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, 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 examines novel ways in which the risk of being stigmatized can adversely affect the stereotype-relevant performance of ethnic minorities and the health and well-being of people with concealable stigmatized identities (i.e., devalued identities not immediately knowable to others). He also studies lay perceptions of both. For example, do people believe that identity-based threats can adversely affect the well-being and academic performance of ethnic minority students? And what are the consequences of these beliefs? His research contributes toward understanding the situationally-induced causes of social inequality and people’s motivation to address these causes.


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)