My expertise and research focuses the influence of the acculturation process on Mexican American mental health and educational disparities; marianismo and Latina mental health; and scale development and validity of cultural constructs.

selected publications
Academic Articles65
  • Danquah, R., Lopez, C., Wade, L., & Castillo, L. G. (2021). Racial Justice Activist Burnout of Women of Color in the United States: Practical Tools for Counselor Intervention. International Journal for the Advancement of Counselling. 43(4), 519-533.
  • Cano, M., De La Rosa, M., Schwartz, S. J., Salas-Wright, C. P., Keum, B., Lee, C. S., ... de Dios, M. A. (2021). Alcohol Use Severity among Hispanic Emerging Adults: Examining Intragroup Marginalization, Bicultural Self-Efficacy, and the Role of Gender within a Stress and Coping Framework. Behavioral Medicine. 1-11.
  • Thornhill, C. W., Castillo, L. G., Piña‐Watson, B., Manzo, G., & Cano, M. (2021). Mental health among Latinx emerging adults: Examining the role of familial accusations of assimilation and ethnic identity. Journal of Clinical Psychology.
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  • Ali, S. F., Semma, B., Thornhill, C. W., & Castillo, L. G. (2021). Eudaimonic Well-Being for Lesbian and Bisexual Women: The Roles of Religion and Social Connectedness.. J Homosex. 1-15.
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  • Heads, A. M., Glover, A. M., Castillo, L. G., Blozis, S., Kim, S. Y., & Ali, S. (2021). Perceived Discrimination and Risk Behaviors in African American Students: the Potential Moderating Roles of Emotion Regulation and Ethnic Socialization.. J Racial Ethn Health Disparities. 8(2), 494-506.
Repository Documents / Preprints1
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Texas A&M University; Educational Psychology; 4225 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-4225