Julia Lechuga, PhD
Dr. Lechuga's research explores the intersection of culture, cognition, and decision-making, with the ultimate goal of ameliorating ethnic health disparities. Her specific interests include investigating the factors that best predict the adoption of emerging health technologies in medically underserved ethnic minority communities, vehicles that foster informed decision making, and the role of eHealth technologies in curbing ethnic health disparities.
PhD: University of Texas, El Paso
MA: University of Texas, El Paso
BA: University of Texas, El Paso
Lechuga, J., Swain, G., & Weinhardt, L.S. (in press). The cross-cultural variation of predictors of HPV vaccination attitudes and intentions. Journal of Women's Health.
Kersten, A.W., Meissner, C.A., Lechuga, J., Schwartz, B.L., & Albrechtsen, J.S. (in press). Conceptualization of motion events in English and Spanish speakers: Different patterns of attention to manner of motion and path. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General.
Lechuga, J. (in press). Collectivism. In S. Loue & M. Sajatovic (eds.), Encyclopedia of Immigrant Health. New York: Springer.
Lechuga, J. (in press). Explanatory models of illness. In S. Loue & M. Sajatovic (eds.), Encyclopedia of Immigrant Health. New York: Springer.
Galletly, C., Lechuga, J., & Layde, J. (in press). The sexual health curriculum in U.S. medical schools: Defining educational objectives. Academic Psychiatry.
Lechuga, J. & Wiebe, J.S. (in press). The cross-cultural variation of probability judgment accuracy: The influence of reasoning style. Journal of Cross Cultural Psychology.
Lechuga, J. (2009). Familialismo: Ventajas y desventajas de "Mi Familia." Revista Cuadernos Fronterizos, 13, 18-20.
Lechuga, J., & Wiebe, J.S. (2009). Can language prime culture in Hispanics? The differential impact of self-construals in predicting intention ot use a condom. International Journal of Psychology, 44, 468-476.
Maldonado, B., Moreno, A., Quintana, L., & Lechuga, J. (2009). Familias monoparentales de madre en Chihuahua: Su estructura. In V. Orozco (ed.), Chihuahua Hoy: Visiones de su Historia, Economia, Politica y Cultura (7th ed.). Chihuahua, Mexico: Instituto Chihuahense de la Cultura, 2009.
Lechuga, J. (2008). Is acculturation a dynamic construct? The influence of priming culture on acculturation. Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 30, 324-339.