Regina Otero-Sabogal, PhD

Adjunct Professor, Institute for Health and Aging, UCSF; Associate Director, Prevention Sciences Program, Northern California Cancer Center

Cancer Center Program Membership

Affiliate Member


Javeriana University, Bogota, Colombia, B.A., 1973, Psychology
University of North Texas, Denton, TX, M.A., 1983, Psychology
University of North Texas, Denton, TX, Ph.D., 1984, Clinical Psycholog

Selected Publications

  • Marin, G., Sabogal, F., Marin, B., Otero-Sabogal R., & Perez-Stable, E. (1987). Development of a short acculturation scale for Hispanics. Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences. 9, 183-205.
  • Sabogal, F., Marin, G., Otero-Sabogal, R., Marin, B., & Perez-Stable, E. (1987). Hispanic Familism and acculturation: What changes and what doesn't? Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences. 9, 397-412.
  • Alcalay, R., Sabogal, F., Marin, G., Perez-Stable, E., Marin, B., Otero-Sabogal, R. (1987-88). Patterns of mass media use among Hispanic smokers: Implications for community interventions. International Quarterly of Community Health Education, 8 (4), 341-350.
  • Sabogal, F., Marin, B., Marin, G., Otero-Sabogal, R., & Perez-Stable, E. (1988). Guía para Dejar de Fumar. Quit smoking Guide. Washington, D.C., Government Printing Office. National Cancer Institute, NIH Publication No. 88-3001.
  • Marin, G., Perez-Stable, E., Otero-Sabogal, R., Sabogal, F., Marin, B.(1989). Stereotypes of smokers held by Hispanic and White non-Hispanic smokers. International Journal of Addictions, 24, 203-213.
  • Marin, G., Marin, B., Otero-Sabogal, R., Sabogal, F., & Perez-Stable, E., (1989). The role of acculturation on the attitudes, norms and expectations of Hispanic smokers. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 20, 399-415.
  • Sabogal, F., Otero-Sabogal, R., Marin, B., Marin, G, & Perez-Stable, E. (1989). Measurement of Smoking Addiction: Validation of a short scale for Latinos. Latin-American Journal of Psychology, 7, 89-104.
  • Sabogal, F., Otero-Sabogal, R., Perez-Stable, E., Marin, B., Marin, G. (1989). Perceived self-efficacy to avoid cigarette smoking and addiction: differences between Hispanics and Non-hispanic whites. Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 11, 136 -147.
  • Marin, B., Pérez-Stable, E.J., Marin, G., Sabogal, F., Otero-Sabogal, R. (1990) Attitudes and behaviors of Hispanic smokers: Implications for cessation interventions. Health Education Quarterly. 17, 3, 287-297 (Fall).
  • Marin, B., Marin, G., Pérez-Stable, E., Otero-Sabogal, R., & Sabogal, F. (1990).Cultural differences in attitudes toward smoking. Developing messages using the theory of reasoned action. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 20, 478-493.
  • Marin, G., Marin, B., Pérez-Stable, E., Sabogal, Fabio., & Otero-Sabogal, F. (1990). Changes in information as a function of a culturally appropriate smoking cessation community intervention for Hispanics. American Journal of Community Psychology, 18, 847-864.
  • Pérez-Stable, E.J., Sabogal, F., Marin, G., Marin, B., & Otero-Sabogal, R. (1991). Evaluation of the Guia para Dejar de Fumar: A Spanish Language Self-help Guide to Quit Smoking. Public Health Reports, 106, 564-569.
  • Otero-Sabogal, R. & Sabogal, F. (1991). Women, Family, and Smoking. Spanish version: La mujer, la familia y el cigarrillo. American Lung Association.
  • Otero-Sabogal, R. Sabogal, F. & Pérez-Stable, E.J. Women and Cancer. University of California San Francisco and National Cancer Institute, 1992.
  • Pérez-Stable E.J., Sabogal F., Otero-Sabogal R., McPhee S., Hiatt R. (1992). Misconceptions about Cancer among Latinos and Anglos. Journal of American Medical Association, 268(22), 3219-3223.
  • Sabogal F., Pérez-Stable EJ, Otero-Sabogal R., Hiatt R. (1994), Dietary Practices, Alcohol Consumption and smoking Behavior among Latinos and Non-Latino-whites in the San Francisco Bay Area. Submitted to American Journal of Public Health.
  • Pérez-Stable EJ, Otero-Sabogal R., Sabogal F, McPhee S., Hiatt R. (1994). Self-reported use of cancer screening tests among Latinos and Anglos in a health care maintenance organization. Archives of Internal Medicine, 154, 1073-1081.
  • Sabogal F., Pérez-Stable EJ, Otero-Sabogal R., Hiatt R. (1995), Gender, Ethnic, and Acculturation Differences in Sexual Behaviors: Hispanic and Non-Hispanic White Adults. Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 17, 139-159.
  • Pérez-Stable EJ, Sabogal F., Otero-Sabogal R., (1995), Use of cancer screening tests in the San Francisco Bay Area: comparison of Latinos and Anglos. Monograph Journal National Cancer Institute, 18, 147-153.
  • Pérez-Stable EJ, Hiatt R., Sabogal F., Otero-Sabogal R, McPhee S. (1995), Use of Spanish surnames in survey research: A comparison to self-identification. Monograph Journal National Cancer Institute, 18, 11-15.
  • Otero-Sabogal R., Sabogal F., Pérez-Stable EJ, Hiatt R. (1995), Dietary Practices, Alcohol Consumption and Smoking Behavior among Latinos and Non-Latino Whites in the San Francisco Bay Area. Monograph Journal National Cancer Institute, 18, 73-82.
  • Hiatt R., Pérez-Stable EJ, Quesenberry C., Otero-Sabogal R., Sabogal F. Agreement between self-reported early cancer detection practices and medical audits in Hispanic compared with non-Hispanicwhite health plan members in Northern California. (1995). Preventive Medicine, 24, Otero-Sabogal R., Sabogal F., Pérez-Stable EJ, (1995), Psychosocial Correlates of Smoking Among Immigrant Latina Adolescents. Monograph Journal National Cancer Institute, 18, 65-71. 278-285 .
  • Otero-Sabogal, R., Sabogal F., Pérez-Stable E J. & Hiatt, R. Dietary Practices, Alcohol Consumption and smoking behavior among Latinos and Non-Latino Whites in the San Francisco Bay Area.(1995) Journal of the National Cancer Institute, 18, 73-82.
  • Bird JA, Otero-Sabogal R, Ha NT, McPhee SJ. Lay health worker intervention: the Vietnamese and Latina Pathways program. Health Education Quarterly, 23, 105-122.
  • Perez-Stable EJ, Otero-Sabogal R, Sabogal F, Napoles-Springer A. Pathways to early cancer detection for Latinas: en accion contra el cancer. Health Education Quarterly, 23, 41-59.
  • Sabogal F, Otero-Sabogal R, Jenkins CNH, Perez-Stable EJ. Printed health educational materials for diverse communities: lessons and tips from the field. Health Education Quarterly, 23, 123-141.
  • Pasick, R. J., D'Onofrio, C., & Otero-Sabogal, R. (1996). Similarities and differences across cultures: questions to inform a third generation for health promotion research. Health Education Quarterly, 23, 142-161.
  • Otero-Sabogal, R., Fox, P. J., Golding, J. M., Ryder, P. T., Kao, C. Individual and Site predictors of Re-Screening Among Low-Income and Multi-Ethnic California Women. The Final Report of the Breast Cancer Evaluation Project. California Department of Health Services. Cancer Detection Section. June, 2000.
  • Otero-Sabogal, R., Arnsberger, P, Nussey, B., Brown, B., Fox, P. Factors associated with Low-Income Latinas' Adherence to Breast Cancer Screening. Women and Cancer, 1(5), 35-41, 1999.
  • Valdez, A., K. Banerjee, et al. (2001). "Correlates of breast cancer screening among low-income, low-education Latinas." Prev Med 33(5): 495-502.
  • Otero-Sabogal, R., Stewart, S., Sabogal, F., Perez-Stable, E. Access and Culture: Why don't Latinas return for cancer screening. Health Education and Behavior, 30 (3), 2003.
  • Pasick, R. J., R. Otero-Sabogal, R., Nacionales, M. "Increasing ethnic diversity in cancer control research: description and impact of a model training program." J Cancer Educ 18(2): 73-7, (2003).
  • Fox, P., P. Arnsberger, Otero-Sabogal, R. "Patient and clinical site factors associated with rescreening behavior among older multiethnic, low-income women." Gerontologist 44(1): 76-84, (2004).
  • Otero-Sabogal, R., Oewns, D., Canchola, J., Golding, J., Fox, P. "Mammography Rescreening among Low-income Women: Individual, Clinician, and System Factors". J Poor and Underserved (In press).

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