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Cristina M Lopez

InstitutionMedical University of South Carolina
AddressP.O. Box MSC 160
College of Nursing - 99 Jonathan Lucas St.
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    Dr. Cristina M. López is an Assistant Professor in the College of Nursing and the Mental Health Disparities and Diversity Program in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC). She received her B.A. from Washington University in St. Louis and her M.S. and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at Florida State University. She completed her predoctoral internship and postdoctoral fellowship at the Medical University of South Carolina (Charleston Consortium), followed by an Instructor position with Family Services Research Center (FSRC) from 2012-2013. She is a member of the Society for a Science of Clinical Psychology, the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, and the Society for Advancement of Chicanos, Latinos, and Native Americans in Science.

    Dr. López’s research interests include identification of barriers to treatment engagement in mental health services, the use of culturally tailored interventions as a means of engaging specific high-risk ethnic groups in prevention and behavioral health services (e.g., HIV prevention, prevention of child maltreatment), increasing visibility and access of trauma related services to Latino and other underserved populations (e.g. Telemedicine), and assessment of provider-level factors that affect youth and family involvement in outpatient community-based therapy.

    In addition to her role as a researcher, Dr. López is a licensed clinical psychologist and serves as a clinical supervisor for pre-doctoral psychology interns at a school-based MUSC mental health clinic at Stall High School in North Charleston. She also sits on several committees that address recruitment and retention of women and underrepresented ethnic minorities in academia. Dr. López has been honored as a National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) Scholar and serves as Associate Editor for the Clinician’s Research Digest, a publication distributed monthly by the American Psychological Association.

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    1. Lopez CM, Gilmore AK, Brown WJ, Hahn CK, Muzzy W, Grubaugh A, Acierno R. Effects of Emotion Dysregulation on Post-treatment Post-traumatic Stress Disorder and Depressive Symptoms Among Women Veterans With Military Sexual Trauma. J Interpers Violence. 2021 Mar 27; 8862605211005134. PMID: 33775153.
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    2. Moreland AD, Lopez CM, Gilmore AK, Borkman AL, McCauley JL, Rheingold AA, Danielson CK. Substance Use Prevention Programming for Adolescents and Young Adults: A Mixed-Method Examination of Substance Use Perceptions and Use of Prevention Services. Subst Use Misuse. 2020; 55(14):2341-2347. PMID: 32938267.
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    3. López CM, Lancaster CL, Wilkerson A, Gros DF, Ruggiero KJ, Acierno R. Residual Insomnia and Nightmares Postintervention Symptom Reduction Among Veterans Receiving Treatment for Comorbid PTSD and Depressive Symptoms. Behav Ther. 2019 09; 50(5):910-923. PMID: 31422847.
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    4. Soderlund PD, Stuart GW, Mueller M, York J, Lopez CM. Feasibility of Motivational Interviewing and Physical Activity Counseling Sessions for Improving Physical Activity Self-Management for Latina Women Either at Risk for or Diagnosed With Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus. J Transcult Nurs. 2019 Sep; 30(5):453-460. PMID: 30293501.
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    5. Bond SM, Cartmell KB, Lopez CM, Ford ME, Brandt HM, Gore EI, Zapka JG, Alberg AJ. Racial and Ethnic Group Knowledge, Perceptions and Behaviors about Human Papillomavirus, Human Papillomavirus Vaccination, and Cervical Cancer among Adolescent Females. J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 2016 Oct; 29(5):429-435. PMID: 26915922.
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    6. Felton JW, Kofler MJ, Lopez CM, Saunders BE, Kilpatrick DG. The emergence of co-occurring adolescent polysubstance use and depressive symptoms: A latent growth modeling approach. Dev Psychopathol. 2015 Nov; 27(4 Pt 1):1367-83. PMID: 26439081.
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    7. Andrews AR, Jobe-Shields L, López CM, Metzger IW, de Arellano MA, Saunders B, Kilpatrick DG. Polyvictimization, income, and ethnic differences in trauma-related mental health during adolescence. Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol. 2015 Aug; 50(8):1223-34. PMID: 26048339.
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    8. Davidson TM, Lopez CM, Saulson R, Borkman AL, Soltis K, Ruggiero KJ, de Arellano M, Wingood GM, Diclemente RJ, Danielson CK. Development and preliminary evaluation of a behavioural HIV-prevention programme for teenage girls of Latino descent in the USA. Cult Health Sex. 2014; 16(5):533-46. PMID: 24697607.
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    9. Jones AM, Shealy KM, Reid-Quiñones K, Moreland AD, Davidson TM, López CM, Barr SC, de Arellano MA. Guidelines for establishing a telemental health program to provide evidence-based therapy for trauma-exposed children and families. Psychol Serv. 2014 Nov; 11(4):398-409. PMID: 24320994.
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    10. Lopez CM, Begle AM, Dumas JE, de Arellano MA. Parental child abuse potential and subsequent coping competence in disadvantaged preschool children: moderating effects of sex and ethnicity. Child Abuse Negl. 2012 Mar; 36(3):226-35. PMID: 22425165.
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    11. Lopez CM, Felton JW, Driscoll KA, Kistner JA. Brooding Rumination and Internalizing Symptoms in Childhood: Investigating Symptom Specificity in a Multi-Wave Prospective Study. Int J Cogn Ther. 2012; 5(3):240-253. PMID: 25414763.
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    12. Lopez CM, Driscoll KA, Kistner JA. Sex differences and response styles: subtypes of rumination and associations with depressive symptoms. J Clin Child Adolesc Psychol. 2009 Jan; 38(1):27-35. PMID: 19130355.
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    13. Kistner JA, David-Ferdon CF, Lopez CM, Dunkel SB. Ethnic and sex differences in children's depressive symptoms. J Clin Child Adolesc Psychol. 2007 Apr-Jun; 36(2):171-81. PMID: 17484690.
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