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Journal of Depression and Anxiety

Journal of Depression and Anxiety
Open Access

ISSN: 2167-1044

+44 1223 790975

Azizi A. Seixas

Azizi A. Seixas

NYU School of Medicine, USA

Biography
Dr. Azizi Seixas completed his doctoral studies in clinical psychology at Fordham University, Bronx, NY. Since completing his training, he has worked as an Assistant Professor of Psychology and as a training fellow in the NIH/NHLBI funded “Program to Increase Diversity among Individuals Engaged in Health-Related Research” (PRIDE) at NYU. Dr. Seixas is engaged in two major areas of research. First, Dr. Seixas’ research at the Center for Healthful Behavioral Change focuses on the impact neurocognitive and psychosocial impairments and sleep disturbance have on stroke disability among Blacks. This work is being supported by a research supplement from the NIH/NINDS to the parent project entitled Center for Stroke Disparities Solutions (U54NS081765). Second, he is interested in addressing sociocultural and environmental determinants of chronic diseases (such as cardiovascular and cerebrovascular disease, and mental illness) and health behaviors that prevent access to adequate care in disparity communities, which are disproportionately burdened by adverse cardiovascular outcomes. His work identifies barriers hindering diagnosis and treatment of sleep apnea-related cardio-metabolic diseases among minorities and to evaluate the efficacy of behavioral models in enhancing adherence to recommended therapies. He is currently the project leader on the newly funded NIH/NIMHD R01 project entitled “Tailored Peer Education and Social Support among Blacks with Obstructive Sleep Apnea”, which aims to increase sleep education and adherence to obstructive sleep apnea evaluation and treatment among Blacks.
Research Interest

Depression, Posttraumatic stress symptoms, Young adults, Social support, Locus of control

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