Diana Andrea Chirinos Medina

  • 351 Citations
20082020

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Research Interests

Dr. Diana Chirinos is a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Preventive Medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She is a clinical psychologist with training in public health and behavioral medicine. Her interdisciplinary program of research has been guided by theoretical models for understanding illness progression that incorporate elements of the behavioral sciences, psychoneuroimmunology, and basic physiology. Her work focuses on understanding the role of demographic and psychosocial factors as determinants of the cardiovascular health of ethnic minorities. Specifically, she is interested in (1) characterizing the cardiovascular risk profile of vulnerable populations, such as ethnic minorities; and (2) elucidating the biobehavioral pathways underlying the relationship between chronic stressors, such as depression or sleep disturbances, and cardiovascular disease outcomes. Her long-term goal is to design well-informed culturally sensitive interventions to reduce the burden of chronic stress and cardiovascular disease among ethnic minority individuals. Before coming to the Department of Preventive Medicine in October, 2018, Dr. Chirinos was a postdoctoral fellow in the Center for Circadian and Sleep Medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and a Rice Academy Fellow at Rice University. She received her BA in Psychology at Santa Maria Catholic University in Arequipa, Peru, and her MS and PhD in Clinical Health Psychology from the University of Miami. Dr. Chirinos also completed a full-time APA accredited clinical internship at Rush University Medical Center with a concentration in health psychology.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of Miami

… → 2016

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Research Output

  • 351 Citations
  • 34 Article
  • 4 Review article
  • 1 Chapter

Body Mass of U.S. Hispanics/Latinos From the Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos (HCHS/SOL): How Do Diet Quality and Sedentary Time Relate?

Perera, M. J., Chirinos, D. A., Brintz, C. E., Schneiderman, N., Daviglus, M., Talavera, G. A., Perreira, K. M., Giacinto, R. A. E., Qi, Q. & Llabre, M. M., Jun 1 2020, In : Hispanic Health Care International. 18, 2, p. 55-63 9 p.

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  • Clinical Phenogroups in Heart Failure With Preserved Ejection Fraction: Detailed Phenotypes, Prognosis, and Response to Spironolactone

    Cohen, J. B., Schrauben, S. J., Zhao, L., Basso, M. D., Cvijic, M. E., Li, Z., Yarde, M., Wang, Z., Bhattacharya, P. T., Chirinos, D. A., Prenner, S., Zamani, P., Seiffert, D. A., Car, B. D., Gordon, D. A., Margulies, K., Cappola, T. & Chirinos, J. A., Mar 2020, In : JACC: Heart Failure. 8, 3, p. 172-184 13 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 7 Scopus citations

    Defining abdominal obesity as a risk factor for coronary heart disease in the U.S. Results from the hispanic community health study/study of latinos (HCHS/SOL)

    Chirinos, D. A., Llabre, M. M., Goldberg, R., Gellman, M., Mendez, A., Cai, J., Sotres-Alvarez, D., Daviglus, M., Gallo, L. C. & Schneiderman, N., Aug 2020, In : Diabetes care. 43, 8, p. 1774-1780 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Discrimination, perceived control, and psychological health among African Americans with hypertension

    Vargas, E. A., Chirinos, D. A., Mahalingam, R., Marshall, R. A., Wong, M. & Kershaw, K. N., 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Health Psychology.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • Bereavement, Self-Reported Sleep Disturbances, and Inflammation: Results From Project HEART

    Chirinos, D. A., Ong, J. C., Garcini, L. M., Alvarado, D. & Fagundes, C., Jan 1 2019, In : Psychosomatic medicine. 81, 1, p. 67-73 7 p.

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  • 2 Scopus citations