Frederick   Ernst

Associate Dean  

Office: ELABN 358
Phone: (956) 665-3323
Email: frederick.ernst@utrgv.edu

Dr. Frederick Ernst





Selected Publications


  • Frederick Ernst, N. Salinas, and N. Perez. "Prevalence and attitudes about disclosure of childhood sexual abuse by Hispanic female college students," Journal of Childhood Sexual Abuse 18, (2009): 574-581.

  • Frederick Ernst, M. Hogan, M. Vallas, M. Cook, and D. Fuller. "Superior self-regulatory skills in African-American college students: Evidence from tobacco and alcohol use," Journal of Black Studies 40, (2009): 337-346.

  • Frederick Ernst, R. Farooque, and R. Stout. "Heterosexual intimate partner homicide: Review of ten years of clinical experience," Journal of Forensic Sciences 50, (2005): 1-4.

  • Frederick Ernst. Speaking of Health: Assessing Health Communication Strategies for Diverse Populations. Journal of the National Medical Association, 97, 2005: 846.

  • Frederick Ernst, R. Farooque, and R. Stout. "Homicide at home," American Journal of Forensic Psychiatry 25, (2004): 131-150.

  • Frederick Ernst and N. Nellori. "Predictors of treatment completion for patients receiving residential drug and alcohol treatment," Addictive Disorders and Their Treatment 3, (2004): 36-42.

  • Frederick Ernst and R. Farooque. "Filicide: A Review of Eight Years of Clinical Forensic Experience," Journal of the National Medical Association 95, (2003): 90-94.

  • Frederick Ernst and R. Farooque. "Demographic and Psychiatric Factors in Parental Murder: The Significance of Dictus Deo Hallucinations," The Forensic Examiner 94, (2002): 32-35.

  • Frederick Ernst "Demographic and psychiatric factors in parental murder: The significance of Dictus Deo hallucinations (Abstract)," Journal of the National Medical Association 93, (2001): 309.

  • Frederick Ernst. "Stress and the etiology of hypertension: The disinhibitory hypothesis of blood pressure dysregulation," Cardioscapes 2, (1998): 18-21.



Selected Grants and Fellowships


  • John Trant. UTPA/UTRGV HHMI Leaders in Research Program, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, $1,200,000.00 (September 1, 2012 - August 31, 2017)

  • Darrin Rogers. Characteristics of Sexual Abuse and Sexual Offense by Sex Offenders at the US-Mexico Border, South Texas Border Health Disparities Center, $15,000.00 (September 1, 2010 - August 31, 2011)

  • Darrin Rogers. Educational Resiliency in Hispanic Students, UTPA CSBS Intelligence Community Center for Academic Excellence (IC CAE), $5,000.00 (2007 - 2007)

  • Kristin Croyle. Grants for Research and Teaching, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, $2,995.00 (November 2006 - July 2007)

  • Frederick Ernst. CFAR Exploratory Funding Program, National Institue of Health, $58,200.00 (2004 - 2005)

  • Frederick Ernst. , National Institute of Health, $4,300,000.00 (2003 - 2005)

  • Frederick Ernst. Center for Health Disparities Grant, National Institute of Health, $10,600,000.00 (2003 - 2005)

  • Frederick Ernst. U01 Grant for Infrastructure Development at Meharry Medical College, National Institute of Health, $2,100,000.00 (2003 - 2005)

  • Frederick Ernst. Minority School Faculty Development Award, National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, National Institute on Health, $480,000.00 (1991 - 1996)



Selected Presentations


  • Ralph Carlson Carlson, Amy Weimer, Edna Alfaro, Liang Zeng, Jessica Raley, Emmett Tomai, David Rios, Artem Chebotko, Christine Reilly, Robert Winkle, Nicholas Weimer, Thomas Pearson, Francis Andoh-Baidoo, Frederick Ernst, Robert Dearth, David Ammons, and Joanne Rampersad-Ammons. "Development of a computer-assisted student-mentor research community dubbed ‘SRO’ to address “Persistence of all students”," HHMI Program Directors and Professors meeting October 8-11, 2012, Chevy Chase, Maryland, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Chevy Chase, Maryland (October 2012)

  • Amy Weimer, Ralph Carlson, Emmett Tomai, David Rios, Artem Chebotko, Christine Reilly, Nicholas Weimer, Thomas Pearson, Robert Wrinkle, Francis Andoh-Baidoo, Frederick Ernst, Robert Dearth, David Ammons, and Joanne Rampersad-Ammons. "Improving STEM education in research: Preliminary report on the development of a computer-assisted student-mentor research community," PUI Research Conference, July 26-28, 2012, , NSF and Cal State Fullerton, California State University, Fullerton, California, USA (July 2012)

  • Frederick Ernst, C. Garza, A. Garza, and L. Oretega-Tamez. "A review of ABA approaches to self-injurious behavior (SIB) in Lesch-Nyhan syndrome," Applied Behavior Analysis-International Conference, San Antonio, TX (May 2010)

  • Frederick Ernst, N. Salinas, M. Reilly, J. Saca, and R. Dearth. "Does tactile stimulation attenuate the adverse effects of maternal separation in rats?," Applied Behavior Analysis-International Conference, San Antonio, TX (May 2010)

  • Ana Villanueva and Frederick Ernst. "Digit Ratio as a predictor of masculinity in South Texas College Students," Southwestern Psychological Association Annual Conference, Southwestern Psychological Association, San Antonio, TX (April 2010)

  • Frederick Ernst. "Learned control of glandular and visceral function in animals: History and significance for biofeedback today," Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback, San Diego, CA (March 2010)

  • Grant Benham, Kristin Croyle, and Frederick Ernst. "Ethical implications of asking sensitive questions," Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research (PRIM&R), Nashville, TN (November 2009)

  • Frederick Ernst, I. Gonzalez, M. Cantu, c. Rios, and G. Benham. "Association between manifest hostility, psychological stress, and physical health in a Hispanic sample," meeting of the SouthWestern Psychological Association, SouthWestern Psychological Association, San Antonio, TX (April 2009)

  • I. Gonzalez, M. Cantu, C. Rios, Grant Benham, and Frederick Ernst. "Association between manifest hostility, psychological stress, and physical health in a Hispanic sample," Southwestern Psychological Association, San Antonio, TX (April 2009)

  • Darrin Rogers, Espiridion Borrego, and Frederick Ernst. "Support for Secondary Education in U.S.-Mexico Border Residents," 12th North American Higher Education Conference, Consortium for North American Higher Education Collaboration, Monterrey, NL, Mexico (October 2008)

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PSYC 7100 04 - Thesis:
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