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John Ruiz PhD

John  Ruiz PhD

Associate Professor, Clinical

Health Promotion Sciences Department

Psychology 415A
PO Box: 245210
(520) 621-2177


My program of research is broadly focused on how our social lives influence our health, for better and worse. I am particularly interested in the relationship between personality, relationships, and cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk and the biobehavioral mechanisms underlying these relationship.

I am also studying racial/ethnic health disparities, particularly the epidemiological phenomenon referred to as the Hispanic Mortality Paradox.

Research Synopsis

Research Interests: 

Examining psychosocial influences on health

Studying the biological/behavioral pathways linking stress and heart disease

Investigating psychological aspects of resilience in Latino health and health disparities, including the Hispanic mortality paradox

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