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Roberto Lopez-Tamayo PhD

Roberto Lopez-Tamayo
  • Instructor of Clinical Psychiatry/Program Evaluator
  • Urban Youth Trauma Center
Gender Pronouns
  • he/him
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 a licensed clinical psychologist in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and the program evaluator of the Urban Youth Trauma Center (UYTC). Dr. Lopez-Tamayo serves as instructor of clinical psychiatry, coordinates program evaluation efforts, including data collection, tracking, and management, for grant reporting and scholarly project activities. Dr. Lopez-Tamayo also participates in adapting program materials to address the needs of urban ethnic minority youth, religious minorities, and immigrant populations. Dr. Lopez-Tamayo 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 diversity, cultural adaptation, acculturation, anxiety, trauma/PTSD, and substance abuse prevention. Dr. Lopez-Tamayo is interested in developing, implementing, and evaluating parent-based 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.