Maria-Hurtado-Ortiz

Maria Hurtado-Ortiz

College of Natural and Behavioral Sciences

Department of Psychology

Professor

(310) 243-3508

mhortiz@csudh.edu

 

 

EDUCATION:
Ph.D.
University of California, Riverside
Developmental Psychology
1997
M.A.
University of California, Riverside
Developmental Psychology
1994
B.A.
University of California, Riverside
Psychology
1992

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS:
Developmental Psychology, Social-Cognition, Social Psychology, Health Psychology

My research interests include ethnic and health psychology, cultural and developmental influences on adolescents’ college-planning behaviors, and mothers’ child care practices. Currently, I am examining Latinos at risk for type 2 diabetes as a co-Principal Investigator of a National Institutes of Health funded project.

 

REPRESENTATIVE PUBLICATIONS:
Santos, S.,  Hurtado-Ortiz, M.T., Armendariz, M., vanTwist, V. & Castillo, Y. (2016). Obesity-Related Dietary Patterns and Health Status of Diabetes Among At-Risk Latino College Students.  Journal of Hispanic Higher Education, 153819271665350.

Santos, S., Hurtado-Ortiz, M.T., Lewis, L., & Ramirez-Garcia, J. (2015). Common Sense Illness Beliefs of Diabetes among At-Risk Latino Students. American Journal of Health Studies, 30 (1), 13-22.

Hurtado-Ortiz, M.T., Santos, S., Reynosa, A. (2011). Health Behaviors and Health Status of At-Risk Latino Students for Diabetes. American Journal of Health Studies, 26 (4), 196-207.

Santos, S., Hurtado-Ortiz, M.T., & Sneed, C. (2009). Illness Beliefs Regarding the Causes of Diabetes Among Latino College Students: An Exploratory Factor Analysis.Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 31 (3), 395-412.

 

TEACHING:
PSY 350: Child Psychology
PSY 351: Adult Development and Aging
PSY 352: The Adolescent Experience

 

OTHER:
  • Lyle E. Gibson Teaching Award 2008
  • NIH/NIGMS/MBRS SO6 Grant: $207,000 – Title: Mental Models of Type II Diabetes among Latino Students