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Emilio Ulloa, Ph.D.

Pronouns: Emilio

Associate Chief Diversity Officer HSI & Regional Affairs
Student Services Professional, Academic-Related 3

Division of Student Affairs and Campus Diversity
HSI & Regional Affairs

San Diego

Office Hours

8:00am – 4:30pm

PSFA 100
5500 Campanile Dr.
San Diego, CA 92182-7430
Mail Code
(619) 594-1332

Areas of Expertise

Physical, Sexual, and Emotional Violence among Adolescents, Young Adults, and College Students; Commercial sexual exploitation of children/CSEC; Romantic Relationship Violence.


Originally from the Imperial Valley, CA, Emilio C. Ulloa earned his BA in Psychology from San Diego State University in 1997. He earned a Ph.D. degree in Social Psychology from Arizona State University in 2003. His research focuses on understanding the etiology and effects of physical, sexual, and emotional violence among adolescents, young adults, and college students.


  1. PH.D. in Psychology
    Arizona State University
  2. B.A. in Psychology
    San Diego State University
  1. Ulibarri, M. D., Ulloa, E. C., Speed, E. A. (2017). Research, treatment, and policy regarding trafficking and sexual exploitation of children and adolescents: Introduction to Special Section. Journal of Child and Adolescent Trauma 10, 2;147-149.
  2. Ulloa, E. C., **Hammett, J. F., *Meda, N. A., & *Rubalcava, S. J. (2017). Empathy and Romantic Relationship Quality Among Cohabitating Couples: An Actor–Partner Interdependence Model. Journal of Family Psychology 25, 3; 208-214.
  3. Ulloa, E. C., Salazar, M., & Monjaras, L. Y. (2016). Prevalence and Correlates of Sex Exchange among a Nationally Representative Sample of Adolescents and Young Adults. Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, 25, 5:524-37
  4. Ulloa, E. C., Dyson, R. B., & Wynes, D. (2012). Inter-partner violence in the context of gangs: A review. Aggression and Violent Behavior, 17, 5:397–404.
  5. Filson, J., Ulloa, E. C., Runfola, C., & Hokoda, A. (2010). Does Powerlessness Explain the Relationship Between Intimate Partner Violence and Depression? Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 25, 3, 400-415.
  6. Buelna, C., Ulloa, E. C., & Ulibarrri, M. D. (2009). Power as a Mediator of the Relationship between Dating Violence and Sexually Transmitted Infections. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 24, 8, 1338-1357.
  7. Ulloa, E. C., Jaycox, L.H., Marshall, G.N., Collins, R.L. (2004). Acculturation, Gender Stereotypes, and Attitudes about Dating Violence among Latino Youth. Violence and Victims 19, 3: 273-287.