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Linda C. Gallo San Diego State University, USA

Dr. Linda C. Gallo received her PhD in Clinical Psychology (Health Concentration) from the University of Utah in 1998. After completing an NIH postdoctoral fellowship in Cardiovascular Behavioral Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh, she joined the faculty of San Diego State University and the SDSU/UCSD Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology, where she is currently an Associate Professor and a Senior Core Investigator at the Center for Behavioral and Community Health Studies. Dr. Gallo’s research examines socioeconomic and ethnic disparities in cardiovascular and other chronic diseases, with a special focus on the roles that stress, emotional factors, and social relationships have in these disparities. Dr. Gallo has published more than 30 articles and chapters, appearing in such outlets as the Annals of Behavioral Medicine, Health Psychology, Psychosomatic Medicine, Psychophysiology, and Psychological Bulletin. Her current research is funded by the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute and the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.