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College of Arts and Sciences Department of Psychology

Celestina Barbosa-Leiker

Assistant Professor

College of Nursing
Ph. D. Washington State University, 2008

Contact Information

Email: celestina@wsu.edu
Office: SNRS 414B (Spokane campus)
Phone: (509)324-7477

Research Interests

  • Latent growth modeling of risk factors associated with Coronary Heart Disease
  • Invariance testing of health psychology surveys and diseases across groups and time
  • My main areas of interest are in structural equation modeling of health related data with emphasis on models of change over time and invariance testing across gender and occasion. Specifically, I analyze traditional and nontraditional risk factors associated with heart disease and the metabolic syndrome via latent growth modeling and mixture modeling, and I also assessed the psychometric properties of various psychosocial scales associated with heart disease. I am also interested in examining the role of mental illness and substance abuse in heart disease, particularly in rural populations.

Celestina Barbosa

Washington State University