Publications

BOOKS

  1. Lara-Cinisomo, S. & Wisner, K.L. (Eds.). (2013). Perinatal depression among Spanish-speaking and Latin American Women: A global perspective on detection and treatment. Springer New York, NY. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-8045-7

BOOK CHAPTERS

  1. Wisner, K. L., Lara-Cinisomo, S., Pinheiro, E. A., & Luther, J. F. (2014). Characteristics of Hispanic women screened for postpartum depression. In Lara-Cinisomo, S. & Wisner, K.L. (Eds.), Perinatal depression among Spanish-speaking and Latin American Women: A global perspective on detection and treatment (pp. 1-13). Springer New York, NY.
  2. Sirulnik, L., Lara-Cinisomo, S., Wisner, K. L., & Meltzer-Brody, S. (2014). The culture of treating Latinas with postpartum depression: two case reports. In Lara-Cinisomo, S. & Wisner, K.L. (Eds.), Perinatal depression among Spanish-speaking and Latin American Women: A global perspective on detection and treatment (pp. 111-122). Springer New York, NY.
  3. Lara-Cinisomo, S., Fuligni, A., & Karoly, L. (2011). Preparing preschoolers for kindergarten: A look at teacher beliefs. In Transitions to early care and education: International perspectives on making schools ready for young children (pp. 93-105). Springer, Dordrecht.
  4. Lara-Cinisomo, S., Burke Beckjord, E., & Keyser, D.J. (2010). Mothers’ perspectives on enhancing consumer engagement in behavioral health treatment for maternal depression. In Jacobs Kronenfeld (ed.) The Impact of Demographics on Health and Health Care: Race, Ethnicity and Other Social Factors (Research in the Sociology of Health Care, Volume 28, pp. 249-268). Emerald Group Publishing Limited.

REFEREED PUBLICATIONS

Note: * denotes peer review, # denotes student among authors

  1. *# Lara-Cinisomo, S. & Akinbode, T. (in press). Research Recommendations on the Effects of Postpartum Depression and Pain on Infant Care and Development. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic & Neonatal Nursing.
  2. # Lara-Cinisomo, S., Akinbode, T., & Wood, J. (in press). A systematic review of somatic symptoms: Do race or ethnicity matter? Journal of Women’s Health.
  3. * Lara-Cinisomo, S., Taylor, D. B., & Medina, A. L. (2020). Summer Reading Program with Benefits for At-Risk Children: Results from a Freedom School Program. Reading & Writing Quarterly, 36(3), 211-224. DOI: 10.1080/10573569.2019.1627968
  4. *# Lara-Cinisomo, S., Han, B., & Neuhausen, R. (2020). Exploring the Role of Depressive Symptoms, Service Members, and Spousal Demographic Characteristics on Military Spousal Employment. Armed Forces & Society, 46(3), 397–423. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/0095327X19848013
  5. *Caparros-Gonzalez, R.A., Romero-González, B., González-Perez, R., Lara-Cinisomo, S., Martin-Tortosa, P.L., Oliver-Roig, A., & Peralta-Ramirez, M.I. (2019). Maternal and neonatal hair cortisol levels and psychological stress as predictors of human milk production. Advances in Neonatal Care, 19(6), E11-E20. DOI: 10.1097/ANC.0000000000000660
  6. *# Lara-Cinisomo, S., Fujimoto, E. M., Oksas, C., Jian, Y., & Gharheeb, A. (2019). Pilot study exploring migration experiences and perinatal depressive and anxiety symptoms in Iimmigrant Latinas. Maternal and Child Health Journal, 23(12), 1627-1647. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10995-019-02800-w
  7. *# Lara-Cinisomo, S., Santens, R., & Fujimoto, E.M. (2019). A pilot randomized controlled trial of a mindfulness-based intervention for caregivers of veterans. Mindfulness, 10(9), 1855-1869. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s12671-019-01131-9
  8. *# Lara-Cinisomo, S., Fujimoto, E.M., & Santens, R. (2019). Feasibility of a mindfulness intervention for caregivers of veterans. Journal of Holistic Nursing, 37(4), 322-337. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/0898010119831580
  9. *# Lara-Cinisomo, S., D’Anna-Hernandez, K., Fujimoto, E.M., & Pedersen, C.A. (2019). Exploring associations between perinatal depression, anxiety, and urinary oxytocin levels in Latinas. Archives of Women's Mental Health, 22(4), 447-455. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00737-018-0910-6
  10. *# Lara-Cinisomo, S. Wood, J., & Fujimoto (2019). A systematic review of cultural orientation and perinatal depression in Latina women: Are acculturation, Marianismo, and religiosity risks or protective factors? Archives of Women’s Mental Health, 22(5), 557-567. DOI: 10.1007/s00737-018-0920-4
  11. *# Lara-Cinisomo, S., Clark, C. T., & Wood, J. (2018). Increasing Diagnosis and Treatment of Perinatal Depression in Latinas and African American Women: Addressing Stigma Is Not Enough. Women's Health Issues, 28(3), 201-204. DOI: 10.1016/j.whi.2018.01.003
  12. *# Lara-Cinisomo, S., Swinford, C., Massey, D., & Hardt, H. (2018). Diabetes, prenatal depression, and self-rated health in Latina mothers. Diabetes Spectrum, 31(2), 159-165. DOI: https://doi.org/10.2337/ds17-0031
  13. *# Lara-Cinisomo, S., Zhu, K., Fei, K., Bu, Y., Weston, A.P., & Ravat, U. (2018) Traumatic events: exploring associations with maternal depression, infant bonding, and oxytocin in Latina mothers. BMC Women's Health, 18, 31. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1186/s12905-018-0520-5
  14. * Lara-Cinisomo, S., Grewen, K., Girdler, S.S., Wood, J., & Meltzer-Brody, S. (2017). Perinatal depression, adverse life events, and hypothalamic–adrenal–pituitary axis response to cold pressor stress in Latinas: An exploratory study. Women’s Health Issues, 27(6), 673-682. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.whi.2017.06.004
  15. *# Lara-Cinisomo, S., McKenney, K., Di Florio, A., & Meltzer-Brody, S. (2017). Associations between postpartum depression, breastfeeding, and oxytocin levels in Latina mothers. Breastfeeding Medicine, 12(7), 436-442. DOI: 10.1089/bfm.2016.0213
  16. *# Lara-Cinisomo, S., Plott, J., Grewen, K., & Meltzer-Brody, S. (2016). The feasibility of recruiting and retaining depressed and non-depressed perinatal Latinas in biomedical research. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, 18, 1115-1123. DOI: 10.1007/s10903-016-0391-5
  17. * Lara-Cinisomo, S., Girdler, S. S., Grewen, K., & Meltzer-Brody, S. (2016). A biopsychosocial conceptual framework of postpartum depression risk in immigrant and U.S.-born Latina mothers in the United States. Women's Health Issues, 26(3), 336-343. DOI: 10.1016/j.whi.2016.02.006
  18. *#Wouk, K., Lara-Cinisomo, S. Stuebe, A., Poole, D., Petrick, J.L., & McKenney, K. (2016). Clinical interventions to promote breastfeeding among Latinas: A meta-analysis. Pediatrics, 137(1), e20152423. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1542/peds.2015-2423
  19. *Kimmel, M., Lara-Cinisomo, S., Melvin, K., Di Florio, A., Brandon, A., & Meltzer-Brody, S. (2016). Treatment of severe perinatal mood disorders on a specialized perinatal psychiatry inpatient unit. Archives of Women’s Mental Health, 19(4), 645-653. DOI: 10.1007/s00737-016-0599-3
  20. * Lara-Cinisomo, S., Wisner, K.L., & Meltzer-Brody, S. (2015). Advances in science and biomedical research on postpartum depression do not include meaningful numbers of Latinas. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, 17(6), 1593-1596. DOI: 10.1007/s10903-015-0205-1
  21. * Lara-Cinisomo, S., Wisner, K.L, Burns, R., & Gnecco-Chaves, D. (2014). Perinatal depression treatment pathway for Latinas. Qualitative Health Research, 24(2), 232-241. DOI: 10.1177/1049732313519866
  22. * Lara-Cinisomo, S., Chandra, A., Burns, R.M., & Lau, J. (2013). Recommendations for counselors and community service providers working with military families. Primary Health Care, 3, 139-144. DOI: 10.4172/2167-1079.1000139
  23. * Lara-Cinisomo, S. & Thomas, A.A. (2013). A qualitative study of maternal perceptions of acculturation processes at the onset of child schooling. NHSA: Dialog, 16(3), 127-141.
  24. *Howes, C., Fuligni, A. S., Hong, S. S., Huang, Y. D., & Lara-Cinisomo, S. (2013). The preschool instructional context and child-teacher relationships. Early Education and Development, 24(3), 273-291. DOI: 10.1080/10409289.2011.649664
  25. * Lara-Cinisomo, S., Xue, Y., & Brooks-Gunn, J. (2012). Latino youth's internalising behaviours: Links to immigrant status and neighbourhood characteristics. Ethnicity and Health, 18(3), 315-35. DOI: 10.1080/13557858.2012.734278
  26. *Chandra, A., Lara-Cinisomo, S., Burns, R.M., & Griffin, B.A. (2012). Assessing Operation Purple: A Program Evaluation of a Summer Camp for Military Youth. RAND Corporation, CA. DOI: http://www.rand.org/pubs/technical_reports/TR1243
  27. * Lara-Cinisomo, S. (2011). Ready, Set, Go: Review of a kindergarten transition video series for teachers, parents and children. NHSA: Dialog, 14(2), 79-88. DOI: 10.1080/15240754.2011.560974
  28. * Lara-Cinisomo, S., Chandra, A, Jaycox L, Tanielian T, Burns R, Ruder, T., & Han, B. (2011). A mixed-method approach to understanding the experiences of non-deployed military caregivers. Maternal and Child Health Journal, 16(2):374-84. DOI: 10.1007/s10995-011-0772-2
  29. *Chandra, A, Lara-Cinisomo, S., Jaycox L, Tanielian T, Burns R, Ruder, T., & Han, B. (2011). Children on the homefront: The experience of children from military families. Pediatrics, 125(1):16-25. DOI: 10.1542/peds.2009-1180
  30. *Chandra, A, Lara-Cinisomo, S., Jaycox, L., Tanielian, T., Han, B., Burns R., & Ruder, T. (2011) Views from the homefront: The experiences of youth and spouses from military families (TR-913-NMFA). RAND Corporation, CA. DOI: http://www.rand.org/pubs/technical_reports/TR913.html
  31. *# Lara-Cinisomo, S., Griffin, B.A., & Daughtery, L. (2009). Disparities in detection and treatment history among mothers with major depression in Los Angeles. Women’s Health Issues, 19(4), 232-242. DOI: 10.1016/j.whi.2009.03.007
  32. *# Lara-Cinisomo, S., Fuligni, A., Daughtery, L., Karoly, L., & Howes, C. (2009). A qualitative study of early childhood educators’ beliefs about key preschool classroom experiences. Early Childhood Research & Practice, 11(1). DOI: http://ecrp.uiuc.edu/v11n1/lara.html
  33. *Fuligni, A.S., Howes, C., Lara-Cinisomo, S., & Karoly, L. (2009). Diverse pathways in early childhood professional development: An exploration of early educators in public preschools, private preschools, and family child care homes. Early Education & Development, 20(3), 507-526. DOI: 10.1080/10409280902783483
  34. * Lara-Cinisomo, S., Fuligni, A., Ritchie, S., Karoly, L., & Howes, C. (2008). Getting ready for school: An examination of early educators’ belief systems. Early Childhood Education Journal, 35(4), 343-349. DOI: 10.1007/s10643-007-0215-2
  35. *Keyser, D.J., Lakoski, J.M., Lara-Cinisomo, S., Schultz, D.J., Williams, V.L., Zellers, D.F., & Pincus, H.A. (2008). Advancing institutional efforts to support research mentorship: A conceptual framework and self-assessment tool. Academic Medicine, 83(3), 217-225. DOI: 10.1097/ACM.0b13e318163700a
  36. * Lara-Cinisomo, S. & Griffin, B.A. (2007). Factors associated with major depression among mothers in Los Angeles. Women’s Health Issues, 17(5), 316-324. DOI: 10.1016/j.whi.2007.07.001
  37. * Lara-Cinisomo, S., Pebley, A.R., Vaiana, M. E., & Maggio, E. (2004). Are L.A.’s children ready for school? RAND Corporation, CA. DOI: http://www.rand.org/pubs/monographs/MG145.html
  38. *Lara, S., McCabe, L., & Brooks-Gunn, J. (2000). From horizontal to vertical management styles: A qualitative look at Head Start staff strategies for addressing behavior problems. Early Education and Development, 11(3), 283-306. DOI: 10.1207/s15566935eed1103_4
  39. *McCabe, L., Hernandez, M., Lara, S., & Brooks-Gunn, J. (2000). Assessing preschoolers’ self-Regulation in homes and classrooms: Lessons from the field. Behavioral Disorders, 26(1), 53-69.

ABSTRACTS

Note: * denotes peer review

  1. * Lara-Cinisomo, S., DiFlorio, A., & Meltzer-Brody, S. (2020). Examining the association between trauma, postpartum depression, and hormone function in a birth cohort of Latinas. The International Marcé Society Biennial Scientific Conference 2016: Frontiers in Perinatal Mental Health-Looking to the Future. Archives of Women’s Mental Health, 23(2), 227-305. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00737-019-00953-9
  2. * Lara-Cinisomo, S., Grewen, K., Girdler, S., Wood, J., & Meltzer-Brody, S. (2020). Pain sensitivity and HPA axis function in a birth cohort of depressed and healthy Latinas. The International Marcé Society Biennial Scientific Conference 2016: Frontiers in Perinatal Mental Health-Looking to the Future. Archives of Women’s Mental Health, 23(2), 227-305. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00737-019-00953-9
  3. * Lara-Cinisomo, S., Meltzer Brody, S., & Grewen, K. (2015). Cultural and contextual predictors of PPD and stress reactivity in immigrant Latina mothers in the U.S. The International Marcé Society for Perinatal Mental Health Scientific Conference. Archives of Women’s Mental Health, 18(2), 269-408. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00737-014-0488-6
  4. * Lara-Cinisomo, S., Wisner, K., Burns, R., & Chaves-Gnecco, D. (2011). Understanding Postpartum Depression: A qualitative look at Hispanic women in The International Marcé Society International Biennial General Scientific Meeting. Archives of Women’s Mental Health, 14(1), S1-S87.

REPORTS

  1. Taylor, D. B. & Lara-Cinisomo, S. (2019). Freedom School Partners Children’s Defense Fund Freedom Schools Program Evaluation Report. The Center for Adolescent Literacies, University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Charlotte, NC
  2. Taylor, D. B. & Lara-Cinisomo, S. (2019). Freedom School Partners Children’s Defense Fund Freedom Schools Site Analysis Reports. The Center for Adolescent Literacies, University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Charlotte, NC
  3. Taylor, D. B. & Lara-Cinisomo, S. (2018). Freedom School Partners Children’s Defense Fund Freedom Schools Program Evaluation Report. The Center for Adolescent Literacies, University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Charlotte, NC
  4. Taylor, D. B. & Lara-Cinisomo, S. (2018). Freedom School Partners 2018 Freedom School Reading Schools Site Analysis Reports. The Center for Adolescent Literacies, University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Charlotte, NC
  5. Taylor, D. B. & Lara-Cinisomo, S. (2017). Freedom School Partners Children’s Defense Fund Freedom Schools Program Evaluation Report. The Center for Adolescent Literacies, University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Charlotte, NC
  6. Taylor, D. B. & Lara-Cinisomo, S. (2015). Freedom School Partners Children’s Defense Fund Freedom Schools Program Evaluation Report. The Center for Adolescent Literacies, University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Charlotte, NC
  7. Taylor, D. B. & Lara-Cinisomo, S. (2013). Freedom School Partners Children’s Defense Fund Freedom Schools Program Evaluation Report. The Center for Adolescent Literacies, University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Charlotte, NC
  8. Taylor, D. B. & Lara-Cinisomo, S. (2012). The Children’s Defense Fund Bennettsville, South Carolina Freedom School Reading Program Evaluation Report. The Center for Adolescent Literacies, University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Charlotte, NC
  9. Miller, L.L., Rosker, B., Burns, R.M., Barnes-Proby, D., Lara-Cinisomo, S., & West, T.R. (2011). A new approach for assessing the needs of service members and their families (MG-1124-OSD). RAND Corporation, CA. http://www.rand.org/pubs/monographs/MG1124.html
  10. Miller, L.L., Tanielian, T., & Lara-Cinisomo, S. (2010). Reintegrating Wounded Warriors: A Strategy for Assessing Health and Social Needs After the Return to Military or Civilian Life (DRR-5102-OSD). National Defense Research Institute. Santa Monica, RAND Corporation, CA
  11. Lara-Cinisomo, S. & Steinberg, P. (2006). Meeting Funder Compliance: A Case Study of Challenges, Time Spent and Dollars Invested [Monograph]. Santa Monica, Calif.: RAND Corporation. RAND Corporation, CA. http://www.rand.org/pubs/monographs/MG505.html
  12. Chyu, L., Pebley, A., & Lara-Cinisomo, S. (2005). Patterns in Child Care Use for Preschoolers in Los Angeles County (TR-116-FFLA). RAND Corporation, CA. http://www.rand.org/pubs/technical_reports/TR116.html