Roberto Corona

Graduate Student


Roberto Corona is a teaching fellow and doctoral candidate in health psychology. He is interested in understanding how emotions, culture, coping style, and illness representations influence health decision-making such as treatment adherence, screening, diet and exercise, and coping with a chronic disease. He is also interested in identifying factors related to health disparities including race and ethnicity, language, self and emotion regulation, and other psychosocial and cultural factors.  Roberto has worked extensively on research assessing the cognitive and executive functioning of dementia patients and the related caregiver burden and distress; stress, coping, and sleep quality in prostate cancer survivors; and collaborated as a research consultant with researchers from the National Cancer Institutes on a text message-based intervention promoting healthy diet, increased physical activity, and smoking cessation. Lastly, Roberto is passionate about teaching, mentoring, and advising undergraduate students.