Assistant Professor of Psychology
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Ph.D., University of Connecticut (2020, Social Psychology)

M.S., University of Connecticut (2016, Social Psychology)

B.A, University of Virginia (2012, Psychology)


Gabriel Camacho is an assistant professor of psychology at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. He received his B.A. (2012) in psychology from the University of Virginia and his M.S. (2016) and Ph.D. (2020) from the University of Connecticut. He joined John Jay in 2020. His research aims at understanding, documenting, and ameliorating the experiences of members of stigmatized groups. He studies stigma by examining the perceptions of groups who possess group-based identities that are negatively stereotyped and historically marginalized as well as by examining perceptions of and attitudes toward these groups. His most recent work examines the ways in which stereotyping and prejudice adversely impact members of minoritized ethnic groups (e.g., the likelihood of being racially profiled by police) and the effectiveness of the prejudice-reduction strategies used by members of these groups (e.g., codeswitching).

Courses Taught

Current courses

PSY 221 Social Psychology

PSY 311 Research Methods in Psychology 

PSY 385 Supervised Undergraduate Research Experience in Psychology

Professional Memberships

Association for Psychological Science (APS)

Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI) 

Society of Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP)

Scholarly Work

Camacho, G., Allen, A. M., & Quinn, D. M.  (2019). Neighborhood ethnic composition and perceived discrimination among young adult Latina/os: The mediating role of ethnic centrality. Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences.

Camacho, G., Kalichman, S. C., & Harold, K. (2020). Anticipated HIV-related stigma and HIV treatment adherence: The indirect effect of medication concerns. AIDS & Behavior.

Camacho, G., Reinka, M. A., & Quinn, D. M. (2020). Disclosure and concealment of stigmatized identities. Current Opinion in Psychology. 

Lawner, E.K., Quinn, D. M., Camacho, G., Johnson, B. T., & Weisz, B. M. (2019). Ingroup role models and underrepresented students’ performance and interest in STEM: A meta-analysis of lab and field studies. Social Psychology of Education.

Quinn, D. M., Camacho, G, Pan-Wiesz, B., & Williams. M. K. (2019). Visible and concealable stigmatized identities and mental health: Experiences of racial discrimination and anticipated stigmaStigma and Health. 

Honors and Awards

APS RISE Award, Association for Psychological Science (APS)

Diversity Fund Travel Award, Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP)

Emergency Bridging Grants, Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP)

Grants-In-Aid, The Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI)

PSC-CUNY Research Award, City University of New York (CUNY)