César G Escobar-Viera, MD, PhD

César G Escobar-Viera, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

Contact Details

3811 O'Hara St.
Jamie Martina

Education & Training

Universidad Nacional de Asuncion, Asuncion, Paraguay, Facultad de Ciencias Medicas
Health Services Research, University of Florida - Gainesville, College of Public Health and Health Professions
Management and Policy, University of Florida - Gainesville, College of Public Health and Health Professions
Psychiatry, Universidad Nacional de Asuncion, Asuncion, Paraguay
Research on Media, Technology, and Health/ Health Policy, University of Pittsburgh
Health Services Research, Stanford University

Current Appointments

Director, Program for Internet Delivered Interventions on LGBTQA+ Mental Health (PRIDE iQ)

Professional Affiliations

Member, Society of Behavioral Medicine
Member, Mixed Methods Research International Association

Selected Honors & Awards

Invited Participant, Health Disparities Research Institute, National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities
Fulbright Scholarship Award, U.S. Department of State

Research Interests

LGBTQA+ mental health, health equity & depression; Social media-based interventions; Mixed methods
Selected Research Publications & Products
  1. Escobar-Viera CG, Cernuzzi LA, Miller RS, Rodrguez-Marn HJ, Vieta E, Gonzlez Tonez M, Marsch LA, Hidalgo-Mazzei DA: Feasibility of mHealth interventions for depressive symptoms in Latin America: A Systematic Review. International Review of Psychiatry. doi: 10.1080/09540261.2021.1887822. In print, 2021
  2. Escobar-Viera CG, Zhou Z, Morano JP, Lucero RJ, Clauson KA, Lieb S, McIntosh S, Cook RL. The Florida Mobile Health Adherence Project for People Living With HIV (FL-mAPP): Longitudinal assessment of feasibility, acceptability, and clinical outcomes. JMIR mHealth and uHealth. 2020 Jan 8;8(1):e14557. doi: 10.2196/14557
  3. Escobar-Viera CG, Shensa A, Hamm M, Sidani JE, Melcher EM, Rzewnicki DI, Egan JE, Primack BA. I dont feel like the odd one: Utilizing content analysis to compare social media experiences of sexual minority and non-minority U.S. young adults. American Journal of Health Promotion. 2020 Mar;34(3):285-293. doi: 10.1177/0890117119885517. Epub 2019 Nov 7. PMID: 316989192019
  4. Escobar-Viera CG, Shensa A, Sidani J, Primack BA, Marshal MP. Association between LGB sexual orientation and depression mediated by negative social media experiences: National survey study of US young adults. JMIR Mental Health, 2020 Dec;7(12):e23520. URL: https://mental.jmir.org/2020/12/e23520. doi:10.2196/23520. PMID: 33270041
  5. Escobar-Viera CG, Whitfield DL, Wessel CB, Shensa A, Sidani JE, Brown Jr AL, Chandler CJ, Hoffman BL, Marshal MP, Primack BA. For better or for worse? A systematic review of the evidence on social media use and depression among lesbian, gay, and bisexual minorities. JMIR Mental Health. 2018;23;5(3):e10496. PMID: 30037786