Entry Year


Major Area of Study

Behavioral Medicine


Kristen Wells, PhD, MPH



Phone Number

(805) 248-9541

Research Interests

Manuel is interested in mental and physical health disparities among Hispanic/Latinos and cultural factors that influence these disparities. He is also interested in developing and testing culturally adapted intervention/prevention efforts.

Representative Publications
  • Gonzales, M. IV., & Blashill, A. J. (2018). Depressive symptoms and indoor tanning among U.S. Hispanic adolescents: Results from a nationally representative sample. Health Psychology, 37, 24-27.

  • San Diego State University/ University of California, San Diego University Graduate Fellowship ($25,000) 2019
  • San Diego State University’s Most Outstanding Graduate in Psychology Award 2019
  • California State Universities Trustees’ Award for Outstanding Achievement Ali C. Razi Scholar ($12,000) 2018
  • Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Sexual and Gender Minority Special Interest Group Student Poster Award 2018
  • Society of Behavioral Medicine Citation Award 2018
  • California State University’s Sally Casanova Pre-Doctoral Scholarship recipient ($3,000) 2017
  • National Institutes of Minority Health Initiative for Maximizing Student Development Scholar 2017-2019

Manuel Gonzales IV CV