John Sauceda, PhD, MS

TitleAssistant Professor
InstitutionUniversity of California San Francisco
Address550 16th. Street
San Francisco CA 94158
Phone415-502-1000 ext. 17172
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    University of Texas at El PasoMA in Clinical Psychology2010Department of Psychology
    University of Texas at El PasoQuantitative Methods2013Department of Psychology
    University of Texas at El PasoPhD in Health Psychology2013Department of Psychology
    University of California, San FranciscoMSc in Global Health Sciences2014Global Health Sciences
    University of California, San FranciscoFellowship2016Medicine - Center for AIDS Prevention Studies
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    NIH/NIMHD2014  - 2016Loan Repayment Program Award

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    My research is aimed at improving mental health outcomes and reducing health disparities among Latino/a communities impacted by HIV. Advancements in HIV treatment (i.e., therapies are better tolerated and forgiving to lapses in adherence) necessitate solutions for “sustained” engagement in HIV care and good clinical outcomes. My current research is to assess the concept and dimensions of engagement in HIV care among Spanish and English-speaking Latinos in San Francisco, and to model the trajectories of HIV treatment outcomes as a function of depression and substance use in a national cohort of Latinos in HIV care settings. I am also interested in understanding the cultural and linguistic barriers that are associated with poor engagement with HIV and mental health care, and m-Health and adaptive treatment strategies to help overcome these barriers.

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    An adaptive treatment intervention for depression and engagement in HIV care among Latinos living with HIV
    NIH/NIMH K01MH113475Sep 1, 2017 - Aug 31, 2021
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Wood TJ, Koester KA, Christopoulos KA, Sauceda J, Neilands TB, Johnson MO. If someone cares about you, you are more apt to come around: improving HIV care engagement by strengthening the patient-provider relationship. Patient Prefer Adherence. 2018; 12:919-927. PMID: 29872277.
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    2. Sauceda J, Brooks RA, Xavier J, Maiorana A, Georgetti Gomez L, Zamudio-Haas S, Rodriguez-Diaz CE, Cajina A, Myers J. From Theory to Application: A Description of Transnationalism in Culturally-Appropriate HIV Interventions of Outreach, Access, and Retention Among Latino/a Populations. J Immigr Minor Health. 2018 May 16. PMID: 29767401.
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    3. Sauceda J, Neilands TB, Johnson MO, Saberi P. An update on the Barriers to Adherence and a Definition of Self-Report Non-adherence Given Advancements in Antiretroviral Therapy (ART). AIDS Behav. 2018 Mar; 22(3):939-947. PMID: 28352983.
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    4. Sauceda J, Wiebe JS, Chan K, Kutner BA, Simoni JM. Acculturation, Family Cohesion, and Mental Health Among Latinos Living With HIV on the U.S.-Mexico Border. Cultur Divers Ethnic Minor Psychol. 2018 Feb 01. PMID: 29389148.
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    5. Kutner BA, Nelson KM, Simoni JM, Sauceda J, Wiebe JS. Factors Associated with Sexual Risk of HIV Transmission Among HIV-Positive Latino Men Who have Sex with Men on the U.S.-México Border. AIDS Behav. 2017 Mar; 21(3):923-934. PMID: 27278549.
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    6. Sauceda J, Johnson MO, Saberi P. Nonadherence as 4-day Antiretroviral Therapy Interruptions: Do Depression and Race/Ethnicity Matter as Much in the Modern Antiretroviral Therapy Era? AIDS Behav. 2016 Nov; 20(11):2624-2628. PMID: 26767532.
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    7. Conroy AA, Gamarel KE, Neilands TB, Sauceda J, Darbes LA, Dilworth SE, Taylor JM, Johnson MO. Partner Reports of HIV Viral Suppression Predict Sexual Behavior in Serodiscordant Male Couples. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2016 10 01; 73(2):e31-3. PMID: 27367791.
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    8. Sauceda J, Paul JP, Gregorich SE, Choi KH. Assessing Collectivism in Latino, Asian/Pacific Islander, and African American Men Who Have Sex With Men: A Psychometric Evaluation. AIDS Educ Prev. 2016 Feb; 28(1):11-25. PMID: 26829254; PMCID: PMC4735732 [Available on 02/01/17].
    9. Sauceda J, Wiebe JS, Simoni JM. Childhood sexual abuse and depression in Latino men who have sex with men: Does resilience protect against nonadherence to antiretroviral therapy? J Health Psychol. 2016 Jun; 21(6):1096-106. PMID: 25156387; PMCID: PMC4476931 [Available on 06/01/17].
    10. Simoni JM, Wiebe JS, Sauceda J, Huh D, Sanchez G, Longoria V, Andres Bedoya C, Safren SA. A preliminary RCT of CBT-AD for adherence and depression among HIV-positive Latinos on the U.S.-Mexico border: the Nuevo Día study. AIDS Behav. 2013 Oct; 17(8):2816-29. PMID: 23812892; PMCID: PMC3788062.
    11. Sauceda J, Wiebe JS, Rao D, Pearson CR, & Simoni JM .Stigma, Discrimination, and HIV/AIDS: A Cross-Cultural Perspective. HIV-related stigma and HIV disclosure among Latinos on the U.S.-Mexico Border. 2013; 187-204.
    12. Wiebe JS, Sauceda J, Lara C.Guide to Psychological Assessment with Hispanics. Assessing mood disorders and suicidality in Hispanic clients. 2012; 113-127.
    13. Sauceda J, Loya AM, Sias JJ, Taylor T, Wiebe JS, Rivera JO. Medication literacy in Spanish and English: psychometric evaluation of a new assessment tool. J Am Pharm Assoc (2003). 2012; 52(6):e231-40. PMID: 23229985.
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    14. Zogg JB, Woods SP, Sauceda J, Wiebe JS, Simoni JM. The role of prospective memory in medication adherence: a review of an emerging literature. J Behav Med. 2012 Feb; 35(1):47-62. PMID: 21487722; PMCID: PMC3574793.