Publications

Peer Reviewed Articles

Ramos, Z., Fortuna, L. R., Porche, M. V., Wang, Y., Shrout, P. E., Loder, S., McPeck, S., Noyola, N., Toro, M., Carmona, R., & Alegria, M. (2016). Posttraumatic stress symptoms and their relationship to drug and alcohol use in an international sample of Latino immigrants. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, 1-10. DOI: 10.1007/s10903-016-0426-y

Fortuna, L.R., Alvarez, K., Ramos Ortiz, Z., Wang, Y., Alegria, X. M., Cook, B., Alegria M. (in press). Mental health, migration stressors and suicidality among Latino immigrants in Spain and the United States. European Psychiatry.

Porche, M. V., Fortuna, L. R., Wachholtz, A., & Torres Stone, R. (2015). Distal and proximal religiosity as protective factors for adolescent and emerging adult alcohol use, Religions. 6, 365–384; doi:10.3390/rel6020365.

Earl T, Fortuna L. R., Gao S, Williams D, Neighbors H, Takeichi D, Alegria M. An exploration of how psychotic-like symptoms are experienced, endorsed, and understood from the National Latino and Asian American Study and National Survey of American Life. Ethnicity and Health.2014 Jun 12:1-20.

Alegría M, Fortuna LR, Lin JY, Norris FH, Gao S, Takeuchi DT, Jackson JS, Shrout PE, Valentine A. Prevalence, risk, and correlates of posttraumatic stress disorder across ethnic and racial minority groups in the United States. Med Care. 2013 Dec; 51(12):1114-23.

Fortuna, LR, Porche MV, Clinical issues and challenges in treating undocumented immigrants: Implications for treatment, Psychiatric Times, August 15, 2013 | Special Reports, Cultural Psychiatry.

Fortuna LR, Porche MV, Alam N, Douglass, KM, Kim, S. Smoking and Co-occurring Disorders: Implications for Smoking Cessation Interventions for Adolescents in Residential Addictions Treatment. Journal of Dual Diagnosis, Volume 8, Vol 2 (special issue): 133-139, 2012.

Rosenberg, HJ, Jankowski, MK, Fortuna, LR, Rosenberg, SD, Mueser, KT, A Pilot Study of a Cognitive Restructuring Program for Treating Posttraumatic Disorders in Adolescents, Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy, Vol 3 (1), Mar 2011.

Porche, MV, Fortuna, LR, Lin, J. & Alegria M. (2011) Childhood trauma events and psychiatric disorders as correlates of school dropout in a national sample of young adults, Child Development. 82, 982-998. PMCID: PMC3089672

Fortuna, LR, Alegria, M., Shan Gao, Retention in Depression Treatment among Ethnic and Racial Minority Groups in the United States. Depression and Anxiety. 2010 May; 27(5):485-94.

DiFranza, J, Ursprung, S, Lauzon B, Bancej C, Wellman RJ, Ziedonis D, Kim SS, Gervais A, Meltzer B, McKay CE, O’Loughlin, J, Okoli CT, Fortuna LR, Tremblay, M. A Systematic Review of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual Diagnostic Criteria for Nicotine Dependence. Addictive Behavior. 2010 May;35(5):373-82. Epub 2009 Dec 21.

Fortuna LR, Porche MV, Alegria, M. A Qualitative Study of Clinicians’ Use of the Cultural Formulation Model in the Diagnosis of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. Transcultural Psychiatry 2009, 46 (3): 429-450.

Witt, WP, Kahn, R, Fortuna, L. R., Winickoff, J, Kuhlthau, K, Pirraglia, PA, and Ferris, TG.  Psychological Distress as a Barrier to Preventive Healthcare among US Women. The Journal of Primary Prevention. Volume 30, Issue 5 (2009):  531-547.

Cortes D, Mulvaney-Day, N, Fortuna LR, Reinfeld S. Patient/Provider Communication: Understanding the Role of Patient Activation for Latinos in Mental Health and Substance Abuse Treatment. Health Behavior and Education, April 2008.

Fortuna LR, Porche MV, Alegria M. Political violence, psychosocial trauma, and the context of mental health services use among immigrant Latinos in the United States. Ethnicity & Health 2008 Nov;13(5):435‐ PMCID: PMC2771411

Perez, D.J., Fortuna, L.R., Alegria, M. Prevalence of everyday discrimination among Latino subgroups in the United States. Journal of Community Psychology, 36, No. 4, 421–433 (2008)

Fortuna, L. R., Perez, D. J., Canino, G., & Alegria, M. (2007). Prevalence and correlates of lifetime suicidal ideation and attempts among Latino subgroups in the United States. Journal of Clinical Psychiatry; 68(4): 572-81. PMCID: PMC2774123

Witt, W. P., Fortuna, L. R., Wu, E., Kahn, R. S., Winickoff, J. P., Pirraglia, and P. A., et al. (2006) .Children’s Use of Motor Vehicle restraints: Maternal Psychological Distress, Maternal Motor Vehicle Restraint Practices, and Sociodemographics, Ambulatory Pediatrics. 6 (3), 145-151.

Zayas, L. H., Lester, R. J., Cabassa, L. J., & Fortuna, L. R. (2005). Why do so many Latina teens attempt suicide? A conceptual model for research. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 75(2), 275-287.

Perez, M. C., & Fortuna, L. R. (2005). Psychiatric diagnoses and utilization of services among undocumented immigrants at a Latino mental health program. The Journal of Immigrant and Refugee Services, 3(1/2), 107-123.

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