Research publications from the investigators of the Disparities Research Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital.

In Press

  1. NeMoyer, A., Rodriguez, T., & Alvarez, K. (In press). Psychological practice with unaccompanied minors: Clinical and legal considerations. Translational Issues in Psychological Science.
  2. Alegria, M., Lloyd, J., Ali, N., & DiMarzio, K. (in press). Improving equity in health care through multilevel interventions. In I. Dwanka-Mullan, K. Gardner, E. J. Perez-Stabile, X. Zhang, The Science of Health Disparities Research and Applications. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

2019 Publications

  1. Alegría, M., Falgas-Bague, I., Collazos, F., Camacho, R. C., Markle, S. L., Wang, Y., Baca-García, E., Le Cook, B., Chavez, L.M., Fortuna, L., Herrera, L., Quereshi, A., Ramos, Z., González, C., Aroca. P., Albarracín García, L., Cellerino, L., Villar, A., Ali, N., Mueser, K. T., & Shrout, P.E. (2019). Evaluation of the Integrated Intervention for Dual Problems and Early Action Among Latino Immigrants With Co-occurring Mental Health and Substance Misuse Symptoms: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA network open. 2(1), e186927-e186927.
  2. Canino, G., Shrout, P. E., NeMoyer, A., Vila, D., Santiago, K. M., García, P., Quiñones, A., Cruz, V., & Alegria, M. (2019). A comparison of the prevalence of psychiatric disorders in Puerto Rico with the United States and the Puerto Rican population of the United States. Social psychiatry and psychiatric epidemiology. 1-10.
  3. Vilsaint, C. L., NeMoyer, A., Fillbrunn, M., Sadikova, E., Kessler, R. C., Sampson, N. A., Alvarez, K., Green, J. G., McLaughlin, K.A., Chen, R., Williams, D.R., Jackson, J.S., & Alegría, M. (2019). Racial/ethnic differences in 12-month prevalence and persistence of mood, anxiety, and substance use disorders: Variation by nativity and socioeconomic status. Comprehensive psychiatry. 89, 52-60.
  4. Park, I. J. K., Han, D., Wang,L., Williams, D.R., & Alegría, M. (2019). The Role of Parents’ Ethnic-Racial Socialization Practices in the Discrimination-Depression Link among Mexican-Origin Adolescents. Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology. 00(00), 1-14.
  5. Alvarez, K., Fillbrunn, M., Green, J.G., Jackson, J.S., Kessler, R.C., McLaughlin, K.A., Sadikova, E., Sampson, N.A., & Alegria, M. (2019). Race/ethnicity, nativity, and lifetime risk of mental disorders in US adults. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology.
  6. McLaughlin, K.A., Alvarez, K., Fillbrunn, M., Green, J.G., Jackson, J.S., Kessler, R.C., Sadikova, E., Sampson, N.A., & Alegria, M. (2019) Racial/ethnic variation in trauma-related psychopathology in the United States: A population-based study. Psychological Medicine.

2018 Publications

  1. Alegria, M. (2018). Living in Multiple Worlds as a Latina Psychologist. In L. Comas-Diaz & C. I. Vazquez (1st ed.), Latina Psychologists: Thriving in the Cultural Borderlands. Abingdon, England: Taylor & Francis Group.
  2. Levison, J. H., Levinson, J. K., & Alegría, M. (2018). A Critical Review and Commentary on the Challenges in Engaging HIV-Infected Latinos in the Continuum of HIV Care. AIDS and Behavior. 1-13.
  3. Ali, N., Alegria, M., Velasquez, E., Tang, K., Herrera, L., & DiMarzio, K. (2018). Lessons learned from the Positive Minds-Strong Bodies trial on disability prevention for racial/ethnic minority elders. In W. Vega, Contextualizing Health and Aging in the Americas: Effects of Space, Time, and Place. New York: NY: Springer.
  4. Alegría, M., Nemoyer, A., Falgas Bague, I., Wang, Y., & Alvarez, K. (2018) Social Determinants of Mental Health: Where We Are and Where We Need to GoCurrent Psychiatry Reports. Advance online publication.
  5. Collazos, F., Markle, S. L., Chavez, L., Brugal, M. T., Aroca, P., Wang, Y., Hussain, I., Alegría, M. (2018). HIV testing in clinical and community settings for an international sample of Latino immigrants and nonimmigrantsJournal of Latina/o Psychology. Advance online publication.
  6. Gibbons, R. D., Alegría, M., Cai, L., Herrera, L., Markle, S. L., Collazos, F., & Baca-García, E. (2018). Successful validation of the CAT-MH Scales in a sample of Latin American migrants in the United States and Spain. Psychological Assessment. doi:10.1037/pas0000569.
  7. Trinh, N., Cheung, C., Velasquez, E., Alvarez, K., Crawford, C., & Alegria, M. (2018). Addressing Cultural Mistrust: Strategies for Alliance Building. In M. Medlock, D. Shtasel, N. Trinh, D. Williams, Racism and Psychiatry: Contemporary Issues and Interventions. Basel: Switzerland: Springer Nature.
  8. Aguilera, A., Ramos, Z., Sistiva, D., Wang, Y., Alegria, M. (2018). Homework completion via telephone and in-person cognitive behavioral therapy among Latinos. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 1-8.
  9. Fortuna, L., Cook, B., Porche, M., Wang, Y., Amaris, A., & Alegria, M. (2018). Sleep disturbance as a predictor of time to drug and alcohol use treatment in primary care. Sleep Medicine, 42, 31-37.
  10. Alegria, M., Nakash, O., Johnson, K., Ault-Brutus, A., Carson, N., Fillbrunn, M., Wang, Y., Cheng, A., Harris, T., Polo, A. and Lincoln, A. (2018). Effectiveness of the DECIDE interventions on shared decision making and perceived quality of care in behavioral health with multicultural patients: A randomized clinical trial. JAMA Psychiatry. PMID: 29466533.
  11. Alegria, M., Nakash, O., & NeMoyer, A. (2018). Increasing equity in access to mental health care: A critical first step to improving service quality. World Psychiatry, 17(1), 43-44. PMCID: PMC5775117.
  12. Oetzel, J. G., Wallerstein, N., Duran, B., Sanchez-Youngman, S., Nguyen, T., Woo, K., Wang, J., Schulz, A., Kaholokula, J. K., Israel, B., & Alegria, M. Impact of Participatory Health Research: A Test of the Community-Based Participatory Research Conceptual Model. BioMed Research International, 2018.
  13. Cook, B., Creedon, T., Wang, Y., Lu, C., Carson, N., Jules, P., Lee, E., & Alegría, M. (2018). Examining racial/ethnic differences in patterns of benzodiazepine prescription and misuse. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 187, 29-34. PMCID: PMC5959774.
  14. Vidal, C., Polo, R., Alvarez, K., Falgas-Bague, I., Wang, Y., Lê Cook, B., & Alegría, M. (2018). Co-occurrence of posttraumatic stress disorder and cardiovascular disease among ethnic/racial groups in the United States. Psychosomatic Medicine.

2017 Publications

  1. Alegria, M., Alvarez, K., & DiMarzio, K. (2017). Immigration and mental health. Current Epidemiological Reviews.
  2. Alegria, M., Drake, R., Kang, H.-A., Metcalfe, J., Liu, J., DiMarzio, K., & Ali, N. (2017). Simulation tests impact of education, employment, and income improvements on minority patients with mental illness. Health Affairs, 36(6), 1024-1031. PMCID: PMC5695228.
  3. Alegria, M., Alvarez, K., & Falgas-Brague, I. (2017). Clinical care across cultures: What helps, what hinders, what to do. JAMA Psychiatry. PMID: 28746720.
  4. Chavez, L., Shrout, P., Wang, Y., Collazos, F., Carmona, R., & Alegria, M. (2017). Evaluation of the AC-OK mental health and substance abuse screening measure in an international sample of Latino immigrants. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 180, 121-128. PMCID: PMC5648606.
  5. Park, I. J. K., Wang, L., Williams, D., & Alegria, M. (2017). Coping with racism: Moderators of the discrimination-adjustment link among Mexican-origin adolescents. Child Development, 89, e293-e310. PMID: 28635029.
  6. Levison, J., Bogart, L. M., Khan, I. F., Mejia, D., Amaro, H., Alegria, M., & Safren, Steven. (2017). Where It Falls Apart: Barriers to Retention in HIV Care in Latino Immigrants and Migrants. AIDS Patient Care and STDs, 31, 394-405. PMCID: PMC5610398.
  7. Park, I., Du, H., Wang, L., Williams, D., & Alegria, M. (2017). Racial/ethnic discrimination and mental health in Mexican-origin youths and their parents: Testing the “linked lives” hypothesis. Journal of Adolescent Health, 62(4), 480-487. PMCID: PMC5866742.
  8. Alegria, M., Alvarez, K., Pescosolido, B.A., Canino, G. (2017). A socio-cultural framework for mental health and substance abuse service disparities. In B. Sadock, V. Sadock, & P. Ruiz (10th ed.). Kaplan & Sadock’s Comprehensive Textbook of Psychiatry.
  9. Alegria, M., Trinh-Shevrin, C., Chung, B., Ault, A., Lincoln, A., & Wells, K. (2017). CBPR/Community engagement in health care settings. In N. Wallerstein, B. Duran, J. Oetzel, & M. Minker (3rd ed.),Community Based Participatory Research for Health.
  10. Committee on the Health Effects of Marijuana*. (2017). The health effects of cannabis and cannabinoids: Current state of evidence and recommendations for research. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. (*member of the committee).

2016 Publications

  1. Aggarwal, N. K., Pieh, M. C., Dixon, L., Guarnaccia, P., Alegría, M., & Lewis-Fernando, R. (2016). Clinician descriptions of communication strategies to improve treatment engagement by racial/ethnic minorities in mental health services: A systematic reviewPatient Education and Counseling, 99, 198-209.
  2. Alcántara, C., Li, X., Wang, Y., Canino, G., & Alegría, M. (2016). Treatment moderators and effectiveness of Engagement and Counseling for Latinos intervention on worry reduction in a low-income primary care sampleJournal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 84(11), 1016.
  3. Alegría, M., Alvarez, K., Ishikawa, R., DiMarzio, K., & McPeck, S. (2016). Removing obstacles to eliminate racial and ethnic disparities in behavioral health careHealth Affairs, 35(6), 991-999.
  4. Alvarez, K., Wang, Y., Alegría, M., Ault-Brutus, A., Ramanayake, N., Yeh, Y., Jeffries, J.R., & Shrout, P.E. (2016). Psychometrics of shared decision making and communication as patient centered measures for two language groupsPsychological Assessment, 28(9), 1074.
  5. Ault-Brutus, A., & Alegría, M. (2016). Racial/ethnic differences in perceived need for mental health care and disparities in use of care among those with perceived need in 1990–1992 and 2001–2003Ethnicity & Health, 1-16.
  6. Carson, N. J., Katz, A. M., & Alegría, M. (2016). How patients and clinicians make meaning of physical suffering in mental health evaluationsTranscultural psychiatry, 53(5), 595-611.
  7. Cook, B., Kim, G., Morgan, K. L., Chen, C-n, & Alegría, M. (2016). Measuring geographic “hot spots” of racial/ethnic disparities: An application to mental health careJournal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, 27(2), 663-684.
  8. Falgas I. RZ, Herrera L., Qureshi A., Chavez L., Bonal C. , McPeck, S., Wang, Y., Cook B., & Alegría, M. (2016). Barriers to and Correlates of Retention in Behavioral Health Treatment among Latinos in Two Different Host Countries: U.S. and Spain. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice. 23(1), e20-e27.
  9. Fortuna, L.R., Alvarez, K., Ramos Ortiz, Z., Wang, Y., Mozo Alegría, X., Cook, B.L. & Alegría, M. (2016). Mental health, migration stressors and suicidal ideation among Latino immigrants in Spain and the United StatesEuropean Psychiatry, 36, 15-22.
  10. Jimenez, D. E., Burrows, K., Aschbrenner, K., Barre, L. K., Pratt, S. I., Alegría, M., & Bartels, S. J. (2016). Health behavior change benefits: Perspectives of Latinos with serious mental illnessTranscultural psychiatry, 53(3), 313-329.
  11. Levison, J. & Alegría, M. (2016). Shifting the HIV training and research paradigm to address disparities in HIV outcomesAIDS & Behavior 20(2), 265-272.
  12. Lucero, J., Wallerstein, N., Duran, B., Alegría, M., Greene-Moton, E., Israel, B., Kastelic, S., Magarati, M., Oetzel, J., Pearson, C., & Schulz, A. (2016). Development of a mixed methods investigation of process and outcomes of community-based participatory researchJournal of Mixed Methods Research, 1-20.
  13. Ramos, Z., Fortuna, L. R., Porche, M. V., Wang, Y., Shrout, P. E., Loder, S., McPeck, S., Noyola, N., Toro, M., Carmona, R. & Alegría, M. (2016). Posttraumatic stress symptoms and their relationship to drug and alcohol use in an international sample of Latino immigrantsJournal of Immigrant and Minority Health, 1-10.

2015 Publications

  1. Adams, A.S., Soumerai, S.B., Zhang, F., Gilden, D., Burns, M., Huskamp, H., Trinacty, C., Alegría, M., LeCates, R.F., Griggs, J., Ross-Degnan, D., Madden, J.M. (2015). The Effect of Removing Drug Coverage Caps on Racial Differences in Antidepressant use Among Dual Enrollees with Diabetes and DepressionClinical Therapeutics. PMID: 25620439
  2. Allen, M. L., Lê Cook, B., Carson, N., Interian, A., La Roche, M., & Alegría, M. (2015). Patient-Provider Therapeutic Alliance Contributes to Patient Activation in Community Mental Health Clinics.Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research, 1-10.
  3. Carmona, R. C., Cook, B., Baca-Garcia, E., Chavez, L. M., Collazos, F., Iza, M., & Alegria, M. (2015). Comparison of mental health treatment expenditures in usual psychiatric care between Madrid and Boston hospital systems. European Psychiatry, 30(1), 28-31.
  4. Earl, T. R., Fortuna, L. R., Gao, S., Williams, D. R., Neighbors, H. W., Takeuchi, D., Alegría, M. (2015). An exploration of how psychotic-like symptoms are experienced, endorsed, and understood from the National Latino and Asian American Study and National Survey of American life. Ethnicity and Health20(3), 273-292. doi:10.1080/13557858.2014.921888
  5. Darghouth, S., Brody, L., & Alegria, M. (2015). Does marriage matter? Marital status, family processes, and psychological distress among Latino men and women. Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences37, 482-502. doi:10.1177/0739986315606947
  6. Green, J. G., Alegría, M., Gruber, M., Kessler, R., McLaughlin, K., Sampson, N., Zaslavsky, A. (2015). Neighborhood sociodemographic predictors of serious emotional disturbance (SED) in schools: Demonstrating a “synthetic estimation” method in the National Comorbidity Survey (NCS-A) adolescent supplement. Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research, 42(1), 111-120. doi: 10.1002/s10488-014-0550-8
  7. Hoge, M. A., Karel, M. J., Zeiss, A. M., Alegría, M., & Moye, J. (2015). Strengthening psychology’s workforce for older adults: Implications of the Institute of Medicine’s report to congress. American Psychologist, 70(3), 265-278. doi: 10.1037/a0038927
  8. Jimenez, D. E., Cook, B. L., Kim, G., Reynolds III, C. F., Alegría, M., Coe-Odess, S., & Bartels, S. J. (2015). Relationship Between General Illness and Mental Health Service Use and Expenditures Among Racially-Ethnically Diverse Adults≥ 65 Years. Psychiatric Services, appi-ps.
  9. Rosen, D. C., Nakash, O., & Alegría, M. (2015). The Impact of Computer Use on Therapeutic Alliance and Continuance in Care During the Mental Health Intake. Psychotherapy. American Psychological Association
  10. Jimenez, D., Reynolds, C. F., Alegria, M., & Bartels, S. (2015). The Happy Older Latinos are Active (HOLA) health promotion and prevention study: Study protocol for a pilot randomized controlled trial. Trials, 16(1) 579-597. PMID: PMC4683729
  11. Alegria, M., Green, J.G., McLaughlin, K.A., Loder, S. (2015). Disparities in Child and Adolescent Mental Health and Mental Health Services in the U.S. William T. Grant Foundation Inequality Report.
  12. Green, J. G., Alegria, M., Gruber, M., Kessler, R., McLaughlin, K., Sampson, N., & Zaslavsky, A. (2015). Neighborhood sociodemographic predictors of serious emotional disturbance (SED) in schools: Demonstrating a "synthetic estimation" method in the National Comorbidity Survey (NCS-A) adolescent supplement. Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research.
  13. Jimenez, D. E., Aschbrenner, K. A., Burrows, K., Pratt, S. I., Alegria, M., & Bartels, S. J. (2015). Perspectives of overweight Latinos with serious mental illness on barriers and facilitators to health behavior change. Journal of Latina/o Psychology.

2014 Publications

  1. Stein, G. L., Lee, C., Shi, P., Carson, N., Cook, B., Papajorgji-Taylor, D., & Alegria, M. (2014). Clinic characteristics associated with engagement in community mental health clinics. Psychiatric Services.
  2. Alegria, M., Valentine, A., Lapatin, S., Koitzsch Jensen, N., Halperin-Goldstein, S., & Lessios, A. (2014). Children Services. In: Okpaku, S. (Ed.) Essentials of Global Mental Health (pp. 195-203). UK: Cambridge University Press.
  3. Jimenez, A. L., Alegria, M., Camino-Gaztambide, R. F., & Zayas, L. V. (2014). Cultural sensitivity: What should we understand about Latinos? In R. Parekh (Ed.), The Massachusetts General Hospital textbook on diversity and cultural sensitivity in mental health (pp. 61-87). New York: Springer New York.
  4. Green, J. G., Alegría, M., Kessler, R. C., McLaughlin, K. A., Gruber, M. J., Sampson, N. A., & Zaslavsky, A. M. (2014). Neighborhood Sociodemographic Predictors of Serious Emotional Disturbance (SED) in Schools: Demonstrating a Small Area Estimation Method in the National Comorbidity Survey (NCS-A) Adolescent Supplement. Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research, 1-10.
  5. Rosen, D., Nakash, O., & Alegría, M. (2014). Disproportionality and disparities in the mental health system. In J. James, R. Fong, A. Dettlaff, & C. Rodrigues (Eds.), Eliminating Racial Disproportionality and Disparities in Human Services: Multisystemic Approaches. New York: Columbia University Press.
  6. Alcantara, C., Chen, C.-n., & Alegria, M. (2014). Do post-migration perceptions of social mobility matter for Latino immigrant health? Social Science & Medicine, 101, 94-106. Doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2013.11.024
  7. Alegria, M., Carson, N., Flores, M., Li, X., Shi, P., Lessios, A. S., Polo, A., Allen, M., Fierro, M., Interian, A., Jimenez, A., La Roche, M., Lee, C., Lewis-Fernandez, R., Livas-Stein, G., Safar, L., Schuman, C., Storey, J., Shrout, P. E. (2014). Activation, self-management, engagement, and retention in behavioral healthcare: A randomized clinical trial of the DECIDE intervention. JAMA Psychiatry, 71(5), 557-565. Doi: 10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2013.4519
  8. Alegria, M., Molina, K. M., & Chen-C.-n. (2014). Neighborhood characteristics and differential risk for depressive and anxiety disorders across racial/ethnic groups in the United States. Depression and Anxiety, 31(1), 27-37.
  9. Earl, T. R., Fortuna, L. R., Gao, S., Williams, D. R., Neighbors, H. W., Takeuchi, D., & Alegria, M. (2014). An exploration of how psychotic-like symptoms are experienced, endorsed, and understood from the National Latino and Asian American Study and National Survey of American life. Ethnicity and Health. Doi: 10.1080/13557858.2014.921888
  10. Ishikawa, R. Z., Cardemil, E. V., Alegria, M., Schuman, C. C., Joseph, R. C., & Bauer, A. M. (2014). Uptake of depression treatment recommendations among Latino Primary care patients. Psychological Services. Advanced online publication.
  11. Kafali, N., Cook, B., Canino, G., & Alegria, M. (2014). Cost effectiveness of a randomized trial to treat depression among Latinos. The Journal of Mental Health Policy and Economics, 17, 41-50.
  12. Ramos, Z., & Alegria, M. (2014). Cultural adaptation and health literacy refinement of a brief depression intervention for Latinos in a low resource setting. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 20(2), 293-301. Doi: 10.1037/a0035021
  13. Aggarwal, N. K., Glass, A., Tirado, A., Boiler, M., Nicasio, A., Alegria, M., Wall, M., & Lewis-Fernandez, R. (2014). The development of the DSM-5 Cultural Formulation Interview-Fidelity Instrument (CFI-FI): A pilot study. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved.
  14. Alcantara, C., Chen, C-n., & Alegria, M. (2014). Transnational ties and past-year major depressive episodes among Latino immigrants.Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology.
  15. Alegria, M., Ludman, E., Kafali, E. N., Lapatin, S., Ramirez, R., Vila, D., Keefe, K., Cook, B., Ault, A., Li, X., Bauer, A., Epelbaum, C., Guerra Pineda, T. I., Alcantara, C., Gonzalez Tejera, G., Suarez, G., Leon, K., Lessios, A., & Canino, G. (2014). Effectiveness of the CERED (Comparative Effectiveness Research for Eliminating Disparities) intervention in low-income Latinos. Medical Care.
  16. Chang, J., Chen, C.-N., & Alegría, M. (2014). Contextualizing social support: Pathways to help seeking in Latinos, Asian Americans, and Whites. Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 33(1), 1-24.

2013 Publications

  1. Jimenez, D.E., Cook, B.L., Bartels, S.J., Alegría, M. (2013). Disparities in mental health service use of racial and ethnic minority elderly adults. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 61(1), 18-25. PMCID: PMC3545089 [available 1/1/14] [Project: Cook - R01]
  2. Horvitz-Lennon, M., Donohue, J., Lave, J., Alegría, M., Normand, S.-L.T. (2013). The effect of race-ethnicity on the comparative effectiveness of clozapine among medicaid beneficiaries. Psychiatric Services, 64(3), 230-237. doi: 10.1176/appi.ps.201100408 [Project: Advanced Center for Mental Health Disparities]
  3. Correa-Fernández, V., Carrión-Baralt, J.R., Alegría, M., & Albizu-Garcia, C.E. (2013). Correlates associated with unipolar depressive disorders in a Latino population. Psychopathology, 46(3), 163-171. doi: 10.1159/000339527
  4. Goncalves, M., Cook, B., Mulvaney-Day, N., Kinrys, G., Alegría, M. (2013).  Retention in Mental Health Care of Portuguese Speaking ImmigrantsTranscultural Psychiatry, 50(1), 92-107. doi: 10.1177/1363461512474622 [Project: Cook - R01]
  5. Green, J.G., McLaughlin, K.A., Alegría, M., Costello, E.J., Gruber, M.J., Hoagwood, K., Leaf, P.J., Olin, S., Sampson, N.A., Kessler, R.C. (2013). School mental health resources and adolescent mental health service use. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 52(5), 501-510. doi: 10.1016/j.jaac.2013.03.0027 [epub ahead of print March 7]
  6. Cook, B., Manning, W., Alegría, M. (2013). Measuring disparities across the distribution of mental health care expenditures. Journal of Mental Health Policy and Economics. [Project: Cook - R01]
  7. Nakash, O., and Alegría, M. (2013). Examination of the role of implicit clinical judgments during the mental health intake. Qualitative Health Research, 23(5), 645-654. doi: 10.1177/1049732312471732
  8. Alegria, M., Fortuna, L. R., Lin, J. Y., Norris, L. F., Gao, S., Takeuchi, D. T., Jackson, J. S., Shrout, P. E., & Valentine, A. (2013). Prevalence, risk, and correlates of posttraumatic stress disorder across ethnic and racial minority groups in the U.S. Medical Care, 51(12), 1114-1123. doi: 10.10197/MLR.0000000000000007. PMCID: PMC3922129
  9. Ault-Brutus, A., Lee, C., Singer, S., Allen, M., & Alegria, M. (2013). Examining implementation of a patient activation and self-management intervention within the context of an effectiveness trial. Administration and Policy in Mental Health. doi: 10.1007/s10488-013-0527-z [epub ahead of print]
  10. Cook, B. L., Doksum, T., Chen, C.-n., Carle, A., & Alegria, M. (2013). The role of provider supply and organization in reducing racial/ethnic disparities in mental health care in the U.S. Social Science & Medicine, 84, 102-109. PMCID: PMC3659418 [Project: Cook - R01]
  11. Jimenez, D. R., Bartels, S. J., Cardenas, V., & Alegria, M. (2013). Stigmatizing attitudes towards mental illness among racial/ethnic older adults in primary care. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 28(10), 1061-1068. doi: 10.1002/gps.3928. PMCID: PMC3672370
  12. Liu, J., Meng, X.-l., Chen, C.-n., & Alegria, M. (2013). Statistics can lie but can also correct for lies: Reducing bias in NLAAS via Bayesian imputation. Statistics and its Interface, 6, 387-398.
  13. Molina, K. M., Alegria, M., & Mahalingham, R. (2013). A multiple-group path analysis of the role of everyday discrimination on self-rated physical health among U.S. Latina/o adults. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 45(1), 33-44. PMCID: PMC3562407
  14. Alegría, M., Roter, D. L., Valentine, A., Chen, C. N., Li, X., Lin, J., Rosen, D., Lapatin, S., Normand, S., Larson, S., Shrout, P. (2013). Patient–clinician ethnic concordance and communication in mental health intake visits. Patient education and counseling, 93(2), 188-196.

2012 Publications

  1. Valencia-Garcia, D., Simoni, J.M., Alegría, M., Takeuchi, D.T. (2012). Social capital, acculturation, mental health, and perceived access to services among Mexican american women. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 80(2), 177-185. PMCID: PMC3314148
  2. Mulvaney-Day, N., DeAngelo, D., Chen, C.-N., Cook, B., Alegría, M. (2012). Unmet need for treatment for substance use disorders across race and ethnicity. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 125(suppl 1), S44-50. PMCID: PMC3435455 [available 9/1/13] [Projects: Advanced Center for Mental Health Disparities, EXPORT]
  3. Bauer, A.M., Chen, C.-N., Alegría, M. (2012). Associations of physical symptoms with perceived need for and use of mental health services among Latino and Asian Americans. Social Science & Medicine, 75(6), 1128-1133. [Projects: Advanced Center for Mental Health Disparities, EXPORT, NLAAS]
  4. McLaughlin, K.A., Green, J.G., Alegría, M., Costello, E.J., Gruber, M.J., Sampson, N.A., Kessler, R.C. (2012). Food insecurity and mental disorders in a national sample of U.S. adolescents. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 51(2), 1293-1303. PMCID: PMC3632292 [available 12/1/13] [Project: Challenge]
  5. Alegría, M., Valentine, A., Li, H., Min. G. (2012). Special population segments and the addiction syndrome. In H. J. Shaffer, D. A. LaPlante, & S. E. Nelson (Eds.), The American Psychological Association Addiction Syndrome Handbook. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
  6. Cook, B.L., McGuire, T.G., Zaslavsky, A. (2012). Measuring racial/ethnic disparities in health care: Methods and practical issues. Health Services Research, 47(3 Pt 2), 1232-1254. [Project: Cook - R01]
  7. Viruell-Fuentes, E.A., Ponce, N.A., Alegría, M. (2012). Neighborhood context and hypertension outcomes among Latinos in Chicago. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, 14(6), 959-967. doi: 10.1007/s10903-012-9608-4
  8. Darghouth, S., Nakash, O., Miller, A., Alegría, M. (2012). Assessment of co-occurring depression and substance use in an ethnically diverse patient sample during behavioral health intake interviews. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 125(suppl 1), S51-S58. [Project: Advanced Center for Mental Health Disparities]
  9. Molina, K.M., Alegría, M., Chen, C.-N. (2012). Neighborhood context and substance use disorders: A comparative analysis of racial and ethnic groups in the United States. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 125(S1), S35-S43. PMCID: PMC3488110 [available 9/1/13] [Projects: Advanced Center for Mental Health Disparities, RWJF]
  10. Blanco, C., Alegría, M., Morcillo Penalver, C., Regincos, R., Dedios, M.C. (2012). Acculturation and drug use disorders among Hispanics in the U.S. Journal of Psychiatric Research, 47(2), 226-232. PMCID: PMC3529964 [available 2/1/14]
  11. Lapatin, S., Gonçalves, M., Nillni, A., Chavez, L., Quinn, R. L., Green, A., Alegría, M. (2012). Lessons from the use of vignettes in the study of mental health service disparities. Health Services Research, 47(3 Pt 2), 1345-1362. PMCID: PMC3418829 [available 6/1/13] [Projects: Advanced Center for Mental Health Disparities, EXPORT]
  12. Mulvaney-Day, N.E., Alegria, M., Nillni, A. (2012). Implementation of Massachusetts health insurance reform with vulnerable populations in a safety net setting. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, 23(2), 884-902. [Project: EXPORT]
  13. Molina, K.M., Chen, C.-N., Alegría, M., & Li, H. (2012). Prevalence of neurasthenia, comorbidity, and association with impairment among a nationally representative sample of U.S. adults. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 47(11), 1733-1744. doi: 10.1007/s00127-012-0489-6 [Projects: Advanced Center for Mental Health Disparities, EXPORT]
  14. Alegría, M., Lin, J.Y., Green, J.G., Sampson, N.A., Gruber, M.J., and Kessler, R.C. (2012). Role of referrals in mental health service disparities for racial and ethnic minority youth. Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 51(7), 703-711. [Project: Challenge]
  15. Alegría, M., Katz, A., Zack Ishikawa, R., Diaz-Linhart, Y., Valentine, A., Lapatin, S. (2012). The role of sociocultural information in mental health intake sessions. Israel Journal of Psychiatry, 49(3), 194-201.  [Projects: Advanced Center for Mental Health Disparities, EXPORT]
  16. Alegría, M., Strathdee, S.A., Pantin, H. (2012). Substance risk, prevention treatments and the role of the environmental and cultural context in addressing Latinos and other ethnic/racial populations. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 125(suppl 1), S2-S3.
  17. Jimenez, D.E., Bartels, S.J., Cardenas, V., Dhaliwal, S.S., Alegría, M. (2012). Cultural beliefs and mental health treatment preferences of ethnically diverse older adult consumers in primary care. American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 20(6), 533-542. doi: 10.1097/jgp.0b013e318227f876. PMCID; PMC3258470 [available 6/1/13]
  18. Carson, N.J., Cook. B.L., Chen, C.-N., Alegría, M. (2012). Racial/ethnic differences in video game and internet use among US adolescents with mental health and educational difficulties. Journal of Children and Media, 6(4), 450-468. doi: 10.1080/17482798.2012.724592 [Project: EXPORT]
  19. Goldman, H.H., Horvitz-Lennon, M., Hu, T.-w., Alegría, M., Chisholm, D.H., Heinze, G., Njenga, F.G., Regier, D.A., Sayce, L. (2012). Economic consequences of revising the diagnostic nomenclature for mental disorders. In S. Saxena, P. Esparza, D.A. Regier, B. Saraceno, N. Sartorius (Eds.), Public health aspects of diagnosis and classification of mental and behavioral disorders: Refining the research agenda for DSM-5 and ICD-II (pp. 125-141). Arlington, VA: American Psychiatric Publishing.
  20. Minoletti, A., Alegría, M., Barrionuevo, H., Grana, D., Hirdes, J.P., Perez, E., Torres-Gonzalez, F., Udomratn, P. (2012). Translating psychiatric diagnosis and classification into public health usage. In S. Saxena, P. Esparza, D.A. Regier, B. Saraceno, N. Sartorius (Eds.), Public health aspects of diagnosis and classification of mental and behavioral disorders: Refining the research agenda for DSM-5 and ICD-11 (pp. 201-241). Arlington, VA: American Psychiatric Publishing.
  21. Horvitz-Lennon, M., Torres, D., Alegría, M. (2012). The effect of race-ethnicity and geography on adoption of innovations in the treatment of schizophrenia. Psychiatric Services. doi: 10.1176/appi.ps.201100408 [published online 10/1/12] [Project: Advanced Center for Mental Health Disparities]
  22. Tummala-Narra, P., Alegría, M., and Chen, C.-N. (2012). Perceived discrimination, acculturative stress, and depression among South Asians: Mixed findings. Asian American Journal of Psychology, 3(1), 3-16. doi: 10.1037/a0024661 [Project: NLAAS]
  23. Warner, L.A., Alegría, M., Canino, G. (2012). Childhood maltreatment among Hispanic women in the United States: An examination of subgroup differences and impact on psychiatric disorder. Child Maltreatment, 17(2), 119-131. [Project: NLAAS]
  24. Bauer, A.M., Chen, C.-N., Alegría, M. (2012). Prevalence of physical symptoms and their association with race/ethnicity and acculturation in the United States. General Hospital Psychiatry, 34(4), 323-331. PMCID: PMC3383871 [available 7/1/13] [Projects: Advanced Center for Mental Health Disparities, EXPORT, NLAAS]
  25. Polo, A., Alegría, M., Sirkin, J. (2012). Increasing the engagement of Latinos in services through community-derived programs: The Right Question Project-mental health. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 43(3), 208-216. [Project: EXPORT]
  26. Green, J.G., Gruber, M.J., Kessler, R.C., Lin, J.Y., McLaughlin, K.A., Sampson, N.A., Zaslavsky, A.M., & Alegría, M. (2012). Diagnostic validity across racial and ethnic groups in the assessment of adolescent DSM-IV disorders. International Journal of Methods in Psychiatric Research, 21(4), 311-320. PMCID: PMC3591789 [available 12/1/13]  [Project: Challenge]
  27. Alegría, M., Lin, J., Chen, C.-N., Duan, N., Cook, B., Meng, X.-L. (2012). The impact of insurance coverage in diminishing racial and ethnic disparities in behavioral health services. Health Services Research, 47(3 Pt 2), 1322-1344. [Projects: Advanced Center for Mental Health Disparities, EXPORT]
  28. Ault-Brutus, A.A. (2012). Changes in racial-ethnic disparities in use and adequacy of mental health care in the United States, 1990-2003. Psychiatric Services, 63(6), 531-540.   [Projects: Advanced Center for Mental Health Disparities, EXPORT]
  29. Rosen, D.C., Miller, A.B., Nakash, O., Halpern, L. Alegría, M. (2012). Interpersonal complementarity in the mental health intake: A mixed-methods study. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 59(2), 185-196. doi: 10.1037/a0027045
  30. Alegria, M., Mulvaney-Day, N.E., Woo, M., & Viruell-Fuentes, E.A. (2012). Psychology of Latino American adults: Challenges and an agenda for action. In E. C. Chang & C. A. Downey (Eds.), Handbook of mental health in racial/ethnic groups: Understanding changes across the lifespan (pp. 279-306). New York: Springer Publishing. [Project: NLAAS]

2011 Publications

  1. Carson, N.J. (2011). The devil you know: Revealing racial/ethnic disparities in the treatment of adolescent depression. Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 50(2), 106-107. [Project: EXPORT]
  2. Alegria, M., Carson, N.J., Goncalves, M., Keefe, K. (2011). Disparities in treatment for substance use disorders and co-occuring disorders for ethnic/racial minority youth. Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 50(1), 22-31.
  3. Cook, B.L., McGuire, T.G., Alegria, M., Normand, S.-L. (2011). Crowd-out and exposure effects of physical comorbidities on mental health care use: Implications for racial-ethnic disparities in access. Health Services Research, 46(4), 1259-1280. PMCID: PMC3130831
  4. Gonzalez, J.M., Alegria, M., Prihoda, T.J., Copeland, L.A., Zeber, J.E. (2011). How the relationship of attitudes toward mental health treatment and service use differs by age, gender, ethnicity/race and education. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 46(1), 45-57.
  5. Polo, A.J., Alegria, M., Chen, C.-N., Blanco, C. (2011). The prevalence and comorbidity of social anxiety disorder among United States Latinos: A retrospective analysis of data from 2 national surveys. The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, 72(8), 1096-1105.[Project: NLAAS]
  6. Rosen-Reynoso, M., Alegria, M., Chen, C.-N., Laderman, M., and Roberts, R. (2011). The relationship between obesity and psychiatric disorders across ethnic and racial minority groups in the United States. Eating Behaviors, 12(1), 1-8. PMCID: PMC3052947 [available 1/1/12]
  7. Alegria, M., Wong, Y., Mulvaney-Day, N.E., Nillni, A., Proctor, E., Nickel, N., Wells, K. (2011). Community-based partnered research: New directions in mental health services research. Ethnicity and Disease, 21(3 Suppl 1), S1-8-16. 
  8. Carson, N.J., Stewart, M., Lin, J., Alegría, M. (2011). Use and quality of mental health services for Haitian youth. Ethnicity and Disease, 16(6), 567-582. PMCID: PMC3226766  [Project: EXPORT]
  9. Earl, T., Alegria, M., Medieta, F., Diaz-Linhart, Y. (2011). "Just be straight with me": An exploration of black patient experiences in initial mental health encounters. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 81(4), 519-525. doi: 10.1111/j.1939-0025.2011.01123.x [Projects: Advanced Center for Mental Health Disparities, EXPORT]
  10. Horvitz-Lennon, M., Zhou, D., Normand, S.-L., Alegria, M., Thompson, W. (2011). Racial/ethnic service disparities among homeless adults with severe mental health illnesses receiving assertive community treatment. Psychiatric Services, 62(6), 598-604.
  11. Marques, L., Alegria, M., Becker, A.E., Chen, C.-N., Fang, A., Chosak, A., Belo Diniz, J. (2011). Comparative prevalence, correlates of impairment, and service utilization for eating disorders across US ethnic groups: Implications for reducing ethnic disparities in health care access for eating disorders. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 44(4), 412-420. PMCID: PMC3011052 [available 7/1/12] [Project: NLAAS]
  12. Porche, M.V., Fortuna, L.R., Lin, J., Alegria, M. (2011). Childhood trauma and psychiatric disorders as correlates of school dropout in a national sample of young adults. Child Development, 82(3), 982-998. PMCID: PMC3089672 [Project: NLAAS]
  13. Reeve, B.B., Willis, G., Shariff-Marco, S.N., Breen, N., Williams, D.R., Gee, G.C., Alegria, M., Takeuchi, D., Kudela, M.S., Levis, K.Y. (2011). Comparing cognitive interviewing and psychometric methods to evaluate a racial/ethnic discrimination scale. Field Methods, 23(4), 397-419.
  14. Shariff-Marco, S., Breen, N., Landrine, H., Reeve, B.B., Krieger, N., Gee, G.C., Williams, D.R., Mays, V.M., Ponce, N.A., Alegría, M., Liu, B., Willis, G., Johnson, T.P.. (2011). Measuring everyday racial/ethnic discrimination in health surveys: How best to ask the questions, in 1 or 2 stages, across multiple racial/ethnic groups? Du Bois Review: Social Science Research on Race, 8(11), 159-177.
  15. Alegría, M., Pescosolido, B., Williams, S., Canino, G. (2011). Culture, race/ethnicity and disparities: Fleshing out the socio-cultural framework for health services disparities. In B. Pescosolido, J. Marin, J. McLeod, A. Rogers (Eds.), Handbook of the sociology of health, illness, and healing: A blueprint for the 21st century (pp. 363-382). New York: Springer.
  16. Mulvaney-Day, N.E., Earl, T., Diaz-Linhart, Y., Alegria, M. (2011). Preferences for relational style with mental health clinicians: A qualitative comparison of African American, Latino and non-Latino white patients. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 67(1), 31-44. PMCID: PMC3135333  [Project: Advanced Center for Mental Health Disparities]
  17. Chatterji, P., Alegria, M., and Takeuchi, D.T. (2011). Psychiatric disorders and labor market outcomes: Evidence from the National Comorbidity Survey-Replication. Journal of Health Economics, 30(5), 858-868. [Project: NLAAS]

2010 Publications

  1. Alegria, M., Vallas, M., Pumariega, A.J. (2010). Racial and ethnic disparities in pediatric mental health. Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America, 19(4), 759-774. PMCID: PMC3011932 [Projects: Advanced Center for Mental Health Disparities, EXPORT, RWJF]
  2. Fortuna, L.R., Alegria, M., Gao, S. (2010). Retention in depression treatment among ethnic and racial minority groups in the United States. Depression and Anxiety, 27(5), 485-494. PMCID: PMC2927223
  3. Guarnaccia, P.J., Lewis-Fernandez, R., Martinez Pincay, I., Shrout, P.E., Guo, J., Torres, M., Alegria, M. (2010). Ataques de nervios as a marker of social and psychiatric vulnerability: Results from the NLAAS. International Journal of Social Psychiatry, 56(3), 298-309. PMCID: PMC2865565 [Project: NLAAS]
  4. Torres, R.R. and Alegria, M. (2010). The impact of managed care on psychiatric hospitalizations and length of stay in Puerto Rico. Journal of Psychiatric Practice, 16(2), 129-137.
  5. Mulvaney-Day, N. E., Horvitz-Lennon, M., Chen, C.-N., Laderman, M. and Alegria, M. (2010). Valuing health in a racially and ethnically diverse community sample: An analysis using the valuation metrics of money and time. Quality of Life Research, 19(10), 1529-1540.  [Project: NLAAS]
  6. Committee on the Initial Assessment of Readjustment Needs of Military Personnel, Veterans, and their Families; *Board on the Health of Select Populations, Institute of Medicine. (2010). Returning home from Iraq and Afghanistan: Preliminary assessment of readjustment needs of veterans, service members, and their families. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. (*member of the committee)
  7. Bauer, A.M., Alegria, M. (2010). Impact of patient language proficiency and interpreter service use on the quality of psychiatric care: A systematic review. Psychiatric Services, 61(8), 765-773. PMCID: PMC2946248 [Projects: Advanced Center for Mental Health Disparities, EXPORT, NLAAS]
  8. Bauer, A.M., Chen, C.-N., Alegria, M. (2010). English language proficiency and mental health service use among Latino and Asian Americans with mental disorders. Medical Care, 48(12), 1097-1104. PMCID: PMC3135417 [Project: NLAAS]
  9. Polo, A. and Alegría, M. (2010). Psychiatric disorders and mental health service use profile of Latino men in the United States. In M. Aguirre-Molina, L. Borrell, & W. Vega (Eds.), Health issues of Latino males: A social and structural approach (pp. 183-211). Piscataway, NJ: Rutgers University Press. [Projects: Advanced Center for Mental Health Disparities, NLAAS]
  10. Alegria, M., Atkins, M., Farmer, E., Slaton, E., Stelk, W. (2010). One size does not fit all: Taking diversity, culture and context seriously. Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research, 37(1-2) 48-60. PMCID: PMC2874609 [Projects: Advanced Center for Mental Health Disparities, EXPORT]
  11. Marc, L.G., Patel-Larson, A., Hall, H.I., Hughes, D., Alegria, M., Jeanty, G., Eveillard, Y.S., Jean-Louis, E., National Haitian-American Health Alliance. (2010). HIV among Haitian-born persons in the United States, 1985-2007. AIDS, 24(13), 2089-2097. PMCID: PMC2918877 
  12. Carson, N., Cook, B. L., Alegria, M. (2010). Social determinants of mental health treatment among Haitian, African American, and white youth in community health centers. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, 21(2), 32-48. PMCID: PMC3190591
  13. Cook, B., Carson, N., and Alegria, M. (2010). Assessing racial/ethnic differences in the social consequences of early-onset psychiatric disorder. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, 21(2), 49-66. PMCID: PMC2874983 [Project: NLAAS]
  14. Chavez, L.M., Shrout, P.E., Alegria, M., Lapatin, S., Canino, G. (2010). Ethnic differences in perceived impairment and need for care. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychiatry, 38(8), 1165-1177.
  15. Alegria, M., Mulvaney-Day, N.E., Carson, N., & Woo, M. (2010). A sociocultural framework for understanding the mechanisms behind behavioral health and educational service disparities in immigrant Hispanic children. In N.S. Landale, S. McHale, A. Booth (Eds.), Growing up Hispanic: Health and development of children of immigrants (pp. 275-303). Washinton, DC: Urban Institute Press.
  16. Escobar, J.L., Cook, B., Chen, C.-N., Gara, M.A., Alegria, M., Interian, A., Diaz, E. (2010). Whether medically unexplained or not, three or more concurrent somatic symptoms predict psychopathology and service use in community populations. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 69(1), 1-8. PMCID: PMC2905311  [Project: NLAAS]
  17. Carson, N., Katz, A., Gao, S., Alegria, M. (2010). Assessment of physical illness by mental health clinicians during intake visits. Psychiatric Services, 61(1), 32-37. PMCID: PMC2877260  [Projects: Advanced Center for Mental Health Disparities, EXPORT]
  18. Jimenez, D., Alegria, M., Chen, C.-N., Chan, D., Laderman, M. (2010). Prevalence of psychiatric illnesses in older ethnic minority adults. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 58(2), 256-264. PMCID PMC2854540[Project: NLAAS]
  19. Gavin, A.R., Walton, E., Chae, D.H., Alegria, M., Jackson, J.S., & Takeuchi, D. (2010). The associations between socioeconomic status and major depressive disorder among blacks, Latinos, Asians, and non-Hispanic whites: Findings from the Collaborative Psychiatric Epidemiology Studies. Psychological Medicine, 40(1), 51-61. PMCID: PMC2788678  [Projects: NLAAS, RWJF]

2009 Publications

  1. Cook, B., Alegria, M., Lin, J.Y., Guo, J. (2009). Pathways and correlates connecting Latinos´ mental health with exposure to the United States. American Journal of Public Health, 99(12), 2247-2254. PMCID: PMC2775773  [Projects: Advanced Center for Mental Health Disparities, NLAAS]
  2. Chatterji, P., Alegria, M., Takeuchi, D. (2009). Racial/ethnic differences in the effects of psychiatric disorders on employment. Atlantic Economic Journal, 37(3), 243-257. PMCID: PMC2773508  [Project: NLAAS]
  3. Alegria, M. (2009). The Challenge of Acculturation Measures: What are we missing? A commentary on Thomson & Hoffman-Goetz. Social Science & Medicine, 69(7): 996-998. [Project: Advanced Center for Mental Health Disparities]
  4. Canino, G. & Alegria, M. (2009). Understanding psychopathology among the adult and child Latino population from the United States and Puerto Rico: An epidemiologic perspective. In F.A. Villarruel, G. Carlo, J.M. Grau, M. Azmitia, N.J. Cabrera, T.J. Chahin (Eds.), Handbook of U.S. Latino psychology: Developmental and community-based perspectives(pp. 31-44). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE. [Projects: Advanced Center for Mental Health Disparities, NLAAS]
  5. Fortuna, L., Porche, M., Alegria, M. (2009). A qualitative study of clinicians´ use of the cultural formulation model in assessing posttraumatic stress disorder. Transcultural Psychiatry, 46, 429-450. [Project: Advanced Center for Mental Health Disparities]
  6. Alegria, M., Sribney, W., Perez, D., Laderman, M., Keefe, K. (2009). The role of patient activation on patient-provider communication and quality of care for US and foreign born Latino patients. Journal of General Internal Medicine, 24(3), 534-541. [Project: Advanced Center for Mental Health Disparities]
  7. Cook, B.L., Manning, W.G. (2009). Measuring racial/ethnic disparities across the distribution of health care expenditures. Health Services Research, 44(5 Pt 1), 1603-1621. PMCID: PMC2754550  [Project: Advanced Center for Mental Health Disparities]
  8. Horvitz-Lennon, M., Reynolds, S., Wolbert, S., Witheridge, T.F. (2009). The role of assertive community treatment in the treatment of persons with borderline personality disorder. American Journal of Psychiatric Rehabilitation, 12(3), 261-277. PMCID: PMC2877283 [Project: Advanced Center for Mental Health Disparities]
  9. Alegria, M. & Woo, M. (2009). Conceptual issues in Latino mental health. In F.A. Villarruel, G. Carlo, J.M. Grau, M. Azmitia, N.J. Cabrera, J.T. Chahin (Eds.), Handbook of U.S. Latino psychology: Developmental and community-based perspectives (pp. 15-30). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE. [Project: NLAAS]
  10. Cortés, D., Mulvaney-Day, N., Fortuna, L., Reinfeld, S., & Alegría, M. (2009). Patient/provider communication: Understanding the role of patient activation for Latinos in mental health treatment. Health Education and Behavior, 36(1), 138-54. [Project: EXPORT]
  11. Alegría, M., Pescosolido, B., & Canino, G. (2009). A sociocultural framework for mental health and substance abuse service disparities. In B.J. Sadock, V.A. Sadock & P. Ruiz (Eds.), Kaplan & Sadock´s comprehensive textbook of psychiatry. Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. [Project: Advanced Center for Mental Health Disparities]
  12. Nakash, O., Rosen, D., Alegria, M. (2009). The culturally sensitive evaluation. In P. Ruiz and A. Primm (Eds.), Disparities in psychiatric care: Clinical and cross-cultural perspectives (pp. 225-235). Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins. [Project: Advanced Center for Mental Health Disparities]
  13. Alegría, M., Woo, M., Takeuchi, D., Jackson, J. (2009). Ethnic and racial groups-Specific considerations. In P. Ruiz and A. Primm (Eds.), Disparities in psychiatric care: Clinical and cross-cultural perspectives (pp. 306-318). Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. [Projects: Advanced Center for Mental Health Disparities, NLAAS]
  14. Fullerton, C.A., McGuire, T.G., Feng, Z., Mor, V., & Grabowski, D.C. (2009). Trends in mental health admissions to nursing homes, 1999-2005. Psychiatric Services, 60(7), 965-971. PMCID: PMC2759604 [Project: Advanced Center for Mental Health Disparities]
  15. Alegría, M. (2009). “Training for Research in Mental Health and HIV/AIDS Among Racial and Ethnic Minority Populations: Meeting the Needs of New Investigators.” American Journal of Public Health, 99(S1), S26-S30 [Project: Advanced Center for Mental Health Disparities]
  16. Nakash, O., Darghouth, S., Oddo, V., Gao, S., Alegría, M. (2009). Patient initiation of information: Exploring its role during the mental health intake visit. Patient Education and Counseling, 75(2), 220-226. [Project: Advanced Center for Mental Health Disparities]
  17. Katz, A., & Alegría, M. (2009). “The Clinical Encounter as Local Moral World: Shifts of Assumptions and Transformation in Relational Context.” Social Science & Medicine, 66(7), 1238-1246. [Project: Advanced Center for Mental Health Disparities]
  18. Cook, B., McGuire, T., & Zuvekas, S. (2009). Measuring trends in racial/ethnic health care disparities. Medical Care Research and Review, 66(1), 23-48. PMCID: PMC2764787  [Project: Advanced Center for Mental Health Disparities]
  19. Cook, B., McGuire, T., Meara, E., & Zaslavsky, A.M (2009). Adjusting for health status in non-linear models of health care disparities. Health Services and Outcomes Research Methodology, 9(1), 1-21. PMCID: PMC2845167  [Project: Advanced Center for Mental Health Disparities]
  20. Alegria, M., Shrout, P.E., Torres, M., Lewis-Fernandez, R., Abelson, J.M., Powell, M., Interian, A., Lin, J.Y., Laderman, M., Canino, G. (2009). Lessons learned from the clinical reappraisal of the Composite International Diagnostic Interview with Latinos. International Journal of Methods in Psychiatric Research, 18(2), 84-95. PMCID: PMC2729144  [Projects: NLAAS, RWJF]
  21. Lewis-Fernandez, R., Horvitz-Lenon, M., Blanco, C., Guarnaccia, P.J., Cao, Z., Alegria, M. (2009). Significance of endorsement of psychotic symptoms by US Latinos. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 197(5), 337-347. PMCID: PMC2782526 [Project: NLAAS]
  22. Gonzalez, H.M., Tarraf, W., West, B.T., Croghan, T. W., Bowen, M.E., Cao, Z., Alegria, M. (2009). Antidepressant use in a nationally representative sample of community-dwelling US Latinos with and without depressive and anxiety disorders. Depression and Anxiety, 26(7), 674-681. PMCID: PMC2882071  [Projects: Advanced Center for Mental Health Disparities, NLAAS, RWJF]
  23. Vega, W. A., Canino, G., Cao, Z., Alegria, M. (2009). Prevalence and correlates of dual diagnoses in U.S. Latinos. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 100(1-2), 32-38.   [Project: NLAAS]
  24. Suarez, L., Polo, A., Chen, C.-N., & Alegria, M. (2009). Prevalence and correlates of childhood-onset anxiety disorders among Latinos and non-Latino whites in the United States. Psicologica Conductal, 17(1), 89-109. PMCID: PMC2800359  [Project: NLAAS]
  25. Horvitz-Lennon, M., Frank, R., Thompson, W., Baik, S., Alegría, M., Rosenbeck, R., & Normand, S.-L. (2009). Investigation of racial and ethnic disparities in service utilization among homeless adults with severe mental illnesses. Psychiatric Services, 60(8), 1032-1038. [Project: Advanced Center for Mental Health Disparities]
  26. Horvitz-Lennon, M., McGuire, T.G., Alegria, M., and Frank, R.G. (2009). Racial and ethnic disparities in the treatment of a medicaid population with schizophrenia. Health Services Research, 44(6), 2106-2122. PMCID: PMC2796317 [Project: Advanced Center for Mental Health Disparities]
  27. Mulvaney-Day, N.E. and Womack, C.E. (2009). Obesity, identity and community: Leveraging social networks for behavior change in public health. Public Health Ethics, 2(3), 250-260.
  28. Shariff-Marco, S., Gee, G.C., Breen, N., Willis, G., Reeve, B.B., Grant, D., Ponce, N.A., Krieger, N., Landrine, H., Williams, D.R., Alegría, M., Mays, V.M., Johnson, T.P., Brown, E.R. (2009). A mixed-methods approach to developing a self-reported racial/ethnic discrimination measure for use in multiethnic health surveys. Ethnicity & Disease, 19(4), 447-453.
  29. Alegría, M., & Torres, M. (2009). La investigación en psiquiatría transcultural. In P. Ruiz and M. Casas (Eds.), Salud mental en el paciente de América Andina (pp. 325-350). Barcelona, Spain: Editorial Glosa, S.L.

2008 Publications

  1. Marc, L.G., Raue, P.J., Bruce, M.L. (2008) Screening performance of the 15-item geriatric depression scale in a diverse elderly home care population. American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 16(11), 914-921.
  2. Rivera, F., Guarnaccia, P., Mulvaney-Day, N., Lin, J., Torres, M., & Alegria, M. (2008). Family cohesion and its relationship to psychological distress among Latino groups. Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 30(3), 357-378. PMCID: PMC2681258  [Project: NLAAS]
  3. Leu, J., Yen, I., Gansky, S., Walton, E., Adler, N., and Takeuchi, D. (2008). The association between subjective social status and mental health among Asian immigrants: Investigating the influence of age at immigration. Social Science and Medicine, 66(5), 1152-1164. PMCID: PMC2810405  [Project: NLAAS]
  4. Alegria, M., Canino, G., Shrout, P., Woo, M., Duan, N., Vila, D., Torres, M., Chen, C.-N., & Meng, X.-L. (2008).Prevalence of mental illness in immigrant and non-immigrant U.S. Latino groups. American Journal of Psychiatry, 165(3), 359-69. PMCID: PMC2712949  [Projects: NLAAS, RWJF]
  5. Bates, L., Acevedo-Garcia, D., Alegría, M., & Krieger, N. (2008). Immigration and generational trends in body mass index and obesity in the United States: Results of the National Latino and Asian American Survey, 2002-2003. American Journal of Public Health, 98(1), 70-77. PMCID: PMC2156071  [Project: NLAAS]
  6. Canino, G., Vega, W., Sribney, W., Warner, L., Alegría, M. (2008). Social relationships, social assimilation, and substance-use disorders among adult Latinos in the U.S. Journal of Drug Issues, 38(1), 69-101. PMCID: PMC2792759  [Project: NLAAS]
  7. Duan, N., Meng, X.-L., Lin, J. Y., Chen, C.-N., & Alegria, M. (2008). Disparities in defining disparities: Statistical conceptual frameworks. Statistics in Medicine, 27(20), 3941-3956. PMCID: PMC2715701  [Projects: Advanced Center for Mental Health Disparities, NLAAS]
  8. Fortuna, L., Porche, M., & Alegria, M. (2008). Political violence, psychosocial trauma, and the context of mental health services use among immigrant Latinos in the United States. Ethnicity and Health, 13(5), 435-463. PMCID: PMC2771411  [Project: NLAAS]
  9. Gee, G.C., Ro, A., Gavin, A., and Takeuchi, D. (2008). Disentangling the effects of racial and weight discrimination on body mass index and obesity among Asian Americans. American Journal of Public Health, 98(3), 493-500. PMCID: PMC2253588  [Project: NLAAS]
  10. Ortega, A., Canino, G., & Alegria, M. (2008). Lifetime and 12-month intermittent explosive disorder in Latinos. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 78(1), 133-139.  [Project: NLAAS]
  11. Perez, D.J., Fortuna, L., Alegría, M. (2008). Prevalence and correlates of everyday discrimination among U.S. Latinos. Journal of Community Psychology, 36(4), 421-433. PMCID: PMC2786077  [Project: NLAAS]
  12. Shrout, P.E., Alegria, M., Canino, G., Guarnaccia, P., Vega, W., Duan, N., & Cao, Z. (2008). Testing language effects in psychiatric epidemiology surveys with randomized experiments: Results from the National Latino Asian and American Study. American Journal of Epidemiology, 168(3), 345-352. PMCID: PMC2727260  [Project: NLAAS]
  13. Miranda, J., McGuire, T., Williams, D., and Wang, P. (2008). Mental health in the context of health disparities. American Journal of Psychiatry, 165(9), 1102-1108. [Project: Advanced Center for Mental Health Disparities]
  14. Alegria, M., Nakash, O., Lapatin, S., Oddo, V., Gao, S., Lin, J., Normand, S.L. (2008). How missing information in diagnosis can lead to disparities in the clinical encounter. Journal of Public Health Management & Practice, 14(6), S26-S35. [Project: Advanced Center for Mental Health Disparities]
  15. Canino, G., Alegría, M. (2008). Psychiatric diagnosis - Is it universal or relative to culture? Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry. 49(3), 237-250. [Project: Advanced Center for Mental Health Disparities]
  16. McGuire, T., and Miranda, J. (2008). New evidence regarding racial and ethnic disparities in mental health care: Policy implications. Health Affairs, 27(2), 393-40. [Project: Advanced Center for Mental Health Disparities]
  17. Alegria, M., Chatterji, P., Wells, K., Cao, Z., Chen, C.-N., Takeuchi, D., Jackson, J., and Meng, X.-L. (2008). Disparity in depression treatment among racial and ethnic minority populations in the United States. Psychiatric Services, 59(11), 1264-1272. PMCID: PMC2668139  [Projects: Advanced Center for Mental Health Disparities, NLAAS, RWJF]
  18. Alegría, M., Polo, A., Gao, S., Santana, L., Rothstein, D., Jimenez, A., Hunter, M.L., Mendieta, F., Oddo, V., Normand, S.L. (2008). Evaluation of a patient activation and empowerment intervention in mental health care. Medical Care, 46(3), 247-256.  [Project: EXPORT]
  19. Rappaport, N., Alegría, M., Mulvaney-Day, N., & Boyle, B. (2008). Staying at the table: Building sustainable community-research partnerships. Journal of Community Psychology, 36(6), 693-701.  [Project: EXPORT]

2007 Publications

  1. Bauermeister, J.J., Shrout, P.E., Ramírez, R., Bravo, M., Alegría, M., Martínez-Taboas, A., Chavez, L., Rubio-Stipec, M., Garcia, P., Ribera, J.C., Canino, G. (2007). ADHD correlates, comorbidity, and impairment in community and treated samples of children and adolescents. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 35(6), 883-898. [Project: EXPORT]
  2. Cook, B., McGuire, T.G., Miranda, J. (2007). Measuring trends in mental health care disparities, 2000-2004. Psychiatric Services, 58(12), 1533-1540. [Project: Advanced Center for Mental Health Disparities]
  3. Hodgkin, D., Volpe-Vartanian, J., & Alegría, M. (2007). Discontinuation of antidepressant medication among Latinos in the USA. The Journal of Behavioral Health Services & Research, 34(3), 329-342. PMCID: PMC2669720 [Projects: Advanced Center for Mental Health Disparities, NLAAS]
  4. Pippins, J.R., Alegría, M., & Haas, J.S. (2007). Association between language proficiency and the quality of primary care among a national sample of insured Latinos. Medical Care, 45(11), 1020-1025. [Project: Advanced Center for Mental Health Disparities]
  5. Vega, W.A., Karno, M., Alegría, M., Alvidrez, J., Bernal, G., Escamilla, M., Escobar, J., Guarnaccia, P., Jenkins, J., Kopelowicz, A., Lagomasino, I.T., Lewis-Fernandez, R., Marin, H., Lopez, S., Soue, S. (2007). Research issues for improving treatment of U.S. Hispanics with persistent mental disorders. Psychiatric Services, 58(3), 385-394. [Project: Advanced Center for Mental Health Disparities]
  6. Abe-Kim, J., Takeuchi, D.T., Hong, S., Zane, N., Sue, S., Spencer, M.S., Appel, H., Nicdao, E., Alegria, M. (2007). Use of mental health-related services among immigrant and US-born Asian Americans: Results from the National Latino and Asian American Study. American Journal of Public Health, 97(1), 91-98. PMCID: PMC1716256  [Projects: Advanced Center for Mental Health Disparities, NLAAS]
  7. Alegría, M., Mulvaney-Day, N., Woo, M., Torres, M., Gao, S., & Oddo, V. (2007). Correlates of past-year mental health service use among Latinos: Results from the National Latino and Asian American Study (NLAAS). American Journal of Public Health, 97(1), 76-83. PMCID: PMC1716237  [Project: NLAAS]
  8. Alegría, M., Mulvaney-Day, N., Torres, M., Polo, A., Cao, Z., & Canino, G. (2007). Prevalence of psychiatric disorders across Latino subgroups in the United States.American Journal of Public Health, 97(1), 68-75. PMCID: PMC1716243  [Project: NLAAS]
  9. Alegría, M., Sribney, W., Woo, M., Torres, M., Guarnaccia, P. (2007). Looking beyond nativity: The relation of age of immigration, length of residence, and birth cohorts to the risk of onset of psychiatric disorders for Latinos. Research on Human Development, 4(1), 19-47. PMCID: PMC2675924  [Project: NLAAS]
  10. Alegría, M., Shrout, P., Woo, M., Guarnaccia, P., Sribney, W., Vila, D., Polo, A., Cao, Z., Mulvaney-Day, N., Torres, M., Canino, G. (2007). Understanding differences in past-year psychiatric disorders for Latinos living in the US. Social Science and Medicine, 65(2), 214-230. PMCID: PMC2072809  [Projects: Advanced Center for Mental Health Disparities, NLAAS]
  11. Alegría, M., Woo, M., Cao, Z., Torres, M., Meng, X.-L., & Striegel-Moore, R. (2007). Prevalence and correlates of eating disorders in Latinos in the United States. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 40 [Suppl], S15-S21. PMCID: PMC2680162  [Project: NLAAS]
  12. Chatterji, P., Alegria, M., Lu, M., Takeuchi, D. (2007). Psychiatric disorders and labor market outcomes: Evidence from the National Latino and Asian American Study. Health Economics, 16(10), 1069-1090. PMCID: PMC2675701  [Projects: Advanced Center for Mental Health Disparities, NLAAS]
  13. Cochran, S., Mays, V., Alegria, M., Ortega, A., & Takeuchi, D. (2007). Mental health and substance use disorders among Latino and Asian American lesbian, gay, and bisexual adults. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 75(5), 785-794. PMCID: PMC2676845  [Project: NLAAS]
  14. Duan, N., Alegría, M., Canino, G., McGuire, T.G., Takeuchi, D. (2007). Survey conditioning in self-reported mental health service use: Randomized comparison of alternative instrument formats. Health Services Research 42(2), 890-907. PMCID: PMC1955350 [Project: NLAAS]
  15. Erosheva, E., Walton, E.C., & Takeuchi, D.T. (2007). Self-rated health among foreign- and U.S.-born Asian Americans: A test of comparability. Medical Care, 45(1), 80-87. PMCID: PMC2773448  [Project: NLAAS]
  16. Fortuna, L.R., Perez, D.J., Canino, G., Sribney, W., Alegría, M. (2007). Prevalence and correlates of lifetime suicidal ideation and attempts among Latino subgroups in the United States. Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, 68(4), 572-581. PMCID: PMC2774123  [Projects: NLAAS, RWJF]
  17. Guarnaccia, P.J., Pincay, I.M., Alegria, M., Shrout, P., Lewis-Fernandez, R., Canino, G. (2007). Assessing diversity among Latinos: Results from the NLAAS. Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 29(4), 510-534. PMCID: PMC2724019 [Project: NLAAS]
  18. Mulvaney-Day, N., Alegría, M., & Sribney, W. (2007). Social cohesion, social support, and health among Latinos in the United States. Social Science & Medicine, 64(2), 477-495. [Project: NLAAS]
  19. Takeuchi, D.T., Zane, N., Hong, S., Chae, D., Gong, F., Gee, G.C., Walton, E., Sue, S., Alegria, M. (2007). Immigration-related factors and mental disorders among Asian Americans. American Journal of Public Health, 97(1), 84-90. PMCID: PMC1716230  [Projects: NLAAS, RWJF]
  20. Takeuchi, D., Alegría, M., Jackson, J., Williams, D.(2007). Immigration and mental health: Diverse findings in Asian, Black, and Latino populations. American Journal of Public Health, 97(1), 11-12. PMCID: PMC1716240  [Project: NLAAS]
  21. Marc, L.G., Testa, M.A., Walker, A.M., Robbins, G.K., Shafer, R.W., Anderson, N.B., Berkman, L.F., ACTG Data Analysis Concept Sheet Study Team. (2007). Educational attainment and response to HAART during initial therapy for HIV-1 infection. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 63(2), 207-216.

2006 Publications

  1. Alegria, M., Vila, D., Train, S., Williams, S., & El-Bassel, N. (2006). Epidemiology of human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome and its clinical implications. In F. Fernandez & P. Ruiz (Eds.), Psychiatric aspects of HIV/AIDS (pp. 3-10). Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
  2. Alegría, M., Cao, Z., McGuire, T., Ojeda, V., Sribney, W., Woo, M., Takeuchi, D. (2006). Health insurance coverage for vulnerable populations: Contrasting Asian Americans and Latinos in the United States. Inquiry, 43(3), 231-254. PMCID: PMC2712944  [Project: NLAAS]
  3. Ortega, A., Feldman, J., Canino, G., Steinman, K., Alegría, M. (2006). Co-occurrence of mental and physical illness in US Latinos. Social Psychiatry & Psychiatric Epidemiology, 41(12), 927–934. PMCID: PMC2791952  [Project: NLAAS]
  4. Alegría, M., Canino, G., Stinson, F., Grant, B. (2006). Nativity and DSM-IV psychiatric disorders among Puerto Ricans, Cuban Americans and non-Latino whites in the United States: Results from the National Epidemiologic Survey on alcohol and related conditions. Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, 67(1), 56-65. [Project: EXPORT]
  5. Canino, G., Koinis-Mitchell, D., Ortega, A., McQuaid, E., Fritz, G., & Alegría, M. (2006). Asthma disparities in the prevalence, morbidity, and treatment of Latino children. Social Science and Medicine, 63(11), 2926-2937. [Project: EXPORT]
  6. McGuire, T., Alegría, M., Cook, B., Wells, K., & Zaslavsky, A. (2006). Implementing the Institute of Medicine definition of disparities: An application to mental health care. Health Services Research, 41(5), 1979-2005. PMCID: PMC1955294  [Project: EXPORT]
  7. Mulvaney-Day, N.E., Rappaport, N., Alegría, M., & Codianne, L.M. (2006). Developing systems interventions in a school setting: An application of community-based participatory research for mental health. Ethnicity & Disease, 16(1 Suppl 1), S107-S117. [Project: EXPORT]

Publications prior to 2006

  1. Mulvaney-Day, N.E. (2005). Using willingness to pay to measure family members´ preferences in mental health. The Journal of Mental Health Policy and Economics, 8(2), 71-81.
  2. Reynolds, N.R., Testa, M.A., Marc, L.G., Chesney, M. A., Neidig, J.L., Smith, S.R., Vella, S., Robbins, G.G., Protocol Teams of ACTS 384, ACTS 731 and A5031s. (2004). Factors influencing medication adherence beliefs and self-efficacy in persons naive to antiretroviral therapy: A multicenter, cross-sectional study. AIDS and Behavior, 8(2), 141-150.
  3. Alegría, M., Takeuchi, D., Canino, G., Duan, N., Shrout, P., Meng, X.-L., Vega, W., Zane, N., Vila, D., Woo, M., Vera, M., Guarnaccia, P., Aguilar-Gaxiola, S., Sue, S., Escobar, J., Lin, K. M., Gong, F. (2004). Considering context, place, and culture: The National Latino and Asian American Study. International Journal of Methods in Psychiatric Research, 13(4), 208-220. PMCID: PMC2774128  [Project: NLAAS]
  4. Alegría, M., Vila, D., Woo, M., Canino, G., Takeuchi, D., Vera, M., Febo, V., Guarnaccia, P., Aguilar-Gaxiola, S., Shrout, P. (2004). Cultural relevance and equivalence in the NLAAS instrument: Integrating etic and emic in the development of cross-cultural measures for a psychiatric epidemiology and services study of Latinos. International Journal of Methods in Psychiatric Research, 13(4), 270-288. PMCID: PMC2771729 [Project: NLAAS]
  5. Alarcón, R.D., Alegría, M., Bell, C.C., Boyce, C., Kirmayer, L.J., Lin, K.-m., Lopez, S., Üstün, B., Wisner, K.L. (2002). Beyond the funhouse mirrors: Research agenda on culture and psychiatric diagnosis. In D.J. Kupfer, M.B. First, & D.A. Regier (Eds.), A research agenda for DSM-V (pp. 219-289). Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Association.