Gonzalo Bacigalupe
Professor, University of Massachusetts Boston

About Me

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 PsychologyCollege 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 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. He is research faculty in the Health Equity Scholars Program of the UMass Center for Health Equity Intervention Research, an NIMHHD P-60 5 years grant for a joint effort by the UMass Medical School and UMass Boston. He is also an Adjunct Professor with the University at Distance in Spain (UNED). Bacigalupe is strategic consultant of Regroup Therapy.  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 atKronikgune, 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 Prevención y Vida Saludable (PVS) research team, he collaborates in a practice outcome based research project to instill a population health model in primary care. 

At Medicine X 2015

Saturday, September 6 10:20 am (Plenary Hall)
Is e-health an enabler or a solution to health inequality?
The potential for e-health and information technologies to ameliorate and even eliminate health disparities is enormous. Health social media tools that help develop, sustain, and strengthen integrated... Read more
Saturday, September 6 5:25 pm (Plenary Hall)
Depression in chronic illness and coping through online communities
Studies have shown that depression is a common co-morbidity with chronic illness and that social support systems positively impact patients' symptoms of depression and those relating to chronic illness.... Read more
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