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David Chiriboga, PhD

David Chiriboga, PhD

Professor Emeritus

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Dr. Chiriboga is a Professor Emeritus in the Department of Child & Family Studies in the College of Behavioral & Community Sciences at the University of South Florida. His work includes a statewide study of mental and physical health disparities in Florida, the effectiveness of family-centered interventions for Medicaid beneficiaries with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias, and a three state study of barriers to health and health care posed by limited English proficiency among older Korean immigrants.

Dr. Chiriboga has a long history of producing outstanding researchers in the field of aging, serving as a mentor for numerous postdoctoral fellows and students. He also was a mentor for the American Society on Aging’s New Ventures in Leadership, which promotes the leadership potential of professionals of color and their involvement in the national aging arena.

He recently served as a member of the American Psychological Association’s Working Group on Cultural Competency in Geropsychology within the Committee on Aging, and currently serves on the Florida Department of Health Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities advisory committee. In 2009, the University of South Florida Latin Community Advisory Committee presented him with the Hispanic Pathways Award, which recognizes outstanding research and/or outreach that creates pathways to the betterment of the lives of Latinos. In 2010, GSA’s educational branch, the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education, presented him with the Hiram J. Friedsam Mentorship Award. In 2012, Dr Chiriboga received the Gerontological Society of America's (GSA) Minority Mentorship Award.



Jang, Y., Cho, Y. J., Park, N. S., Chiriboga, D. A., Hong, S., & Kim, M. T. (2021). Perceived Racial Discrimination and Mental Distress in Older Korean Americans: The Moderating Role of Ethnic Resources.  Ethnicity & Health,  DOI: 10.1080/13557858.2021.2022105  

Jang, Y., Yoon, H., Kim, M. T., Park, N. S., & Chiriboga, D. A. (2021). Preference for patient-provider ethnic concordance in Asian Americans. Ethnicity and Health, 26(3), 448-459. https://doi.org/10.1080/13557858.2018.1514457 

Jang, Y., Kim, J., Yoon, H., Park, N. S., & Chiriboga, D. A. (online 8-2021). Bridging potential in friend networks and cognitive function in older Korean Americans. Journal of Aging and Health.  https://doi.org/10.1177/08982643211041240 

Jang, Y., Choi, E.Y., Franco, Y., Park, N.S., Chiriboga, D.A., & Kim, M.T.  (2021, online first).  Racial and Ethnic Differences in Cognitive Health Appraisals: A Comparison of Non-Hispanic White, Non-Hispanic Black, and Hispanic Older Adults. Aging and Mental Health.  https://doi.org/10.1080/13607863.2021.1899132. 

Jang, Y., Choi, E.Y., Yoon, H., Park, N.S., Chiriboga, D.A., & Kim, M.T. (2021). Self-rated Physical, Mental, Oral, and Cognitive Health in Older Korean Immigrants: The Role of Health Indicators and Sociocultural Factors. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, 23(4), 689-698. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10903-020-01087-2 

Jang, Y., Chiriboga, D. A., Park, N. S., Yoon, H., Cho, Y. J., Hong, S., Nam, S., Rhee, M. K., Bernstein, K. S., & Kim, M. T. (2021) The role of self-rated mental health in seeking professional mental health services among older Korean immigrants. Aging & Mental Health, 25(7), 1332-1337. https://doi.org/10.1080/13607863.2020.1758908 

 Park, N. S., Jang, Y., Chiriboga, D. A., Chung, S. (2021). The role of social networks on depressive symptoms: A comparison of older Koreans in three geographic areas. The International Journal of Aging and Human Development, 92(3), 364-382.  

Park, N. S., Jang, Y., Chiriboga, D. A., & Chung, S. (2021). The relations of social network types with mental distress among older Korean Americans: The interactive role of living arrangement. Research on Aging. https://doi.org/10.1177/0164027521999780  

Jang, Y., Choi, E. Y., Park, N. S., Chiriboga, D. A., Duan, L., & Kim, M. T. (2021, accepted). Cognitive health risks posed by social isolation and loneliness in older Korean Americans. BMC Geriatrics,, 21, 123. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12877-021-02066-4 

Jang, Y., Yoon, H., Li, M., Park, N. S., Chiriboga, D. A., Wu, B., Dong, X., & Kim, M. T. (2021). Self-rated health as a mediator between physical health conditions and depressive symptoms in older Chinese and Korean Americans. PLOS ONE, 16(1): e0245136. https:// doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0245136 

Park, N. S., Jang, Y., Rhee, M. K., Yoon, H., & Chiriboga, D. A. (2021). Knowledge about Alzheimer’s disease and awareness of Alzheimer’s disease-related services in older Korean Americans: The role of social capital. Journal of Applied Gerontology, 40(2), 220-227. https://doi.org/10.1177/0733464820911533. NIHMSID1563399 

Jang, Y., Choi, E. Y., Franco, Y.,  Park, N. S., Chiriboga, D. A., & Kim, M,T. (2021). Discordance between subjective and objective cognitive function in older Korean Americans. Journal of Aging and Health, 33 (5-6), 418-426. https://doi.org/10.1177/0898264320988407 

 Jang, Y., Choi, E. Y., Park, J., Cho, Y. J., Park, N. S., & Chiriboga, D. A. (2021). Social isolation in Asian Americans: Risks associated with socio-demographic, health, and immigration factors. Ethnicity & Health. doi: 10.1080/13557858.2021.1881765 

Jang, Y., Yoon, H., Park, N. S., Chiriboga, D. A., & Kim, M. T. (2021). Health risks posed by social and linguistic isolation in older Korean Americans. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 69(11), 3528-3266. https://doi.org/10.1111/jgs.17367  

Park, N. S., Chiriboga, D. A., & Chung, S. (2021). The effect of social capital and family support on loneliness among Korean adults: Intergenerational differences. Journal of Intergenerational Relationships, 19, 1-15. https://doi: 10.1080/15350770.2021.1868239. 

Jang, Y., Choi, E. Y., Franko, Y., Park, N. S.,  Chiriboga, D. A. & Kim, M.T. (2021). Discordance between Objective and Subjective Measures of Cognitive Function in Older Korean Americans, Journal of Aging and Health, 33(5-6):418-426. doi: 10.1177/0898264320988407.