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Tufts University
Dept. of Community Health
574 Boston Avenue
Suite 208
Medford, MA 02155

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Adolfo Cuevas, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Community Health

Biography

Adolfo G. Cuevas, Ph.D., employs a social and community psychological perspective to investigate the intersection of race/ethnicity, psychosocial stressors, and health-related outcomes in multiple social contexts (e.g., community, health system). Using a variety of methodological approaches (e.g., quantitative and qualitative methods), his work attempts to illuminate the psychological and social influences of health among racial/ethnic minorities.

Dr. Cuevas is primarily interested in the effects of acute and chronic life stressors on physical and psychological health. He has received funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Cancer Disparities Research Network to investigate the biobehavioral pathways linking psychosocial stress and overweight/obesity among Hispanic/Latinos and Black Americans. The culmination of this work will lead to the development of effective community-based interventions to strengthen health-related resources that are available within neighborhood environments.

Dr. Cuevas received his Ph.D. in Applied Social and Community Psychology from Portland State University. He attained additional training as a cancer prevention postdoctoral fellow at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (2015-2017).

Dr. Cuevas is Director of the Psychosocial Determinants of Health (PSDH) Lab at Tufts University.