Contact Information

Doctoral Student
Latino Alcohol and Health Disparities Research (LAHDR)
University of Texas at El Paso
500 W. University Avenue
El Paso, Texas 79968

Office (347) 617-7484

Membership Information

Membership Category:
Graduate Student

Member Since: 2017


Juliana D. Cardoso-Smith



M.A., Queens College, City University of New York
B.A., Hunter College, City University of New York

About Me

I am currently a health psychology PhD student at the University of Texas at El Paso. I attended Queens College City of New York to pursue my Masters in Psychology and also taught as an Psychology Adjunct, graduating in 2013.While I was pursuing my Masters, I was also working in the Emergency Department at Bellevue Hospital/ NYU Langone Medical Center in New York City helping survivors of sexual assaults with their experiences in the Emergency Department. I am passionate about improving Latinas’ experiences in medical settings and understanding Latinas’ sexual health using a multidisciplinary approach through a feminist theoretical lens. Currently, my project focuses on identifying factors that may contribute to Latinas’ HIV risk perception and how such understanding can lead to increased HIV testing for Latinas in Emergency Departments.