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Biography

Dr. Dellanira Garcia, a licensed clinical psychologist, obtained her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Washington. She was awarded a National Research Service Award (F31) from the National Institutes of Mental Health to examine social capital and mental illness among women of Mexican descent. Dr. Garcia's research focuses on socio-cultural contextual factors impacting ethnic minority mental health and sexual risk behaviors, with an emphasis in Latino populations. Her community-based work, conducted in both English and Spanish, focuses on women, ethnic minorities, and underserved/marginalized populations. Dr. Garcia has national and international experience examining stigma and HIV prevention with women.

Dr. Garcia has co-authored several publications in peer-reviewed journals as well as book chapters and has numerous presentations at professional conferences. Her published works focus on the roles of race/ethnicity and gender inequities in the areas of mental health, social capital, sexual risk and HIV risk behaviors. Her published work includes a co-authored publication examining the intersection of gender and ethnicity in HIV risk among Latinos and African Americans in the U.S. in the American Psychologist (2013).

Appointments
2012-Present: Research Consultant Health Equity Institute, San Francisco State University
Education
PhD, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
MA, Psychology, Boston University
BA, Psychology, University of California at Davis

GRANT FUNDING

2006-2010 Principal Investigator, Improving Depression Treatment for Latinas Ruth L. Kirschstein Individual Predoctoral National Research Service Award National Institute of Mental Health (F31 MH078318; award amount $129,840)

2008 Dissertation Award, Bolles Fellowship ($1,250), Department of Psychology, UW

2005 International Fellowship Research Award ($800), International AIDS Research & Training Program, UW

AWARDS & HONORS

2010 Society for Behavioral Medicine, Student Research Award, Women's Health Special Interest Group

2010 American Psychological Association, Student Travel Award

2008 Distinguished Teaching Award, Department of Psychology, University of Washington 2008 American Psychological Association, Student Scholar National Latina/Hispanic Woman Award, Society for the Psychology of Women (Div. 35, Section III)

2007 & 2006 Conference Scholarship Award, School of Social Work, University of Washington

PUBLICATIONS

Wyatt, G. E., Gómez, C. A., Hamilton, A. B., Valencia-Garcia, D., Gant, L. M., & Graham, C., E. (2013). The intersection of gender and ethnicity in HIV risk, interventions, and prevention: New frontiers for psychology. American Psychologist, 68(4), 247-260.

Rao, D. & Valencia-Garcia, D. (in press). Stigma and Culture: Theory and Evidence for the Way Forward. In P.W. Corrigan (Ed.) American Psychological Association, The Stigma of Disease and Disability: Empirical Models and Implications for Change.

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.

Valencia-Garcia, D., Starks, H., Strick, L., & Simoni, J. M. (2008). After the fall from grace: Negotiation of new identities among HIV-positive women in Peru. Culture, Health & Sexuality, 10(7), 739-752. PMCID: PMC2704982.

Simoni, J. M., Evans, T., Peake, M., Lehavot, K., Valencia-Garcia, D., & Walters, K. (2009). HIV/AIDS among women of color and sexual minority women. In Landrine. H., & Felipe Russo. N. (Eds.), Handbook of Diversity in Feminist Psychology, (pp. 335-357). Springer Publishing Company, LLC.

Choi, K., Wojcicki, J., & Valencia-Garcia, D. (2004). Introducing and negotiating female condom use in sexual relationships: Qualitative interviews with women attending a family planning clinic. AIDS and Behavior, 8(3), 251-261.

Rose, V. J., Gomez, C. A., & Valencia-Garcia, D. (2003). Do community planning groups (CPGs) influence HIV prevention policy? An analysis of California CPGS. AIDS Education and Prevention, 15(2), 172-183.

Gomez, C. A., Rose, V. J., & Valencia, D. (2001, Summer). Community planning groups create effective prevention policy. California Collaborations, 6.

Amaro, H., Vega, R., & Valencia, D. (2001). Gender, context, and HIV prevention among Latinos.

In Aguirre-Molina, M., Molina, C., & Zambrana, R. (Eds.), Health Issues in the Latino Community (pp.301-324). Jossey-Bass Publishing.

Invited Lectures

2011 VA Palo Alto Healthcare System and Stanford University, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Multicultural Issues in Assessment, Diagnoses, and Treatment.

2010 VA Puget Sound Healthcare System, Cultural considerations when working with Latino clients.

2009 Seattle Pacific University, Lectured on international research, risk behaviors, and working with marginalized and stigmatized populations.

2009 University of Washington, Clinical Colloquium (Graduate-level course), Lectured on cultural competence and considerations when working with Latino patients.

2009 University of Washington, Minority Mental Health (Graduate-level course), Lectured on research and clinical work with Latino populations in the U.S.

2007 & 2006 University of Washington, Clinical Psychology Course, Lectured on multicultural issues in clinical psychology, multicultural competence, and empirically supported treatments.

Presentations at Professional Conferences

Valencia-Garcia, D. (2012, April). Empirically based treatments for PTSD among bilingual patients: An understudied issue. Symposium presentation at the Western Psychological Association, San Francisco, CA.

Valencia-Garcia, D., Simoni, J. M., Alegria, M., & Takeuchi, D. (2012, April). Social capital and mental health among women of Mexican descent. Poster presented at the Western Psychological Association, San Francisco, CA.

Valencia-Garcia, D., Rao, D., Strick, L., & Simoni, J.M. (2011, November). “We were not human:” A qualitative analysis of stigma from healthcare providers among HIV-positive Peruvian women. Poster presented at Bay Area Clinical Research Symposium, San Francisco, CA.

Hoerster, K. D., Valencia-Garcia, D., Fihn, S. D., Lurie, N., Escarce, J., & Nelson, K. M. (2010, September). Neighborhood characteristics are associated with US Veteran healthcare utilization. Poster presented at VA Equity Research: Moving the Field Forward, Boston, MA.

Valencia-Garcia, D., Simoni, J. M., Alegría, M., & Takeuchi, D. T. (2010, August). Social capital, acculturation, & mental health among women of Mexican ancestry. American Psychological Association annual conference, San Diego, CA.

Valencia-Garcia, D., Simoni, J. M., Starks, H., Rao, D., & Strick, L. (2010, May). “I’d rather die than go back for care:” Stigma from the medical community among HIV-infected Peruvian women. Society for Behavioral Medicine annual conference, Seattle, WA.

Valencia-Garcia, D., Acosta Garcia, M., & Simoni, J. M. (2008, May). The relationship between language preference and anxiety in Mexican women. Paper presented at the University of Washington, Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium, Seattle, WA.

Valencia-Garcia, D., Chávez, N., & Simoni, J. M. (2008, May). Access to mental healthcare services among Mexican/Mexican American women in Seattle. Poster presented at EIP/McNair/Go- MAP Spring Research Conference, Seattle, WA.

Valencia-Garcia, D., Vann, J., Acosta, M., & Simoni, J. M. (2008, May). Can you have it all?: The effects of SES on ethnic identity among Mexican women. Poster presented at the 11th annual Undergraduate Research Symposium, University of Washington, Seattle, WA.

Valencia-Garcia, D., Acosta-Garcia, M. J., & Simoni, J. M. (2008, February). The relationship between language preference and anxiety among Mexican women. Poster presented at the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Boston, MA.

Simoni, J. M., Evans-Campbell, T. A., Peake, M., Lehavot, K., Valencia-Garcia, D., & Walters, K. L. (2007, August). Research on HIV among women of color reveals risks and resilience. Poster presented at the annual convention of the American Psychological Association, San Francisco, CA.

Chavez, N., Valencia-Garcia, D., & Simoni, J. (2007, May). Self-rated health and anxiety among Mexican women. Poster presented at EIP/McNair/Go-MAP, Spring Research Conference, Seattle, WA.

Valencia-Garcia, D., Acosta-Garcia, M. J., Belskus-Amador, L. A., Radillo, W. R., Chavez, N., & Strick,

L. B. (2007, January). Marianismo in an era of AIDS: A qualitative analysis of stigma in HIV- infected women in Lima, Peru. Poster presented at the National Multicultural Conference and Summit, Seattle, WA.

Valencia-Garcia, D., Lehavot, K., Huang, B., & Simoni, J. M. (2006, August). Gender and sexual orientation: Adherence in HIV+ individuals. Poster presented at the annual convention of the American Psychological Association, New Orleans, LA.

Valencia-Garcia, D. (2006, May). Understanding women’s lives: Stigma and social support in HIV- positive women in Lima, Peru. Paper presented at the University of Washington, Department of Psychology annual research festival, Seattle, WA.

Pantalone, D. W., Valencia-Garcia, D., Huang,B., & Simoni, J. M. (2005, August). Is substance use a barrier to success with antiretroviral therapy? Poster presented at the annual convention of the American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.

Valencia-Garcia, D. (2005, March). Social capital, mental health and Latino populations in the U.S. Invited presentation at the NIH/NIMH Mentorship and Educational Program, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM.

Valencia-Garcia, D & Gomez, C. (2004, April). Women Focused Research. Panel presentation at the annual UCSF Center for AIDS Prevention Studies Conference, San Francisco, CA.

Rose, V.J., & Valencia-Garcia, D. (2002, October). Community planning: Beyond the core objectives. Invited paper presented at the Office of AIDS, HIV Education and Prevention Community Planning Co-Chair Summit, Sacramento, CA.

Valencia-Garcia, D. (2002, April). Model programs overview. Panel presentation at the annual UCSF Center for AIDS Prevention Studies Conference, San Francisco, CA.

Gomez, C.A., Rose, V.J., & Valencia, D. (2001, April). HIV prevention policy: The role of community planning groups. Poster presented at the annual UCSF Center for AIDS Prevention Studies Conference, San Francisco, CA.

Gomez, C.A., Rose, V.J., & Valencia, D. (2001, October). HIV prevention policy: The role of HIV prevention community planning groups in California. Poster presented at the annual University Wide AIDS Research Program (UARP), Los Angeles, CA.

Gomez, C.A, Kegebein Rose, V.J., & Valencia, D. (2000, October). HIV prevention policy: The role of HIV prevention community planning groups in California. Poster presented at the annual University Wide AIDS Research Program (UARP), Los Angeles, CA.

Raj, A., Navarro, A., Conron, K., Valencia, D., & Reed, E. (1999, December). Connecting Black Women and HIV prevention: Women’s HIV prevention program. Invited paper presented at the Massachusetts HIV Prevention Planning Group and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Boston, MA.

Flores-Ortiz, Y., Valencia, D., Garcia, A., Ramirez, G., Almaraz, M., Campos, C., & Macarai, M. (1997, April). Psychological and academic sequelea of intrafamily abuse on Latino college students and their ability to form intimate and social bonds after exposure to violence. Panel presentation at the annual meeting of the National Association for Chicano and Chicana Studies, Sacramento, CA.

Garcia, A., Valencia, D., & Ramirez, G. (1996, January). External oppression: Racism, sexism, and heterosexism particularly as it relates to intimate violence. Panel presentation at the Gender Violence: Voicing the Silence Conference, University of California, Davis, CA.

EDITORIAL EXPERIENCE

Ad Hoc Reviewer: Archives of General Psychiatry

Journal of Counseling Psychology AIDS Care

Behavioral Analyst

Psychology of Women Quarterly

Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology Gender & Society

Culture Health & Sexuality

Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS/COMMITTEES

Present Award Chair, Division 35, Section III, Issues Affecting Hispanic/Latino Women, American Psychological Association

Present American Psychological Association

Division 27, Society for Community Research and Action: Division of Community Psychology

Division 35, Society for the Psychology of Women

Division 45, Society for the Psychological Study of Ethnic Minority Issues

Present California Psychological Association Present National Latino/a Psychological Association Present Society of Behavioral Medicine

2011-2012 Multicultural and Diversity Committee, VA Psychology Training Council 2010-2011 Diversity Committee (member), VA Palo Alto Healthcare System

2005-2010 NIH/NIMH Mentorship and Educational Program (MEP), University of New Mexico, Albuquerque (Mentors: Drs. Margarita Alegria, Bonnie Duran, William Vega, Jeanne Miranda)

2006-2009 ¡Conciencia Latina!: Graduate Latinos in Academia (Co-President), University of Washington

2004-2009 Diversity Steering Committee, Dept. of Psychology, University of Washington 2004-2009 Multi-Ethnic Cultural Association (MECA), University of Washington

SERVICE TO THE COMMUNITY

2012 Panel presentation for ethics in psychological practice. VA Palo Alto, Psychology Training Seminar, Palo Alto, CA.

2008 Panel presentation for ethnic minority high school students on college entrance and preparation. Global Connections High School, Seattle, WA.

2007 & 2006 Volunteered at the Washington Health Foundation's Annual Latina Health Fair, assisted with rapid HIV testing and counseling, and translation services. Seattle, WA.

2005 Facilitated a workshop in Spanish on sexual health issues and adolescent communication. Casa Latina, Seattle, WA.

2004 Delivered a sexual health workshop to high school students. Windsor Oaks Academy, Windsor, CA.

2002 Delivered a sexual health and risk behavior presentation to the San Francisco City Clinic staff. San Francisco Department of Public Health and UCSF/CAPS, San Francisco, CA.

2001-2002 Community advisory board member for a community-based study (Cynthia Gomez, PI). UCSF/CAPS, San Francisco, CA.

MEDIA APPEARENCES

2008 Rico Rico Amanecer (Univision), Interviewed on June 19, 2008; Televised on July 6, 2008; Topic: Dissertation Information and Recruitment.

2008 Enterate Radio Program (Seattle, 1540 AM), Invited Interview on July 6, 2008 Topic: Risk behaviors and research among Latino populations in Washington.

LANGUAGES

Fluency in Spanish: ability to provide psychotherapy, assessment, and intervention.