Lara-Cinisomo, S. & Wisner, K.L. (2013). Perinatal depression among Spanish-Speaking and Latin American Women: A Global perspective on detection and treatment. New York, NY Springer.

Book Chapters

Wisner, K. L., Lara-Cinisomo, S., Pinheiro, E. A., & Luther, J. F. (2014). Characteristics of Hispanic Women Screened for Postpartum Depression. In Perinatal Depression among Spanish-Speaking and Latin American Women (pp. 1-13). New York, NY: Springer.

Sirulnik, L., Lara-Cinisomo, S., Wisner, K. L., & Meltzer-Brody, S. (2014). The culture of treating Latinas with postpartum depression: two case reports. In Perinatal Depression among Spanish-Speaking and Latin American Women, (pp. 111-122). New York, NY: Springer.

Lara-Cinisomo, S., Fuligni, A., & Karoly, L. (2011). Preparing preschoolers for kindergarten: A look at teacher beliefs. In Transitions to Early Care and Education (pp. 93-105). New York, NY:  Springer, Dordrecht.

Refereed Publications

Lara-Cinisomo, S., Santens, R. & Fujimoto, E. (in press). A pilot randomized controlled trial of a mindfulness-based intervention for caregivers of veterans.  Mindfulness.

Lara-Cinisomo, S., Fujimoto, E., & Santens, R. (in press). The Feasibility of a Mindfulness Intervention for Caregivers of Veterans. Journal of Holistic Nursing.

Lara-Cinisomo, S., Wood, J., & Fujimoto (2018). 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. 1-11 doi: 10.1007/018-0920-4

Lara-Cinisomo, S., D’Anna-Hernandez, K., Fujimoto, E. M., & Pedersen, C. A. (2018). Exploring associations between perinatal depression, anxiety, and urinary oxytocin levels in Latinas. Archives of Women's Mental Health, 1-9.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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, 336-343. doi: 10.1016/j.whi.2016.02.006.

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, 1-9. doi:10.1007/s10903-016-0391-5.

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.

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, 1-9.

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.

Lara-Cinisomo, S., Wisner, K.L, Burns, R., & Gnecco-Chaves, D. (2014). Perinatal depression treatment pathway for Latinas. Qualitative Health Research, 24(3), 232  doi: 10.1177/1049732313519866

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.

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.

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

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

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. Santa Monica, CA: RAND Corporation,

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

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, 16(2):374-84. doi: 10.1007/s10995-011-0772-2.

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

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).  Santa Monica, Calif.: RAND Corporation. Retrieved from RAND Corporation

Lara-Cinisomo, S., Burke Beckjord, E., & Keyser, D.J. (2010). Mothers’ perspectives on enhancing consumer engagement in behavioral health treatment for maternal depression, in Jennie 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), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, pp.249-268

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

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). Retrieved from

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

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\

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

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

Lara-Cinisomo, S., Pebley, A.R., Vaiana, M. E &  Maggio, E. (2004). Are L.A.’s children ready for school? Santa Monica, Calif.: RAND Corporation. Retrieved from RAND Corporation

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

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.

Published Peer-reviewed Abstracts

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 International Biennial General Scientific Meeting. Archives of Women’s Mental Health, 18, 269-408.

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.