Ana M. Navarro

Dr.-Ana-Navarro- Advisory Board for SDBNA

Dr. Ana M. Navarro

CURRICULUM VITAE

1. PERSONAL
Name: Ana M. Navarro
E-mail: navarro.am@gmail.com

2. EDUCATION
Master’s Degree in Psychology (Licenciada en Psicología), Department of Psychology, University of Valencia,
Spain, 1981.
Max-Planck Institute of Psychiatry, Graduate-Student Research Fellow, Munich, Germany, 1982-1985.
Ph. D. Degree (Doctora en Psicología), Department of Psychology, University of Valencia, Spain, 1985.
Postdoctoral Training, Department of Psychology and Center for Urban Affairs and Policy Research,
Northwestern University, 1988-1990.

3. ACADEMIC POSITIONS
Research Associate: Project on personality, child behavioral and psychological assessment, Department of
Psychology, Complutense University of Madrid, Spain, 1985-1988.
Postdoctoral Fellow: Methodology and Program Evaluation, Department of Psychology and Center for Urban
Affairs and Policy Research, Northwestern University, 1988-1990.
Lecturer, Department of Psychology, San Diego State University, 1990-1991.
Staff Research Associate, Department of Community and Family Medicine, University of California, San Diego,
1991-1992.
Professor, Department of Family Preventive and Public Health (formerly, “Community and Family Medicine” and
“Family and Preventive Medicine”), University of California, San Diego, November 1992 (entry-level faculty
position as Assistant Professor)-present.
UC San Diego Bachelor of Science in Public Health Advanced Practicum, Director, 2015-present.

4. PUBLICATIONS
4.1. Selected Articles in Refereed Journals
Navarro, A. M., Schindler, L., & Silva, F. (1986). La elaboración del Inventario de Situaciones en la Terapia
[Development of the Therapy Situations Inventory]. Análisis y Modificación de Conducta, 12, 231-250.
Navarro, A. M., Schindler, L., & Silva, F. (1987). Evaluación de la conducta del psicoterapeuta: Preferencias del
cliente [Assessing the behavior of psychotherapists: Client’s preferences]. Evaluación Psicológica, 3, 101-
123.
Martorell, C., Peiró, R., Llácer, M. D., Navarro, A. M., & Silva, F. (1990). Assessing behavioural problems and
assets in children and adolescents. Personality and Individual Differences, 11, 1221-1226.
Navarro, A. M. (1990). Eficacia de las terapias psicológicas: Meta-análisis de estudios en paises de habla
hispana [Effectiveness of psychological therapies: Meta-analysis of outcome studies in Spanish-speaking
countries]. Revista de Psicología Social y Personalidad, 6, 87-99.
Navarro, A. M. (1993). Efectividad de las psicoterapias con latinos en los Estados Unidos: Una revisión metaanalítica
[Effectiveness of psychotherapy with Latinos in the United States: A meta-analytic review].
Interamerican Journal of Psychology, 27, 131-146.
Kaplan, R. M., McCutchan, J. A., Navarro, A. M., & Anderson, J. P. (1994). Quality adjusted survival analysis: An
often neglected application of the Quality of Well-Being Scale. Psychology and Health: An International
Journal, 9, 131-141.
Navarro, A. M., Senn, K. L., Kaplan, R. M., McNicholas, L., Campo, M. C., & Roppe, B. (1995). Por La Vida
Intervention Model for Cancer Prevention in Latinas. Journal of the National Cancer Institute Monographs,
18, 137-145.

Navarro, A. M. (1996). Cigarette smoking among adult Latinos: The California Tobacco Baseline Survey. Annals
of Behavioral Medicine, 18 (4), 238-245.
Navarro, A. M., & Kaplan, R. M. (1996). Mammography screening: Prospects and opportunity Costs. Women’s
Health: Research on Gender, Behavior and Policy, 2(4), 209-233.
Matt, G. E., & Navarro, A. M. (1997). What meta-analyses have and have not taught us about psychotherapy
effects. Clinical Psychology Review, 17(1), 1-32.
Shadish, W. R., Matt, G. E., Navarro, A. M., Siegle, G, Crits-Christoph, P. et al. (1997) Evidence that therapy
works in clinically representative conditions. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 65:355-365
Navarro, A. M., Senn, K. L., McNicholas, L. J., Kaplan, R. M., Roppé, B., & Campo, M. C. (1998). Por La Vida
model intervention enhances use of cancer screening tests among Latinas. American Journal of Preventive
Medicine, 15(1), 32-41.
Navarro, A. M. (1999). Smoking Status by Proxy and Self-Report: Rate of agreement in different ethnic groups.
Tobacco Control, 8(2), 182-185.
Shadish, W. R., Matt, G. E., Navarro, A. M., Phillips, G. (2000). The Effects of Psychological Therapies under
Clinically Representative Conditions: A Meta-Analysis. Psychological Bulletin, 126(4),512-529.
Navarro, A. M., Rock, C. L., McNicholas, L., Senn, K. L., Moreno, C. (2000). Nutrition and Cancer Community-
Based Education: The Por La Vida Cuidándome curriculum. Journal of Cancer Education, 15(3), 168-172.
Navarro, A. M., McNicholas, L. J., Senn, K. L. Kaplan, R. M., Campo, M. C. and Roppé, B. (2000). Use of cancer
screening tests among Latinas one and two years after participation in the Por La Vida Darnos Cuenta
program. Women and Cancer Journal, 2:23-30.
Emery, E., Ake, C.F., Navarro, A.M.., Kaplan, R.M. (2001) Simulated effect of tobacco tax variation on Latino
health in California”. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 15:168-172.
Navarro, A.M., McNicholas, L.J., Cruz, M., McKennett, M., Sánchez, O., Senn, K.L., Cañez, B. (2007),
Development and Implementation of a Curriculum on Cancer Screening for Small Groups of Latino Women.
Journal of Cancer Education, 22:3, 186-190.
Fullerton, J.T., Navarro, A.M., Young, S.H. (2007). Outcomes of planned home birth: An integrative review.
Journal of Midwifery & Women’s Health, 52(4), 323-333.
Navarro, A. M., Raman, R., McNicholas, L.J., Loza, O. (2007) Diffusion of Cancer Education Information through
a Latino Community Health Advisor Program. Preventive Medicine; 45:2-3:135-138.
Barnack-Tavlaris, J., Garcini, L, Sanchez, O., Hernandez, I. & Navarro, A.M. (2013) Focus group discussions in
community-based participatory research to inform the development of a Human papillomavirus (HPV)
educational intervention for Latinas in San Diego. Journal of Cancer Education, 28:784-789
Murray, K., Liang, A., Barnack-Tavlaris, J., & Navarro, A.M. (2014) The reach and rationale for community health
fairs: Serving the underserved. Journal of Cancer Education, 29:19-24
Cordero, E. D., Dimsdale, J. E., Navarro, A.M. (2015) Feeling “Pooped” and “Run Down”?: Fatigue Experiences
in Latino Cancer Patients. Journal of Applied Biobehavioral Research, 20(1), 1-24.
Yako-Suketomo, H., Navarro, A.M. (2016) Diffusion of cancer knowledge through the Learning Partner Model:
Feasibility and potential of community workshops hosted by Japanese municipalities. Accepted for
publication in the Japanese Journal of Health Education and Promotion, 24(1), 12-22.
4.2. Community Health Advisor Health Education Curricula
Por La Vida Darnos Cuenta: Facilitator’s Guide; 1992, 1994 (latest revision); English and Spanish.
Por La Vida Cuidándome Women and Cancer: Facilitator’s Guide; 1998, 2012 (latest revision); English and
Spanish.
Por La Vida Cuidándome Nutrition and Cancer: Facilitator’s Guide; 1999, 2011 (latest revision); English and
Spanish.
Por La Vida Taking Action for Tobacco Free Communities: Facilitator’s Guide; 1999, 2010 (latest revision);
English and Spanish.
Por La Vida Today Series: Colorectal Cancer Screening Awareness. Facilitator’s Guide; 2007; 2012 (latest
revision); English and Spanish.
Por La Vida Today Series: Breast Cancer Screening Awareness. 2011; Facilitator’s Guide; English and Spanish.

Por La Vida Today Series: Tobacco-Free Families. Facilitator’s Guide; 2013; English, Samoan (handouts only),
Amharic, Somali, and Spanish.
Por La Vida Today Series: Knowledge is Power – The Human Papillomavirus Vaccine. Facilitator’s Guide; 2016;
English, Samoan (handouts only), Amharic, Somali, and Spanish.
Por La Vida Today Series: Precision Medicine; Facilitator’s Guide; Under review; Spanish.

5. AWARDS AND HONORS
Honoree, “Latinas in Science and Technology”, 1997 MANA of San Diego Brindis.
Hispanic/Latino Tobacco Education California Network Award, 2001.
“Latinas Making a Difference” 2002 award, MANA de San Diego
American Cancer Society, San Diego-Border Region, Estrella de la Esperanza award, 2005.
MANA de San Diego: Member of the Year award, 2006.
Harold P. Freeman Outreach award, 2008, California Division of the American Cancer Society.
American Public Health Association, Latino Caucus, Distinguished Nationally Known Health Professional Award,
2009.
UC San Diego, Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action & Diversity Award, 2011.
San Diego Union Tribune, San Diego Latino Champions Awards, Finalist, 2013.
San Diego Magazine, Women Who Move The City, Finalist, 2013; Latinos Making a Difference, Finalist, 2013.
San Diego Union Tribune, San Diego Latino Champions Awards, Finalist, 2014, 2015.
MANA de San Diego: Member of the Year award, 2015.
Volunteer Administrator of the Year, Finalist, 2016.

6. MEMBERSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS
American Association for Cancer Research
American Evaluation Association
American Psychological Association
American Psychological Society
American Public Health Association
Society of Behavioral Medicine

7. COMMUNITY SERVICE
Academic enrichment and career programs at SDSU, UCSD, public schools and/or community agencies: 1992-
present.
MANA de San Diego, National Latina Organization, San Diego chapter:); Member of the Scholarship Committee
(1992-1996, 1999 to present); Chair of the Speaker’s Bureau (1994 to 2002); Chair of the Health and Social
Services Committee (1994 to present); Chair of Annual Health Fair (1999 to 2003); Chair of San Diego Día de la
Mujer Latina Health Fair (2004-2013); Co-Chair of Annual Family Health Fair (2013-2015).
Intercultural Cancer Council, Advisory Committee and Board member, 2002-present.
California Dialogue on Cancer Research and Evaluation Team, member, California Department of Health
Services, 2004-2010.

American Cancer Society California Division, Hispanic-Latino Team, 2007-present; Chair in 2015.
Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Advisory Panel for the San Diego Affiliate’s Community Profile, 2008-2009.
American Cancer Society California Division, Diversity Team, 2010-2012.
San Diego Black Nurses Association, 2014-present Health Expo, committee member.