Hector Myers

Summary

Affiliation: University of California
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Ethnic differences in clinical presentation of depression in adult women
    Hector F Myers
    Department of Psychology, UCLA, P O Box 951563, Los Angeles, California 90095 1563, USA
    Cultur Divers Ethnic Minor Psychol 8:138-56. 2002
  2. ncbi request reprint Severity of child sexual abuse, post- traumatic stress and risky sexual behaviors among HIV-positive women
    Hector F Myers
    Department of Psychology, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    AIDS Behav 10:191-9. 2006
  3. ncbi request reprint Psychosocial predictors of risky sexual behaviors in African American men: implications for prevention
    Hector F Myers
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles, 90095 1563, USA
    AIDS Educ Prev 15:66-79. 2003
  4. doi request reprint Trauma and psychosocial predictors of substance abuse in women impacted by HIV/AIDS
    Hector F Myers
    Department of Psychology, UCLA, Franz Hall 1285, P O Box 951563, Los Angeles, CA 90095 01563, USA
    J Behav Health Serv Res 36:233-46. 2009
  5. doi request reprint Ethnicity- and socio-economic status-related stresses in context: an integrative review and conceptual model
    Hector F Myers
    Department of Psychology, University of California at Los Angeles, 1285 Franz Hall, Box 951563, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1563, USA
    J Behav Med 32:9-19. 2009
  6. ncbi request reprint Adherence to antiretroviral medications in HIV: differences in data collected via self-report and electronic monitoring
    Andrew J Levine
    Neuropsychiatric Institute, University of California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Health Psychol 25:329-35. 2006
  7. pmc Sources and types of social support that influence engagement in HIV care among Latinos and African Americans
    Sheba George
    Biomedical Research Center, Charles Drew University of Medicine and Science, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    J Health Care Poor Underserved 20:1012-35. 2009
  8. pmc Aging, neurocognition, and medication adherence in HIV infection
    Mark L Ettenhofer
    Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 17:281-90. 2009
  9. ncbi request reprint Ethnicity, serostatus, and psychosocial differences in sexual risk behavior among HIV-seropositive and HIV-seronegative women
    Keisha Carr Paxton
    Department of Psychiatry, Center for AIDS Research, Education and Services, Charles R Drew University of Medicine and Science, Los Angeles, California 90059, USA
    AIDS Behav 8:405-15. 2004
  10. doi request reprint Race, racism and health: disparities, mechanisms, and interventions
    Elizabeth Brondolo
    Department of Psychology, St John s University, 8000 Utopia Parkway, Jamaica, NY 11439, USA
    J Behav Med 32:1-8. 2009

Research Grants

  1. Ethnic Variations In Anti-Depressant Response
    Hector Myers; Fiscal Year: 2005

Detail Information

Publications31

  1. ncbi request reprint Ethnic differences in clinical presentation of depression in adult women
    Hector F Myers
    Department of Psychology, UCLA, P O Box 951563, Los Angeles, California 90095 1563, USA
    Cultur Divers Ethnic Minor Psychol 8:138-56. 2002
    ..Additional research is needed to validate these results and to investigate their clinical significance...
  2. ncbi request reprint Severity of child sexual abuse, post- traumatic stress and risky sexual behaviors among HIV-positive women
    Hector F Myers
    Department of Psychology, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    AIDS Behav 10:191-9. 2006
    ..The results support the need for interventions for HIV-positive women that address the full burden of abuse experienced and its sequelae...
  3. ncbi request reprint Psychosocial predictors of risky sexual behaviors in African American men: implications for prevention
    Hector F Myers
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles, 90095 1563, USA
    AIDS Educ Prev 15:66-79. 2003
    ..Results confirm previous findings of riskier sexual lifestyle among MSM/W, men with low SES, and men who are experiencing significant psychological distress...
  4. doi request reprint Trauma and psychosocial predictors of substance abuse in women impacted by HIV/AIDS
    Hector F Myers
    Department of Psychology, UCLA, Franz Hall 1285, P O Box 951563, Los Angeles, CA 90095 01563, USA
    J Behav Health Serv Res 36:233-46. 2009
    ..The implications of these findings for alcohol and drug abuse research and services are discussed...
  5. doi request reprint Ethnicity- and socio-economic status-related stresses in context: an integrative review and conceptual model
    Hector F Myers
    Department of Psychology, University of California at Los Angeles, 1285 Franz Hall, Box 951563, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1563, USA
    J Behav Med 32:9-19. 2009
    ..Suggestions are offered for future research on the unique role that ethnicity- and SES-related processes are likely to play as contributors to persistent ethnic health disparities...
  6. ncbi request reprint Adherence to antiretroviral medications in HIV: differences in data collected via self-report and electronic monitoring
    Andrew J Levine
    Neuropsychiatric Institute, University of California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Health Psychol 25:329-35. 2006
    ..These findings lend support for using both EM and SR methods; however, study design (e.g., length) and other factors (e.g., cognitive status, cost) should be considered...
  7. pmc Sources and types of social support that influence engagement in HIV care among Latinos and African Americans
    Sheba George
    Biomedical Research Center, Charles Drew University of Medicine and Science, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    J Health Care Poor Underserved 20:1012-35. 2009
    ..In contrast, informal networks (family and friends) were crucial for other general subsistence care, such as emotional, household-related, and financial support...
  8. pmc Aging, neurocognition, and medication adherence in HIV infection
    Mark L Ettenhofer
    Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 17:281-90. 2009
    ..To evaluate the hypothesis that poor adherence to highly active antiretroviral treatment (HAART) would be more strongly related to cognitive impairment among older than among younger HIV-seropositive adults...
  9. ncbi request reprint Ethnicity, serostatus, and psychosocial differences in sexual risk behavior among HIV-seropositive and HIV-seronegative women
    Keisha Carr Paxton
    Department of Psychiatry, Center for AIDS Research, Education and Services, Charles R Drew University of Medicine and Science, Los Angeles, California 90059, USA
    AIDS Behav 8:405-15. 2004
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  10. doi request reprint Race, racism and health: disparities, mechanisms, and interventions
    Elizabeth Brondolo
    Department of Psychology, St John s University, 8000 Utopia Parkway, Jamaica, NY 11439, USA
    J Behav Med 32:1-8. 2009
    ....
  11. doi request reprint Social support, stress and social network characteristics among HIV-positive Latino and African American women and men who have sex with men
    Amy Rock Wohl
    HIV Epidemiology Program, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, Los Angeles, CA 90005, USA
    AIDS Behav 14:1149-58. 2010
    ..Interventions are needed to help Latino and African American MSM enhance their support networks to manage a stigmatized illness...
  12. ncbi request reprint Independent and mediated contributions of personality, coping, social support, and depressive symptoms to physical functioning outcome among patients in cardiac rehabilitation
    Biing Jiun Shen
    University of Miami, Department of Psychology, P O Box 248185, Coral Gables, Florida 33124 2070, USA
    J Behav Med 27:39-62. 2004
    ..These findings highlighted the importance of addressing psychosocial issues and their interrelationships in cardiac rehabilitation...
  13. pmc The influence of prenatal trauma, stress, social support, and years of residency in the US on postpartum maternal health status among low-income Latinas
    Lekeisha A Sumner
    Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Matern Child Health J 15:1046-54. 2011
    ..Health professionals are encouraged to assess these factors in early pregnancy...
  14. ncbi request reprint A yoga intervention for young adults with elevated symptoms of depression
    Alison Woolery
    University of California, Los Angeles, USA
    Altern Ther Health Med 10:60-3. 2004
    ..Yoga teachers and students often report that yoga has an uplifting effect on their moods, but scientific research on yoga and depression is limited...
  15. pmc Childhood sexual abuse severity and disclosure predict posttraumatic stress symptoms and biomarkers in ethnic minority women
    Dorie A Glover
    Semel Institute for Neuroscience, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California 90024 1759, USA
    J Trauma Dissociation 11:152-73. 2010
    ..Adult posttraumatic stress symptoms and a biomarker index of current health risk in childhood sexual abuse (CSA) survivors were investigated in relation to CSA severity, disclosure, and other peri- and post-trauma factors...
  16. pmc Drug use and medication adherence among HIV-1 infected individuals
    Charles H Hinkin
    David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California at Los Angeles, 760 Westwood Plaza, Room C8 747, Los Angeles, CA 90024, USA
    AIDS Behav 11:185-94. 2007
    ..These data suggest that it is the acute effects of intoxication, rather than stable features that may be characteristic of the drug-using populace, which leads to difficulties with medication adherence...
  17. pmc Components of depression in HIV-1 infection: their differential relationship to neurocognitive performance
    Steven A Castellon
    Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    J Clin Exp Neuropsychol 28:420-37. 2006
    ..The association between disturbance in mood and motivation and neurocognitive compromise may suggest that each are sequelae of disease specific mechanisms...
  18. ncbi request reprint Women, Trauma, and HIV: an overview
    Gail E Wyatt
    Neuropsychiatric Institute, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
    AIDS Behav 8:401-3. 2004
  19. ncbi request reprint The efficacy of an integrated risk reduction intervention for HIV-positive women with child sexual abuse histories
    Gail E Wyatt
    Neuropsychiatric Institute, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California 90024 1759, USA
    AIDS Behav 8:453-62. 2004
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  20. pmc Does a history of trauma contribute to HIV risk for women of color? Implications for prevention and policy
    Gail E Wyatt
    Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, University of California Los Angeles, 760 Westwood Plaza NPI Room C8 871C, Los Angeles, CA 90024 1759, USA
    Am J Public Health 92:660-5. 2002
    ..We investigated history of abuse and other HIV-related risk factors in a community sample of 490 HIV-positive and HIV-negative African American, European American, and Latina women...
  21. ncbi request reprint Family or friends: who plays a greater supportive role for Latino college students?
    Norma Rodriguez
    Department of Psychology, Pitzer College, 1050 North Mills, Claremont, California 91711, USA
    Cultur Divers Ethnic Minor Psychol 9:236-50. 2003
    ..Neither family nor friend support moderated the effects of stress on psychological adjustment. Further examination of these variables that assess common-specific stresses within a culture-specific theoretical framework is recommended...
  22. pmc Mindfulness meditation training effects on CD4+ T lymphocytes in HIV-1 infected adults: a small randomized controlled trial
    J David Creswell
    Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, Cousins Center for Psychoneuroimmunology, University of California, Los Angeles, 300 Medical Plaza, Suite 3109, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    Brain Behav Immun 23:184-8. 2009
    ..These findings provide an initial indication that mindfulness meditation training can buffer CD4+ T lymphocyte declines in HIV-1 infected adults. Clinical Trials Registration: clinicaltrials.gov, Identifier: NCT00600561...
  23. ncbi request reprint Exploring the complexities of familism and acculturation: central constructs for people of Mexican origin
    Norma Rodriguez
    Department of Psychology, Pitzer College, 1050 N Mills, Claremont, CA 91711, USA
    Am J Community Psychol 39:61-77. 2007
    ..The greater relative contribution of Mexican cultural identity to familism and well-being, and the importance of assessing acculturation orthogonally are discussed...
  24. pmc Relationship between alcohol use/abuse, HIV infection and neuropsychological performance in African American men
    Ramani S Durvasula
    Department of Psychology, California State University, Dominguez Hills, CA 90032, USA
    J Clin Exp Neuropsychol 28:383-404. 2006
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  25. ncbi request reprint Variations in patterns of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) adherence
    Andrew J Levine
    Neuropsychiatric Institute, University of California, Los Angeles, California 90024 1759, USA
    AIDS Behav 9:355-62. 2005
    ..The results of the current study indicate that distinct subgroups of adherers may exist, and suggest that interventions designed to improve adherence can be designed to accommodate this variability in behavior...
  26. ncbi request reprint Development of the Multidimensional Acculturative Stress Inventory for adults of Mexican origin
    Norma Rodriguez
    Department of Psychology, Pitzer College, 1050 North Mills, Claremont, California 91711, USA
    Psychol Assess 14:451-61. 2002
    ..Further reliability and validity testing of the MASI is discussed as well as the utility of this measure in assessing acculturative stress among adults of Mexican origin...
  27. ncbi request reprint Major depression in Chinese Americans: the roles of stress, vulnerability, and acculturation
    Wei Chin Hwang
    Department of Psychology, Claremont McKenna College, 850 Columbia Avenue, Claremont, CA 91711, USA
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 42:189-97. 2007
    ..This study examined the relationship between recent negative life events, level of acculturation and other psychosocial risk factors in predicting major depression in Chinese Americans...
  28. ncbi request reprint African-American sexuality and HIV/AIDS: recommendations for future research
    Gail E Wyatt
    Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, University of California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    J Natl Med Assoc 100:44-8, 50-1. 2008
    ..Conducting research to better understand African-American sexuality will facilitate the development of behavioral interventions that address health, HIV and mental health risk reduction within the context of African-American life...
  29. ncbi request reprint Correlates of suicidal behaviors among Asian American outpatient youths
    Anna S Lau
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
    Cultur Divers Ethnic Minor Psychol 8:199-213. 2002
    ..This finding underscores the importance of culture as a context for determining the relevance of stressors for potentiating psychopathology...
  30. ncbi request reprint Psychosocial predictors of cardiac rehabilitation quality-of-life outcomes
    Biing Jiun Shen
    Department of Psychology, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL 33124 0751, United States
    J Psychosom Res 60:3-11. 2006
    ..This study investigated hostility, social support, coping, depression, and their contributions to concurrent and posttreatment quality of life (QoL) among a group of patients participating in a 6-week cardiac rehabilitation program...
  31. ncbi request reprint A conceptual paradigm for understanding culture's impact on mental health: the cultural influences on mental health (CIMH) model
    Wei Chin Hwang
    Department of Psychology, Claremont McKenna College, 850 Columbia Avenue, Claremont, CA, 91711 United States
    Clin Psychol Rev 28:211-27. 2008
    ..Implications for clinical research and practice are discussed...

Research Grants5

  1. Ethnic Variations In Anti-Depressant Response
    Hector Myers; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ....