Daniel Jacobson López

Assistant Professor

Specialties

• Violence Against Gay Black and/or Latino Men

• Sexual Violence

• LGBT Persons of Color

• Public Health and Social Work

• Effects of COVID-19 on LGBT Populations and People Living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA)

department: Clinical Practice
phone: 617-353-3750
twitter: @danjlopez8

faculty details

Bio

Daniel Jacobson López, an expert in trauma, joined BU School of Social Work as an assistant professor in 2021. He is also visiting faculty at Yale University’s School of Public Health and a BU Diversity & Inclusion STAR scholar. His research examines the experiences of gay Latino and Black sexual assault survivors and services provided to them; violence against gay Black and Latino men, and LGBTQ individuals; and COVID-19’s effects on people living with HIV/AIDS. Most recently, he traveled to Ghana with the Yale School of Nursing to reduce stigma and increase HIV testing among men who have sex with men.

Prior to joining BUSSW, Jacobson López was a postdoctoral associate at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, where he was a CEED diversity scholar. He was the first ever Latinx PhD graduate at the University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work and is the founder of the University’s first Latinx graduate student group. In 2020, he became the inaugural chair of diversity and inclusion for the University of Pittsburgh Postdoctoral Association.

Jacobson López has a doctoral certificate in Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies from the University of Pittsburgh. He has received awards from Black Men at Penn and the Center for Hispanic Excellence from the University of Pennsylvania. In addition to his scholarship and research, Jacobson López is a certified sexual assault counselor, certified ART therapist, licensed clinical social worker, and anti-bias facilitator with the Anti-Defamation League. In 2023, he became a member of the national Blue Ribbon Gender Based Task Force at San Diego State University, where he makes recommendations for combating gender based violence at university and college campuses. He was selected to be inducted into the Hall of Fame at the School of Social Policy and Practice at the University of Pennsylvania in 2024.

Education

BA (Sociology)

Skidmore College

MSW (Social Work)

University of Pennsylvania

PhD (Social Work)

University of Pittsburgh

T32 Public Health Postdoctoral Associate (Infectious Diseases and Microbiology)

University of Pittsburgh

Courses

Clinical Practice with Adult Trauma (SSW CP 803)
Planning and Program Development (SSW MP 783)

Courses

Clinical Practice with Adult Trauma (SSW CP 803)
Planning and Program Development (SSW MP 783)

Publications

Jacobson López., D. (Invited Commentary) (2022) Enhancing Inclusivity for LGBTQIA+ Student Survivors of Color Commentary: Creating a University Strategic Plan to Address Relationship Violence and Sexual Misconduct (RVSM): An Application of Principles-Focused Evaluation at Michigan State University. 18 October 2022. Violence Against Women. 1-9. https://doi.org/10.1177/1077801222113010.

Jacobson López, D., Chandler CJ., Whitfield, D.L., Adams, B., Burdick, J., & Friedman, M. (2022) “Take it Out on the Floor”: Experiences of Violence Among Black LGBT House and Ball Community Youth in a Rust Belt City. 25 August 2022. Journal of Interpersonal Violence. 1-29. doi.org/10.1177/08862605221113025.

Jacobson López., D., Yuan, Y., Booth, J., Wei, K., & Friedman, M. (2022) Discrimination and Rejection: The Effects of Ethnic and Sexuality – Based Discrimination Against Latino Gay and Bisexual Men. 8 July 2022. Journal of Homosexuality. doi.org/10.1080/00918369.2022.2081105.

Jacobson López, D. García, A., Engel, R., & Jackson, J.L. (2022) Challenges and Opportunities to Recruiting and Engaging Gay Male Latino Sexual Assault Survivors. 7 June 2022. Field Methods. 0 (0), 1-22.

Krier, S., Adams, B., Chandler, C.J., Jacobson López, D., & Friedman, M. (2021) Project Silk: A youth-centered structural HIV model for Black men who have sex with men and transgender women. Journal of HIV/AIDS and Social Services. 1-17.

Escobar-Viera CG, Melcher EM, Miller RS, Rollman BL, Whitfield DL, Jacobson López DA, Gordon JD, Ballard AJ, Rollman, B., Pagoto S. (2021) A Systematic Review of the Engagement with Social Media-Delivered Interventions for Improving Health Outcomes Among Sexual and Gender Minorities. Internet Interventions. 2021 Sept 25(100428). doi: 10.1016/j.invent.2021.100428.

Wei, K., Jacobson López, D., & Wu, S. (2019) The Role of Language in Anti-Immigrant Prejudice: What Can We Learn From Immigrants’ Historical Experiences? Social Sciences. 8 (3), 1-18.

Whitfield, D. L., Coulter, R., Langenderfer-Magruder, L., & Jacobson, D. (2018) Experiences of Intimate Partner Violence among Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender college students: An intersectional analysis. Journal of Interpersonal Violence. 1-25.

Publications

Jacobson López., D. (Invited Commentary) (2022) Enhancing Inclusivity for LGBTQIA+ Student Survivors of Color Commentary: Creating a University Strategic Plan to Address Relationship Violence and Sexual Misconduct (RVSM): An Application of Principles-Focused Evaluation at Michigan State University. 18 October 2022. Violence Against Women. 1-9. https://doi.org/10.1177/1077801222113010.

Jacobson López, D., Chandler CJ., Whitfield, D.L., Adams, B., Burdick, J., & Friedman, M. (2022) “Take it Out on the Floor”: Experiences of Violence Among Black LGBT House and Ball Community Youth in a Rust Belt City. 25 August 2022. Journal of Interpersonal Violence. 1-29. doi.org/10.1177/08862605221113025.

Jacobson López., D., Yuan, Y., Booth, J., Wei, K., & Friedman, M. (2022) Discrimination and Rejection: The Effects of Ethnic and Sexuality – Based Discrimination Against Latino Gay and Bisexual Men. 8 July 2022. Journal of Homosexuality. doi.org/10.1080/00918369.2022.2081105.

Jacobson López, D. García, A., Engel, R., & Jackson, J.L. (2022) Challenges and Opportunities to Recruiting and Engaging Gay Male Latino Sexual Assault Survivors. 7 June 2022. Field Methods. 0 (0), 1-22.

Krier, S., Adams, B., Chandler, C.J., Jacobson López, D., & Friedman, M. (2021) Project Silk: A youth-centered structural HIV model for Black men who have sex with men and transgender women. Journal of HIV/AIDS and Social Services. 1-17.

Escobar-Viera CG, Melcher EM, Miller RS, Rollman BL, Whitfield DL, Jacobson López DA, Gordon JD, Ballard AJ, Rollman, B., Pagoto S. (2021) A Systematic Review of the Engagement with Social Media-Delivered Interventions for Improving Health Outcomes Among Sexual and Gender Minorities. Internet Interventions. 2021 Sept 25(100428). doi: 10.1016/j.invent.2021.100428.

Wei, K., Jacobson López, D., & Wu, S. (2019) The Role of Language in Anti-Immigrant Prejudice: What Can We Learn From Immigrants’ Historical Experiences? Social Sciences. 8 (3), 1-18.

Whitfield, D. L., Coulter, R., Langenderfer-Magruder, L., & Jacobson, D. (2018) Experiences of Intimate Partner Violence among Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender college students: An intersectional analysis. Journal of Interpersonal Violence. 1-25.

Presentations

Jacobson López, D., Hawkins, M., Garcia, A., Engel, R. & Jackson, J.L. Considerations for Medical Care Providers To Enhance Service Provision for Gay Latino Sexual Assault Survivors. American Public Health Association. 2022. (poster presentation). November 6, 2022. Boston, MA.

Jacobson López, D., Chandler CJ., Whitfield, D.L., Adams, B., & Friedman, M. “I Feel Safe Here: I Would Never Bring Violence”: Considerations for Achieving Racial and Social Justice for Black LGBT Young Adults Affected by Violence. Society for Social Work and Research. 2021. Washington, D.C.

Jacobson López, García, A., Engel, R., & Jackson, J.L. Gay Latino Sexual Assault Survivors: Challenges To Reporting. Poster Presented at the 19th Annual School of Medicine Research Day. Virtual. The School of Medicine. The University of Pittsburgh. April 27, 2021.
Featured Speaker, Reflections From the Ivory Tower: On Being The 1st Latinx Doc at the University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work and A Gay Man of Color in Academia. The Office of Health Sciences, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. The University of Pittsburgh. June 24, 2021.

Jacobson López, D. García, A., Engel, R., & Jackson, J.L. Gay Latino and Black Male Sexual Assault Survivors: Reporting Rape. Presented at Center for Research on Health Care, Division of General Internal Medicine, The University of Pittsburgh. April 29, 2021.

Jacobson López, García, A., Engel, R., & Jackson, J.L. Gay Latino Sexual Assault Survivors: Challenges To Reporting. Poster Presented at the 19th Annual School of Medicine Research Day. Virtual. The School of Medicine. The University of Pittsburgh. April 27, 2021.

Jacobson, D. (2019, January). Violence Against Gay and Bisexual Latino Men. Symposium “Depression and Trauma Amongst the Latinx Community”. Presented at the Society for Social Work and Research. San Francisco, CA.

Moderator and Host, AAPI Heritage Month. Our Brilliance: Asian and Pacific Islander Faculty and Postdoctoral Scholars: The Experience of Postdoctoral Researchers of Color, A Series. University of Pittsburgh Postdoctoral Association and Office of Health Sciences, Office of Academic and Career Development. The University of Pittsburgh. May 27, 2021.

Presenter, The Combination of COVID-19 and Sexual Violence. Sexual Assault Awareness Month Event Series, Title IX, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, University of Pittsburgh. April 20, 2021.

Presenter, Supporting Gay Black and Latino Male Sexual Assault Survivors. Sexual Assault Awareness Month Event Series, Title IX, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, University of Pittsburgh. April 15, 2021.
Host and Co-Moderator, (With Associate Vice Provost Paula Davis). Black Excellence. Our Brilliance: Black Postdoctoral Fellows: The Experience of Postdoctoral Researchers of Color, A Series. University of Pittsburgh Postdoctoral Association and Office of Health Sciences, Office of Academic and Career Development. The University of Pittsburgh. February 28, 2021.

Moderator, Black History Month. Coffee Sessions, University of Pittsburgh Postdoctoral Association, University of Pittsburgh. February 19, 2021.

Guest Lecturer, Addressing Racism and Other Isms. School of Social Policy and Practice. The University of Pennsylvania. November 1, 2020.

Presenter, A Pandemic Within a Pandemic: Inequities; Racism and COVID-19”. GLCA Students of Color Virtual Gathering, Antioch College, October 24, 2020.
Invited Panelist, Defining The Problem: Sexual Assault. Shattering the Statistics: A Collective Effort Towards Ending Sexual Violence Series. Virtual Town Hall Series, Office of Diversity and Inclusion and Title IX, University of Pittsburgh. October 15, 2020.

Invited Speaker, Promoting Diversity in the Immunology Community. Immunology Retreat, Department of Immunology, University of Pittsburgh, October 8, 2020.

Moderator, Hispanic Heritage Month – Educator Resources and Student Experiences”. Educational Webinar Series. The Anti-Defamation League. October 7, 2020.

Moderator, Latinx Experiences in the Health Sciences, Health Sciences Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month, University of Pittsburgh. October 7, 2020.

Invited Panelist, Violence On The Rise: The Troubled Relationship Between COVID-19 and Domestic Violence. This is Not “Normal, Allyship and Advocacy in the Age of COVID-19. Virtual Town Hall Series, Office of Diversity and Inclusion and Health Science Diversity, University of Pittsburgh. September 9, 2020.
Invited Presenter, Black Lives Matter and Supporting Black Graduate Students, Pitt Graduate Student Union, United Steel Workers, University of Pittsburgh. July 9, 2020.

Invited Trainer, Gay Latino Sexual Assault Survivors: Best Practices to Supporting Nuestros Hermanos. National Latin@ Association, Casa de Esperanza. June 29 and July 7, 2020.

Speaker, What We Know: Gay Latino Sexual Assault Survivors. Conversations Over a Cafecito. National Latin@ Association, Casa de Esperanza. June 25, 2020.


Moderator and Host, Combating Anti-Black Racism and White Supremacy, Coffee Sessions, University of Pittsburgh Postdoctoral Association, University of Pittsburgh. June 5 and 12 2020.

Presenter, Supporting Gay Black and Latino Sexual Assault Survivors. Sexual Assault Awareness Month Event Series, Title IX, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, University of Pittsburgh. April 16, 2020.

Invited Speaker, Policy and Law Concerning Male Sexual Assault Survivors. Students Engaged in Conversations About Consent and Sexuality, University of Pittsburgh. April 2 2018.

Presenter, Undergraduate Student Perceptions of Rape. Graduate Student Research Presentations, Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies, University of Pittsburgh. March 29 2018.

Invited Panelist, Latino Student Perspectives: Providing Support and Enhancing Their Voice in the Classroom. Understanding Our Students Series, School of Education Administrative & Policy Studies, University of Pittsburgh. February 2017.

Presenter, United Nations Development Programme, Gender Equality in Public Administration, Tracking Inclusion Towards SDG 16. GEPA Graduate Student Working Group, Ford Institute for Human Security, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Pittsburgh, The United Nations Headquarters, New York, New York. May 2, 2017.

Presentations

Jacobson López, D., Hawkins, M., Garcia, A., Engel, R. & Jackson, J.L. Considerations for Medical Care Providers To Enhance Service Provision for Gay Latino Sexual Assault Survivors. American Public Health Association. 2022. (poster presentation). November 6, 2022. Boston, MA.

Jacobson López, D., Chandler CJ., Whitfield, D.L., Adams, B., & Friedman, M. “I Feel Safe Here: I Would Never Bring Violence”: Considerations for Achieving Racial and Social Justice for Black LGBT Young Adults Affected by Violence. Society for Social Work and Research. 2021. Washington, D.C.

Jacobson López, García, A., Engel, R., & Jackson, J.L. Gay Latino Sexual Assault Survivors: Challenges To Reporting. Poster Presented at the 19th Annual School of Medicine Research Day. Virtual. The School of Medicine. The University of Pittsburgh. April 27, 2021.
Featured Speaker, Reflections From the Ivory Tower: On Being The 1st Latinx Doc at the University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work and A Gay Man of Color in Academia. The Office of Health Sciences, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. The University of Pittsburgh. June 24, 2021.

Jacobson López, D. García, A., Engel, R., & Jackson, J.L. Gay Latino and Black Male Sexual Assault Survivors: Reporting Rape. Presented at Center for Research on Health Care, Division of General Internal Medicine, The University of Pittsburgh. April 29, 2021.

Jacobson López, García, A., Engel, R., & Jackson, J.L. Gay Latino Sexual Assault Survivors: Challenges To Reporting. Poster Presented at the 19th Annual School of Medicine Research Day. Virtual. The School of Medicine. The University of Pittsburgh. April 27, 2021.

Jacobson, D. (2019, January). Violence Against Gay and Bisexual Latino Men. Symposium “Depression and Trauma Amongst the Latinx Community”. Presented at the Society for Social Work and Research. San Francisco, CA.

Moderator and Host, AAPI Heritage Month. Our Brilliance: Asian and Pacific Islander Faculty and Postdoctoral Scholars: The Experience of Postdoctoral Researchers of Color, A Series. University of Pittsburgh Postdoctoral Association and Office of Health Sciences, Office of Academic and Career Development. The University of Pittsburgh. May 27, 2021.

Presenter, The Combination of COVID-19 and Sexual Violence. Sexual Assault Awareness Month Event Series, Title IX, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, University of Pittsburgh. April 20, 2021.

Presenter, Supporting Gay Black and Latino Male Sexual Assault Survivors. Sexual Assault Awareness Month Event Series, Title IX, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, University of Pittsburgh. April 15, 2021.
Host and Co-Moderator, (With Associate Vice Provost Paula Davis). Black Excellence. Our Brilliance: Black Postdoctoral Fellows: The Experience of Postdoctoral Researchers of Color, A Series. University of Pittsburgh Postdoctoral Association and Office of Health Sciences, Office of Academic and Career Development. The University of Pittsburgh. February 28, 2021.

Moderator, Black History Month. Coffee Sessions, University of Pittsburgh Postdoctoral Association, University of Pittsburgh. February 19, 2021.

Guest Lecturer, Addressing Racism and Other Isms. School of Social Policy and Practice. The University of Pennsylvania. November 1, 2020.

Presenter, A Pandemic Within a Pandemic: Inequities; Racism and COVID-19”. GLCA Students of Color Virtual Gathering, Antioch College, October 24, 2020.
Invited Panelist, Defining The Problem: Sexual Assault. Shattering the Statistics: A Collective Effort Towards Ending Sexual Violence Series. Virtual Town Hall Series, Office of Diversity and Inclusion and Title IX, University of Pittsburgh. October 15, 2020.

Invited Speaker, Promoting Diversity in the Immunology Community. Immunology Retreat, Department of Immunology, University of Pittsburgh, October 8, 2020.

Moderator, Hispanic Heritage Month – Educator Resources and Student Experiences”. Educational Webinar Series. The Anti-Defamation League. October 7, 2020.

Moderator, Latinx Experiences in the Health Sciences, Health Sciences Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month, University of Pittsburgh. October 7, 2020.

Invited Panelist, Violence On The Rise: The Troubled Relationship Between COVID-19 and Domestic Violence. This is Not “Normal, Allyship and Advocacy in the Age of COVID-19. Virtual Town Hall Series, Office of Diversity and Inclusion and Health Science Diversity, University of Pittsburgh. September 9, 2020.
Invited Presenter, Black Lives Matter and Supporting Black Graduate Students, Pitt Graduate Student Union, United Steel Workers, University of Pittsburgh. July 9, 2020.

Invited Trainer, Gay Latino Sexual Assault Survivors: Best Practices to Supporting Nuestros Hermanos. National Latin@ Association, Casa de Esperanza. June 29 and July 7, 2020.

Speaker, What We Know: Gay Latino Sexual Assault Survivors. Conversations Over a Cafecito. National Latin@ Association, Casa de Esperanza. June 25, 2020.


Moderator and Host, Combating Anti-Black Racism and White Supremacy, Coffee Sessions, University of Pittsburgh Postdoctoral Association, University of Pittsburgh. June 5 and 12 2020.

Presenter, Supporting Gay Black and Latino Sexual Assault Survivors. Sexual Assault Awareness Month Event Series, Title IX, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, University of Pittsburgh. April 16, 2020.

Invited Speaker, Policy and Law Concerning Male Sexual Assault Survivors. Students Engaged in Conversations About Consent and Sexuality, University of Pittsburgh. April 2 2018.

Presenter, Undergraduate Student Perceptions of Rape. Graduate Student Research Presentations, Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies, University of Pittsburgh. March 29 2018.

Invited Panelist, Latino Student Perspectives: Providing Support and Enhancing Their Voice in the Classroom. Understanding Our Students Series, School of Education Administrative & Policy Studies, University of Pittsburgh. February 2017.

Presenter, United Nations Development Programme, Gender Equality in Public Administration, Tracking Inclusion Towards SDG 16. GEPA Graduate Student Working Group, Ford Institute for Human Security, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Pittsburgh, The United Nations Headquarters, New York, New York. May 2, 2017.

Grants

PI, Improving Healthcare Services for Gay and Bisexual Latino and Black Male Sexual Assault Survivors in Boston – Pilot Grant, Center for Innovation in Social Sciences, Boston University, 2023-2024

Co-CI, Exploring the Role of Racism and Sexism on College Students’ Intent and Behavior – Racism Pilot Grant (PI: Stokes, Lynissa), Center on Race and Social Problems, School of Social Work, University of Pittsburgh, 2022-2024

Student Research Grant – Gender, Sexuality, & Women’s Studies, Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences, University of Pittsburgh, 2017

Grants

PI, Improving Healthcare Services for Gay and Bisexual Latino and Black Male Sexual Assault Survivors in Boston – Pilot Grant, Center for Innovation in Social Sciences, Boston University, 2023-2024

Co-CI, Exploring the Role of Racism and Sexism on College Students’ Intent and Behavior – Racism Pilot Grant (PI: Stokes, Lynissa), Center on Race and Social Problems, School of Social Work, University of Pittsburgh, 2022-2024

Student Research Grant – Gender, Sexuality, & Women’s Studies, Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences, University of Pittsburgh, 2017

Professional Activities and Certifications

2023 - Blue Ribbon Task Force, San Diego State University
2023 - Certified Art Resolution Therapy (ART) Therapist
2022 - REIDS Fellow, Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS, Yale University
2021-present - Diversity Trainer, Center for LGBT Health Research, University of Pittsburgh
2020-2021 - Chair of Diversity and Inclusion - University of Pittsburgh Postdoctoral Association
2020-2021 - Black Diversity Faculty Committee Member, Pitt Public Health
2020-2021 - Representative, Postdoc Science Symposium, Yale University
2020-2021 - Plan of Action Against Racial Disparities Member, Pitt Public Health
2020-2021 - Representative, Equity and Non-Discrimination Committee, University of Pittsburgh
2019-2021 - Sexual Assault Awareness Month Member, University of Pittsburgh
2018-2019 - Hispanic Heritage Month Committee, University of Pittsburgh
2017-2018 - President, Doctoral Student Organization, Pitt School of Social Work
2016-2017 - Vice President, Doctoral Student Organization, Pitt School of Social Work
2016-2017 - Sexual Assault Task Force, Men's Subcommittee, University of Pittsburgh
2015-2019 - Founder and President, Latin American Graduate Organization of Students, University of Pittsburgh
2014-2015 - Vice Chair of Communication, Latin American Graduate and Professional Student Assembly, University of Pennsylvania
2014-2015 - President, Hispanic and Latino Alliance, University of Pennsylvania
2014-2015 - Secretary, Association of Black Social Workers, University of Pennsylvania
2014-2015 - Vice President, Penn Drug and Alcohol Peer Advisors, University of Pennsylvania
PhD Certificate in Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies (University of Pittsburgh)
Business Certification - Katz Graduate School of Businesses (University of Pittsburgh)
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
Certified Sexual Assault Counselor

Professional Activities and Certifications

2023 - Blue Ribbon Task Force, San Diego State University
2023 - Certified Art Resolution Therapy (ART) Therapist
2022 - REIDS Fellow, Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS, Yale University
2021-present - Diversity Trainer, Center for LGBT Health Research, University of Pittsburgh
2020-2021 - Chair of Diversity and Inclusion - University of Pittsburgh Postdoctoral Association
2020-2021 - Black Diversity Faculty Committee Member, Pitt Public Health
2020-2021 - Representative, Postdoc Science Symposium, Yale University
2020-2021 - Plan of Action Against Racial Disparities Member, Pitt Public Health
2020-2021 - Representative, Equity and Non-Discrimination Committee, University of Pittsburgh
2019-2021 - Sexual Assault Awareness Month Member, University of Pittsburgh
2018-2019 - Hispanic Heritage Month Committee, University of Pittsburgh
2017-2018 - President, Doctoral Student Organization, Pitt School of Social Work
2016-2017 - Vice President, Doctoral Student Organization, Pitt School of Social Work
2016-2017 - Sexual Assault Task Force, Men's Subcommittee, University of Pittsburgh
2015-2019 - Founder and President, Latin American Graduate Organization of Students, University of Pittsburgh
2014-2015 - Vice Chair of Communication, Latin American Graduate and Professional Student Assembly, University of Pennsylvania
2014-2015 - President, Hispanic and Latino Alliance, University of Pennsylvania
2014-2015 - Secretary, Association of Black Social Workers, University of Pennsylvania
2014-2015 - Vice President, Penn Drug and Alcohol Peer Advisors, University of Pennsylvania
PhD Certificate in Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies (University of Pittsburgh)
Business Certification - Katz Graduate School of Businesses (University of Pittsburgh)
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
Certified Sexual Assault Counselor

Awards and Honors

2024 - Hall of Fame, School of Social Policy and Practice, University of Pennsylvania
2022 - Visiting Faculty, Yale University School of Public Health and Medicine
2022 - Boston University Diversity and Inclusion STAR Scholar
2022 - REIDS Fellow, Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS, Yale University
2020 - CEED Diversity Scholar - Institute for Clinical Research Education, Clinical and Translation Science Institute, University of Pittsburgh
2019 - Honors Convocation Honoree – University of Pittsburgh
2019 - Doctorate Fellowship - School of Social Work, University of Pittsburgh
2018 - Kevin Corcoran Endowed Dissertation Award - School of Social Work, University of Pittsburgh
2018 - Barbara Shore Doctoral Scholarship Award - School of Social Work, University of Pittsburgh
2018 - Pre-Doctoral Fellowship – School of Social Work, University of Pittsburgh
2017-2019 - SAMHSA CSWE Doctoral Minority Fellowship
2017 - United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Junior Researcher Internship
2017 - Albert Schweitzer Fellowship
2016 - Anti-Bias Trainer, the Anti-Defamation League
2015 - John Hope Franklin Combating American Racism Award - Black Men at Penn, University of Pennsylvania
2015 - Center for Hispanic Excellence Leadership Award - La Casa Latina, University of Pennsylvania
2013 - Dean's Merit Scholarship Award - School of Social Policy and Practice, University of Pennsylvania
2013 - Social Policy and Practice Scholarship Award - School of Social Policy and Practice, University of Pennsylvania

Awards and Honors

2024 - Hall of Fame, School of Social Policy and Practice, University of Pennsylvania
2022 - Visiting Faculty, Yale University School of Public Health and Medicine
2022 - Boston University Diversity and Inclusion STAR Scholar
2022 - REIDS Fellow, Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS, Yale University
2020 - CEED Diversity Scholar - Institute for Clinical Research Education, Clinical and Translation Science Institute, University of Pittsburgh
2019 - Honors Convocation Honoree – University of Pittsburgh
2019 - Doctorate Fellowship - School of Social Work, University of Pittsburgh
2018 - Kevin Corcoran Endowed Dissertation Award - School of Social Work, University of Pittsburgh
2018 - Barbara Shore Doctoral Scholarship Award - School of Social Work, University of Pittsburgh
2018 - Pre-Doctoral Fellowship – School of Social Work, University of Pittsburgh
2017-2019 - SAMHSA CSWE Doctoral Minority Fellowship
2017 - United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Junior Researcher Internship
2017 - Albert Schweitzer Fellowship
2016 - Anti-Bias Trainer, the Anti-Defamation League
2015 - John Hope Franklin Combating American Racism Award - Black Men at Penn, University of Pennsylvania
2015 - Center for Hispanic Excellence Leadership Award - La Casa Latina, University of Pennsylvania
2013 - Dean's Merit Scholarship Award - School of Social Policy and Practice, University of Pennsylvania
2013 - Social Policy and Practice Scholarship Award - School of Social Policy and Practice, University of Pennsylvania
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