Adolfo Cuevas

Adolfo Cuevas

574 Boston Ave


  • PhD, Portland State University, Portland, United States, 2015
  • MS, Portland State University, Portland, United States, 2012
  • BA, City College of New York, New York, United States, 2010


Adolfo G. Cuevas, Ph.D., is a community psychologist and Director of the Psychosocial Determinants of Health (PSDHealth) Group at Tufts University, where he, along with a multidisciplinary team of researchers, investigate the interrelationship between race/ethnicity, psychosocial stressors, and health-related outcomes within multiple social contexts (e.g., community, health system).

Dr. Cuevas has received funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Cancer Disparities Research Network to investigate the biobehavioral pathways linking psychosocial stress and obesity among Hispanics/Latinos and Black Americans. His work has been published in a number of scientific journals such as Health Psychology, Cancer Causes and Control, American Journal of Public Health, and Cardiology Clinics and featured in Huff Post and NPR's Code Switch. He recently received the Tufts CTSI Career Development Award (KL2) to examine the effects of psychosocial stressors on obesity disparities. For his research work on race, racism, and health, Dr. Cuevas was selected as one of the National Minority Quality Forum's 40 Under 40 Leaders in Minority Health.

Dr. Cuevas received a Ph.D. in Applied Psychology at Portland State University concentrating in Community Psychology and Research Methods, an MS in Applied Psychology at Portland State University, and a BA in Psychology at City College of New York. He attained additional training as a cancer prevention postdoctoral fellow at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (2015-2017).