C. Andres Bedoya, Ph.D.

PhD Investigator Clinical
Psychiatry, Mass General Research Institute
Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital
Assistant Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry
Harvard Medical School
PhD 2006
depression; hispanic americans; hiv; hiv prevention; hiv seropositivity; homosexuality male; humans; latino; latino population; medical records systems computerized; medication adherence; post traumatic stress disorder; predictive value of tests; referral and consultation; risk-taking; sensitivity and specificity; sexual behavior; social stigma; treatment adherence Dr. Bedoya's clinical and research activities focus on improving the medical and mental health of underserved groups, including through the development of culturally competent evidence-based interventions. This work includes studying how race, ethnicity, and other diversity-related factors impact behavior and subsequent health.

The majority of Dr. Bedoya's clinical research has centered on cultural and linguistic adaptation of cognitive-behavioral interventions for Latinos, including for the treatment of depression within primary care settings and within primary/secondary prevention of HIV. Other clinical and research interests include: depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), adherence to medical treatment, mental health disparities, and mixed-methods research. In 2012, as an HIV Prevention Trials Network (HPTN) Scholar he conducted primary HIV prevention research within underserved communities of color.

Additionally, Dr. Bedoya addresses diversity through a number of avenues including training pre-doctoral psychology interns on cultural competence, mentorship of trainees typically underrepresented within psychiatry, and consultation on the cultural adaptation of clinical research interventions. In 2011, he was honored for his commitment with the MGH Ernesto Gonzalez Award for Outstanding Service to the Latino Community.