Contact Information

Assistant Professor
University of California, San Diego
Department of Psychiatry.
9500 Gilman Drive
San Diego, CA 92093-0849

Office 619-543-5051
Fax 619-543-5070

Research Keywords
  • HIV Prevention
  • Gender-based violence
  • Substance use
  • Latinos/as
  • Sex workers
Membership Information

Membership Category:
Research Scientists

Member Since: 2007

Monica Ulibarri, Ph.D.

Monica Ulibarri, Ph.D.


Ph.D., Arizona State University
M.A., Arizona State University
B.A., Claremont McKenna College

Research Statement

Dr. Ulibarri’s research focuses on HIV prevention in Latino/a communities, with an emphasis on how gender based violence, mental health, and substance use intersect with HIV risk behaviors. She is currently conducting a study on how individual- and relationship-level factors such as psychological... Read more

About Me

Dr. Ulibarri received her B.A. in Psychology and Spanish from Claremont McKenna College, and her M.A. and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Arizona State University. She completed her pre-doctoral internship at Kaiser Permanente in San Diego. Dr. Ulibarri received a NIMH Research Supplement to... Read more

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Recent Publications

Ulibarri M.D., Strathdee S.A., Lozada, R., Magis-Rodríguez, C., Amaro, H., O’Campo, P., Patterson, T.L. (2010). Intimate partner violence among female sex workers in two Mexico-U.S. border cities: Partner characteristics and HIV risk-behaviors as correlates of abuse. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy, 2(4), 318-325.

Ulibarri M.D., Strathdee S.A., Ulloa, E.C., Lozada R., Fraga M., Magis-Rodríguez C., De La Torre A., Amaro H., O’Campo P., Patterson T.L. (2011). Injection drug use as a mediator between client-perpetrated abuse and HIV status among female sex workers in two Mexico-U.S. border cities. AIDS and Behavior, 15(1), 179-185.

Ulibarri, M.D., Raj, A., Amaro, H. (2012). Love, Sex and Power Revisited: Integration of Gender-based Context in HIV Prevention among Latinas. In K.C. Organista (Ed.), HIV Prevention with Latinos: Theory, Research, and Practice (63-81). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Ulibarri, M.D., Strathdee, S.A., Lozada, R., Staines-Orozco, H.S., Abramovitz, D., Semple, S.J., Martinez, G., Patterson, T.L., (2012). Condom use among female sex workers and their non-commercial partners: Effects of a sexual risk intervention in two Mexican cities. International Journal of STD & AIDS, 23(4), 229-234.

Ulibarri M.D., Strathdee S.A., Lozada R., Magis-Rodríguez C., Amaro H., O’Campo P., Patterson T.L. (in press). Prevalence and correlates of client-perpetrated violence among female sex workers in two Mexico-U.S. border cities. Violence Against Women.


Network Collaborators
Jennifer Syvertsen Jennifer Syvertsen Angela Robertson Angela Robertson
Victoria Ojeda Victoria Ojeda Shira Goldenberg Shira Goldenberg
Emilio Ulloa Emilio Ulloa   
Network Mentors
Thomas Patterson Thomas Patterson Steffanie Strathdee Steffanie Strathdee
Hortensia Amaro Hortensia Amaro   


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