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Postdoctoral Fellow
University of California, San Diego
Department of Psychiatry
3350 La Jolla Village Dr. (151A), Building 13
San Diego, CA 92161

(858) 822-1887

Membership Information

Membership Category:
Research Scientists

Member Since: 2008


Guadalupe Bacio, M.A., Ph.D.



Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles
M.A. University of California, Los Angeles
B.S. University of California, San Diego

Research Interests:

Dr. Bacio received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles in June 2014. Dr. Bacio has since transitioned to a postdoctorate fellowship funded by the NIAAA Institutional Research Training Program 5 T32 AA 13525-13 at the University of California, San Diego.The overarching goal of her program of research is to help eliminate disparities in patterns and consequences of alcohol and drug use encountered by ethnic minority adolescents of different immigrant generations. To this end, her research focuses on (1) understanding factors in the etiology and development of alcohol and drug use among these groups, (2) identifying mechanisms that generate and maintain these disparities that can be targeted through prevention/intervention efforts, and (3) examining the effectiveness of adolescent alcohol intervention programs in addressing these groups' needs


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Recent Publications:

Bacio, G.A. & Ray, L. A. (in press). Drinking initiation among Latino youth: Cognitive and contextual explanations of the immigrant
paradox. Journal of Child and Adolescent Substance Abuse.

Garcia, T.A., Bacio, G.A., Tomlinson, K., Ladd, B.O., & Anderson, K.G. (2015) Effects of sex composition on group processes in
alcohol prevention groups for teens. Experimental and Clincal Psychopharmacology, 4, 275-83. doi: 10.1037/pha0000032.

Bacio, G. A., Estrada, Y., Huang, S., Martinez, M., Sardinas, K., & Prado, G. (2015). Ecodevelopmental predictors of early initiation of alcohol, tobacco, and drug use among Hispanic adolescents. Journal of School Psychology, 53(3), 195-208. doi:

Bacio, G. A., Guzman, I., Shapiro, J., & Ray, L. A. (2014). Differences in quit attempts between non-Hispanic Black and White daily smokers: The role of smoking motives. Addictive Behaviors, 39(12), 1769-1772. doi: 10.1016/j.addbeh.2014.07.001

Bacio, G. A., Lunny, K., Webb, J., & Ray, L. A. (2014) Alcohol use following an alcohol challenge and brief intervention among alcohol dependent individuals. American Journal of Addictions, 23(1),96-101. doi: 10.1111/j.1521-0391.2013.12071.x.

Bacio, G. A., Moore, A., Karno, M., & Ray, L.A. (2014) Determinants of problematic alcohol use and depression among a sample of Latino day laborers. Substance Use and Misuse 49(8), 1039-1048. doi: 10.3109/10826084.2013.852577