BIO


lobo pintor2Gonzalo Bacigalupe,
 EdD, MPH, is professor in the Department of Counseling Psychology at the University of Massachusetts Boston. He is principal investigator of the Mediated Technologies for Disaster Risk Reduction at the Research Center for Integrated Disaster Risk Management (CIGIDEN), and adjunct professor at the Catholic University of Chile School of Engineering. His research focuses on the use of emerging media to build community resilience for disaster risk reduction, the impact of emerging media adoption on families, the role of patient online communities, and family health. Bacigalupe has published and presented on research addressing the role of emerging digital technologies and vulnerable populations including transnational families and couplespolitical and family violence, family health and disparities (celiac diseasechronic pain, and medication strategies and literacy), e-health, and social technologies. He is presently studying the role of digital volunteers and directs the DronLab, a community cartography participatory action research initiative that employ drones to strengthen disaster risk reduction among vulnerable communities in Chile.

Gonzalo is member of the board of directors of the Family Process Institute (2018-2021) and was president of the American Family Therapy Academy (2014-2016). In 2016, Gonzalo was honored with the APA Carolyn Attneave Diversity Award by the American Psychological Association. He is APA fellow of the Society of Family Psychology, International Psychology, and Quantitative and Qualitative Methods divisions and editorial member of Family Process, Qualitative Research in Psychology, Journal of Family Psychotherapyand Revista Psykhe.

Professor Bacigalupe was co-principal investigator of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute Pilot research project Influence and evidence: Understanding consumer choices in preventive care and faculty in the Health Equity Scholars Program of the UMass Center for Health Equity Intervention Research (CHEIR), an NIMHHD P-60 5 years grant for a joint effort with the UMASS Medical School. A passionate advocate of patient participation, his work was featured in the 2014 Stanford MedX Conference. In conjunction with the Basque Institute for Healthcare Innovation (o+Berri) and the Population Health Management Research Team at Kronikgune, he evaluated the role of healthcare virtual communities of practice and the role of social networks in supporting patients with chronic illness. He was senior researcher in the Deusto Stress and Resilience Research Team. As part of the Basque Prescribe Healthy Life (PVS) research team, he collaborated in a practice outcome based implementation research project to integrate a population health model in primary care.

Professor Bacigalupe serves as reviewer for the Spanish Minister of Education and Science, the Catalunya Government Research Agency, CONICYT, and others. Gonzalo is Co-Founder and Co-Chair of the Boston Institute for Culturally Accountable Practices (BICAP) which the Family Therapy Networker awarded the Innovative Training Award for excellence and outstanding achievement in providing quality clinical training. BICAP has consulted, among others, with the Boston Red Sox and Harvard Medical School on cultural competence and institutional equity.  Dr. Bacigalupe is a strategic advisor of RegroupTherapy, a web-based platform that provides a simple and secure space for therapists and clients to connect online.

Gonzalo is a Licensed Marital and Family Therapist in Massachusetts, an AAMFT Approved Supervisor, a National Registered Health Provider, and a Massachusetts Child & Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS) Certified Assessor. He holds a degree as a clinical psychologist from the Catholic University of Chile, a doctoral degree in Counseling and Consulting Psychology from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and a Master in Public Health from Harvard University.

Dr. Bacigalupe was Ikerbasque Research Professor at the University of Deusto and Senior Fulbright Research Fellow at the Autonomic University of Barcelona. He has received funding by National Institute of Aging, Center for Medicaid and Medicare Services, American Psychological Foundation, Bizkaia Lab, the Spanish Minister of Education, the Basque Government, o+Berri, among others. The Massachusetts Association of Marital and Family Therapy honored him in 2007 with an Award in Recognition of Exceptional Contribution to the Profession of Family Therapy. In the past years he has served as Councilor (2010-2013) of the American Public Health Association International Section, and VP for Public Interest & Diversity (2010-2012) of the Society for Family Psychology (Div. 43 APA), Executive Committee Member at Large (2011-2012) of the Society for Participatory Medicine, and Associate Editor of Family Systems & Health.

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