Daniel Jacobson López, PhD, MSW, LCSW

Assistant Professor

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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. In addition, Jacobson López is a certified sexual assault counselor, certified ART therapist, licensed clinical social worker, and anti-bias facilitator with the Anti-Defamation League.