Gambling Studies Program

Mike Campos, Ph.D.

Research Psychologist


  • Counseling Psychologist, Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences
  • David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA


  • Postdoctoral – UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Programs
  • Internship – Didi Hirsch Community Mental Health Center
  • PhD – Psychology (Clinical), Washington State University, 2003
  • MS – Psychology (Clinical), Washington State University, 1998
  • BA – Psychology, University of California at Los Angeles, 1993

Research Interests

  • Problem and Pathological Gambling
  • Addictions in the Hispanic Community
  • Cultural Factors in Gambling Problems

Select Publications

  • Campos, M. D., Camacho, A., Pereda, K., Santana, K., Calix, I., & Fong, T. W. (2016). Attitudes towards gambling, gambling problems, and treatment among Hispanics in Imperial County, CA. Journal of Gambling Studies, DOI: 10.1007/s10899-015-9585-3.
  • Campos, M. D., Rosenthal, R. J., Chen, Q., Moghaddam, J. F., & Fong, T. W. (2015). A self-help manual for problem gamblers: The impact of minimal therapist guidance on outcome. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, DOI: 10.1007/s11469-015-9579-5.
  • Moghaddam, J. F., Yoon, G., Campos, M. D., & Fong, T. W. (2015). Social and behavioral problems among five gambling severity groups. Psychiatry Research, 230(2), 143-149.
  • Moghaddam, J. F., Campos, M. D., Myo, C., Reid, R. C., & Fong, T. W. (2014). A longitudinal examination of depression among gambling inpatients. Journal of Gambling Studies, 31(4), 1245-1255.
  • Fink, A., Parhami, I., Rosenthal, R. J., Campos, M.D., Siani, A., & Fong, T. W. (2012). How transparent is behavioral intervention research on pathological gambling and other gambling-related disorders? A systematic literature review. Addiction (In Press).
  • Guerrero, E., Campos, M. D., Urada, D., & Yang, J. (2012). Exploring the impact of cultural and linguistic competence on Latino’s completion of substance abuse treatment in California. Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy. (In Press).
  • Fong, T., Campos, M. D., Brecht, M. L., et al. (2011). Problem and pathological gambling in a sample of casino patrons. Journal of Gambling Studies, 27(1), 35-47.
  • Fong, T., Campos, M. D., Rosenthal, R. J., Brecht, M. L., Schwartz, B., Davis, A., & Chung, B. (2010). Problem gambling knowledge and perceived community impact among Asian-Pacific Islanders and Non Asian-Pacific Islanders. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, 12(2), 173-178.


Dr. Campos is a program researcher at the UCLA Gambling Studies Program and a licensed clinical psychologist. He is also a member of NIDA’s National Hispanic Science Network. He has worked in addictions research since 1999. He has published articles on acculturation, substance abuse problem risk, and mental health need among Hispanics in California’s CalWORKs program in addition to co-authoring articles on gambling problems. His current work, which involves a secondary analysis of California’s Problem Gambling Prevalence Survey data, focuses on the relationship between acculturation and gambling-related attitudes, behavior, problems, and treatment in the Hispanic community. Dr. Campos began working at the UGSP during his postdoctoral appointment in 2007.