TITLE

Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research Associate at the Center for Research on U.S. Latino HIV/AIDS and Drug Abuse (CRUSADA)

CONTACT

msanche@fiu.edu

FOCUS

Health disparities, cultural adaptations, culturally tailored evidence-based health promotion interventions, socio-cultural determinants of alcohol use and HIV risk behaviors

BIOGRAPHY

Mariana Sanchez is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention and a Research Associate at the Center for Research on U.S. Latino HIV/AIDS and Drug Abuse (CRUSADA) in the Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work at Florida International University. She has over 20 years of experience in conducting longitudinal research with youth and young adults in Miami-Dade County, Florida. Her program of research seeks to gain a deeper understanding of the cultural mechanism that influence health behaviors, particularly alcohol misuse, and its related consequences among Latinos. To date, the bulk of her research has focused on examining how sociocultural determinants impact alcohol and HIV risk behaviors among particularly vulnerable Latino populations including recent immigrants, unauthorized immigrants, and farmworkers. Dr. Sanchez is also primary department faculty for a new graduate track in Health Disparities housed in the Department of Health Promotion & Disease Prevention. The goal of this concentration is to train doctoral students and expand FIU’s capacity to conduct health disparities research in HIV/AIDS, substance abuse, and obesity among African Americans, Latinos, Haitians, and other underserved communities in South Florida and the Caribbean region. Dr. Sanchez has been an investigator on 5 National Institutes of Health funded studies. She is currently a co-principal investigator of a mixed methods study funded by the National Institute for Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism aimed at understanding the environmental, demographic, and sociocultural factors influencing drinking and driving trajectories among recent Latino immigrants. Ultimately, she aspires to apply knowledge gained from her research towards developing culturally relevant evidence-based interventions that target identified vulnerability factors and take advantage of key protective factors in preventing substance use and other related health disparities among minority populations.

EDUCATION

  • Florida International University, Doctorate of Philosophy in Social Welfare
  • Florida International University, Master of Social Work
  • Florida International University, Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
  • University of Miami, Undergraduate Studies in Psychology
  • Miami Dade College, Associate of Arts

PUBLICATIONS

PEER REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS

1. Sanchez, M., Rojas, P., Li, T., Ravelo, G., Cyrus, E., Wang, W., Kanamori, M., De La Rosa, M. Evaluating a culturally tailored HIV risk reduction intervention among Latina immigrant farmworkers. (2016). World Medical & Health Policy, 8, 245-262.

2. Sanchez, M., Romano, E., Dawson, C., Huang, H., Sneji, A., Cyrus, E., Cano, M.A., Rojas, P., Brook, J., & De La Rosa, M. (2016). Drinking and driving among recent Latino immigrants: The impact of neighborhoods and social support. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. Oct 28; 13(11), pii E1055.

3. Sanchez, M., Dillon, F. R., & De La Rosa, M. (2015). Impact of religious coping on the alcohol use and acculturative stress of recent Latino immigrants. Journal of Religion and Health, 56, 1986-2004.

4. Sanchez, M., Romano, E., Dawson, C., Rojas, P., Martinez, M., Li, T., … & De La Rosa, M. (2017). Cultural Correlates of DUI Risk Perceptions Among Documented and Undocumented Recent Latino Immigrants in South Florida. Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 39(2), 211-237.

5. Sanchez, M., De La Rosa, M., Blackson, T.C., Rojas, P., & Li, T. (2014) Pre- to post- immigration alcohol use trajectories among recent Latino immigrants. Psychology of Addictive Behavior, 28, 990-999.

6. Sanchez, M., Dillon, F., Ruffin, B., & De La Rosa, M. (2012). The influence of religious coping on the acculturative stress of recent Latino immigrants. Journal of Ethnic and Cultural Diversity in Social Work, 21, 171-194.

7. Concha, M., Sanchez, M., Rojas, P., Villar, M.E., De La Rosa, M. (2016). Differences in acculturation and trajectories of anxiety and alcohol consumption among Latina mothers and daughters in South Florida. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, 18, 886-895.

8. Cano, M., Sanchez, M., De La Rosa, M., Kanamori, M.J., Trepka, M., Sheehan, D.M., Huang, H., Rojas, P., Auf, R., Dillon, F.R. (2016). Immigration Stress and Alcohol Use Severity among Recent Adult Hispanic Immigrants: Testing the Moderating Effects of Gender and Immigration Status. Submitted to Journal of Clinical Psychology. 2016 May 26. [Epub ahead of print]

9. Sastre, F., Sanchez, M., De La Rosa, M. Changes in pre- to- post-immigration HIV risk behaviors among recent Latino immigrants. (2015). AIDS Education and Prevention, 27, 44-57.

10. Concha, M., Sanchez, M., De La Rosa, M., & Villar, M. E. (2013). A longitudinal study of social capital and acculturation-related stress among recent Latino immigrants in South Florida: A longitudinal study. Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences 35, 469-485.

11. De La Rosa, M., Sanchez, M., Dillon, F., Ruffin, B.A., Blackson, T., & Schwartz. (2012). Alcohol use among Latinos: A comparison of pre-immigration, post-immigration, and U.S. born Latinos. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, 14, 371-378

12. De La Rosa, M. Huang, H., Brook, J. S., Sanchez, M., Rojas, P., Kanamori, M., Cano, M.A., Martinez, M. (2018). Socio-cultural determinants of substance misuse among adult Latinas of Caribbean, South and Central American descent: a longitudinal study of a community-based sample. Journal of Ethnicity in Substance Abuse, 17(3), 303-323.

13. Romano, E., De La Rosa, M., & Sanchez, M., Babino, R., Taylor, E., (2016). Drinking and driving among documented and undocumented recent Latino immigrants in Miami Dade County, Florida. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, 18, 935-939.

14. Romano, E., De la Rosa, M., Sanchez, M., & Babino, R. (2016). Riding with impaired drivers among recent Latino immigrants in Southern Florida. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health. 2016 Oct 13. [Epub ahead of print].

15. Rojas, P., Huang, H., Li, T., Sanchez, M., Dillon, F. R., & De La Rosa, M. (2015). Alcohol and other determinants of non-medical use of prescription medications among Latinas: A six year follow up. Jacobs Journal of Addiction and Therapy, 2, 1-15.

16. Blackson, T., De La Rosa, M., Sanchez, M., & Li, T. (2015). Latino immigrants’ biological parents’ histories of substance use problems in their country of origin predict their pre- and post-immigration alcohol use problems. Substance Abuse, 36, 257-263.

17. Ibanez, G.E., Dillon, F., Sanchez, M., De La Rosa, M., Li, T., & Villar, M. (2015). Changes in family cohesion and acculturative stress among recent Latino immigrants: A growth curve analysis. Journal of Ethnic and Cultural Diversity in Social Work, 24, 219-234.

18. Rojas, P., Li, T., Ravelo, G., Sanchez, M., Dawson, C., Sneji, A., De La Rosa, M.R. (2017). Correlates of cervical cancer screening among a non-clinical community-based sample of adult Latino women: A five-year follow-up. World Medical & Health Policy, 9, 239-254.

19. Dillon, F. R., De La Rosa, M. R., & Sanchez, M., & Schwartz, S. (2013). Pre-immigration family cohesion and drug/alcohol abuse recent Latino immigrants. The Family Journal, 20, 256-266.

20. Berger Cardoso, J., Ren, Y., Swank, P., Sanchez, M., & De La Rosa, M. (2016). Pre- to post- immigration sexual risk behavior and alcohol use among recent Latino immigrants in Miami. Culture Health & Sexuality, 18(10), 1107-1121.

21. Cyrus, E., Sheehan, D., Fennie, K., Sanchez, M., Dawson, C.T., Cameron, M., Maddox, L., Trepka, M.J. (In press). Delayed diagnosis of HIV among non-Latino Black Caribbean immigrants in Florida 2000-2014. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved.

22. Cyrus, E., Trepka, M. J., De La Rosa, M., Gollub, E., Li, T., Sanchez, M., … Albatineh, A. (In press). Social capital and HIV risk changes among recent immigrants in South Florida. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health.

23. Rojas, P., Huang, H., Li, T., Ravelo, G., Sanchez, M., Dawson, C., Brook, J., Kanamori, M., De La Rosa, M.R. (2016). Socio-cultural determinants of risky sexual risk behaviors among Latinas: A longitudinal study of a community-based sample. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, Nov 23; 13(11). pii: E1164.

24. Da Silva, N., Dillon, F. R., Verdejo, T., Sanchez, M., Ebersole, R., & De La Rosa, M. (2017). Acculturative stress, psychological distress, and alcohol use among recent Latina immigrants: The moderating role of religious coping. The Counseling Psychologist, 45, 213-236.

25. Kanamori, K., Weissman, J., De La Rosa, M., Melton, J., Sanchez, M., Rojas, P., Trepka, M.J. (2018). Women’s perception of adolescent marijuana use in a Hispanic seasonal farm worker community: a qualitative study. Journal of Ethnicity in Substance Abuse, 17(3), 345-355.

26. Cyrus, E.A., Dawson, C., Fennie, K., Sheehan, D., Mauck, D.E., Sanchez, M., Maddox, L.M., Trepka, M.J. Disparity in retention in care and viral suppression for Black Caribbean-born immigrants living with HIV. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 14, 285.

27. Cano, M.A., Sanchez, M., Rojas, P., Ramirez-Ortiz, D., Polo, K.L., Romano, E., De La Rosa, M.R. (2018). Alcohol use severity among adult Hispanics immigrants: Examining the roles of family cohesion, social support, and gender. Substance Use & Misuse. [Epub ahead of print] http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10826084.2017.1356333.

28. Romano, E., Sanchez, M., De La Rosa, Ertman, B. Determinants of alcohol and drug driving among Latino immigrants in Miami-Dade County Florida. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health.

29. Cyrus, E., Sheehan, D. M., Fennie, K., Sanchez, M., Dawson, C. T., Cameron, M., … & Trepka, M. J. (2018). Delayed Diagnosis of HIV among Non-Latino Black Caribbean Immigrants in Florida 2000–2014. Journal of health care for the poor and underserved, 29(1), 266-283.

30. Zucker, R.A., Gonzalez, R., Paulus, M., Feldstein-Ewing, S., Arroyo, J., Fuligni, A., Morris, A., Sanchez, M., & Wills, T. Assessment of Culture and Environment in the Adolescent Brain and Cognitive Development Study: Rationale, Description of Measures, and Early Data. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience.

31. Ramirez Ortiz, D., Rojas, P., Cano Jr, M. A., Sanchez, M., & De La Rosa, M. R. (In press). Associations of Self-Silencing and Traditional Gender Attitudes with HIV Prevention Behaviors among Latina Immigrant Farmworkers. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health.

32. Sheehan, D.M., Gebrezgi, M.T., Sanchez, M., Li, T., Fennie, K., Trepka, M.J. (In press). Concurrent and time-lagged effects of social disorganization on chlamydia rate trajectories among United States counties and the District of Columbia, 2010-2015, Sexually Transmitted Diseases.

BOOK CHAPTERS

Sanchez, M., Hidalgo, B., Rosario, A., Artiles, L., Stewart, A.L., Nápoles. (In press). Applying self-report measures in health disparities research. National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities: The Science of Health Disparities Research and Applications. Wiley.

Sanchez, M., Sheehan, D., & Forney, D. HIV among Latino Immigrants in the United States: the Impact of Socio-Cultural Determinants of Health and Migration.

MANUSCRIPTS UNDER REVIEW

1. Sanchez, M., Dawson, C., Diez, S., Daniels, E.V., Cano, M.A., Li, T., Romano, E., Rojas, P., De La Rosa, M. Religious social capital: Its impact on social support and acculturative stress among recent Latino immigrants. Social Work in Public Health.

2. De La Rosa, M., Sanchez, M., Wang, W., Cano, M.A., & Rojas, P. Alcohol use trajectories of Latino immigrants during their first decade in the U.S. Drug & Alcohol Dependence.

3. Ravelo, G.J., Sanchez, M., Rojas, P., Cyrus, E., & De La Rosa, M. Gender norms and HIV protective factors among Latinas in the farmworker community: Examining Mediating Effects of HIV Self Efficacy. Culture, Health, & Sexuality.

4. Salas-Wright, C.P., AbiNader, M.A., Vaugh, M.G., Sanchez, M., Oh, S., & Goings, T.C. National trends in parental communication with their teenage children about the dangers in substance use, 2002-2016. The Journal of Primary Prevention.

5. Cyrus, E., Sanchez, J., Altice, F., Madhivanan, P., Lama, J., Valencia, J., Sanchez, M. Leon, S. Women without liberty: Intimate partner violence among female prisoners in Lima, Perú. PLoS One.

6. Cano, M. A., Rojas, P. Ramírez-Ortiz, D., Sánchez, M., & De La Rosa, M. Depression and gender roles among Hispanic immigrant women: Examining associations of gender egalitarianism, marianismo, and self-silencing. Psychiatry Research.

7. Huang, H., Cano, M.A., Trepka, M.J., Rojas, P., Sheehan, D. M., Sanchez, M., Rojas, P. Neighborhood and health related outcomes: A study of adult Latinas of Caribbean and South and Central American descent in Miami. Journal of Ethnic and Cultural Diversity in Social Work.

8. Kanamori, M., Weissman, J., De La Rosa, M. Melton, J., Sanchez, M., Rojas, P. Mary Trepka, M. Intersections of contextual factors, social motivational factors, social network characteristics with drug and alcohol use: Self-perceptions of Latina Seasonal Workers. Submitted to Journal for the Poor and Underserved.

9. Kanamori, K., Weissman, J., De La Rosa, M., Fujimoto, Diez, S., Melton, J., Sanchez, M., Rojas, P., Trepka, M. The Influence of Latino female seasonal farm workers’social networks on their use of non-prescribed medication. Submitted to Social Networks.

10. Kanamori, K., Weissman, J., De La Rosa, M., Diez, S., Trepka, M.J., Melton, J., Sanchez, M., Rojas, P., Cano, M.A. The association between immigration concerns and discrimination with at-risk drinking among Latina migrant farmworkers in the US. BMC Public Health.

11. Hagler, D.J., Hatton,S.N., Makowskie, C…..Dale, A.M. Image processing and analysis methods for the Adolescent Brain and Cognitive Development Study. NeuroImage.