Gonzalo Bacigalupe

Gonzalo Bacigalupe
University of Massachusetts Boston | UMB · Department of Counseling and School Psychology

EdD, MPH

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Introduction
My research focuses on the use of emerging media to build community resilience for disaster risk reduction, the impact of emerging media adoption on families, the role of patient online communities, and family health. My publications and presentations have addressed the role of emerging digital technologies and vulnerable populations including transnational families and couples, political and family violence, family health and disparities (celiac disease, chronic pain, and medication strategies and literacy), e-health, and social technologies. Keywords: community participation, community based action participatory research, social networks, transnational families, post-disaster resilience.
Additional affiliations
June 2015 - present
January 2013 - December 2015
University of Massachusetts Medical School
Position
  • Principal Investigator
July 2012 - May 2014
O+berry: The Euskadi Plan for an Information Society
Position
  • Kronet, Kronikoen Sarea: Social networking among chronic patients in the Basque Country A mixed methods research.
Education
June 2005 - May 2007
Harvard University
Field of study
  • Public Health
September 1988 - May 1995
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Field of study
  • Counseling and Consulting Psychology

Publications

Publications (91)
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Information communication technologies (ICT) are an integral part of contemporary family life, though the existing research about its impact is scarce, less than definitive, and individually based, as well as failing to attend to cross-cultural and cross-national dimensions. This study investigates how family clinicians construe the impact of ICT i...
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E-Health alters how health care clinicians, institutions, patients, caregivers, families, advocates, and researchers collaborate. Few guidelines exist to evaluate the impact of social technologies on furthering family health and even less on their capacity to ameliorate health disparities. Health social media tools that help develop, sustain, and s...
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The exponential growth, variety, and sophistication of the information communication technologies (ICTs) plus their growing accessibility are transforming how clinical practitioners, patients, and their families can work together. Social technologies are the ICTs tools that augment the ability of people to communicate and collaborate despite obstac...
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Information communication technologies (ICTs) are a ubiquitous feature of immigrant family life. Affordable, widely accessible, and highly adaptable ICTs have transformed the immigrant experience into a transnational process with family networks redesigned but not lost. Being a transnational family is not a new phenomenon. Transnationalism, however...
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Many non-pharmaceutical interventions (NPI) have been implemented in several countries to prevent and mitigate the COVID-19 pandemic. In spite of the emergence of vaccines that mitigate illness and death, no effective measures exist to control the contagion. Testing, tracing, and isolation (TTI) in conjunction with disciplined social distancing wer...
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This paper advances the literature on multiple knowledge systems, showing how Traditional and Local Knowledge (TLK) systems can collaborate with scientific knowledge to advance understanding of the slow-onset effects of climate change adaptation in Latin America and the Caribbean. Such an approach implies acknowledging the cultural heterogeneity of...
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The construct of resilience can be used to better understand college students who successfully navigate emerging adulthood after the death of a parent. This study used grounded theory to explore the age‐salient tasks that parentally bereaved emerging adults use to define resilience. Four tasks were identified and are discussed in the context of pop...
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The COVID‐19 pandemic brings to the forefront the complex interconnected dilemmas of globalization, health equity, economic security, environmental justice, and collective trauma, severely impacting the marginalized and people of color in the United States. This lack of access to and the quality of healthcare, affordable housing, and lack of financ...
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This report describes the prevalence of COVID-19 cases in Latinx in Massachusetts and their relationships with social determinants of health.
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Los desastres no son solo el resultado de eventos naturales extremos, sino que también se ven afectados por complejos escenarios de gobernabilidad, vulnerabilidad social, infraestructura existente y políticas de reconstrucción de viviendas. Este artículo examina un proceso de construcción de viviendas sociales después de la destrucción en Valparaís...
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In 2015 and 2017 unusual ocean and atmospheric conditions produced many years’ worth of rainfall in short periods over Northern Chile’s Atacama Desert, resulting in catastrophic flooding in the town of Chañaral. However, the town is not only at risk of fluvial flooding, it is also at risk of tsunamis. Through a community mapping exercise, the autho...
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In 2015 and 2017 unusual ocean and atmospheric conditions produced many years’ worth of rainfall in short periods over Northern Chile’s Atacama Desert, resulting in catastrophic flooding in the town of Chañaral. However, the town is not only at risk of fluvial flooding, it is also at risk of tsunamis. Through a community mapping exercise, the autho...
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In this report, we reflect on the 2-day thinkshop 'Figuring disasters: methodological speculations in exorbitant worlds' held in Valparaíso, Chile. The thinkshop aimed at discussing the possibility of inventing new genres for the figuration, representation and visualisation of distributed and processual geoclimatic disruptions. For this report, we...
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Aims: This article aims to reframe resilience for use in community research and action in conditions of adversity marked by increasing natural disasters and by social inequities rooted in the coloniality of power, such as in Chile. Method: We review international resilience literature that explores responses to complex adversities, evaluating three...
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Disasters are never natural; they reflect and sustain social inequality. Earthquakes, tsunamis, fires, volcano eruptions, landslides, and floods, among others, put the most vulnerable populations at the greatest peril. Vulnerable individuals, families, and communities often live in territories characterized by marginality—the lack of access to basi...
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Disasters are not just the result of extreme natural events but are also affected by complex governance scenarios, social vulnerability, existing infrastructure, and housing reconstruction policies. This paper is an examination of a social housing construction process following destruction by an urban forest fire in an informal settlement in Valpar...
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Information systems are central to disaster management, and getting the right information to everyone is fundamental. Besides research, digital systems for disaster management have gained a central role in public and private disaster management organizations. The blogging and social media platforms popularized a decade ago were built around a user-...
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Families with members living in different countries have embraced emerging technologies but little is known of the impact of mediated communication among these families. Economic globalization and the emergence of accessible information communication technologies have been parallel to the unprecedented number of higher education students who now tr...
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DMT in healthcare aims to improve clients’ wellbeing and strengthen their capacity to adapt and self- manage. Dance therapists assume that mind, body, emotions, and relationships are integrated and body language and movement reflect internal processes and provide the means of assessment and the mode of intervention (European Association Dance Movem...
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Is dance movement therapy (DMT) a viable treatment modality in health care? DMT is well established as a form of complementary medicine. More recently, oncology, neurology, and geriatrics, especially in dementia treatment, have adopted DMT. In this chapter, we review these DMT applications in preventive, curative, rehabilitative, and promotional he...
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Despite attempts to increase enrollment of under-represented minorities (URMs: primarily Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, and Native American students) in health professional programs, limited progress has been made. Compelling reasons to rectify this situation include equity for URMs, better prepared health professionals when programs are...
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Background The impact of lifestyle on health is undeniable and effective healthy lifestyle promotion interventions do exist. However, this is not a fundamental part of routine primary care clinical practice. We describe factors that determine changes in performance of primary health care centers involved in piloting the health promotion innovation...
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Emerging technology adoption poses new challenges and opportunities to families and clinicians. Research that explores clinicians’ understanding and use of information-communication technologies; however, is still scarce. Our study, a replication of a cross-national study in four countries (Canada, Mexico, Spain, and the United States), investigate...
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Purpose: We wanted to evaluate novel decision aids designed to help patients trust and accept the controversial, evidence-based, US Preventive Services Task Force recommendations about prostate cancer screening (from 2012) and mammography screening for women aged 40 to 49 years (from 2009). Methods: We created recorded vignettes of physician-pat...
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We are the Boston Institute for Culturally Affirming Practices (BICAP), a multicultural, multiracial group of eight family and systems clinicians, supervisors, consultants, teachers , and activists, along with our mentor and consultant, Elaine Pinderhughes. We are committed to a culturally affirming stance, learned together from the nuanced cultura...
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Objetivo: La celiaquía como enfermedad crónica tiene una alta prevalencia en nuestra sociedad. El artículo analiza los aspectos psicosociales de la enfermedad celíaca en los diferentes entornos, valorando el impacto de la implantación de una dieta estricta libre de gluten. Métodos: Estudio cualitativo entre los meses de Enero del 2013 a Abril del...
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Las redes sociales son parte de la vida cotidiana de los chilenos generando, sosteniendo, e intensificando nuevas y tradicionales formas de relacionamiento e identidad social. Durante una emergencia o crisis, las comunicaciones interpersonales y de obtención, manejo, y difusión de información en tiempo real impacta comunidades locales, regionales,...
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Las redes sociales son parte de la vida cotidiana de los chilenos generando, sosteniendo, e intensficando nuevas y tradicionales formas de relacionamiento e identidad social. Durante una emergencia o crisis, las comunicaciones interpersonales y de obtención, manejo, y difusión de información en tiempo real impactan comunidades locales, regionales,...
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Information communication technologies shape identity and human development. Immigrant children and youth are not an exception. This article explores the ways in which emerging technologies shape and influence intergenerational relationships within and across families. The mainstreaming of communication technologies questions commonly accepted noti...
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Youth with HIV (YHIV) face social, physical, and emotional stressors related to their diagnosis. Often, these burdens are reinforced by social stigmatization surrounding HIV. For many YHIV, stigma inhibits the formation of social connections and peer support. But with the growth of online patient communities (OPCs), YHIV are more connected than eve...
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This is a presentation developed as a decision aid to help consumers understand the recommendation of the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) that women in their 40s should learn about the benefits and harms of mammography and make their own decision, not just routinely get screened. This decision aid was produced in 2013-2014 under research...
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This is a presentation developed as a decision aid to help consumers understand the May 2012 recommendations of the US Preventive Services Task Force against routine prostate cancer (PSA) screening and why that might be the right choice for them. This decision aid was produced in 2013-2014 under research contract 1IP2PI000633 from the Patient-Cente...
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Celiac disease is the most common autoimmune inherited disorder in the United States, affecting approximately 1% of the population. Little research exists on the impact of family processes on adherence to a gluten-free diet (GFD), the only treatment for celiac disease. The objective of this qualitative study was to examine the barriers that familie...
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In California’s Bay Area, two teenagers huddle over a mobile phone. As they speak to their four-year-old sister and parents in Guatemala, their joy is palpable-the poor connection does not temper their excitement. As the boy clutches a prepaid calling card, his speech accelerates as an automated voice declares that only a minute remains on the call...
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Interpersonal relationships are indispensable in helping adolescents cope with stressors, acting as social support sources that protect them from psychological distress. Learning from their experiences may elucidate what strategies could be employed to support adolescents during this vulnerable life stage. Focus groups (N = 80) with adolescents in...
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In Newton, an affluent suburb of Boston, three high school students have died by suicide in the last four months. From a community forum to formal school letters, parents have heard mainly about the links between suicide and mental illness. But Dr. Gonzalo Bacigalupe, a Newton dad and president of the American Family Therapy Academy, thought that...
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Dr. Gonzalo Bacigalupe is the president of the American Family Therapy Academy and a professor in the Department of Counseling and School Psychology at the University of Massachusetts Boston. He’s also a Newton dad, and writes here about the need to address the toxic effects of high-stress school culture and its possible role in recent teen suicide...
Conference Paper
The Basque health system has systematically adopted various forms of healthcare information and communication technologies to address the challenge of chronic illness. The implementation of emerging technology in health care includes virtual communities of practice, electronic health records in primary care, and other innovations that weave public...
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Social technologies—mobile phones, the wide availability of international phone calls, and the mainstreaming of Internet connectivity and social media—are becoming a cornerstone of the immigrant family experience. Information communication technologies (ICTs) are supporting the transformation of family networks into transnational ones, with potenti...
Conference Paper
Communities of practices (CoPs) are powerful tools for healthcare innovation. CoPs' ability to foster knowledge sharing and creating are well known. The introduction of information communication technologies that make possible the virtualization of relationships among healthcare professionals has strengthened the power and ability to implement CoPs...
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Basagoiti I. Alfabetización en salud. De la información a la acción [pdf]. Valencia: ITACA/TSB; 2012. ISBN: 978-84-695-5267-4 Disponible en http://www.salupedia.org/alfabetizacion/
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Social technologies utilization in e-health initiatives continues to expand. One of the core characteristics of emergent digital media is enhancing access and thus its ability to reduce health disparities is promising. How do social networking technologies (social media, Web2.0 and other emergent technologies) can enhance the ability of healthcare...
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Objective. Chronic pain is one of the most frequent complaints of patients in primary care, yet both patients and providers report low satisfaction with chronic pain care. This study was designed to explore the views held by a diverse sample of patients with chronic pain complaints about their care experiences to identify ways to improve care. Desi...
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How does social networking technologies (social media, Web2.0 and other emergent technologies) can enhance the ability of health care providers and patients to develop collaborative approaches in health care and integrated care. This presentation is based on a systematic mapping of social media projects in the health care field and the development...
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Psychology is an international journal dedicated to the latest advancement of psychology. The goal of this journal is to provide a platform for doctors and academicians all over the world to promote, share, and discuss various new issues and developments in psychology related problems. All manuscripts must be prepared in English, and are subject to...
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This collaborative partnership between a refugee re-settlement and refugee services non-governmental institution and a university counseling department offers mental health counseling services to refugee and immigrant families. The team of faculty, students, and organizational partners is developing a strength-based model of attention to refugee fa...
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Spain and the United States have experienced a dramatic increase in immigration. The majority of this influx is from nations with where health care access and service delivery, both historically and currently, are very different from the host countries. In an attempt to meet the health care needs of this population, publicly funded programs, and in...
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The BID (Breaking It Down: Our Health Our Way) Initiative, a Education Network to Advance Cancer Clinical Trials (ENACCT) pilot education program (PEP), is a project of the community-academic partnership of the Harvard School of Public Health and Cherishing Our Hearts and Souls Coalition. The aim of the three-year project is to reduce local barrier...
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Limited English language proficiency forms a significant challenge for many Latinos in clinical settings. Although medications are commonly used by older individuals as a means of maintaining good health and managing health problems, the extent to which English proficiency is related to medication use among older Latinos is not known. Focus groups...
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This paper explores the potential of writing with rather than to or about clients, an approach which may foster new responses to clients’ dilemmas in the face of institutional, cultural, ethnic, class and gender discrimination. A selective review of literature about writing in therapy and vignettes from my own work in a community mental health clin...
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Interethnic and interracial marriages of Latinos and White Americans are on the rise and will continue to reshape the identities of individuals, couples, families, and communities. Clinicians working with these intercultural couples find no systematic training to address what is becoming a significant segment of our society. Couple therapists, howe...
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The dramatic increase in the literature that addresses family therapy training and supervision over the last decade has been predominantly in the area of theory, rather than practice. This article describes the development of a meta-supervisory learning context for approved supervisors and provides examples of interactions between supervisors that...
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Family therapy literature has emphasized the importance of examining contextual variables in supervision. This study explored how the talk of race, ethnicity, and culture is accomplished within the supervision session using conversation analysis. Conversation analysis is a naturalistic and descriptive methodology that examines patterns across natur...
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Comments on the special issue of the American Psychologist (2000[Jan], Vol 55[1]) on positive psychology. The author points out that in this special issue the perspectives of psychologists of color were not represented. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved)
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Using personal, clinical, and research experiences, the author explores various challenges families and therapists face in the information society and how new dominant metaphors about personhood and family have the potential of entrapping families and individuals. The author reflects on how to frame therapeutic work with couples and families as the...
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Family violence, particularly the battering and abuse by men of women and children, has taken on different meanings over time in various cultures. This critical review of the literature looks at prevalence studies of family violence in Chile and explores how Chilean clinical practitioners construe domestic violence intervention and prevention. Syst...
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Family violence has different cross-cultural and historical meanings. The meanings of family violence in Chile became the focus of public discourse among professionals and policy makers during the transition from a military dictatorship to a democratically elected government. This study analyzes how social scientists and clinical practitioners unde...
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Family violence, particularly the battering and abuse by men of women and children, has taken on different meanings over time in various cultures. This critical review of the literature looks at prevalence studies of family violence in Chile and explores how Chilean clinical practitioners construe domestic violence intervention and prevention. Syst...
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Cross-cultural educational and consultation interactions can be framed as gentle forms of colonialism in which knowledge is the principal commodity. The author examines his past experiences and observations as a family therapy trainee in South America. As a family therapy educator and consultant, the author is confronted today by similar exchanges...
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The spectrum of theories of personality represents a range of accounts and explanations of the phenomena constituting personality development, processes, and functioning. Even more fundamentally, however, each personality theory differs in its conception of what personality is. Certain theoretical viewpoints even question or dispute whether persona...
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Typescript. Thesis (Ed. D.)--University of Massachusetts at Amherst, 1995. Includes bibliographical references (leaves 250-272). UMI no. 9524679. Microfilm.

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