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. He is the President of the American Family Therapy Academy. Bacigalupe is co-principal investigator of a Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute Pilot research project: Influence and evidence: Understanding consumer choices in preventive care. 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;
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 (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 multiple chronic illness. 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. Overall, his research focuses on vulnerable populations (immigrants, the chronically ill, and those at risk of being negatively affected by health inequity). His research has included transnational families and couples, political and family violence, refugees and immigrants’ health and family health and disparities (celiac disease, chronic pain, and medication strategies and literacy), e-health, and social technologies.