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C Andres Bedoya, PhD

  • Phone: 617-643-0386
Department of Psychiatry
Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Medical Education
PhD, University of Miami
Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital
Foreign Languages
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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 mentalhealth of underserved groups, including through the development of culturally competentevidence-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 hascentered on cultural and linguistic adaptation of cognitive-behavioralinterventions for Latinos, including for the treatment of depression withinprimary care settings and within primary/secondary prevention of HIV. Otherclinical and research interests include: depression, post-traumatic stressdisorder (PTSD), adherence to medical treatment, mental health disparities, andmixed-methods research. He is currently an HIV Prevention Trials Network (HPTN)Scholar focusing on addressing primary HIV prevention within underservedcommunities of color.

Additionally, Dr. Bedoya addresses diversity through a number of avenuesincluding training pre-doctoral psychology interns on cultural competence,mentorship of trainees typically underrepresented within psychiatry, andconsultation on the cultural adaptation of clinical research interventions. Healso sits on the MGH Committee on Latino Initiatives. In 2011, he was honoredfor his commitment with the MGH Ernesto Gonz?lez Award for Outstanding Serviceto the Latino Community.


Bedoya, C.A. (2012). Diversity. In M.D. Gellman & J.R. Turner (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Behavioral Medicine. New York: Springer.

Bedoya, C.A., Mimiaga, M., Beauchamp, G., Donnell, D., Mayer, K. & Safren, S.A. (2012). Predictors of HIV transmission risk behavior and seroconversion among Latino MSM in Project EXPLORE. AIDS & Behavior.

Bedoya, C.A. & Safren, S.A. (2009). Capturing (and Communicating) Complexity: Adapting CBT for Clients with Multiple Diversity [Commentary on The Case of Felix: An Example of Gay-Affirmative Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy]. Pragmatic Case Studies in Psychotherapy, 5(4), 22-27.

Psaros, C., Israel, J., O'Cleirigh, C., Bedoya, C.A., & Safren, S.A. (2011). Psychological Co-morbidities of HIV/AIDS. In S. Pagoto (Ed.), Psychological Co-morbidities of Physical Illness: A Behavioral Medicine Perspective (pp. 233-273). New York: Springer.

*Trinh, N.T., *Bedoya, C.A., Chang, T.E., Flaherty, K., Fava, M. & Yeung, A. (2011). A study of a culturally focused psychiatric consultation service for Asian American and Latino American primary care patients with depression. BMC Psychiatry, 11:166. (*co-first authors)

Behavioral Medicine Service
One Bowdoin Square
7th Floor
Boston, MA 02114-2927

Phone: 617-643-0386
Fax: 617-724-8690

Behavioral Medicine Service
One Bowdoin Square
7th Floor
Boston, MA 02114-2927

Phone: 617-643-0386
Fax: 617-724-8690

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