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Dept. of Community Health
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Medford, MA 02155

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Adolfo Cuevas, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Community Health


Adolfo G. Cuevas, Ph.D., is a community psychologist and recipient of the Neubauer Faculty Fellowship. Dr. Cuevas focuses on the intersection of race/ethnicity, psychosocial stressors, and health-related outcomes in multiple social contexts (e.g., community, health system). He is Director of the Psychosocial Determinants of Health (PSDH) Lab at Tufts University, where he, along with a multidisciplinary team of researchers, is launching a research endeavor which examines the biobehavioral mechanisms that link psychosocial stress and obesity.

Dr. Cuevas has received funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Cancer Disparities Research Network to investigate the biobehavioral pathways linking psychosocial stress and overweight and 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' work has been published in a number of scientific journals such as Health Psychology, American Journal of Public Health, Substance Use and Misuse, and Cardiology Clinics and featured in NPR's Code Switch and the HuffPost.

Dr. Cuevas was selected as one of the National Minority Quality Forum's 40 Under 40 Leaders in Minority Health for his research work on race, racism, and health. He has recently received the Tufts CTSI Career Development Award (KL2) to examine the effects of psychosocial stressors on obesity disparities.

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).