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David Chiriboga, Ph.D.

David Chiriboga, Ph.D.


(813) 974-1939


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Dr. Chiriboga currently is a professor in the Department of Child & Family Studies in the College of Behavioral & Community Sciences at the University of South Florida. His ongoing work includes a statewide study of mental and physical health disparities in Florida, the effectiveness of family-centered interventions for Medicaid beneficiaries with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias, and a three state study of barriers to health and health care posed by limited English proficiency among older Korean immigrants.

Dr. Chiriboga has a long history of producing outstanding researchers in the field of aging, serving as a mentor for numerous postdoctoral fellows and students. He also was a mentor for the American Society on Aging’s New Ventures in Leadership, which promotes the leadership potential of professionals of color and their involvement in the national aging arena.

He recently served as a member of the American Psychological Association’s Working Group on Cultural Competency in Geropsychology within the Committee on Aging, and currently serves on the Florida Department of Health Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities advisory committee.  In 2009, the University of South Florida Latin Community Advisory Committee presented him with the Hispanic Pathways Award, which recognizes outstanding research and/or outreach that creates pathways to the betterment of the lives of Latinos. In 2010, GSA’s educational branch, the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education, presented him with the Hiram J. Friedsam Mentorship Award. In 2012, Dr Chiriboga received the Gerontological Society of America's (GSA)  Minority Mentorship Award.

Recent Publications

Lee, B.S., McIntyre, R.S., Gentle, J.E., Park, N.S, Chiriboga, D.A., Lee, Y., Singh, S, McPherson, M.A. (accepted 4-30-17). A Computational Algorithm for Personalized Medicine in Schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Research.

Jang, Y., Park, N.S., & Chiriboga, D.A. (accepted 2-24-17).Latent Profiles of Acculturation and Their Implications for Health: A Study with Asian Americans in Central Texas. Asian American Journal of Psychology.

Park, M. J., Park, N. S., & Chiriboga, D. A. (online 1-20-17). A latent class analysis of social activities and health among community-dwelling older adults in Korea. Aging & Mental Health. DOI: 10.1080/13607863.2017.1288198.

Park, N.S., Jang, Y., Lee, B., Chiriboga, D.A., Chang, S., Yoon, H., & Kim, S.Y. (online 3-14-17). Associations of a social network typology with physical and mental health risks among older adults in South Korea. Aging and Mental Healthhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13607863.2017.1286456

Jang, Y., Yoon, H., Park, S.N., & Chiriboga, D.A., & Kim, M. (2017). Oral health and dental care in older Asian Americans in central Texas, Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. doi: 10.1111/jgs.14832

Jang, Y., Park, N. S., Yoon, H., Huang, Y., Rhee, M., Chiriboga, D. A., & Kim, M. T. (accepted May, 2017). The risk typology of healthcare access and its association with unmet healthcare needs in Asian Americans. Health and Social Care in the Community.

Park, N. S., Jang, Y., Lee, B. S., & Chiriboga, D. A. (2017). The relation between living alone and depressive symptoms in older Korean Americans: Do feelings of loneliness mediate? Aging and Mental Health, 21(3), 304-312.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13607863.2015.1099035.

Jang, Y., Park, N. S., Chiriboga, D. A.  Radhakrishnan, K., & Kim, M.T. (2016). The knowing-doing gap in advance directives in Asian Americans.  American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine. doi: 10.1177/1049909116668518

Park, N. S., Jang, Y., & Chiriboga, D. A. (2016). Willingness to use mental health counseling and antidepressants in older Korean Americans: The role of beliefs and stigma about depression. Ethnicity and Health. doi: 10.1080/13557858.2016.1246429

Jang, Y., Yoon, H., Park, N.S., & Chiriboga, D.A., (2016).  The health vulnerability of immigrants with limited English proficiency: A study of older Korean Americans. Journal of the American Geriatrics SocietyJ Am Geriatr Soc, 64 (7), 14981502.

Jang, Y., Park, N. S., Yoon, H., Ko, J.E., Jung, H., & Chiriboga, D. A. (2016). Mental health literacy in religious leaders: A qualitative study of Korean American clergy. Health & Social Care in the Community. doi: 10.1111/hsc.12316.

Park, N. S., Jang, Y, Ko, J. E, & Chiriboga, D. A. (2016). Factors affecting willingness to use hospice in racially and ethnically diverse older men and women. American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, 33(8) 770-776.

Jang, Y., Park, N. S., Chiriboga, D. A., Yoon, H., Ko, J., Lee, J., & Kim, M. T. (2016). Risk factors for social isolation in older Korean Americans. Journal of Aging and Health, 28 (1), 3-18.10.1177/0898264315584578

Jang, Y., Kim, K., Park, N.S., & Chiriboga, D.A (2016). Emotional confidants in ethnic communities: Social network analysis of Korean American older adults. Journal of Aging and Health, 28(2), 324−340.