Recent Publications

Rutter, T. M., Flentje, A., Dilley, J. W., Barakat, S., Liu, N. H., Gross, M. S., … Leykin, Y. (2016). Sexual orientation and treatment-seeking for depression in a multilingual worldwide sample. Journal of Affective Disorders, 206, 87–93. [Full Text]

Bunge, E. L., Williamson, R. E., Cano, M., Leykin, Y., & Muñoz, R. F. (2016). Mood management effects of brief unsupported internet interventions. Internet Interventions, 5, 36–43.

Muñoz, R. F., & Bunge, E. L. (2016). Prevention of depression worldwide: A wake-up call. The Lancet Psychiatry.

Muñoz, R. F., Bunge, E. L., Barrera, A. Z., Wickham, R. E., & Lee, J. (2016). Using behavioral intervention technologies to help low-income and Latino smokers quit: Protocol of a randomized controlled trial. JMIR Research Protocols, 5(2), e127.

Muñoz, R. F., Bunge, E. L., Chen, K., Schueller, S. M., Bravin, J. I., Shaughnessy, E. A., & Pérez-Stable, E. J. (2016). Massive Open Online Interventions: A novel model for delivering behavioral-health services worldwide. Clinical Psychological Science, 4, 194–205.

On Internet Interventions

Barrera, A. Z., Kelman, A. R., & Muñoz, R. F. (2014). Keywords to Recruit Spanish- and English-Speaking Participants: Evidence From an Online Postpartum Depression Randomized Controlled Trial. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 16(1), e6. [Full Text]

Schueller, S. M., Muñoz, R. F., & Mohr, D. C. (2013). Realizing the potential of behavioral intervention technologies. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 22, 478-483. [Full Text]

Muñoz, R. F. (2010). Using evidence-based internet interventions to reduce health disparities worldwide. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 12(5), e60. doi: 10.2196/jmir.1463 [Full Text]

Leykin, Y., Aguilera, A., Torres, L. D., & Muñoz, R. F. (2011). Factor structure of CES-D delivered on the Internet in Spanish and English. Psychiatry Research, 185, 269-274. PMID: 20684849

Leykin, Y., Aguilera, A., Torres, L. D., Pérez-Stable, E. J., & Muñoz, R. F. (2012). Interpreting the outcomes of automated Internet-based trials: Example of an international smoking cessation study. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 14, e5. PMID: 22314016

Leykin, Y., Barrera, A. Z., & Muñoz, R. F. (2009). One more tool for smoking cessation: Internet-based interventions. In M. A. Cucciare & K, R. Weingardt (Eds.) Using Technology to Support Evidence-Based Behavioral Health Practices: A Clinician’s Guide. New York, NY: Routledge.

Leykin, Y., Muñoz, R. F. & Contreras, O. (2012). Are consumers of Internet health information “cyberchondriacs”? Characteristics of 24,965 users of a depression screening site. Depression and Anxiety, 29, 71-77. PMID: 21681872

Leykin, Y., Thekdi, S. M., Shumay, D. M., Muñoz, R. F., Riba, M., & Dunn, L. B. (2012). Internet interventions for improving psychological well-being in psycho-oncology: Review and recommendations. Psycho-Oncology, 21, 1016-25. PMID: 21608075

Leykin, Y., Weingardt, K, R. & Cucciare, M. A. (2011). Differential effects of online training on job-related burnout among substance abuse counselors. Journal of Substance Use, 16, 127-135.

On Depression and Smoking Cessation: Internet Studies

Muñoz, R. F., Aguilera, A., Schueller, S. M., Leykin, Y., & Pérez-Stable, E. J. (2012). From online randomized controlled trials to participant preference studies: Morphing the San Francisco Stop Smoking site into a worldwide smoking cessation resource. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 14(3), e64. [Full Text]

Muñoz, R. F., Barrera, A. Z., Delucchi, K., Penilla, C., Torres, L. D., & Pérez-Stable, E. J. (2009). International Spanish/English Internet smoking cessation trial yields 20% abstinence rates at 1 year. Nicotine & Tobacco Research, 11, 1025-1034. [Full Text]

Muñoz, R. F., Lenert, L. L., Delucchi, K., Stoddard, J., Perez, J. E., Penilla, C., & Pérez-Stable, E. J. (2006). Toward evidence-based Internet interventions: A Spanish/English Web site for international smoking cessation trials. Nicotine & Tobacco Research, 8, 77-87. [Full Text]

Leykin, Y., Aguilera, A., Pérez-Stable, E. J., & Muñoz, R. F. (2013). Prompting depression treatment seeking among smokers: A comparison of participants from six countries in an internet stop smoking RCT. Journal of Technology in Human Services, 31, 238-247.

On the Prevention and Treatment of Depression

Leykin, Y., Muñoz, R. F., Contreras, O., & Latham, M. D. (2014). Results from a trial of an unsupported internet intervention for depressive symptoms. Internet Interventions, 1, 175-181. PMID: 25485233 [Full Text]

Barrera, A. Z., Wickham, R. E., & Muñoz, R. F. (2015). Online prevention of postpartum depression for Spanish- and English-speaking pregnant women: A pilot randomized controlled trial. Internet Interventions, 2(3), 257–265. [Full Text]

Muñoz, R. F., Schueller, S. M., Barrera, A. Z., Le, H. N., & Torres, L. D. (2014). Major depression can be prevented: Implications for research and practice. In I. H. Gotlib & C. L. Hammen (Eds.), Handbook of depression (3rd ed.) (pp. 471-491). New York: Guilford.

Muñoz, R. F., Beardslee, W. R., & Leykin, Y. (2012). Major depression can be prevented. American Psychologist, 64, 285-295. doi: 10.1037/a0027666 [Full Text]

Dimidjian, S., Barrera Jr, M., Martell, C., Muñoz, R. F., & Lewinsohn, P. M. (2011). The origins and current status of behavioral activation treatments for depression. Annual Review of Clinical Psychology, 7, 1-38. doi: 10.1146/annurev-clinpsy-032210-104535 [Full Text]

Muñoz, R. F., Cuijpers, P., Smit, F., Barrera, A. Z., & Leykin, Y. (2010). Prevention of major depression. Annual Review of Clinical Psychology, 6, 181-212. doi: 10.1146/annurev-clinpsy-033109-132040 [Full Text]

On Evidence-based Interventions for Diverse Populations

Barrera, A. Z., & Nichols, A. D. (2015). Depression help-seeking attitudes and behaviors among an Internet-based sample of Spanish-speaking perinatal women. Revista Panamericana de Salud Pública, 37(3), 148–153.

Muñoz, R. F., Chen, K., Bunge, E. L., Bravin, J. I., Shaughnessy, E. A., & Pérez-Stable, E. J. (2014). Reaching Spanish-speaking smokers online: A 10-year worldwide research program. Revista Panamericana de Salud Pública, 35 (5-6), 407-414. PMID: 25211569 [Full Text]

Le, H. N., Zmuda, J., Perry, D. F., & Muñoz, R. F. (2010). Transforming an evidence-based intervention to prevent perinatal depression for low-income Latina immigrants. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 80, 34-45. doi: 10.1111/j.1939-0025.2010.01005.x [Full Text]

Muñoz, R. F., & Mendelson, T. (2005). Toward evidence-based interventions for diverse populations: The San Francisco General Hospital prevention and treatment manuals. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 73, 790-799. doi: 10.1037/0022-006X.73.5.790 [Full Text]

On Research with Vulnerable Populations

Barlow, M. R. (2007). Researching dissociative identity disorder: Practical suggestions and ethical implications. Journal of Trauma & Dissociation, 8, 81 - 96. doi: 10.1300/J229v08n01_06

Barlow, M. R., & Chu, J. A. (2014). Measuring fragmentation in dissociative identity disorder: The Integration Measure and relationship to switching and time in therapy. European Journal of Psychotraumatology, 5, 22250. doi: 10.3402/ejpt.v5.22250 [Full Text]

Barlow, M. R., & Cromer, L. D. (2006). Trauma-relevant characteristics in a university human subjects pool population: Gender, major, betrayal, and latency of participation. Journal of Trauma & Dissociation, 7, 59 - 75.

On Cognition in Trauma Survivors

Barlow, M. R. (2011). Memory for complex emotional material in dissociative identity disorder. Journal of Trauma & Dissociation, 12, 53 - 66. doi: 10.1080/15299732.2010.496144

Barlow, M. R., Cromer, L. D., Caron, H. P., & Freyd, J. J. (2012). Comparison of normative and diagnosed dissociation on attachment to companion animals and stuffed animals. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy, 4, 501 - 506. doi: 10.1037/a0028134

Barlow, M. R., & Goldsmith, R. E. (2014). Childhood trauma and active mental processes: Dissociation and metacognition influence control of negative thoughts. Journal of Child & Adolescent Trauma, 7, 131 - 140. doi: 10.1007/s40653-014-0010-3

Goldsmith, R. E., Barlow, M. R., & Freyd, J. J. (2004). Knowing and not knowing about trauma: Implications for therapy. Psychotherapy: Theory, Research, Practice, Training, 41, 448 - 463.

Barlow, M. R., Goldsmith Turow, R. E., & Gerhart, J. (2017). Trauma appraisals, emotion regulation difficulties, and self-compassion predict posttraumatic stress symptoms following childhood abuse. Child Abuse & Neglect, 65, 37-47. doi: 10.1016/j.chiabu.2017.01.006 Available at:

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