Professor, Director of Training for Counseling
Phone: (970) 491-3555
Office Location: 205 BHSCI
PhD: University of North Texas, 1999
Area of Specialization: Clinical Health Psychology
Teaching Courses: Health Psychology, Diversity Issues in Counseling
Monday- | Tuesday- | Wednesday- | Thursday- | Friday- | By Appointment-
Current Research: Overall, I am interested in understanding the influence of psychological and social determinants of health behavior and how to translate such understanding into clinical interventions to prevent, control, and treat chronic diseases. More specifically, my work has focused on interventions to address cancer disparities among medically underserved populations, such as ethnic minorities, women, older adults, and low-income populations. For example, I have done clinical-translational research to address breast cancer, cervical cancer, lung cancer, and head-and-neck cancer disparities among underserved Latinas and Latinos. I conduct such research in both medical and community-based settings. Currently, I hold a secondary faculty appointment in the Colorado School of Public Health and I am a member of the University of Colorado Comprehensive Cancer Center.
*Madore, S., Kilbourn, K., *Valverde, P., Borrayo, E., Peter, P. (2014). Feasibility of a Psychosocial and Patient Navigation Intervention to Improve Access to Treatment among Underserved Breast Cancer Patients. Supportive Care in Cancer. Epub 2014 Mar 18.
Kilbourn, KM, *Anderson, D, Costenaro, A, Luzczakoski, K, Borrayo, E, & Raben, D (2013). Feasibility of EASE: A psychosocial program to improve symptom management in head and neck cancer patients. Supportive Care in Cancer, 21 (1), 191-200. Epub 2012 Jun 15.
Borrayo, E. A., Hines, L., Byers, T., Risendal, B., Slattery, M.L., Sweeney C., Baumgartner, K.B., & Giuliano, A. (2009). Characteristics associated with mammography screening among both Hispanic and Non-Hispanic white women. Journal of Women’s Health, 18(10): 1585-1594.
Borrayo, E. A., *Gonzales, P., Marcus, A., Flores, E., & Espinoza, P. (2009). The Latina Breast Cancer Screening Scale: Beliefs about breast cancer and screening. Journal of Health Psychology, 14, 944-955.
Borrayo, E. A. (2004). Where’s Maria? A video to increase awareness about breast cancer and mammography screening among low literacy Latinas. Preventive Medicine, 39, 99-110.
*Romo, T., *Nguyen, J. *Drennen, A., & Borrayo, E. A. (2013, April). Healthcare Provider Perspectives: Creating a Culturally and Linguistically Tailored Intervention for Spanish-Speaking Latina Breast Cancer Patients. Poster presented at the 2013 Rocky Mountain Psychological Association Convention, Denver, CO.
*Drennen, A., *Nguyen, J. *Romo, T. & Borrayo, E. A. (2013, April). Spanish-Speaking Latina Breast Cancer Patient Perspectives: Unmet Needs and Counseling Intervention Recommendations. Poster presented at the 2013 Rocky Mountain Psychological Association Convention, Denver, CO.
*Drennen, A., *Nguyen, J. *Geller, J., *Romo, T. & Borrayo, E. A. (2011, September). AYUDA: A training program to improve breast cancer outcomes among Latina patients. Oral presentation at the Fourth Annual American Association of Cancer Research conference on the Science of Cancer Health Disparities in Racial/Ethnic Minorities and the Medically Underserved. Washington, DC.
*MacDonald, T., *Carey, A., *Scott, K., **Brandsma, R., **Romero-Vargas, A. & Borrayo, E. (2011). Treatment Experiences of Latinos with Head-and-Neck and Lung Cancer. Poster presented at the 2011 National Multicultural Summit Conference, Seattle, WA
*Scott, K., Borrayo, E.A.,*Carey, A.,*MacDonald, T.,**Brandsma, R., &**Romero-Vargas, A. (2010, August). Challenges Latinos with Lung and Head-and-Neck Cancer Face. Poster presented at the 2010 American Psychological Association, San Diego, CA.