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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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    Ponce Health Sciences University , Puerto Rico PhD06/2015Clinical Psychology
    University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras, Puerto RicoBA05/2009Psychology
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    2018NIMHD Health Disparity Research Institute, National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities
    2019Training Institute in Dissemination & Implementation Research in Health, National Institutes of Health
    2021Minority Fellowship Program's Leadership and Education Advancement Program (LEAP), American Psychological Association

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    I am a social scientist interested in the individual, interpersonal, and structural level implications of social exclusion in health from an interdisciplinary perspective. During my academic career, I have addressed this via two main research tracks: 1) health disparities and 2) music, culture and community health. Firstly, my health disparities research aims to understand and address how the intersectionality of stigmatized diseases (i.e., serious mental illness, HIV/AIDS, endometriosis) and marginalized identities (i.e., Latinxs, transgender men, and women, older adults) impact the process of health and disease. Secondly, my music, culture, and community health research has focused on understanding how marginalized cultural practices such as music foster community health and social justice, specifically in Latin America and the Caribbean. These interests have been manifested via research, teaching, and service. Other interests include 1) implementation science, 2) application of epistemologies of the south in research, and 3) multi-method approaches.

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    R34MH120179     (RIVERA-SEGARRA, ELIUT)Sep 4, 2020 - Sep 3, 2023
    Reducing Serious Mental Illness and Suicide Stigma Among Medical Students.
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Hern?ndez-Torres R, Mart?nez Lozano M, Torres I, Rosario-Hern?ndez E, Ramos-Pibernus A, Soto A, Ortiz L, Mascayano F, Rivera-Segarra E. The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and previous natural disasters on the mental health of healthcare workers in Puerto Rico. PLOS Glob Public Health. 2023; 3(5):e0001784. PMID: 37195928.
    2. Rivera-Custodio JJ, Soto-Sanchez AV, Alvarado-Cardona EO, Moreta-?vila F, Silva-Reteguis J, Velez-Perez E, Jim?nez-Ricaurte C, Rivera-Segarra E, Rodr?guez-Madera SL, Ramos-Pibernus A. Recommendations from Latinx Trans and Non-Binary Individuals to Promote Cancer Prevention in Puerto Rico and Florida. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2023 01 10; 20(2). PMID: 36673968.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    3. Mat?as-Gonz?lez Y, S?nchez-Galarza A, Rosario-Hern?ndez E, Flores-Caldera I, Rivera-Segarra E. Stigma and social support and their impact on quality of life and self-esteem among women with endometriosis in Latin-America and the Caribbean. PLOS Glob Public Health. 2022; 2(12):e0001329. PMID: 36962832.
    4. Ramos-Pibernus A, Rodr?guez-Madera S, Rosario-Hern?ndez E, Moreta-?vila F, Silva-Reteguis J, Rivera-Segarra E. COVID-19 impact on the psychological health of Latinx transgender and non-binary individuals in mainland United States and Puerto Rico: a mixed-methods study. BMC Public Health. 2022 11 04; 22(1):2017. PMID: 36333681.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    5. Ramos-Pibernus A, Rodr?guez-Madera S, Rosario-Hern?ndez E, Moreta-?vila F, Silva-Reteguis J, Rivera-Segarra E. COVID-19 impact on the psychological health of Latinx transgender and non-binary individuals in mainland United States and Puerto Rico: A mixed-methods study. Res Sq. 2022 Apr 13. PMID: 35441163.
    6. Rivera-Segarra E, Mascayano F, Alnasser L, van der Ven E, Mart?nez-Al?s G, Durand-Arias S, Moro MF, Karam E, Hern?ndez-Torres R, Alarc?n S, Ramos-Pibernus A, Alvarado R, Susser E. Global mental health research and practice: a decolonial approach. Lancet Psychiatry. 2022 07; 9(7):595-600. PMID: 35397800.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    7. Mascayano F, van der Ven E, Moro MF, Schilling S, Alarc?n S, Al Barathie J, Alnasser L, Asaoka H, Ayinde O, Balalian AA, Basagoitia A, Brittain K, Dohrenwend B, Durand-Arias S, Eskin M, Fern?ndez-Jim?nez E, Freytes Frey MI, Gim?nez L, Gisle L, Hoek HW, Jaldo RE, Lindert J, Maldonado H, Mart?nez-Al?s G, Mart?nez-Viciana C, Mediavilla R, McCormack C, Myer L, Narvaez J, Nishi D, Ouali U, Puac-Polanco V, Ram?rez J, Restrepo-Henao A, Rivera-Segarra E, Rodr?guez AM, Saab D, Seblova D, Tenorio Correia da Silva A, Valeri L, Alvarado R, Susser E. The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the mental health of healthcare workers: study protocol for the COVID-19 HEalth caRe wOrkErS (HEROES) study. Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol. 2022 Mar; 57(3):633-645. PMID: 35064280.
      Citations: 17     Fields:    Translation:HumansCellsPHPublic Health
    8. Ramos-Pibernus A, Carminelli-Corretjer P, Bermonti-P?rez M, Tollinchi-Natali N, Jim?nez-Ricaurte C, Mej?as-Serrano D, Silva-Reteguis J, Moreta-?vila F, Blanco M, Justiz L, Febo M, Rivera-Segarra E. Examining Cervical Cancer Preventive Behaviors for Latinx Transmasculine Individuals among Medical Students. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2021 01 20; 18(3). PMID: 33498187.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    9. Ramos-Pibernus AG, Rivera-Segarra ER, Rodr?guez-Madera SL, Varas-D?az N, Padilla M. Stigmatizing Experiences of Trans Men in Puerto Rico: Implications for Health. Transgend Health. 2020; 5(4):234-240. PMID: 33381650.
    10. Hern?ndez-Torres R, Carminelli-Corretjer P, Tollinchi-Natali N, Rosario-Hern?ndez E, Duart?-V?lez Y, Rivera-Segarra E. Validating the Factor Structure of the Stigma of Suicide Scale - Short Form Spanish Version Among Healthcare Students. Crisis. 2021 Jul; 42(4):314-318. PMID: 33151091.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    11. Mat?as-Gonz?lez Y, S?nchez-Galarza AN, Flores-Caldera I, Rivera-Segarra E. "Es que t? eres una changa": stigma experiences among Latina women living with endometriosis. J Psychosom Obstet Gynaecol. 2021 03; 42(1):67-74. PMID: 32964770.
      Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    12. Rivera-Segarra E, Carminelli-Corretjer P, Varas-D?az N, Neilands TB, Yang LH, Bernal G. HIV and Depression: Examining Medical Students Clinical Skills. Front Psychiatry. 2020; 11:240. PMID: 32292361.
    13. Rivera-Segarra E, Varas-D?az 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.
      Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    14. Varas-D?az N, Rivera-Segarra E, Neilands TB, Pedrogo Y, Carminelli-Corretjer P, Tollinchi N, Torres E, Soto Del Valle Y, Rivera D?az 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: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    15. Varas-D?az N, Rivera-Segarra E, Neilands TB, Carminelli-Corretjer P, Rivera F, Varas-Rodr?guez E, Ortiz N, Pedrogo Y, D?az 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.
    16. Rivera-Segarra E, Rosario-Hern?ndez 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: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    17. Varas-D?az N, Rivera M, Rivera-Segarra E, Neilands TB, Ortiz N, Pedrogo Y, Mendoza S, Rivera Amador A, Mart?nez Garc?a S, Rivera Suazo S, Albizu-Garc?a CE. Beyond negative attitudes: Examining HIV/AIDS stigma behaviors in clinical encounters. AIDS Care. 2017 11; 29(11):1437-1441. PMID: 28464694.
      Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    18. 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.
    19. 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.
    20. 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.
    21. 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.
    22. 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.
    23. 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.
    24. 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.
    25. 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.
    26. 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.
    27. 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.
    28. 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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