John Sauceda, PhD, MS

Assistant Professor

My research is aimed at improving mental health outcomes and reducing health disparities among Latino/a communities impacted by HIV. My research is based on the principles of sound measurement and assessment, especially of psychological and cultural constructs in English and Spanish. My current research focuses broadly on improving HIV care engagement among English and Spanish-speaking Latinos living with HIV, designing an adaptive mHealth intervention for depression to improve engagement, and optimizing PrEP messaging for uptake among Spanish-speaking trans Latina women.

I am also committed to serving as a mentor to bilingual undergraduate and graduate students, as well as post-doctoral fellows who are interested in health disparities and mental health intervention research as ways to serve the Latino/a community.
Education
Fellowship, 2016 - Medicine - Center for AIDS Prevention Studies, University of California, San Francisco
MSc in Global Health Sciences, 2014 - Global Health Sciences, University of California, San Francisco
PhD in Health Psychology, 2013 - Department of Psychology, University of Texas at El Paso
Quantitative Methods, 2013 - Department of Psychology, University of Texas at El Paso
MA in Clinical Psychology, 2010 - Department of Psychology, University of Texas at El Paso
Honors and Awards
  • LRP Award for Health Disparities Research, NIH/NIMHD, 2018-2020
  • LRP Award for Health Disparities Research, NIH/NIMHD, 2014-2016