Staff: Carlos O. Garrido, Ph.D., M.S., M.P.H.

Carlos O. Garrido

Carlos O. Garrido, Ph.D., M.S., M.P.H.

Current Fellow

Cancer Research Training Award Fellow
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Carlos O. Garrido, Ph.D., M.S., M.P.H., is a Cancer Research Training Award (CRTA) fellow in Applied Health Communication in the Office of the Associate Director (Behavioral Research Program).

Dr. Garrido's research is characterized by identifying psychological assets and barriers to health promotive behaviors and, through that knowledge, by the development of psychological interventions to promote healthy behaviors and reduce the cancer burden. As the principal investigator, he has conducted 100+ studies spanning from the basic science of person perception to social cognition (i.e., implicit stereotyping and prejudice, cancer fatalism) and psychosocial determinants of health. A major focus of Dr. Garrido's work is to reduce cancer health disparities and benefit segments of the population that have typically been underrepresented and/or underserved in public health research. For example, he studies the influence of implicitly biased interpersonal exchanges in and outside health care settings on patient-centered outcomes for stigmatized and/or minority patients.

Prior to coming to NCI, Dr. Garrido held the role of T-32 Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Arizona Cancer Center. Dr. Garrido earned his Ph.D. in social psychology from The Pennsylvania State University-University Park. While at Penn State, he studied the basic science of interpersonal impressions and facial perception. Dr. Garrido holds a Master of Science degree from the University of Florida and a Master of Public Health degree from the University of Arizona. His Passion for science began early in his undergraduate training at the University of Illinois at Chicago where he joined his first social psychology and personality laboratory as a lab manager.

Current and/or past BRP mentors include Mimi Lising and Paul Han.

Research Areas

  • Social determinants of cancer health
  • Cancer health disparities
  • Cognitive biases in health-focused decision-making
  • Implicit stereotyping and prejudice
  • Cancer health promotion
  • Cancer screening

Selected Publications and Presentations

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