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Frances Aranda PhD MPH MS

Frances Aranda
Designation
  • Senior Research Specialist
  • College of Medicine; Department of Psychiatry
Contact Information
  • faranda@uic.edu
  • (312) 413-0371
  • (312) 355-4189
  • School of Public Health / Psychiatric Institute (SPHPI)
    1601 W. Taylor St.
    SPHPI MC 912
    Chicago IL 60612
  • Room #:486

Frances Aranda, PhD, MPH, MS, completed her PhD in Public Health (Community Health Sciences) in 2010. She has two master’s degrees (in Human Service Administration and in Public Health [gerontology concentration]) and a bachelor’s degree in Psychology. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship in 2013, which was funded through a Diversity Supplement by NIH-National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism at the University of Illinois, College of Nursing. She has a broad range of research experience gained over 23 years of working in a university and healthcare setting. Dr. Aranda was the project manager for four NIH funded longitudinal studies and several cross-sectional studies. These studies focused on breast cancer among low-income racial/ethnic minority women, cervical and breast cancer in Korean immigrant women, alcohol use among lesbians, and smoking cessation among lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals. Her research interests include racial/ethnic differences in various physical and mental health conditions (e.g., depression, chronic pain, PTSD, alcohol use, and smoking). Additional research interests include aging and measurement issues among racial/ethnic and/or sexual minorities.

  • Center on Integrated Health Care and Self-Directed Recovery, (NIDILRR, 90RT5038-01-00)

  • Selected Publications:

    Lillis, T.A., Burns, J., Aranda, F., Burgess, H., Purim-Shem-Tov, Y., Bruehl, S., Beckham, J.C., Pinkerton, L.M., & Hobfoll, S.E. (In Press). Race-Related Differences in Acute Pain Complaints Among Inner-City Women: The Role of Socioeconomic Status. Journal of Behavioral Medicine. doi: 10.1007/s10865-019-00123-3

    Lillis, T., Burns, J., Aranda, F., Purim-Shem-Tov, Y., Bruehl, S., Beckham, J.C. & Hobfoll, S.E. (2018). PTSD Symptoms and Acute Pain in the Emergency Department: The Roles of Vulnerability and Resilience Factors among Low-Income, Inner-City Women. The Clinical Journal of Pain, 34(11):1000-1007. doi: 10.1097/AJP.0000000000000626

    Gaffey A.E., Burns, J.W., Aranda, F., Purim-Shem-Tov, Y., Burgess, H.J., Beckham, J.C., Bruehl, S., & Hobfoll, S.E., (2018). Social undermining underlies sensitivity to physical pain: Mediation pathways of cognitive and emotional dysregulation. Journal of Health Psychology. doi: 10.1177/1359105318796189.

    Gaffey, A.E., Aranda, F., Burns, J.W., Purim-Shem-Tov, Y., Burgess, H.J., Beckham, J.C., Bruehl, S. & Hobfoll, S.E., (2018). Race, Psychosocial Vulnerability and Social Support Differences in Inner-City Women’s Symptoms of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. Anxiety, Stress, & Coping, 32 (1), 18-31, doi: 10.1080/10615806.2018.1532078.

    Matthews, A. K., Cho, Y. I., Hughes, T. L., Wilsnack, S. C., Aranda, F., Johnson, T. P. (2017) The Effects of Sexual Orientation on the Relationship between Victimization Experiences and Smoking Status among US Women. Nicotine & Tobacco Research, doi: 10.1093/ntr/ntx052.

    Lee, S.Y., Lee, E.E., & Aranda, F. (2017) Instruments Adaptation, Modification and Validation for Cultural Beliefs about Colorectal Cancer Screening among Korean Americans. CancerNursing. doi.org/10.1097/ncc.0000000000000523.

    Matthews, A.  K., Steffen, A., Hughes, T, Aranda, F, and Martin, K. (2017). Demographic, Healthcare, and Contextual Factors Associated with Smoking Status Among Sexual Minority Women. LGBT Health,4(1): 17-23. doi:10.1089/lgbt.2016.0039.

    Riley, B.B., Hughes, T.L., Wilsnack, S.C., Johnson, T.P., Benson, P., & Aranda, F. (2017). Validating a Hazardous Drinking Index in a Sample of Sexual Minority Women: Reliability, Validity and Predictive Accuracy. Substance Use and Misuse. 52(1), 43-51.