Gabriela A. Nagy

Assistant Professor
Psychology

Dr. Nagy will recruit new graduate students for Fall 2023 admissions for Clinical PhD and Health Masters programs.

Lab Site: https://www.gabrielanagyphd.com/equity-research-group

Degree: PhD in Clinical Psychology, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2017

Research Interests:

The overarching focus of my research is on reducing mental health care inequities experienced by minoritized communities. In this space, I have worked most extensively with immigrants and refugees from Latin America. My lab is focused on understanding social and structural factors contributing to health inequities; developing and testing psychosocial interventions to support the health of minorities communities; and dissemination and implementation of strategies that hold promise for reducing health inequities. I utilize community-engaged research methods, mixed-methods, and human-centered design approaches. Click here to learn more about this work.

Teaching Interests:

I am passionate about optimizing education methods in the spaces of multiculturalism, cultural humility, population health approaches, and health equity.

Selected Publications:

Nagy, G. A., LeMaire, K., Miller, M., Howard, M., Wyatt, K., & Zerubavel, N. (2019). Development of a multicultural consultation team in a large medical center. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 26(4), 656-675. DOI: 10.1016/j.cbpra.2019.02.004

Nagy, G. A., Wandrey, R., Vargas, S., & Cahill, S. (2019). Multiculturalism in clinical psychology journals: A 20-year content and trend analysis. The Behavior Therapist, 42(3).

Nagy, G. A., LeMaire, K. L., Miller, M. L., Bhatt-Mackin, S., & Railey, K. (2020). Training and education to advance multicultural mental health-care delivery (the “TEAM mental health-care delivery model”): A pilot evaluation of outcomes, acceptability, and feasibility. Training and Education in Professional Psychology. Advance online publication. DOI: 10.1037/tep0000347

Stafford, A. M., Nagy, G. A., Gonzalez-Guarda, R.M., & Draucker, C. B. (2020). The influence of peer relationships on Latina adolescents’ experiences with depressive symptoms. Journal of Pediatric Nursing. DOI: 10.1016/j.pedn.2020.07.004

Gonzalez-Guarda, R.M., Befus, D., Steigerwald, M., Stafford, A., Nagy, G. A., & Conklin, J. (2021). A systematic review of the physical health consequences of acculturation stress among Hispanics in the US. Biological Research for Nursing. DOI:10.1177/1099800420968889

Friis-Healy, E. A., Nagy, G. A., & Kollins, S. H. (2021). It’s time to REACT: Opportunities for digital mental health apps to reduce mental health disparities. JMIR Mental Health. DOI: 10.2196/25456

Santos, M. M., Nagy, G. A., Kanter, J. W., & Lopez, S. R. (2021). Applying a process model of cultural competence to Behavioral Activation for depression. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice. 28(2), 127-146. DOI: 10.1016/j.cbpra.2020.11.007

Nagy, G. A., Solorzano, R., Stafford, A. M., Mercado Emerson, M., & Gonzalez-Guarda, R.M. (2021). Cultural and linguistic adaptation of psychosocial measurements for Latinx participants - When linguistic translation is not enough. Research in Nursing and Health. 44(3), 581-590. DOI: 10.1002/nur.22134

Martinez-Bianchi, V., Maradiaga Panayotti, G., M., Corsino, L., Felsman, I. C., Gonzalez-Guarda, R. M., Nagy, G. A., Peña, A., & Friedmann, P. (2021). Health and Wellness for Our Latina Community: The Work of the Latinx Advocacy Team and Interdisciplinary Network for COVID-19 (LATIN-19). North Carolina Medical Journal. 82(4), 278-281.

Bravo, L., Nagy, G. A., Stafford, A. M., McCabe, B., & Gonzalez-Guarda, R.M. (2021). Development of depressive symptoms in young adult Latinx immigrants: The roles of social support, acculturative stress, and adverse childhood experiences. Issues in Mental Health Nursing. DOI: 10.1080/01612840.2021.1972190

Nagy, G. A., Arnold, M. L., Gagliardi, J. P., Convoy, S., Molloy, M., Wall, P. Mauro, C., & Rosenthal, M. Z. (2021). Adaptation of the TEAM Mental Healthcare Delivery Model: A mixed-methods evaluation. Issues in Mental Health Nursing. DOI: 10.1080/01612840.2021.1975330

Wu, M., Case, A., Kim, B., Cochane, Nagy, G., N., Bolognesi, M., & Thorston, S. (2022). Racial and ethnic disparities in the imaging workup and treatment of knee and hip osteoarthritis. The Journal of Arthroplasty. DOI: 10.1016/j.arth.2022.02.019

Stafford, A.M., Tanna, A., Moreno Bueno, K., Nagy, G.A., Felsman, I. C., de Marchi, S., Cholera, R., Evans, K., Posada, E., & Gonzalez-Guarda, R. (2022). Documentation status and self-rated physical health among Latinx young adult immigrants: The mediating roles of immigration and healthcare stress. Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparitieshttps://doi.org/10.1007/s40615-022-01264-z

Nagy, G. A., Cuervo, C., Ramos Rodríguez, E. Y., Plumb Vilardaga, J., Zerubavel, N., West, J., Falick, M.C., & Parra, D. C. (2022). Building a more diverse and inclusive science: Mindfulness-based approaches for Latinx Individuals. Mindfulness. DOI: 10.1007/s12671-022-01846-2

Mansfield, L., Nagy, G.A., Solorzano, R., Carreño, M., Mercado Emerson, M., Solis Guzman, M. L., & Gonzalez-Guarda, R. M. (2022). Targeted strategies for recruitment and engagement of Latinx immigrants in longitudinal biobehavioral research. Hispanic Health Care International. DOI: 10.1177/15404153221083659

Zhan, C., Nagy, G. A., Wu, J., Stafford, A. M., McCabe, B., & Gonzalez-Guarda, R.M. (2022). Acculturation stress, age at immigration, and employment status as predictors of sleep among Latinx immigrants. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health. DOI: 10.1007/s10903-022-01342-8

Stafford, A.M., Sojda, D., Nagy, G.A., McCabe, B., Mercado Emerson, M., & Gonzalez-Guarda, R. M. (2022). Age of immigration and depressive symptoms among young adult Latinx immigrants: A test of explanatory models. Hispanic Health Care International. DOI: 10.1177/15404153221088929

Martinez-Bianchi, V., Maradiaga Panayotti, G. M., Corsino, L., Kennedy, D., Silberberg, M., Zullig, L. L., Felsman, I. C., Gonzalez-Guarda, R., Rocha, P., Vergara, E., Smith, L., Granados, I., Nagy, G. A., The LATIN-19 Investigators; Pollak, K. I. (2022). LATIN-19: A grass-roots coalition to mitigate the effect of COVID-19 on the Latinx community in North Carolina. Progress in Community Health Partnerships: Research, Education, and Action.16(2), 33-38. DOI: 10.1353/cpr.2022.0036

Nagy, G. A., Robbins, C., Anand, D., Coleman, J., Arnold, M., Nwosu, J., Singh, S. & Woodward, E. (2022). Building a multicultural peer-consultation team: Planning, implementing, and early sustainment evaluation. Transcultural Psychiatry. 1-19. https://doi.org/10.1177/13634615221105117