M.S. in Clinical Psychology, Marquette University
B.S. in Psychology, University of South Florida
Dr. Juan Pablo Zapata (he/him) is a Postdoctoral Fellow at The Family Institute at Northwestern University. He received his doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Marquette University and completed his American Psychological Association (APA)-accredited pre-doctoral residency at The University of Washington Medical Center. Dr. Zapata is also a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at The Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing (ISGM) at Northwestern. His research broadly focuses on health disparities in Latino men and in LGBT youth, particularly in the areas of HIV/AIDS, mental health disparities, alcohol and drug use, and social determinants of health.
Dr. Zapata has clinical experience in diverse settings — private practice, in-patient and community — and has facilitated both therapeutic and support groups. In addition, he has lectured on various topics such as working in community settings with culturally diverse populations, addressing gender identity in a medical setting, and culturally and linguistically adapted therapies for Latino populations.
Dr. Zapata is a Clinical Member of the American Psychological Association, Society for the Psychological Study of lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues, and the American Public Health Association.
Zapata, J.P., de St. Aubin, E. Alvarado, A. Hurtado, M. Rodriguez-Diaz, C.E., & Robles, G. (2023). Stakeholders’ Perspectives about Cultural Strategies to Support PrEP for Latino Sexual Minority Men. Aids Education and Technology.
Zapata, J.P. (2023). Practices for Promoting Affirming Healthcare for Transgender and Gender Diverse Youth – A Practical Guide for Clinicians. Health Promotion Practice.
Zapata, J.P., de St. Aubin, E., Rodríguez-Díaz, C. & Malavé-Rivera, S. (2022). Using a social ecological model to facilitate adoption of pre-exposure prophylaxis among Latinx men who have sex with men: A systematic literature review. Journal of Latinx Psychology.