Lisbeth Iglesias-Rios

Lisbeth Iglesias-Rios

Program/affiliation/area of  specialty: Chronic diseases and Social Epidemiology

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Curriculum Vitae


Lisbeth has a master's degree in Psychiatry and Medical Psychology from the Autonomous University of Barcelona and a Masters in Public Health from the University of New Mexico. Prior to coming to UM-SPH, Lisbeth was a Cancer Research Training Award (CRTA) Fellow at the Tobacco Control Research Branch, National Cancer Institute, NIH. Lisbeth has worked in Mexico City, Barcelona, and the United States in various research projects as a research assistant and as a licensed substance abuse counselor.

Research Interests

Lisbeth's is particularly interested in health inequities and global health.  In particular, the pathways through which sociodemographic and psychosocial factors influence physical and mental disease processes among vulnerable populations. Life-course epidemiology and women's health is another area of Lisbeth's interest. Her mentor is Dr. Sioban Harlow.

Current Research

Lisbeth's current research focus examine the association between human trafficking and both, physical and mental health outcomes among a cohort of formerly trafficked individuals who experienced various forms of forced labor and exploitation in the Mekong sub-region.


Ford Foundation Fellowships Honorable Mention List - 2013
Lisbeth Iglesias-Rios was recognized as one of the outstanding scholars nationwide that have been accorded honorable mention status in the 2013 Ford Foundation Fellowship Programs competition administered by the National Research Council of the National Academies.

Recent Publications
Iriart, Celia, Alexis J. Handal, and Lisbeth Iglesias-Rios. July, 2014. "Deconstructing Common Sense on Childhood Obesity." Diversitates International Journal, 6(1): 1-22.  Revista de saúde coletiva e bioética. Universidade Federal Fluminense, Brasil.
Iglesias-Rios, Lisbeth, Julie E. Bromberg, Richard P. Moser, and Erik M. Augustson. Online Access 2013. "Food Insecurity, Cigarette Smoking, and Acculturation Among Latinos: Data From NHANES 1999–2008." Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, PMCID: PMC4047211. DOI. Abstract.
Iglesias-Rios, Lisbeth, and Mark Parascandola. 2013. "A Historical Review of R.?J. Reynolds' Strategies for Marketing Tobacco to Hispanics in the United States." American Journal of Public Health, 103(5): e15-e27. DOI. Abstract.
Iriart, Celia, and Lisbeth Iglesias Rios. 2012. "Biomedicalización e infancia: Trastorno de déficit de atención e hiperactividad." Interface- Comunicação, Saúde, Educação, 16(43): 1008-1023.
Sandoval, Jennifer A., Julie Lucero, John Oetzel, Magdalena Avila, Lorenda Belone, Marjorie Mau, Cynthia Pearson, Greg Tafoya, Bonnie Duran, Lisbeth Iglesias Rios, and Nina Wallerstein. 2012. "Process and outcome constructs for evaluating community-based participatory research projects: a matrix of existing measures." Health Education Research, 27(4): 680-690.
Buck Louis, Germaine M., Lisbeth Iglesias Rios, Alexander McLain, Maureen A. Cooney, Paul J. Kostyniak, and Rajeshwari Sundaram. 2011. "Persistent Organochlorine Pollutants and Menstruation." Chemosphere, 85(11): 1742-1748.
Smith, Tracey L., Marjorie H. Klein, Carmen Alonso, Jose Salazar-Fraile, Elena Felipe-Castaño, Clara Lopez Moreno, Silvia Raquel Acosta, Lisbeth Iglesias Rios, and Vicent Martí-Sanjuán. 2011. "Creation of The Spanish Version of the Wisconsin Personality Disorders Inventory-IV (WISPI-IV): Tests of Validity and Reliability." Journal of Personality Disorders, 25(6): 813-833.