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Roberto Lopez-Tamayo PhD

Roberto Lopez-Tamayo
  • Senior Research Specialist/Program Evaluator
  • Urban Youth Trauma Center
Contact Information
  • rlopezta [at]
  • (312) 355-0336
  • (312) 413-7757
  • Institute for Juvenile Research (IJR)
    1747 W. Roosevelt Rd.
    Chicago IL 60612
  • Room #:236

Roberto Lopez-Tamayo, PhD., is the program evaluator of the Urban Youth Trauma Center.  He coordinates program evaluation efforts, including data collection, tracking,  and management, for grant reporting and scholarly Project activities. He also coordinates UYTC’s social media presence and participates in the adaptation of program materials to address the needs of urban ethnic minority youth as well as religious minorities and immigrant populations.   Dr. Lopez-Tamayo obtained obtained a B.A. in Philosophy from Universidad del Valle de Atemajac in his hometown Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, an M.A. in Clinical Counseling from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology and a Ph.D. in Clinical-Community Psychology from DePaul University. His broad interests are in the areas of diversity, cultural adaptation, anxiety, trauma/PTSD and substance abuse prevention. He is interested in developing, implementing, and evaluating prevention/intervention programs to promote resilience and adaptive coping for low-income urban minority children and their families.

  • psychiatry

    Diversity, cultural adaptation, anxiety, trauma/PTSD and substance abuse prevention.

  • Lopez-Tamayo, R., Robinson, W. L., Lambert, S. F., Jason, L. A., & Ialongo, N. (2016). Parental monitoring, association with externalized behavior, and academic outcomes in urban African American youth: A moderated mediation analysis. American Journal of  Community Psychology, 57, 366-379.

    Lopez-Tamayo, R., DiGangi, J., Segovia, G., Leon, G., Alvarez, J., & Jason, L.A. (2016). Psychosocial factors associated with substance abuse on immigrant and U. S. born Latinos. Journal of Addiction & Prevention, 4(1), 1-10.

    Lopez-Tamayo, R., Alvarez, J., & Jason, L. A. (2016). Testing a multidimensional acculturation model on Latinos who completed substance abuse treatment. Journal of Drug Abuse, 2(2), 24.

    Lopez-Tamayo, R., Seda, A., & Jason, L. A. (2016). The role of Familismo and acculturation as  moderators of the association between family conflict and substance abuse on Latino adult  males. Public Health, Open Journal, 1(2), 48-56.

    Chavira, D., Lopez-Tamayo, R., & Jason, L. A. (2016). Factors associated with community corrections involvement among formerly incarcerated people in recovery. Criminal Justice  Policy Review. 1-16.

    Contreras, R., Gomez, D., Lopez-Tamayo, R., Rodriguez, S., & Jason, L. A. (2016). Examination of the living environment of Oxford Houses with Latino residents. Substance Abuse and Aftercare. (pp. 81-97). Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers.

    Robinson, W. L., Case, M. H., Whipple, C.R., Gooden, A.S., Lopez-Tamayo, R., Lambert, S. F., & Jason, L.A.  (2016). Culturally-grounded stress reduction and suicide prevention for African American adolescents. Practice Innovation, 1(2), 117-128.

    Jason, L.A., DiGangi, J.A., Alvarez, J., Contreras, R., Lopez-Tamayo, R., Gallardo, S., & Flores, S. (2013). Evaluating a bilingual voluntary community-based healthcare organization. Journal of Ethnicity in Substance Abuse. 12(4), 321-338.

    Contreras, R., Alvarez, J., DiGangi, J., Jason, L.A., Sklansky, L., Lopez Tamayo, R…Ponziano F. (2012). No place like home:  Examining a bilingual-bicultural, self-run substance abuse recovery home for Latinos. Global Journal of Community Psychology Practice, 3(3), 1-11.