NLAAS Publications

In Press Documents

Jimenez, D., Alegria, M., Chen, C., Chan, D., Laderman, M. (in press) Prevalence of Psychiatric Illnesses among Ethnic Minority Older Adults. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.

Alegria, M., Mulvaney - Day, N., Woo, M., & Viruell-Fuentes, E. (In Press). Psychology of Latino Adults: Challenges and an Agenda for Action. In E. Chang & C. Downey (Eds.), Mental Health Across Racial Groups : Lifespan Perspectives.

Polo, A., & Alegría, M. (In Press). Psychiatric Disorders and Mental Health Service Use Profile of Latino Men in the United States. In Social and Structural Factors Affecting the Health of Latino
. Rutgers University Press.


Marques, L., Alegria, M., Becker, A., Chen, C., Fang, A., Chosak, A., Belo Diniz, J. (2011). Comparative Prevalence, Correlates of Impairment, and Service Utilization for Eating Disorders across U.S. Ethnic Groups: Implications for Reducing Ethnic Disparities in Health Care Access for Eating Disorders. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 44(4), 412-420. PMCID: PMC3011052

Porche, M., Fortuna, L., Lin, J., Alegria, M. (2011). Childhood Trauma and Psychiatric Disorders as Correlates of School Dropout in a National Sample of Young Adults. Child Development, 82(3), 982-998. PMCID: PMC3089672


Cook, B., Carson, N., and Alegria, M. (2010). Assessing Racial/Ethnic Differences in the Social Consequences of Early-Onset Psychiatric Disorder. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, 21(2), 49-66.

Escobar, J., Cook, B., Chen, C., Gara, M., Alegria, M., Interian, A., Diaz, E. (2010). Whether medically unexplained or not, three or more concurrent somatic symptoms predict psychopathology and service use in community populations. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 69(1), 1-8. PMCID: PMC2874983

Gavin, A, Walton, E, Chae, D, Alegria, M, Jackson, J, & Takeuchi, D. (2010). The Associations between Socioeconomic Status and Major Depressive Disorder among Blacks, Latinos, Asians, and Non-Hispanic Whites: Findings from the Collaborative Psychiatric Epidemiology Studies. Psychological Medicine. 40, 51-61.


Cook, B, Lin, J, Guo, J & Alegria, M. (2009). Pathways and Correlates Connecting Exposure to the US and Latino Mental Health. American Journal of Public Health, 99 (12), 2247-2254.

Chatterji P, Alegria M, Takeuchi D. (2009). Racial/ethnic differences in the effects of psychiatric disorders on employment. Atlantic Economic Journal, 37 (3), 243-257

Canino, G., & Alegría, M. (2009). Understanding Psychopathology Among the Adult and Child Latino Population: An Epidemiologic Perspective. In J. Grau, M. Azmitia, N. Cabrera, G. Carlo, J. Chahin & F. A. Villarruel (Eds.), Handbook of Latino Psychology: Community and Developmental Perspectives. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE.

Alegria, M & Woo, M. (2009). Conceptual Issues in Latino Mental Health. In J.Grau, M. Azmitia, N. Cabrera, G. Carlo, J. Chain & F.A. Villarruel (Eds.), Handbook of Latino Psychology: Community and Developmental Perspectives. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE.

Guarnaccia, P, Lewis-Fernandez, R, Pincay, IM, Shrout, P, Guo, J, Torres, M, Canino, G & Alegria, M. (2009). Ataques de Nervios as a Marker of Social and Psychiatric Vulnerability: Results from the NLAAS. International Journal of Social Psychiatry.

Alegria, M, Woo, M, Takeuchi, D & Jackson, J. (2009). Ethnic and Racial Group—Specific Considerations. In P. Ruiz, A. Primm (Eds.), Disparities in Psychiatric Care: Clinical and Cross-Cultural Perspectives. Bethesda: Wolters Kluwer Lippincott Williams and Wilkins.

Alegria, M, Shrout, P, Torres, M, Lewis-Fernandez, R, Abelson, J, Powell, M, Lin, JY, Interian, A, Laderman, M & Canino, G. (2009). Lessons Learned from the Clinical Reappraisal of the Composite International Diagnostic Interview with Latinos. International Journal of Methods in Psychiatric Research, 18(2), 84-95.

Lewis-Fernandez, R, Horvitz-Lenon, M, Blanco, C, Guarnaccia, P, Cao, Z & Alegria, M. (2009). Signicance of Endorsement of Psychotic Symptoms by U.S. Latinos. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease. 197(5): 337-347.

Gonzalez, H., Tarraf, W., West, B., Croghan, T., Bown, M., Cao, Z. & Alegria, M. (2009)Antidepressant Use in a Nationally Representative Sample of Community-Dwelling U.S. Latinos With and Without Depressive and Anxiety Disorders. Depression and Anxiety, 26(7), 674-681

Vega, W, Canino, G, & Alegria, M. Prevalence and Correlates of Dual Diagnoses in U.S. Latinos. Drug Abuse and Dependence, 100(1-2), 32-38.

Suarez, L, Polo, A, Chen, C & Alegria, M. Prevalence, Course, and Correlates of Childhood-Onset Anxiety Disorders among Latinos and Non-Latino Whites in the United States. Psicologica Conductal, 17(1), 89-109.


Rivera, F, Guarnaccia, P, Mulvaney-Day, N, Lin, J, Torres, M & Alegria, M. (2008). Family Cohesion and its Relationship to Psychological Distress among Latino Groups. Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 30(3), 357-378.

Leu, J.,Yen, I, Gansky, S., Walton, E., Adler, N. and Takeuchi, D. (2008). The association between subjective social status and mental health among Asian immigrants: Investigating the influence of age at immigration. Social Science and Medicine66, 1152-1164.

Alegria, M, Canino, G, Shrout, P, Woo, M, Duan, N, Vila, D., Torres, M., Chen, C. & Meng, X-L. (2008). Prevalence of Mental Illness in Immigrant and Non-Immigrant U.S. Groups. American Journal of Psychiatry, 165(3), 359-69.

Alegria, M, Chatterji, P, Wells, K, Cao, Z, Chen, C, Takeuchi, D, Jackson, J & Meng, X-L. (2008). Disparity in Depression Treatment Among Racial and Ethnic Minority Populations in the United States. Psychiatric Services, 59(11), 1264-1272.

Bates L, Acevedo-Garcia D, Alegría M, & Krieger N. (2008). Immigration and generational trends in body mass index and obesity in the U.S.: Results from the National Latino and Asian American Study, 2002-2003. American Journal of Public Health, 98(1), 70-77.

Canino G, Vega W, Sribney W, Warner L, Alegría M. (2008). Social Relationships, Social Assimilation, and Substance use Disorder among Adult Latinos in the U.S. Journal of Drug Issues, 38(1), 69-102.

Duan, N, Meng, X-L, Lin, JY, Chen, C & Alegria, M. (2008). Disparities in defining disparities: Statistical conceptual frameworks. Statistics in Medicine, 27(20):3941-56.

Fortuna, L, Porche, M & Alegria, M. (2008) Political violence, psychosocial trauma, and the context of mental health services use among immigrant Latinos in the United States. Ethnicity and Health, 13(5), 435-463.

Gee, GC, Ro, A., Gavin, A, and Takeuchi, D. (2008). Disentangling the Effects of Racial and Weight Discrimination on Body Mass Index and Obesity Among Asian Americans. American Journal of Public Health, 98: 493 - 500.

Ortega, A, Canino G & Alegria, M. (2008). Lifetime and 12-Month Intermittent Explosive Disorder in Latinos. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 78(1), 133-139.

Perez D, Fortuna L, Alegría M. (2008). Prevalence and Correlates of Everyday Discrimination among U.S. Latinos. Journal of Community Psychology, 36(4), 421-433.

Shrout, P, Alegria, M, Canino, G, Guarnaccia, P, Vega, W, Duan, N & Cao, Z. (2008). Testing Language Effects in Psychiatric Epidemiology Surveys with Randomized Experiments: Results from the NLAAS. American Journal of Epidemiology, 168(3), 345-352.


Abe-Kim J, Takeuchi D, Hong S, Zane N, Sue S, Spencer M, et al. (2007). Use of Mental Health Related Services Among Immigrants and US Born Asian Americans: Results from the National Latino and Asian American Study. American Journal of Public Health.97(1):91-8.

Alegría M, Mulvaney-Day N, Woo M, Torres M, Gao S, & Oddo V. (2007).Correlates of Twelve-Month Mental Health Service Use among Latinos: Results from the National Latino and Asian American Study (NLAAS). American Journal of Public Health 97(1): 76-83.

Alegría M, Mulvaney-Day N, Torres M, Polo A, Cao Z, & Canino G.(2007).Prevalence of Psychiatric Disorders Across Latino Subgroups in the United States.American Journal of Public Health 97(1): 68-75.

Alegría M, et al. (2007). Looking Beyond Nativity: The Relation of Age of Immigration, Length of Residence, and Birth Cohorts to the Risk of Onset of Psychiatric Disorders for Latinos.Research on Human Development, 4(1&2): 19-47.

Alegría M, Shrout P, Woo M, Guarnaccia P, Sribney W, Vila D, et al. (2007). Understanding Differences in Past-Year Psychiatric Disorders for Latinos living in the U.S. Social Science and Medicine 65(2): 214-230.

Alegría M, Woo M, Cao Z, Torres M, Meng X-L, & Striegel-Moore R. (2007). Prevalence and Correlates of Eating Disorders in Latinos in the U.S. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 40: 515-521.

Chatterji P, Alegria M, Lu M, Takeuchi D. (2007). Psychiatric Disorders and Labor Market Outcomes: Evidence from the National Latino and Asian American Study. Health Economics, 16: 1069-1090.

Cochran S, Mays V, Alegria M., Ortega A, & Takeuchi D. (2007). Mental health and substance use disorders among Latino and Asian American lesbian, gay, and bisexual adults. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 75(5): 785-794.

Duan N, Alegría M, Canino G, McGuire T, Takeuchi D.(2007). Survey Conditioning in Self-Reported Mental Health Service Use: Randomized Comparison of Alternative Instrument Formats. Health Services Research 42(2): 890-907.

Erosheva E, Walton E, & Takeuchi D.(2007). Self-rated health among foreign- and U.S.-born Asian Americans: a test of comparability. Medical Care.45(1):80-7.

Fortuna L, Perez D, Canino G, Sribney W, Alegría M. (2007). Prevalence and Correlates of Lifetime Suicidal Ideation and Attempts among Latino Subgroups in the United States. Journal of Clinical Psychiatry . 68(4):572-581.

Guarnaccia, P, Pincay, I, Alegria, M, Shrout, P, Lewis-Fernandez, R, Canino, G. (2007). Assessing Diversity Among Latinos: Results from the NLAAS. Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 29(4): 510-534.

Hodgkin D, Volpe-Vartanian J, & Alegría M. (2007). Discontinuation of Antidepressant Medication Among Latinos in the U.S. Journal of Behavioral Health Services and Research, 34(3): 329-342.

Mulvaney-Day N, Alegría M, & Sribney W. (2007). Social cohesion, social support, and health among Latinos in the United States. Social Science & Medicine.64(2): 477-495.

Pippins-Rodriguez J, Alegría M, & Haas J. (2007). Exploring the relationship between English language proficiency and quality of primary care in a national sample of Latinos. Medical Care, 45(11): 1020-1025.

Takeuchi D, Zane N, Hong S, Chae D, Gong F, Gee G, et al.(2007). Immigration-related factors and mental disorders among Asian Americans. American Journal of Public Health. 97(1):84-90.

Takeuchi D, Alegría M, Jackson J, Williams D.(2007). Immigration and mental health: diverse findings in Asian, Black, and Latino populations.American Journal of Public Health. 97(1):11-2.


Alegría M, Cao Z, McGuire T, Ojeda V, Sribney B, Woo M, Takeuchi D.(2006). Health Insurance Coverage for Vulnerable Populations: Contrasting Asian Americans and Latinos in the U.S. Inquiry. 43(Fall): 231-254.

Ortega A, Feldman J,Canino G,Steinman K, Alegria M. (2006). Co-occurrence of mental and physical illness in US Latinos. Social Psychiatry & Psychiatric Epidemiology . 41:927–934.


Meng X-L, Alegría M, Chen C-N, Liu, J. (2005). A nonlinear hierarchical model for estimating prevalence rates with small samples. ASA Proceedings of the Joint Statistical Meetings, Alexandria, VA, American Statistical Association.


Alegría M, Takeuchi D, Canino G, Duan N, Shrout P, Meng X-L, et al. (2004). Considering Context, Place, and Culture: the National Latino and Asian American Study. International Journal of Methods in Psychiatric Research 13(4): 208-220.

Alegría M, Vila D, Woo M, Canino G, Takeuchi D, Vera M, et al.(2004).). Cultural Relevance and Equivalence in the NLAAS Instrument: Integrating Etic and Emic in the Fevelopment of Cross-Cultural Measures for a Psychiatric Epidemiology and Services Study of Latinos. International Journal of Methods in Psychiatric Research 13(4): 270-288.