Publications and Awards


2020 Reuben Hill Award from the National Council for Family Relations:

Lorenzo-Blanco, E. I., Meca, A., Piña-Watson, B, Zamboanga, B., Szapocznik, J., Cano, M.A., Cordova, D., Unger, J.B., Romero, A., Des Rosiers, S.E., Soto, D.W., Villamar, J.A., Pattarroyo, M., Lizzi, K.M., & Schwartz, S. J. (2019). Longitudinal trajectories of family functioning among recent immigrant adolescents and parents: Links with adolescent and parent cultural stress, emotional well‐being, and behavioral health. Child Development, 90, 506-523.

2011 Olivia Espin & AWP Award for Research on Gender and Immigration:

Lorenzo-Blanco, E. I.Unger, J.B., Ritt-Olson, A., Soto, D., & Baezconde-Garbanati, L. (2011).  Acculturation, gender, depression, and cigarette smoking among U.S. Hispanic youth: The  mediating role of perceived discrimination. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 30, 1519-1533.

Selected Publications

Lorenzo-Blanco, E. I., Meca, A., Unger, J. B., Szapocznik, J., Cano, M. Á., Des Rosiers, S. E., & Schwartz, S. J. (2019). Cultural stress, emotional well-being, and health risk behaviors among recent immigrant Latinx families: the moderating role of perceived neighborhood characteristics. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 48, 114-131.

Lorenzo-Blanco, E.I., Arillo-Santillán, E., Unger, J.B., & Thrasher, J.F. (2019). Remote acculturation and cigarette smoking susceptibility among youth in Mexico. Journal of Cross-cultural Psychology, 50, 63-79.

Lorenzo-Blanco, E.I., Abad-Vivero, E., Barrientos-Gutierrez, I., Arillo-Santillán, E., *Pérez Hérnandez, R., Unger, J.B., & Thrasher, J.F. (forthcoming). Movie language orientation, gender, movie smoking exposure, and smoking susceptibility among youth in Mexico (Nicotine and Tobacco Research).

Lorenzo-Blanco, E. I., Meca, A., Unger, J.B., Romero, A., Szapocznik, J., Piña-Watson, B.M., Cano, M.A., Zamboanga, B., Baezconde-Garbanati, L., Des Rosiers, S.E., Soto, D.W., Villamar, J.A., Lizzi, K.M., Pattarroyo, M. & Schwartz, S. J. (2016). Longitudinal effects of Latino parent cultural stress, depressive symptoms, and family functioning on youth emotional well-being and health risk behaviors. Family Process.

Lorenzo-Blanco, E. I., Schwartz, S.J., Unger, J.B., Zamboanga, B., Des Rosiers, S.E., Villamar, J., Soto, D., Patarroyo, M., & Baezconde-Garbanati, L. (2016). Alcohol use among recent immigrant Latino/a youth: Acculturation, gender, and the Theory of Reasoned Action. Ethnicity and Health, 21, 609-27

Lorenzo-Blanco, E. I. & Cortina, L. M. (2012). Latino/a depression and smoking: An analysis through the lenses of culture, gender, and ethnicity. American Journal of Community Psychology, 51, 332-346.

Lorenzo-Blanco, E.I., Bares, C., & Delva, J. (2012). Correlates of Chilean adolescents’ negative attitudes towards cigarettes: The role of gender, peer, parental, and environmental influences. Nicotine and Tobacco Research. 14, 142-152.