Gabriel Camacho

Gabriel Camacho

Assistant Professor of Psychology


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, Ph.D., 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 interest centers on examining ethnic inequality from both the perpetrators’ and targets’ perspectives in order to obtain a better understanding of the causes and consequences of these disparities and of the lived experiences of stigmatized minority populations. He has pursued this research interest primarily by examining novel ways in which perceptions and experiences of stereotype threat—the risk of confirming a negative stereotype about one’s social group—contributes to inequality in academic achievement. 

Professional Memberships

Association for Psychological Science (APS)

Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI) 

Society of Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP)

Course Taught

Current courses

PSY 221 Social Psychology

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)


Area of Expertise

Most requested topics by media

Racial & Social Justice
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