Rosalie Corona, Ph.D., in front of a white screen

Rosalie Corona, Ph.D.

Pronouns: she/her/ella


Director, Clinical Training, Clinical Psychology Program

(804) 828-8059

White House, 806 W. Franklin St., Room 201

Office hours: By appointment

Clinical Psychology




  • B.A.: Psychology, University of California, Irvine, 1993
  • M.A.: Clinical Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles, 1994
  • Ph.D.: Clinical Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles, 1999

Research Interests

Dr. Rosalie Corona's research focuses on health promotion among Latinx and African American adolescents (including young adults) and their families. A theme throughout her scholarship is the role of family and culture in health behaviors. Dr. Corona's research bridges clinical psychology, developmental psychology, social work, medicine/genetics, and public health and incorporates observational methods, semi-structured interviews, focus groups, and surveys. In addition to identifying risk and protective factors associated with academic and health outcomes, Dr. Corona also develops, implements, and evaluates culturally-relevant programs that promote positive youth and family outcomes.

Select Publications

  • Velazquez, E., Espinosa-Hernandez, G., Garth, R.C., Williams, C. D., Romo, S. & Corona, R. (2023). Processes underlying Mexican adolescents’ sexual behaviors and intentions: Examining the roles of familial cultural values and parental monitoring. Cultural Diversity & Ethnic Minority Psychology. Advance online publication.
  • Moreno, O., Avila, M., Garcia-Rodriguez, I., Romo, S., Rodriguez, J., Matos, C., Fuentes, L., Hernandez, C., Ramos, M., Muñoz, G., Gutierrez, D., Bravo, A., & Corona, R. (2022). Culturally enhancing a group-based motivational interviewing substance use prevention program for Latiné youth. Contemporary Clinical Trials Communications, 30, 100991.
  • doi: 10.1016/j.conctc.2022.100991.
  • Corona, R., Hood, K.B., & Haffejee, F. (2019). The relation between body image perceptions and condom use outcomes in a sample of South African emerging adults. Prevention Science, 20, 147-156.
  • Corona, R., Pope, M., Shaffer, C.M., Hood, K.B., Velazquez, E., & Barinas, J. (2018). A qualitative examination of the relationship between body image and sexual risk behavior: Perceptions from Latina and African American adolescent girls and their maternal caregivers. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 27, 3606-3617.
  • Corona, R., Rodríguez, V.M., McDonald, S.E., Velazquez, E., Rodríguez, A., & Fuentes, V.E. (2017). Associations between cultural stressors, cultural values, and Latina/o college students’ mental health. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 46, 63-77.



  • Child Psychopathology, undergraduate level
  • Individual Tests of Intelligence, graduate level
  • Minority Issues in Mental Health, graduate level


  • Jeanett Castellanos Mentorship Award, National Latinx Psychological Association, 2022
  • Distinguished Service Award, VCU College of Humanities and Sciences, 2021
  • Distinguished Scholar Award, VCU College of Humanities and Sciences, 2020
  • APA Minority Fellowship Program Dalmas Taylor Award, 2015
  • Presidential Awards for Community Multicultural Enrichment, VCU, 2015