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Sandraluz Lara-Cinisomo

Associate Professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Dr. Lara-Cinisomo‚Äôs research focuses on addressing mental health disparities in cisgender women and mothers, particularly racial and ethnic minorities, immigrants, and caregivers of veterans. Her research approach builds on a framework focused on psychosocial, cultural, structural, and physiological factors. Specifically, she examines how contextual factors (e.g., culture, biology) are associated with poor mental health in her populations of interest. As such, she takes an integrated approach to understand mental health disparities in mothers and women. 


Caregiver mental health
Caregivers of Veterans
Caregivers of young children (i.e., mothers)