Mica Estrada, PhD

Title(s)Professor, Institute for Health & Aging
SchoolSchool of Nursing
Address490 Illinois Street, #92F
San Francisco CA 94158
Emailmica.estrada@ucsf.edu
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    Title(s)Associate Dean of Diversity, Inclusion and Outreach


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    UC BerkeleyBA1989Psychology
    Harvard UniversityMA and Ph.D.1997Social Psychology
    Harvard University1993Program on Negotiation Senior Executive Training
    UC San Francisco2023IDEAL Academy
    UC San Francisco2023Restorative Justice Community Circle Training
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    Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS)2013  - 2013Leadership Institute Graduate
    Howard Hughes Medical Institute/National Institutes of Health2014  - 2015Joint Working Group on Improving URM P
    Understanding Interventions that Broaden Participation in Science Careers2016Adolphus Toliver Award for Outstanding Research
    National Academy of Science2015Committee on Strengthening Research Experiences for Undergraduate STEM Students
    National Academy of Science2017  - presRoundtable on Systemic Change in Undergraduate STEM Education
    Wisconsin-Madison2018Carl A. Grant Scholar
    NASA2018  - presNASA Education Performance Assessment and Evaluation Expert Review Panel
    National Academy of Science, Engineering and Medicine2022  - presAdvancing Anti-Racism, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in STEM Organizations Census Study

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    Dr. Mica Estrada received her Ph.D. (1997) in Social Psychology from Harvard University and now Associate Dean of Diversity, Inclusion and Equity for the School of Nursing and a Professor in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences and the Institute for Health and Aging at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Her research program focuses on social influence, including the study of identity, values, forgiveness, well-being, and integrative education. Currently she is engaged in several longitudinal studies, which involve the implementation and assessment of interventions aimed to increase underrepresented minority student persistence in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medical careers (funded by NIH, NSF, and HHMI). With the NSF Climate Change Education grant, she directed an interdisciplinary team, to provide learning opportunities to San Diego leaders about the changing climate. She continues to advise on the Climate Stewards project.

    Dr. Estrada’s scholarly work has had two areas of emphasis. First, her work is theory driven. Specifically, she assess how educational interventions result in greater integration into a community and increased engagement in the normative behaviors of that community. She utilizes the Tripartite Integration Model of Social Influence (TIMSI; Estrada et al., 2011, 2018) to inform the design of educational interventions as well as form the basis of evaluation and research used to assess if and why educational interventions work (or do not work). Second, Dr. Estrada’s work focuses on ethnic populations that are historically underrepresented in higher education, most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, and are providing diverse and creative solutions to the pressing challenges of our day. As a leading scholar on issues of diversity and inclusion, she is currently serving on a National Research Council Roundtable. She also was recently selected by Howard Hughes Medical Institute to be a Facilitator-Scholar, as part of a cohort who will assume curricular design and facilitation of mentorship skills development courses for HHMI scientists.

    On a personal note, Dr. Estrada has three grown children, indulges in the consideration of mystical ideas and enjoys life with her sweetheart, Chaplain Carl Magruder, in the Bay Area.

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    Scaling Up Culturally Affirming Pathways to Biomedical Faculty Careers for Native Scholars
    NIH R01GM138700Aug 4, 2020 - Jul 31, 2025
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Studying Inclusive Mentor Networks to Diversify the Biomedical Workforce
    NIH U01GM132174Jul 8, 2019 - Jun 30, 2024
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Biomedical Research Career Identification in Graduate Education (BRIDGE)
    NIH R01GM107782Sep 1, 2013 - Jun 30, 2017
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator
    Annual Grantees Meeting for Research on Interventions that Promote Research Caree
    NIH R13GM097936Jul 1, 2011 - Jun 30, 2015
    Role: Principal Investigator
    A Nationwide Longitudinal Study of the RISE Program
    NIH R01GM075316Aug 1, 2005 - Jul 31, 2018
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator

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    1. The Influence of Social Supports on Graduate Student Persistence in Biomedical Fields. CBE Life Sci Educ. 2019 09; 18(3):ar39. Estrada M, Zhi Q, Nwankwo E, Gershon R. PMID: 31441719; PMCID: PMC6755307.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 9     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    2. The Influence of Microaffirmations on Undergraduate Persistence in Science Career Pathways. CBE Life Sci Educ. 2019 09; 18(3):ar40. Estrada M, Young GR, Nagy J, Goldstein EJ, Ben-Zeev A, Márquez-Magaña L, Eroy-Reveles A. PMID: 31441717; PMCID: PMC6755308.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 11     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    3. Future directions in meditation research: Recommendations for expanding the field of contemplative science. PLoS One. 2018; 13(11):e0205740. Vieten C, Wahbeh H, Cahn BR, MacLean K, Estrada M, Mills P, Murphy M, Shapiro S, Radin D, Josipovic Z, Presti DE, Sapiro M, Chozen Bays J, Russell P, Vago D, Travis F, Walsh R, Delorme A. PMID: 30403693; PMCID: PMC6221271.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 28     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    4. Undergraduate Research Experiences Broaden Diversity in the Scientific Workforce. BioScience. 2018 Mar 1; 68(3):204-211. Hernandez HP, Woodcock WA, Estrada EM, Schultz SP. .
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    5. The Influence of Affirming Kindness and Community on Broadening Participation in STEM Career Pathways. Soc Issues Policy Rev. 2018 Jan; 12(1):258-297. Estrada M, Eroy-Reveles A, Matsui J. PMID: 29657577; PMCID: PMC5898245.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 18  
    6. A Longitudinal Study of How Quality Mentorship and Research Experience Integrate Underrepresented Minorities into STEM Careers. CBE Life Sci Educ. 2018; 17(1). Estrada M, Hernandez PR, Schultz PW. PMID: 29351912; PMCID: PMC6007776.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 97     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    7. 'Speaking Truth' Protects Underrepresented Minorities' Intellectual Performance and Safety in STEM. Educ Sci (Basel). 2017 06; 7(2). Ben-Zeev A, Paluy Y, Milless KL, Goldstein EJ, Wallace L, Márquez-Magaña L, Bibbins-Domingo K, Estrada M. PMID: 28835879; PMCID: PMC5565218.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 9  
    8. The use of theory in applied social psychology. Applied Social Psychology. 2017 Apr 24; 27-51. Estrada EM, Schultz SP. .
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    9. The Role of Social Influences on Pro-Environment Behaviors in the San Diego Region. J Urban Health. 2017 04; 94(2):170-179. Estrada M, Schultz PW, Silva-Send N, Boudrias MA. PMID: 28265806; PMCID: PMC5391335.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    10. Personalized Normative Feedback and the Moderating Role of Personal Norms. Environment and Behavior. 2016 Jun 1; 48(5):686-710. Schultz SP, Messina MA, Tronu TG, Limas LE, Gupta GR, Estrada EM. .
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    11. Improving Underrepresented Minority Student Persistence in STEM. CBE Life Sci Educ. 2016; 15(3). Estrada M, Burnett M, Campbell AG, Campbell PB, Denetclaw WF, Gutiérrez CG, Hurtado S, John GH, Matsui J, McGee R, Okpodu CM, Robinson TJ, Summers MF, Werner-Washburne M, Zavala M. PMID: 27543633; PMCID: PMC5008901.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 129     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    12. Using in-home displays to provide smart meter feedback about household electricity consumption: A randomized control trial comparing kilowatts, cost, and social norms. Energy. 2015 Oct 1; 90:351-358. Schultz SP, Estrada EM, Schmitt SJ, Sokoloski SR, Silva-Send SN. .
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    13. Engagement in a Community-Based Integral Practice Program Enhances Well-being. International Journal of Transpersonal Studies. 2014 Jul 1; 33(2):1-15. Vieten VC, Estrada EM, Cohen CA, Radin RD, Schlitz SM, Delorme DA. .
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    14. Tailored Panel Management: A Theory-Based Approach to Building and Maintaining Participant Commitment to a Longitudinal Study. Eval Rev. 2014 Feb; 38(1):3-28. Estrada M, Woodcock A, Schultz PW. PMID: 24590918; PMCID: PMC4153798.
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    15. Sustaining Optimal Motivation: A Longitudinal Analysis of Interventions to Broaden Participation of Underrepresented Students in STEM. J Educ Psychol. 2013 Feb 01; 105(1). Hernandez PR, Schultz PW, Estrada M, Woodcock A, Chance RC. PMID: 24273342; PMCID: PMC3838411.
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    16. The consequences of chronic stereotype threat: domain disidentification and abandonment. J Pers Soc Psychol. 2012 Oct; 103(4):635-646. Woodcock A, Hernandez PR, Estrada M, Schultz PW. PMID: 22746674; PMCID: PMC3779134.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 36     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    17. Patching the Pipeline: Reducing Educational Disparities in the Sciences Through Minority Training Programs. Educ Eval Policy Anal. 2011 Mar 01; 33(1). Schultz PW, Hernandez PR, Woodcock A, Estrada M, Chance RC, Aguilar M, Serpe RT. PMID: 24285910; PMCID: PMC3839574.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 86  
    18. Toward a model of Towards a model of social influence that explains minority student integration into the scientific community . Journal of Educational Psychology . 2011; 203:206-222. Estrada, M., Woodcock, A., Hernandez, P. R., & Schultz, P. W.
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