Project Corazon Life Journeys

Principal Investigator: Felipe G. Castro

Funding: National Institutes of Health/ National Institute on Minority Health & Health Disparities, award P20 MD002316 NIMHD (2002-2007)

This study examined acculturation, drug use and risk of HIV/AIDS infection in an ethnically diverse sample of men and a subsample of their children from a metropolitan community in the Southwest, recruited from a drug screening and treatment center. There were 258 males: 140 Latino, 85 non-Hispanic, and 33 of other ethnic backgrounds.      

Castro, F. G., Boyd, S. J., Garvey, M. M., & Kellison, J. G. (2011). Latino youth's substance use intentions: Parental acculturation trajectories and parent-youth relationship factors. In R. Perez-Escamilla & H. Melgar-Quinones (Eds.). At risk: Latino children's health (pp. 223-258). Houston, TX: Arte Publico Press.

Castro, F. G., Garfinkle, J., Naranjo, D., Rollins, M., Brook, J. S. & Brook, D. W.  (2007).  Cultural traditions as “protective factors,” among Latino children of illicit drug users.  Substance Use and Misuse, 42, 621-642.

Castro, F. G., Kellison, J. G., Boyd, S., J., & Kopak, A. (2010). A methodology for conducting integrative mixed methods research and data analyses. Journal of Mixed Methods Research, 4, 342-360. doi: 10.1177/1558689810382916 .  Read full article PMCID: PMC3235529

Castro, F. G., Marsiglia, F. F., Kulis, S., & Kellison, J. (2010). Lifetime segmented assimilation trajectories and health outcomes in Latino and other community residents. American Journal of Public Health, 100, 669-676. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2009.167999.  Read full article PMCID: PMC2836354

Related articles:

Castro, F. G., Barrera, M., & Holleran-Steiker, L. (2010). Issues and challenges in the design of culturally-adapted evidence-based interventions. Annual Review of Clinical Psychology, 6, 22.1-22.27. doi: 10.1146/annurev-clinpsy-033109-132032. NIHMSID: NIHMS253786

Castro, F. G., Garvey, M. M., Kellison, J. G., & Marsiglia, F. F. (in press). Ethnic and cultural minority populations. In B. S. McCrady & B. Epstein (Eds.) Addictions: A comprehensive guidebook (2nd ed.). New York: Oxford University Press.

Castro, F. G. & Coe, M. K. (2011). Promoting health in Latino communities: The role of Promotoras as cultural agents of community health. In A. Benavides, E. Medobuche & P. Carlson (Eds.), Hispanics in the Southwest: Issues of immigration, education, health and public policy. Tempe, AZ: Bilingual Review Press.

Castro, F. G. & Murray, K. E. (2010). Cultural adaptation and resilience: Controversies, issues, and emerging models. In J. W. Reich, A. J. Zautra & J. S. Hall (Eds.), Handbook of adult resilience: Concepts, methods and applications (pp. 375 - 403). New York: Guilford.

Castro, F. G., & Nieri, T. A. (2009). Cultural factors in drug use etiology: Concepts, methods, and recent findings. In L. M. Scheier, ed., Handbook of drug use etiology: Theory, methods, and empirical findings (pp. 305-324). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Castro, F. G., & Coe, K. (2007). Traditions and alcohol use: A mixed-methods analysis. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 13, 269-284. doi: 10.1037/1099-9809.13.4.269. Read full article PMCID: PMC3235530

Castro, F. G., Nichols, E., & Kater, K. (2007). Relapse prevention with Hispanic and other populations: Can cultural resilience promote relapse prevention? In K. Witkiewitz & G.A. Marlatt (Eds.), A therapist’s guide to evidence-based relapse prevention (pp. 257-290). Burlington, MA: Elsevier.

Lopez-Class, M., Castro, F. G., & Ramirez, A. G. (2011). Conceptions of acculturation: A review and statement of critical issues. Social Science & Medicine, 72, 1555-1562.