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Eliut Rivera-Segarra

Faculty RankAssistant Professor
InstitutionPonce Health Sciences University
DepartmentSchool of Behavioral and Brain Sciences
AddressP.O. Box 7038
Ponce PR 00750
Phone7878402575 Ext. 2571
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    2016 - 2018Exploring the Biological Mechanisms of Self-Stigma and Stress Among Puerto Ricans with Mental Illnes, American Psychological Association
    2017 - 2018The Role of Social Stress on Cardiovascular Disease Genomic Markers Among Puerto Ricans Living with , PSM - RCMI

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    I am a Clinical Psychologist and Researcher at the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences. My academic interest is focused on understanding the role of psychological, social and structural factors (i.e. stigma, stress, social support) in the development of health and disease among diverse populations. Specifically, my research aims to understand the implications of the stigmatization of disease (i.e. serious mental illness, HIV/AIDS, chronic disease), marginalized communities (i.e. transgender men and women) and cultural practices (i.e. religion, metal music). In addition, my work aims to better understand how these psychosocial processes “get under the skin” by looking at specific biomarkers (i.e. cortisol, cytokines, DNA methylation) and their role in the process of health and disease.

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    1. Hernández-Torres R, Carminelli-Corretjer P, Tollinchi-Natali N, Rosario-Hernández E, Duarté-Vélez Y, Rivera-Segarra E. Validating the Factor Structure of the Stigma of Suicide Scale-Short Form Spanish Version Among Healthcare Students. Crisis. 2020 Nov 05; 1-5. PMID: 33151091.
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    2. Matías-González Y, Sánchez-Galarza AN, Flores-Caldera I, Rivera-Segarra E. "Es que tú eres una changa": stigma experiences among Latina women living with endometriosis. J Psychosom Obstet Gynaecol. 2020 Sep 23; 1-8. PMID: 32964770.
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    3. Rivera-Segarra E, Carminelli-Corretjer P, Varas-Díaz N, Neilands TB, Yang LH, Bernal G. HIV and Depression: Examining Medical Students Clinical Skills. Front Psychiatry. 2020; 11:240. PMID: 32292361.
    4. Rivera-Segarra E, Varas-Díaz N, Santos-Figueroa A. "That's all Fake": Health professionals stigma and physical healthcare of people living with Serious Mental Illness. PLoS One. 2019; 14(12):e0226401. PMID: 31851706.
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    5. Varas-Díaz N, Rivera-Segarra E, Neilands TB, Pedrogo Y, Carminelli-Corretjer P, Tollinchi N, Torres E, Soto Del Valle Y, Rivera Díaz M, Ortiz N. HIV/AIDS and intersectional stigmas: Examining stigma related behaviours among medical students during service delivery. Glob Public Health. 2019 11; 14(11):1598-1611. PMID: 31296120.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    6. Varas-Díaz N, Rivera-Segarra E, Neilands TB, Carminelli-Corretjer P, Rivera F, Varas-Rodríguez E, Ortiz N, Pedrogo Y, Díaz MR. HIV/AIDS stigma manifestations during clinical interactions with MSM in Puerto Rico. J Gay Lesbian Soc Serv. 2019; 31(2):141-152. PMID: 31588167.
    7. Rivera-Segarra E, Rosario-Hernández E, Carminelli-Corretjer P, Tollinchi-Natali N, Polanco-Frontera N. Suicide Stigma among Medical Students in Puerto Rico. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2018 06 29; 15(7). PMID: 29966228.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    8. Varas-Díaz N, Rivera M, Rivera-Segarra E, Neilands TB, Ortiz N, Pedrogo Y, Mendoza S, Rivera Amador A, Martínez García S, Rivera Suazo S, Albizu-García CE. Beyond negative attitudes: Examining HIV/AIDS stigma behaviors in clinical encounters. AIDS Care. 2017 11; 29(11):1437-1441. PMID: 28464694.
      Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    9. Varas-Díaz, N., Mendoza, S., Rivera-Segarra, E., González-Sepúlveda, O. Methodological strategies and challenges in research with small Heavy Metal Scenes. Metal Music Studies. 2016; 2(3):273-290.
    10. Rivera-Segarra, E., Rivera-Medina, C.L. & Varas-Díaz, N. . Validating the Factor Structure of the Brief Sense of Community Scale with a Musical Community in Puerto Rico. Journal of Community Psychology. 2016; 44(1):111-117.
    11. Rivera-Segarra, E., Fernández, A., Camacho, Z., Ortiz, N. & López, Y. . “Ahí Batallando”: The Psychosocial Impact of Psychosis Among Puerto Rican Caregivers. Journal of Family Studies. 2015.
    12. Varas-Díaz, N., Rivera-Segarra, E., Rivera-Medina, C., Mendoza, S. & González, O. . Metal Music Studies. Predictors of Communal Formation in a Small Metal Music Scene: Puerto Rico as a Case Example. 2015; 1(1):87-103.
    13. Rivera-Segarra, E., Mendoza, S. & Varas-Díaz, N. . Journal of Social Sciences. Between Order and Chaos: The Role of “Mosh” in the Heavy Metal Community in Puerto Rico. 2015; (28):104-121.
    14. Rivera-Segarra, E., Rivera, G., López, R., Crespo-Ramos, G. & Marqués-Reyes, D. . The Qualitative Report. Stigmatization Experiences Among People Living with Borderline Personality Disorder in Puerto Rico. 2014; 19(15):1-18.
    15. Ramos-Pibernus, A., Rivera-Segarra, E., González-Sepúlveda, O., Colón, J., Rodríguez, C. & Rodríguez-Madera, S. Health & Society. Perception and Experience About Social Determinants of Health in a Sample of Professional and Students of Psychology and Health Education in Puerto Rico. 2014; 2(5):194-208.
    16. Varas-Díaz, N., Rivera-Segarra, E., Mendoza, S. & González, O. (2014). On Your Knees and Pray!: The Role of Religion in the Development of a Metal Scene in the Caribbean Island of Puerto Rico. International Journal of Community Music. On Your Knees and Pray!: The Role of Religion in the Development of a Metal Scene in the Caribbean Island of Puerto Rico. 2014; 7(2):243-257.
    17. Reyes-Estrada, M., Rivera-Segarra, E., Ramos-Pibernus, A., Rosario-Hernández, E. & Rivera-Medina, C. Puerto Rican Journal of Psychology. Development and Validation of a Religiousness Scale for the Puerto Rican Adult Population. 2014; 25(2):226-242.
    18. Varas-Díaz, N., Santos-Figueroa, A., Polanco-Fronteras, N., Cajigas-Vargas, I., Rivera-Díaz, M., Lugo-Candelas, C., Rosario-Hernández, E., Rivera-Segarra, E. Puerto Rican Journal of Psychology. Development of a Scale to Measure Mental Health Stigma in Puerto Rico. 2013; 23:107-118.
    19. Polanco-Fronteras, N., Cajigas-Vargas, I., Rivera-Segarra, E., Santos-Figueroa, A., Rosario- Hernández, E. & Varas-Díaz, N. Health & Society. Stigma & Mental Health: Results from a Group of Health Professionals in Training. 2013; 4(3):250-263.
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