Maysa DeSousa
  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, N.C., 2015
  • Master of Bioethics, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Penn., 2011
  • Master of Science in Education, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Penn., 2008
  • Bachelor of Arts, The College of New Jersey, Ewing, N.J., 2005

 

Research Interests

  • Scarcity
  • Health disparities
  • Subjective indicators of socioeconomic status
  • Maternal and child health

Courses Taught

  • Social Psychology
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Psychological Approaches to Diversity
  • Child Development
  • Health Psychology

Selected Works

Presentations

De Sousa, M., Peterman, A. H., & Reeve, C. L. (2015). An initial conceptualization of scarcity. 36th Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, San Antonio, TX, USA.

De Sousa, M., Peterman, A. H., & Reeve, C. L. (2014) . Theory of Planned Behavior constructs mediate the relationship between SES-related scarcity and sugar consumption.” 35th Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA.

De Sousa, M., Gordon, E.S., & Berhardt, B. A. (2013). Subject preferences for the disclosure of non-actionable genetic test results. The Association for Psychological Science Annual Convention, Washington, DC, USA.

Publications

De Sousa, M., Peterman, A. H., & Reeve, C. L. (2016). An initial model of scarcity. Qualitative Psychology. Advance online publication. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/qup0000077

Rowan, D., De Sousa, M., Randall, E., White, C. G., & Holley, L. (2014). We’re just targeted as the flock that has HIV”: Health care experiences of members of the house/ball culture. Social Work in Health Care, 53, 460- 77.

De Sousa, M., Smith, D., Corcoran, A., Bailey, F.A., Furman, C., Ritchie, C., Rosenfeld, K., Shreve, S., & Casarett, D. (2010). Families' perceptions of inpatient and home hospice care at end-of-life. Archives of Internal Medicine, 170, 1856-7.

Casarett, D., Shreve, S., Luhrs, C., Lorenz, K., Smith, D., De Sousa, M., & Richardson, D. (2010). Measuring families’ perceptions of care across a health care system: Preliminary experience with the Family Assessment of Treatment at End-of-Life Short Form (FATE-S). Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 40, 801-9.