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

Dr. Carlos O. Garrido

Social and Behavioral Sciences Administrator (Program Officer)
Division of Integrative Biological and Behavioral Sciences

Dr. Carlos Garrido is a Social and Behavioral Sciences Administrator (Program Officer) in the Division of Integrative Biological and Behavioral Sciences at NIMHD. He is a quantitative social psychologist studying health behavior/promotion. Dr. Garrido's research is characterized by identifying psychosocial assets and barriers to health promotive behaviors to develop psychological interventions that promote healthy living and reduce the chronic disease burden.

As the principal investigator, Dr. Garrido has conducted research spanning from the basic science of person perception and social cognition to psychosocial determinants of health. A major aim of his current work is to reduce health disparities and benefit segments of the population that have typically been underrepresented and/or underserved in public health research. For example, he studied the influence of implicitly biased social exchanges in and outside health care settings on the health outcomes of stigmatized individuals. His research areas also include shared decision making in clinical settings, health communication, health behavior trends, nutrition as intervention, and health economics.

Prior to joining NIMHD, Dr. Garrido held the role of Cancer Research Training Award Fellow at the National Cancer Institute (NCI), Office of the Associate Director, Behavioral Research Program (BRP), Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences. Prior to NCI, Dr. Garrido was awarded a T32 postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Arizona Cancer Center.

Dr. Garrido earned his Ph.D. in social psychology from The Pennsylvania State University-University Park in 2017. His research at Penn State focused on investigating the interpersonal process of extracting phenotypic and social cues from faces in the formation of holistic impressions of others. Dr. Garrido also holds a Master of Science degree from the University of Florida (2012) and a Master of Public Health degree from the University of Arizona (2021).

Selected Publications

  • Garrido, C. O., Coşkun, R. A., Lent, A. B., Calhoun, E., & Harris, R. B. (2020). Use of cervical cancer preventive services among US women aged 21–29: an assessment of the 2010 Affordable Care Act rollout through 2018. Cancer Causes & Control, 31(9), 839-850.
  • Lent, A. B., Garrido, C. O., Baird, E. H., Viela, R., & Harris, R. B. (2022). Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Health and Life Insurance Denial Due to Cancer among Cancer Survivors. International journal of environmental research and public health, 19(4), 2166.
  • Adams Jr, R. B.,Garrido, C. O., Albohn, D. N., Hess, U., & Kleck, R. E. (2016). What facial appearance reveals over time: When perceived expressions in neutral faces reveal stable emotion dispositions. Frontiers in Psychology, 7, 986.
  • Garrido, C. O. (2020). Social Information Processing. Encyclopedia of Personality and Individual Differences, 5070-5073.
  • Adams, R. B., Albohn, D. N., Hedgecoth, N., Garrido, C. O., & Adams, K. D. (2022). Angry White Faces: A Contradiction of Racial Stereotypes and Emotion-Resembling Appearance. Affective Science, 3(1), 46-61.

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