Entry Year


Major Area of Study

Behavioral Medicine


Linda Gallo, PhD



Research Interests

My research is focused on the interplay of psychosocial factors and cardio-metabolic conditions (e.g. diabetes and obesity), as well as the development of culturally appropriate, healthcare system interventions to reduce chronic disease rates and improve health outcomes. I am particularly interested in the aforementioned as it relates to underserved populations, specifically Hispanics/Latinos.

Representative Publications
  • McCurley, J.L., Fortmann, A.L., Gutierrez, A.P., Gonzalez, P., Euyoque, J.A., Clark, T.L., Preciado, J., Ahmad, A., Philis-Tsimikas, A., Gallo, L.C. (2017). Pilot test of a culturally appropriate diabetes prevention intervention for at-risk Latina women. The Diabetes Educator. 43(6), 631-640.

  • Fortmann, A. L., Gallo, L. C., Garcia, M. I., Taleb, M., Euyoque, J. A., Clark, T.L., Skidmore, J., Ruiz, M., Dharkar-Surber, S., Schultz, J., Philis-Tsimikas, A. (2016). Dulce Digital: An mHealth SMS-based intervention improves glycemic control in Hispanics with type 2 diabetes. Diabetes Care. 40(10), 1349-1355. PMID 28600309.

  • Clark, T.L., Euyoque, J.A., Gallo, L.C., Philis-Tsimikas, A., Fortmann, A.L. (2017). Does diabetes distress moderate the effect of an mHealth intervention on HbA1c? Under review.

  • University Graduate Fellowship (2018-2019)