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John Sauceda, PhD, MS

Title(s)Assistant Professor, Medicine
SchoolSchool of Medicine
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  - 2016LRP Award for Health Disparities Research
    NIH/NIMHD2018  - 2020LRP Award for Health Disparities Research
    Gladstone-CFAR2019Early Career Research Excellence Award - Behavioral Science

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    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, post-doctoral fellows and medical students who are interested in health disparities and mental health intervention research as ways to serve the Latino/a community.

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    Optimizing PrEP messaging for monolingual Spanish-speaking transgender Latina women
    CFAR Resource Allocation Program - CAPS HIV Innovative Award Sep 1, 2018 - Jul 30, 2019
    Role: PI
    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
    SHARP: Summer HIV/AIDS Research Program
    NIH R25DA043441May 1, 2017 - Apr 30, 2022
    Role: MPI
    The Impact of Substance Use and Depression on HIV Treatment Outcomes among Latinos in the CFAR Network of Integrated Clinical Systems national cohort
    Gladstone Institute for Virology and Immunology CFAR F20163R from P30-AI027763Feb 1, 2016 - Aug 31, 2017
    Role: PI
    Development and Validation of a Multidimensional Index of Engagement in HIV Care
    NIH/NIMH R01MH102198Aug 14, 2013 - Jun 30, 2018
    Role: Co-Investigator
    John A. Sauceda Research Supplement to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research to M.O. Johnson's Parent Grant R01 MH102198
    NIH 3R01MH102198-04S1Aug 14, 2013 - May 31, 2018
    Role: Investigator
    Role Description: Research support from parent R01 for investigators developing independent research careers.
    HIV/Drug Abuse Prevention Research Ethics Training Institute
    NIH R25DA031608Apr 1, 2011 - Mar 31, 2021
    Role: Fellow
    Role Description: Fellow in the Research Ethics Training Institute at Fordham University

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    1. Tuthill EL, Neilands TB, Johnson MO, Sauceda J, Mkandawire J, Conroy AA. A Dyadic Investigation of Relationship Dynamics and Depressive Symptoms in HIV-Affected Couples in Malawi. AIDS Behav. 2019 Jul 04. PMID: 31273489.
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    2. Christopoulos KA, Neilands TB, Hartogensis W, Geng EH, Sauceda JA, Mugavero MJ,...& Johnson MO. .Internalized HIV Stigma is Associated with Concurrent Viremia and Poor Retention in a Cohort of U.S. Patients in HIV Care. Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes. 2019.
    3. Johnson MO, Neilands TB, Koester KA, Wood T, Sauceda JA, Dilworth SE, Mugavero MJ, Crane HM, Fredericksen RJ, Mayer KH, Mathews WC, Moore RD, Napravnik S, Christopoulos KA. Detecting Disengagement From HIV Care Before It Is Too Late: Development and Preliminary Validation of a Novel Index of Engagement in HIV Care. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2019 Jun 01; 81(2):145-152. PMID: 30865180.
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    4. Sauceda JA, 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. 2019 Apr; 21(2):332-345. PMID: 29767401.
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    5. Koester KA, Johnson MO, Wood T, Fredericksen R, Neilands TB, Sauceda J, Crane HM, Mugavero MJ, Christopoulos KA. The influence of the 'good' patient ideal on engagement in HIV care. PLoS One. 2019; 14(3):e0214636. PMID: 30921440.
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    6. Sauceda JA, Lisha NE, Neilands TB, Christopoulos KA, Mathews WC, Levison JH, Dennis AM, Johnson MO. Cognitive-affective depressive symptoms and substance use among Latino and non-Latino White patients in HIV care: an analysis of the CFAR network of integrated clinical systems cohort. J Behav Med. 2018 Oct 30. PMID: 30377875.
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    7. Wood TJ, Koester KA, Christopoulos KA, Sauceda JA, 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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    8. Sauceda JA, 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 03; 22(3):939-947. PMID: 28352983.
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    9. Sauceda JA, 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 07; 24(3):453-458. PMID: 29389148.
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    10. Kutner BA, Nelson KM, Simoni JM, Sauceda JA, 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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    11. Sauceda JA, 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 11; 20(11):2624-2628. PMID: 26767532.
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    12. Conroy AA, Gamarel KE, Neilands TB, Sauceda JA, 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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    13. Sauceda JA, 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].
    14. Sauceda JA, 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 06; 21(6):1096-106. PMID: 25156387.
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    15. Simoni JM, Wiebe JS, Sauceda JA, 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.
    16. Sauceda JA, 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.
    17. Wiebe JS, Sauceda JA, Lara C.Guide to Psychological Assessment with Hispanics. Assessing mood disorders and suicidality in Hispanic clients. 2012; 113-127.
    18. Sauceda JA, 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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    19. Zogg JB, Woods SP, Sauceda JA, 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.