Belinda Campos, Ph.D., is an associate professor in the Department of Chicano/Latino Studies at the University of California, Irvine, and an affiliate of the School of Medicine PRIME-LC Program and the Department of Psychology and Social Behavior at the University of California, Irvine.
Dr. Campos received her Ph.D. in Social-Personality Psychology from UC Berkeley. After completing her Ph.D., Dr. Campos held postdoctoral positions at UCLA in the Department of Psychology and at the Center for the Everyday Lives of Families in the Department of Anthropology.
Dr. Campos’s research examines the role of culture in shaping relationship experience and health. She is particularly interested in U.S. Latino culture, which places a special emphasis on close family relationships and expressing positive emotion. The findings of her work show that cultural norms that emphasize prioritizing others before the self (e.g., Latino and East Asian) can be beneficial for relationships and protective of health.
Dr. Campos publishes in highly regarded peer-reviewed journals including Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, Emotion, Journal of Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, Journal of Family Psychology, and Hispanic Journal of the Behavioral Sciences. She currently serves as an associate editor for the Journal of Family Psychology, and a consulting editor for Emotion and Journal of Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology. Her work has been supported by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, the National Institute of Mental Health, and UC Mexus. Her teaching and mentoring have been recognized with awards for outstanding mentorship and excellence in fostering undergraduate research.