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Angelica Roncancio

Angelica M. Roncancio

Assistant Professor of Health & Behavioral Science

Office: N1084
713-221-8676
RoncancioA@uhd.edu

​​​Dr. Roncancio is an Assistant Professor of Health and Behavioral Science at the University of Houston-Downtown. Her research focuses on reducing cancer-related health disparities in underserved Latinx communities. She is a social psychologist with over a decade of experience in community-based participatory research, cancer-related health disparities research among underserved populations, and developing effective communication strategies for populations with low literacy and health literacy levels. Dr. Roncancio earned a Ph.D. in social psychology from the University of Houston and completed postdoctoral fellowships at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston and the University of Texas School of Public Health. She has co-authored over 30 peer-reviewed articles, primarily focusing on understanding, developing and implementing theory-based cancer prevention programs for underserved communities with limited access to health care. She has also led and collaborated on several research projects funded by the Cancer Prevention Research Institute of Texas, the National Institute of Child Health & Human Development, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, and the National Cancer Institute. Dr. Roncancio has extensive experience teaching and mentoring undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate students. 

2008: Ph.D., Social Psychology, University of Houston, Houston, TX

2005: M.A., Psychology, University of Houston, Houston, TX

2001: B.S., Psychology, Magna Cum Laude, University of Houston, Houston, TX

​HEA 3305: Health and Culture
HEA 3311: Principles of Health Care Systems
HEA 3316: Health Education
HEA 4301: Special Projects in Health and Behavioral Science
HEA 4302: Health Policy and Politics
HEA 4303: Ethics for Healthcare Professionals
HEA 4380: Internship in Health and Behavioral Science

​PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
2018-present: Assistant Professor of Health and Behavioral Science, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Houston-Downtown, Houston, TX

2013-2018: Assistant Professor of Health Promotion and Behavioral Sciences, Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research, School of Public Health, The University of Texas Health Science Center,  Houston, TX

2011-2013: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research, The University of Texas Health Science Center-School of Public Health, Houston, TX

2011-2016: Adjunct Faculty, Department of Psychology, University of  Houston, Houston, TX

2010-2011: Project Director, Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research, The University of Texas Health Science Center-School of Public Health, Houston, TX

2009-2010: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Center for Interdisciplinary Research in Women’s Health, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX

2009: Adjunct Faculty, Psychology, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Houston-Downtown, Houston, TX

2009: Research Associate, Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research, The University of Texas Health Science Center-School of Public Health, Houston, TX

2002-2008:  Graduate Research Assistant Social Psychology/Behavioral Medicine Research Group, University of Houston, Houston, TX

AWARDS AND HONORS
2020-2021: Fellow, Latino Studies Fellowship Program, University of Houston-Downtown Center for Latino Studies
2018: Selected Scholar, Health Equity Leadership Institute (uwheli.com), The University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health & The University of Maryland School of Public Health, June, 2018 Madison, WI
2016-2017: National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN) Fellow, NRMN Steps Toward Academic Research Fellowship Program
2015-2017: National Institutes of Health/National Center for Minority Health and Health  Disparities Loan Repayment Program-Renewal Award
2014-2018: Behavioral and Social Science Volunteer (BSSV), The American Psychological Association’s Health Disparities Initiative
2012-2014: National Institutes of Health/National Center for Minority Health and Health Disparities Loan Repayment Program
2011-2015: Community Based Participatory Research Trainee, Latinos Contra El Cancer Community Networks Program Center; National Cancer Institute (U54CA153505)
2009-2013: Behavioral and Social Science Volunteer (BSSV), The American Psychological Association’s Socioeconomic Status Related Cancer Disparities (SESRCD) Program
2009-2010: Translational Research Scholar, Translational Research Education Program, University of Texas Medical Branch
2007-2008: NSF-AGEP Fellow, National Science Foundation Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (NSF-AGEP), University of Houston


PUBLICATIONS

Ward, K.K., Roncancio, A.M., & Breitkopf, C.R. (2010). The influence of cultural adaptation and sexual risk behaviors on cervical cytology in a Hispanic population. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 204(3), 213e1-6. PMC2993839.

Ward, K.K., Roncancio, A.M., & Berenson, A.B. (2010). Cultural adaptation among Hispanic women as related to the awareness and acquisition of emergency contraception. Contraception 82(6), 534-7. PMC2994068.

Roncancio, A.M., Ward, K.K., & Berenson, A.B. (2011). Hispanic women's health care provider control expectations: The influence of fatalism and acculturation. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, 22(2), 482-90. PMC3260793.

Roncancio, A.M., Berenson, A.B., & Rahman, M. (2012). Health locus of control, acculturation, and health-related Internet use among Latinas. Journal of Health Communication, 17(6), 631-640. PMC3395731.

Roncancio, A.M., Ward, K.K. & Berenson, A.B. (2012). The use of effective contraception among young Hispanic women: The role of cultural adaptation. Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology, 25(1), 35-38. PMC3252468.

Barroso, C.S., Roncancio, A.M., Hinojosa, M.B. & Reifsnider, E. (2012). The association between early childhood overweight and maternal factors. Childhood Obesity, 8(5), 449-454. PMC3647485.

Ward, K.K., Roncancio, A.M., & Plaxe, S. (2012). Women with gynecologic malignancies have a greater incidence of suicide than women with other cancer types. Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, 43(1), 109-115. PMC3955113.

Roncancio, A.M., Ward, K.K., & Fernandez, M.E. (2013). Understanding cervical cancer screening intentions among Latinas using an expanded theory of planned behavior model. Behavioral Medicine, 39(3), 66-72. PMC4932857.

Ward, K.K., Roncancio, A.M., Shah, N.R., Davis, M.A., Saenz, C.C., McHale, M.T., & Plaxe, S. (2013). The risk of uterine malignancy is linearly associated with body mass index in a cohort of U.S. women. American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, 209(6), 579.e1-579.e5. PMID: 23938608.

Ward, K.K., Roncancio, A.M., Shah, N.R., Davis, M.A., Saenz, C.C., McHale, M.T., & Plaxe, S. (2014). Bariatric surgery decreases the risk of uterine malignancy. Gynecologic Oncology, 133(1), 63-66. PMID: 24680593.

Cano, M.A., Castillo, L.G., Castro, Y., de Dios, M.A., & Roncancio, A.M. (2014). Acculturative stress and depressive symptomatology among Mexicans and Mexican Americans: examining associations with cultural incongruity and intragroup marginalization. International Journal for the Advancement of Counselling 36, 136-149. PMC4002056.

Ward, K.K., Roncancio, A.M., Cano, M.A., & Plaxe, S. (2014). An ecological analysis of the incidence of invasive squamous cell carcinoma of the cervix in Hispanic women in the United States.  Ethnicity & Disease, 24(2), 243-247. PMC4122124.

Roncancio, A.M., Ward, K.K., & Fernandez, M.E. (2014). Influence of time perspective orientation on cervical cancer screening among Hispanic women. Journal of Health Psychology, 19(12), 1547-1553.PMC4146752.


Roncancio, A.M., Ward, K.K., Sanchez, I.A.*, Cano, M.A., Byrd, T.L., Vernon, S.W., Fernandez-Esquer, M.E. & Fernandez, M.E. (2015). Using the Theory of Planned Behavior to Understand Cervical Cancer Screening among Latinas. Health Education & Behavior, 42(5) 621-626. PMC4932857.


Carmack, C., Lewis, R., & Roncancio, A.M. (2015). Get the message: Targeting beliefs to develop risk reduction intervention messages for African American adolescent. American Journal of Community Psychology, 55:396-410. PMID: 25859920.


Cano, M. A., Vaughan, E. L., de Dios, M. A., Castro, Y. Roncancio, A. M. & Ojeda, L (2015). Alcohol use severity among Hispanic emerging adults in higher education: Understanding the effect of cultural congruity. Substance Use and Misuse, 50(11): 1412-1420. PMC4793933.

Barroso, C.S., Roncancio, A.M., Bishop, J., Hinojosa, M.B., Davila, Y.R., Mendias, E. & Reifsnider, E. (2016). Food security, maternal feeding practices and child weight-for-length. Applied Nursing Research, 29:31-36. PMID: 26856485.

Cano, M. A., Castro, Y., de Dios, M. A., Schwartz, S. J., Lorenzo-Blanco, E. I., Roncancio, A. M., Sheehan, D. M., Auf, R., Piña-Watson, B., Zamboanga, B. L., Huynh, Q. (2016). Associations of ethnic discrimination with symptoms of depression and anxiety among Hispanic emerging adults: A moderated mediation model. Anxiety, Stress, & Coping, 29(6): 699-707. PMC5011003.

Carmack, C., Lewis, R., & Roncancio, A.M.  (2016). Guidelines for Construct Measurement Yielding Unexpected Higher-Order Constructs: An Application for the Theory of Planned Behavior Applied to Condom Use. American Journal of Psychology and Behavioral Sciences, 3(5), 25-33.

Roncancio, A.M., Ward, K.K., Carmack, C.C., Muñoz, B.T., Cano, M.A. & Cribbs, F.* (2017). Using social marketing theory as a framework for understanding and increasing HPV vaccine series completion among Hispanic adolescents: A qualitative study. Journal of Community Health, 42(1), 169-178. PMC5253102.

Roncancio, A.M., Vernon, S.W., Carmack, C.C., Ward, K.K., Muñoz, B.T. & Cribbs, F.* (2017). Identifying Hispanic mothers' salient beliefs about HPV vaccine initiation in their adolescent daughters. Journal of Health Psychology. PMC5479747.

Roncancio, A.M., Ward, K.K., Carmack, C.C., Muñoz, B.T. & Cribbs, F.* (2017). Hispanic mothers' beliefs regarding HPV vaccine series completion in their adolescent daughters. Health Education Research, 32(1), 96-106. PMC5914321.

Cano, M. A., de Dios, M. A., Correa Fernández, V., Childress, S., Abrams, J. L., & Roncancio, A. M. (2017). Depressive symptom domains and alcohol use severity among Hispanic emerging adults: Examining moderating effects of gender. Addictive Behaviors, 72, 72-78.

Rodriguez, S.A., Roncancio, A.M., Savas, L.S., Lopez, D.M., & Fernandez, M.E. (2018). Using intervention mapping to develop and adapt two educational interventions to increase HPV vaccination among Hispanic adolescents. Frontiers in Public Health, 6(164), 1-13. PMC6013574.

Roncancio, A.M., Carmack, C.C., Garcia-Morales, V.*, Cribbs, F.L* & Cano, M.A. (2018). Hispanic mothers' accounts of vaccinating their adolescent children against HPV: Features of the clinic visit. Ethnicity and Health, 1-15.


Roncancio, A.M., Carmack, C.C., Ward, K.K., Vernon, S.W., Muñoz, B.T., Cano, M.A. & Cribbs, F.L.* (2019). Toward a model of HPV vaccine series completion in adolescent Hispanic males: Identifying mothers' salient behavioral, normative and control beliefs. Family & Community Health, 42(2), 161-169.

Roncancio, A.M., Muñoz, B.T., Carmack, C.C., Ward, K.K., Cano, M.A. & Cribbs, F.L.* (2019). Understanding HPV vaccine initiation in Hispanic adolescents using social marketing theory. Health Education Journal, 78, 743-755.

Roncancio, A.M., Vernon, S.W., Carmack, C.C., Ward, K.K., Muñoz, B.T. & Cribbs, F.L.* (2019). Hispanic mothers' beliefs about having their adolescent sons initiate the HPV vaccine series. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, 21(6), 1356-1364.

Carmack, C., Roncancio, A.M., Gerecht, L., & Ansari, M. (2020). Perceived partner beliefs about condoms and self-efficacy communication within the context of the theory of gender and power. Journal of Community Psychology, 48(5), 1424-1437.

Cano, M.A., Sanchez, M., Lorenzo-Blanco, E., Bursac, Z., Arbona, C., de Dios, M. Roncancio, A., Zamboanga, B., Ramirez Ortiz, D. De La Rosa, M. Meca, A., Rojas, P., Schwartz, S., Garcini. L. (2020). Alcohol Use Severity and Bicultural Self-efficacy among Hispanic Emerging Adults: Examining the Moderating Effects of Acculturation and Enculturation. Addictive Behaviors, 50(11), 1412-1420.

Cano, M. A., Schwartz, S. J., MacKinnon, D. P., Keum, B. TH., Prado, G., Marsiglia, F. F., Salas-Wright, C. P., Cobb, C., Garcini, L. M., De La Rosa, M., Sánchez, M., Rahman, A., Acosta, L., Roncancio, A. M., & de Dios, M. A. (in press). Exposure to ethnic discrimination in social media and symptoms of anxiety and depression among Hispanic emerging adults: Examining the moderating role of gender. Journal of Clinical Psychology.


GRANT SUPPORT

2013-2018: Role: Principal Investigator, National Institutes of Health/National Cancer Institute, Title: A Text Message Intervention to Increase HPV Vaccine Completion in Young Latinas

2013: Role: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Title: AHRQ Training Program in Patient Safety and Quality

2011-2013: Role: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, National Institutes of Health/National Cancer Institute, Research Supplement to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research, Title: Reducing Cancer Disparities Among Latinos in Texas

2010-2013: Role: Postdoctoral Research Fellow/Project Director, Cancer Prevention Research Institute of Texas, Title: Cancer Communication Interventions to Increase HPV Vaccination among Hispanic Adolescents

2009-2010: Role: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, National Institutes of Health/ National Institute of Child Health & Human Development (Ruth L. Kirchstein National Research Service Award), Title: Interdisciplinary Women's Reproductive Health Fellowship




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