Emotional Well-Being and Health Risk Behaviors Fam Process. 2017 12; 56(4):981-996. . View in PubMed

Support for electronic cigarette regulations among California voters Tob Control. 2017 05; 26(3):334-337. . View in PubMed

Erratum to: Personal Identity Development in Hispanic Immigrant Adolescents: Links with Positive Psychosocial Functioning, Depressive Symptoms, and Externalizing Problems J Youth Adolesc. 2017 04; 46(4):914-915. . View in PubMed

Personal Identity Development in Hispanic Immigrant Adolescents: Links with Positive Psychosocial Functioning, Depressive Symptoms, and Externalizing Problems J Youth Adolesc. 2017 04; 46(4):898-913. . View in PubMed

Perceptions of Secondhand and Thirdhand Smoke Among Hispanic Residents of Multiunit Housing J Immigr Minor Health. 2017 02; 19(1):162-169. . View in PubMed

Implementation of HPV vaccination guidelines in a diverse population in Los Angeles: Results from an environmental scan of local HPV resources and needs Vaccine. 2017 09 05; 35(37):4930-4935. . View in PubMed

Each Medium Tells a Different Story: The Effect of Message Channel on Narrative Persuasion Commun Res Rep. 2017; 34(2):161-170. . View in PubMed

The Associations between Yelp Online Reviews and Vape Shops Closing or Remaining Open One Year Later Tob Prev Cessat. 2017; 2(Suppl). . View in PubMed

Testing the Parent-Adolescent Acculturation Discrepancy Hypothesis: A Five-Wave Longitudinal Study J Res Adolesc. 2016 Sep; 26(3):567-586. . View in PubMed

Role transitions and substance use among Hispanic emerging adults: A longitudinal study using coarsened exact matching Addict Behav. 2016 Jul; 58:95-9. . View in PubMed

The Longitudinal Associations Between Discrimination, Depressive Symptoms, and Prosocial Behaviors in US. Latino/a Recent Immigrant Adolescents. J Youth Adolesc. 2016 Mar; 45(3):457-70. . View in PubMed

Health risk behaviors and depressive symptoms among Hispanic adolescents: Examining acculturation discrepancies and family functioning J Fam Psychol. 2016 Mar; 30(2):254-265. . View in PubMed

Trajectories of perceived discrimination from adolescence to emerging adulthood and substance use among Hispanic youth in Los Angeles Addict Behav. 2016 Feb; 53:108-12. . View in PubMed

Alcohol use among recent immigrant Latino/a youth: acculturation, gender, and the Theory of Reasoned Action Ethn Health. 2016 12; 21(6):609-27. . View in PubMed

A Longitudinal Test of the Parent-Adolescent Family Functioning Discrepancy Hypothesis: A Trend toward Increased HIV Risk Behaviors Among Immigrant Hispanic Adolescents J Youth Adolesc. 2016 10; 45(10):2164-77. . View in PubMed

Commentary: Forces That Drive the Vape Shop Industry and Implications for the Health Professions Eval Health Prof. 2016 09; 39(3):379-88. . View in PubMed

Tob Induc Dis. 2016; 14:18. . View in PubMed

Profiles of bullying victimization, discrimination, social support, and school safety: Links with Latino/a youth acculturation, gender, depressive symptoms, and cigarette use Am J Orthopsychiatry. 2016 Jan; 86(1):37-48. . View in PubMed

Employee and customer handling of nicotine-containing e-liquids in vape shops Tob Prev Cessat. 2016; 2(Suppl). . View in PubMed

Information scanning and vaccine safety concerns among African American, Mexican American, and non-Hispanic White women Patient Educ Couns. 2016 Jan; 99(1):147-53. . View in PubMed

Vape shop retailers' perceptions of their customers, products and services: A content analysis Tob Prev Cessat. 2016; 2(Suppl). . View in PubMed

A pilot test of the acceptability and efficacy of narrative and non-narrative health education materials in a low health literacy population J Commun Healthc. 2016; 9(1):40-48. . View in PubMed

Marketing activities of vape shops across racial/ethnic communities Tob Prev Cessat. 2016; 2(Suppl). . View in PubMed

Longitudinal trajectories of bicultural identity integration in recently immigrated Hispanic adolescents: Links with mental health and family functioning Int J Psychol. 2015 Dec; 50(6):440-50. . View in PubMed

Stressful life events, ethnic identity, historical trauma, and participation in cultural activities: Associations with smoking behaviors among American Indian adolescents in California Addict Behav. 2015 Nov; 50:64-9. . View in PubMed

Tobacco Attitudes and Behaviors of Vape Shop Retailers in Los Angeles Am J Health Behav. 2015 Nov; 39(6):794-8. . View in PubMed

Adverse childhood experiences and substance use among Hispanic emerging adults in Southern California Addict Behav. 2015 Nov; 50:199-204. . View in PubMed

Comparing the Relative Efficacy of Narrative vs Nonnarrative Health Messages in Reducing Health Disparities Using a Randomized Trial Am J Public Health. 2015 Oct; 105(10):2117-23. . View in PubMed

Latino/a Youth Intentions to Smoke Cigarettes: Exploring the Roles of Culture and Gender J Lat Psychol. 2015 Aug; 3(3):129-142. . View in PubMed

Depressive symptoms and externalizing behaviors among Hispanic immigrant adolescents: Examining longitudinal effects of cultural stress J Adolesc. 2015 Jul; 42:31-9. . View in PubMed

Developmental trajectories of acculturation: links with family functioning and mental health in recent-immigrant Hispanic adolescents Child Dev. 2015 May-Jun; 86(3):726-48. . View in PubMed

Trajectories of cultural stressors and effects on mental health and substance use among Hispanic immigrant adolescents J Adolesc Health. 2015 Apr; 56(4):433-9. . View in PubMed

Cultural and social influences on adolescent smoking dissipate by emerging adulthood among Hispanics in Southern California J Immigr Minor Health. 2015 Feb; 17(1):192-7. . View in PubMed

The Relationship Between the Accumulated Number of Role Transitions and Hard Drug Use among Hispanic Emerging Adults J Psychoactive Drugs. 2015 Jan-Mar; 47(1):60-4. . View in PubMed

Telling stories, saving lives: creating narrative health messages Health Commun. 2015; 30(2):154-63. . View in PubMed

Cultural measures associated with sexual risk behaviors among Latino youth in Southern California: a longitudinal study Perspect Sex Reprod Health. 2014 Dec; 46(4):193-201. . View in PubMed

Bicultural stress, identity formation, and alcohol expectancies and misuse in Hispanic adolescents: a developmental approach J Youth Adolesc. 2014 Dec; 43(12):2054-68. . View in PubMed

Acculturation and perceived discrimination: predictors of substance use trajectories from adolescence to emerging adulthood among Hispanics Addict Behav. 2014 Sep; 39(9):1293-6. . View in PubMed

Domains of acculturation and their effects on substance use and sexual behavior in recent Hispanic immigrant adolescents Prev Sci. 2014 Jun; 15(3):385-96. . View in PubMed

Associations between ethnic labels and substance use among Hispanic/Latino adolescents in Los Angeles Subst Use Misuse. 2014 Jun; 49(8):1007-16. . View in PubMed

Problematic substance use among Hispanic adolescents and young adults: implications for prevention efforts Subst Use Misuse. 2014 Jun; 49(8):1025-38. . View in PubMed

Acculturation and cancer screening among Asian Americans: role of health insurance and having a regular physician J Community Health. 2014 Apr; 39(2):201-12. . View in PubMed

Do adolescent drug use consequences predict externalizing and internalizing problems in emerging adulthood as well as traditional drug use measures in a Hispanic sample? Addict Behav. 2014 Mar; 39(3):644-51.. View in PubMed

Self-Construal as a Predictor of Korean American Women's Intention to Vaccinate Daughters against Human Papillomavirus Asian Am J Psychol. 2014 Jan; 5(2):96-105. . View in PubMed

Portrayals of reproductive and sexual health on prime-time television Health Commun. 2014; 29(7):698-706. . View in PubMed

Consumers' perceptions of vape shops in Southern California: an analysis of online Yelp reviews Tob Induc Dis. 2014; 12(1):22. . View in PubMed

Perceived context of reception among recent Hispanic immigrants: conceptualization, instrument development, and preliminary validation Cultur Divers Ethnic Minor Psychol. 2014 Jan; 20(1):1-15. . View in PubMed

Emerging adulthood themes, role transitions and substance use among Hispanics in Southern California Addict Behav. 2013 Dec; 38(12):2797-800. . View in PubMed

Role transitions in emerging adulthood are associated with smoking among Hispanics in Southern California Nicotine Tob Res. 2013 Nov; 15(11):1948-51. . View in PubMed

A longitudinal analysis of Hispanic youth acculturation and cigarette smoking: the roles of gender, culture, family, and discrimination Nicotine Tob Res. 2013 May; 15(5):957-68. . View in PubMed

The Ability of Narrative Communication to Address Health-related Social Norms Int Rev Soc Res. 2013 Feb; 3(2):131-149. . View in PubMed

Narrative versus Non-narrative: The Role of Identification, Transportation and Emotion in Reducing Health Disparities J Commun. 2013 Feb; 63(1). . View in PubMed

Reducing the Excess Burden of Cervical Cancer Among Latinas: Translating Science into Health Promotion Initiatives Calif J Health Promot. 2013; 11(1):45-57. . View in PubMed

Bullying victimization as a mediator of associations between cultural/familial variables, substance use, and depressive symptoms among Hispanic youth Ethn Health. 2013; 18(4):415-32. . View in PubMed

Perceived discrimination as a risk factor for depressive symptoms and substance use among Hispanic adolescents in Los Angeles Ethn Health. 2013; 18(3):244-61. . View in PubMed

Acculturation, enculturation, and symptoms of depression in Hispanic youth: the roles of gender, Hispanic cultural values, and family functioning J Youth Adolesc. 2012 Oct; 41(10):1350-65. . View in PubMed

Substance use and sexual behavior among recent Hispanic immigrant adolescents: effects of parent-adolescent differential acculturation and communication Drug Alcohol Depend. 2012 Sep; 125 Suppl 1:S26-34. . View in PubMed

A review of cancer in US. Hispanic populations. Cancer Prev Res (Phila). 2012 Feb; 5(2):150-63. . View in PubMed

Training leaders from priority populations to implement social norm changes in tobacco control: lessons from the LAAMPP Institute Health Promot Pract. 2011 Nov; 12(6 Suppl 2):195S-8S. . View in PubMed

Acculturation, gender, depression, and cigarette smoking among US. Hispanic youth: the mediating role of perceived discrimination. J Youth Adolesc. 2011 Nov; 40(11):1519-33. . View in PubMed

Barriers and facilitators to smoking cessation among Latino adults J Natl Med Assoc. 2011 May; 103(5):423-31. . View in PubMed

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

Marijuana use among Latino adolescents: gender differences in protective familial factors Subst Use Misuse. 2011; 46(5):644-55. . View in PubMed

Cultural values associated with substance use among Hispanic adolescents in southern California Subst Use Misuse. 2011; 46(10):1223-33. . View in PubMed

Associations between family structure, family functioning, and substance use among Hispanic/Latino adolescents Psychol Addict Behav. 2010 Mar; 24(1):98-108. . View in PubMed

Perceived discrimination and substance use among Latino adolescents Am J Health Behav. 2009 Nov-Dec; 33(6):718-27. . View in PubMed

Parent-child acculturation patterns and substance use among Hispanic adolescents: a longitudinal analysis J Prim Prev. 2009 Jul; 30(3-4):293-313. . View in PubMed

Acculturation and substance use: social influence as a mediator among Hispanic alternative high school youth J Health Soc Behav. 2009 Jun; 50(2):164-79. . View in PubMed

Parent-child acculturation discrepancies as a risk factor for substance use among Hispanic adolescents in Southern California J Immigr Minor Health. 2009 Jun; 11(3):149-57. . View in PubMed

Acculturation and sun-safe behaviors among US Latinos: findings from the 2005 Health Information National Trends Survey Am J Public Health. 2009 Apr; 99(4):734-41. . View in PubMed

Promoting the effective translation of the framework convention on tobacco control: a case study of challenges and opportunities for strategic communications in Mexico Eval Health Prof. 2008 Jun; 31(2):145-66. . View in PubMed

A longitudinal analysis of stressful life events, smoking behaviors, and gender differences in a multicultural sample of adolescents Subst Use Misuse. 2008; 43(11):1521-43. . View in PubMed

The role of acculturation, parenting, and family in Hispanic/Latino adolescent substance use: findings from a qualitative analysis J Ethn Subst Abuse. 2008; 7(3):304-27. . View in PubMed

The influence of acculturation on drug and alcohol use in a sample of adolescents Addict Behav. 2007 Dec; 32(12):2990-3004. . View in PubMed

On-time mammography screening with a focus on Latinas with low income: a proposed cultural model Anticancer Res. 2007 Nov-Dec; 27(6C):4325-38. . View in PubMed

Stressful life events and smoking behaviors in Chinese adolescents: a longitudinal analysis Nicotine Tob Res. 2007 Nov; 9(11):1085-94. . View in PubMed

Most Latino smokers in California are low-frequency smokers Addiction. 2007 Oct; 102 Suppl 2:104-11. . View in PubMed

Building capacity to address tobacco-related disparities among American Indian and Hispanic/Latino communities: conceptual and systemic considerations Addiction. 2007 Oct; 102 Suppl 2:112-22. . View in PubMed

Workplace and home smoking restrictions and racial/ethnic variation in the prevalence and intensity of current cigarette smoking among women by poverty status, TUS-CPS 1998-1999 and 2001-2002 J Epidemiol Community Health. 2006 Sep; 60 Suppl 2:34-43. . View in PubMed

Perceptions of ceremonial and nonceremonial uses of tobacco by American-Indian adolescents in CaliforniaJ Adolesc Health. 2006 Apr; 38(4):443. e9-16. . View in PubMed

Internet accessibility and usage among urban adolescents in Southern California: implications for web-based health research Cyberpsychol Behav. 2005 Oct; 8(5):441-53. . View in PubMed

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Lourdes Baezconde-Garbanati, PhD, MPH, is a tenured professor in preventive medicine at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California. Dr. Baezconde-Garbanati is also a Member of the Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center where she is co-Director and Project Leader of the Patient Education and Community Outreach Center. She is Director of community outreach and education at the Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research, is in a Multiple PI structure, a PI of the Office of Community Engagement of the Southern California Clinical Translation Institute (CTSI). She is an internal advisory committee member to the Center for Environmental Health Community Outreach Core, and a founding Director of an international effort, the Center for Health Equity in the Americas, a KSOM program out of the Dean's Office, focused on research and education with the goal of reducing disparities and achieving health equity throughout the Americas. She is Co-Director of the Global Health Leadership Track in the Masters of Public Health Program, and conducts and promotes student and faculty research on a variety of topics among vulnerable population groups. She has a Courtesy Appointment at the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. Dr. Baezconde-Garbanati has a solid reputation as a widely recognized national and international community engaged scholar in the areas of culture and community health, with an emphasis on Hispanic/Latino health. Her work is known for its creativity, and transdisciplinary nature, where academic disciplines and community talent converge with ingenuity to produce unique programs of research that advance science while fulfilling community needs. She develops and tests innovative interventions that help modify cultural and lifestyle risk factors for cancer and tobacco control at the community level. She teaches courses on gender and ethnic minority health, health promotion and disease prevention, culture, and on community organizing and mobilization for health locally and globally. She has mentored well over 200 students in research from undergraduates to doctoral and postdoctoral fellows and is widely sought out as a mentor among Junior Faculty. She is strongly engaged in community participatory and population-based research and serves in the community as a community/academic broker for culturally and community grounded research.

Dr. Baezconde-Garbanati has been instrumental in developing and testing effective interventions, that utilize innovative communication strategies, outreach activities and community engagement, and partnership development to enhance community health with a focus on tobacco, substance abuse prevention, and cancer control. She is a steering committee member of the National Latino Tobacco Control Network and is on the Board of Directors of the National Alliance for Hispanic Health, and works closely with the Healthy Americas Institute. She researches the feasibility of developing policies to eliminate exposure to secondhand smoke among Hispanic/Latinos and American Indians, and works on a project with tobacco retailers in the Korean, African American, Hispanic/Latino, American Indian and low SES non Hispanic white communities. She has helped communicate the latest science for the development of informed policy and community-based decision-making. She has functioned as a broker between communities and academia, bringing needs and opportunities to the attention of decision-makers and community leaders, populations at large, as well as researchers, and the academy. For these purposes she has developed a two way system for communication between communities and academic settings, based on participatory principles and shared equity, social capital, and partnership resources.

She has a strong record of extramural funding from the National Institutes of Health, including the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and the National Institute on Drug Abuse. She received a prestigious transformative RO1 from the NCI to look at the role of narrative in the delivery of cancer messages to African-American, Hispanic/Latino and Korean audiences. This work was done in collaboration with the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, and the USC School of Cinema, as well as Hollywood Health and Society. Dr. Baezconde-Garbanati is also Project Leader on one of the main R01 in the Tobacco Center for a regulatory Sciences for Vulnerable Populations, work in a Multiple PIship in community based participatory research with Bienestar, and Legacy LA, both community based organizations partnering with USC.

Dr. Baezconde-Garbanati has received multiple awards and recognition for her work, and is well published in a variety of relevant topics. She received the NIH 10 Year Common Fund Award and the American Public Health Association Health Education and Health Promotion Award for her video Tamale Lesson, an 11 minutes educational film on cervical cancer to reduce the cancer burden and cancer-related disparities among Latinas. Another of her signature programs is Es Tiempo, a project to increase cervical cancer screening and assess the use of the HPV vaccine among high-risk Latinas in the East Los Angeles area. Es Tiempo was developed in collaboration with the Art Center College of Design, Designmatters program, and is a key program of the Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Dr. Baezconde-Garbanati holds five academic degrees and speaks multiple languages. She earned an MPH and a PhD in public health with an emphasis in Community Health Sciences from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She holds a master's degree in medical psychology from the Universite Catholique de Louvain. She conducted her undergraduate studies obtaining a dual degree in clinical and industrial psychology at the Universidad Nacional Pedro H. Urena in Dominican Republic. She can be reached at
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