Gonzalo Bacigalupe, EdD (University of Massachusetts Amherst), MPH (Harvard University), is Professor of the Master of Science in Family Therapy Program and the PhD in Counseling Psychology, College of Education & Human Development at the University of Massachusetts Boston, and is Ikerbasque Research Professor at the Deusto Stress and Resilience Research Team at the University of Deusto. Bacigalupe is co-principal investigator of a Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute Pilot research project: Influence and evidence: Understanding consumer choices in preventive care. He is research faculty in the Health Equity Scholars Program (HESP) of the UMass Center for Health Equity Intervention Research (CHEIR), an NIMHHD P-60 5 years grant for a joint effort by the UMass Medical School and UMass Boston. Bacigalupe is President of the American Family Therapy Academy. His research with colleagues in Spain, Turkey, Mexico, and the USA, focuses on the impact of emerging media adoption on families, transnational/immigrant families, family health, and e-health. In conjunction with the Basque Institute for Healthcare Innovation, he evaluated the role of healthcare virtual communities of practice and the role of social networks in supporting patients with multiple chronic illnesses. As part of the Basque Prescribe Healthy Life (PVS) research team, he collaborates in a practice outcome based research project to instill a population health model in primary care.
Dr. Bacigalupe is fellow of the American Psychological Association and is member of several editorial boards including Family Process, The Counseling Psychologist, Couple and Family Psychology: Research and Practice, Qualitative Research in Psychology, AFTA Monograph Series, and BioMed Central Public Health. He serves as reviewer for the Council for International Exchange of Scholars, the Spanish Minister of Education and Science, the Catalunya Government Research Agency, and others. Dr. Bacigalupe is Co-Founder and Co-Chair of the Boston Institute for Culturally Accountable Practices (BICAP) which has consulted, among others, with the Boston Red Sox and Harvard Medical School on cultural competence and institutional equity. 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 also holds a degree as a clinical psychologist from the Catholic University of Chile. 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.
Professor Bacigalupe was Senior Fulbright Research Fellow at the Autonomic University of Barcelona. He has received funding by National Institute of Aging, the Center for Medicaid and Medicare Services, the 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 the Associate Editor of Family Systems & Health.
Areas of Expertise
- Policy Research
- Job Seeking
- Professional association leadership
- At-risk Youth