Dr. C. Andres Bedoya is a staff psychologist in the Behavioral Medicine Service at Massachusetts General Hospital. He also serves as an Instructor in Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.
Dr. Bedoya earned his doctoral degree at the University of Miami in clinical health psychology, with an emphasis on bilingual and bicultural counseling of Hispanic/Latino adults. He completed his clinical internship at the Boston University School of Medicine's Center for Multicultural Training in Psychology and post-doctoral fellowship with the MGH Behavioral Medicine Service.
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.
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