Guido G. Urizar Jr., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Psychology
Partners in Research & Outreach for Health
PRO-Health Mission Statement
PRO-Health was established by Dr. Urizar in 2006. Our mission is to provide innovative health programs to improve health among underserved populations by collaborating with community partners.
PRO-Health addresses several areas of health, including:
· Examining the effects of stress on health
· Investigating factors that may impact the health of mothers and their children
· Reducing one’s risk for cardiovascular disease
Please look at current programs to see what health programs are currently being offered by PRO-Health.
Dr. Urizar’s research in the area of Health Psychology
has focused on examining psychosocial, behavioral,
and physiological factors associated with physical and
mental health outcomes.
The primary objective of this research has been to
identify groups at-risk for chronic health problems
and to develop and test community– and hospital-
based interventions designed to promote chronic
disease prevention and management in medically
underserved populations. A number of grants from
NIH, and other Federal and State agencies have
supported this work.