ADRIAN AGUILERA is assistant professor at the School of Social Welfare.
Dr. Aguilera’s current research interests focus on utilizing digital health and mobile technologies to improve health and mental healthcare of low-income and ethnic minority populations, with a focus on Latino and Spanish speaking populations. He is also interested in understanding how culture and socioeconomic status influence mental health and mental health treatment.
A clinical psychologist, Dr. Aguilera is currently developing and testing the impact of an automated text messaging intervention to improve engagement with depression treatment in a public sector setting.
- Culture and SES and Mental Health
- Mental Health Services Research in Low-Income Populations
- Latino and Minority Mental Health
- Health Disparities
- Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Depression
- Mobile Technology (mHealth) and Mental Health
- Digital health
Aguilera, A., & Lyles, C.R. (2017) The Case for Jointly Targeting Diabetes and Depression Among Vulnerable Patients Using Digital Technology. JMIR Diabetes.
Bruehlman-Senecal, E., Aguilera, A., Schueller, S. M. (2017) Phone-based mood ratings prospectively predict psychotherapy attendance in a public hospital clinic. Behavior Therapy.
Suffoletto, B., & Aguilera, A. (2016). Expanding Adolescent Depression Prevention Through Simple Communication Technologies. Journal of Adolescent Health, 59(4), 373-374.
Vázquez, M. Y. G., Sexto, C. F., Rocha, Á., & Aguilera, A. (2016). Mobile Phones and Psychosocial Therapies with Vulnerable People: a First State of the Art. Journal of medical systems, 40(6), 1-12.
DeMasi, O., Aguilera, A., Recht, B. (2016) Detecting Change in Depressive Symptoms from Daily Wellbeing Questions, Personality, and Activity. Wireless Health 2016, Washington, D.C.
Aguilera, A., Schueller, S. M., & Leykin, Y. (2015). Daily mood ratings via text message as a proxy for clinic based depression assessment. Journal of affective disorders, 175, 471-474.
Aguilera, A. (2015). Digital Technology And Mental Health Interventions: Opportunities And Challenges. ARBOR Ciencia, Pensamiento y Cultura, 191(771), 10-3989.
Aguilera, A., & Berridge, C. (2014). Qualitative Feedback From a Text Messaging Intervention for Depression: Benefits, Drawbacks, and Cultural Differences. JMIR mHealth and uHealth, 2(4).
Campos, B., Ullman, J., Aguilera, A., Dunkel-Schetter, C. (2014). Familism and psychological health: The intervening role of closeness and social support. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 20(2), 191-201: doi: 10.1037/a0034094
Leykin, Y., Aguilera, A., Pérez-Stable, E. J., & Muñoz, R. F. (2013). Prompting Depression Treatment Seeking among Smokers: A Comparison of Participants from Six Countries in an Internet Stop Smoking RCT. Journal of Technology in Human Services, 31(3), 238-247.
Breitborde, N.J.K., Lopez, S.R., Aguilera, A., Kopelowicz, A. (2013). Perceptions of Efficacy, Expressed Emotion: The Case of Emotional Over-involvement. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease. 201(8).
Aguilera, A., & Muench, F. (2012). There’s an app for that: Information technology applications for cognitive behavioral practitioners. The Behavior Therapist. 35(4), 65-73.
Morris, M. E., & Aguilera, A. (2012). Mobile, Social, and Wearable Computing and the Evolution of Psychological Practice. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice. 43(6), 622
Muñoz, R. F., Aguilera, A., Schueller, S. M., Leykin, Y., & Pérez-Stable, E. J. (2012). From online randomized controlled trials to participant preference studies: Morphing the San Francisco stop smoking site into a worldwide smoking cessation resource. Journal of Medical Internet Research.14(1):e5.
Leykin, Y., Aguilera, A., Torres, L.D., Perez-Stable, E., Muñoz, R.F. (2012). Interpreting the outcomes of automated Internet-based trials: Example of an international smoking cessation study. Journal of Medical Internet Research.14(1):e5.
Aguilera, A., Leykin, Y., Adler, N., Muñoz, R.F. (2012). Individual and community SES effects on Smoking, Depression, and Obesity. American Journal of Community Psychology. 50(1-2), 211-6
Aguilera, A. & Muñoz, R.F. (2011) Text messaging as an adjunct to cognitive behavioral therapy: A feasibility/usability pilot study. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice. 42(6), 472-478
Leykin, Y., Torres, L.D, Aguilera, A., Muñoz, R.F. (2010). Factor structure of the CES-D in a sample of Spanish- and English-speaking smokers on the Internet. Psychiatry Research, 185(1-2), 30.
Aguilera, A., Lopez, S.R., Breitborde, N.J.K, Kopelowicz, A., Zarate, R. (2010). Expressed emotion, sociocultural context and the course of schizophrenia. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 119(4), 875-85.
Aguilera, A., Garza, M.J., Munoz, R.F. (2010). Group Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Depression in Spanish: Culture Sensitive Manualized Treatment in Practice. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 66(8), 857.
Lopez, S.R., Lara, M.C., Kopelowicz, A., Solano, S., Foncerrada, H., Aguilera, A. (2009). La CLAve to increase psychosis literacy of Spanish-speaking community residents and family caregivers. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 77(4), 12.
Aguilera, A., Lopez, S.R. (2008). Community determinants of Latinos’ use of mental health services. Psychiatric Services, 59(4), 408.