Faculty: Marta Pagan-Ortiz, PhD

Marta Pagan-Ortiz

Marta Pagan-Ortiz, PhD

Assistant Professor, Clinical Psychology Department

Faculty, Clinical Health Psychology Concentration

Faculty, Geropsychology Concentration

Faculty, Latino Mental Health Concentration

Degree Institution Year
PhD University of Massachusetts 2020
MS Northeastern University 2013
BA University of Puerto Rico 2009


  • Clinical Practice I and II
  • Contemporary Psychodynamic Theory and Practice
  • Clinical Seminar in Assessment with Latino Populations I and II

Research and Practice Interests

  • Latinx health
  • Culturally competent interventions for racial/linguistic/ethnic minorities
  • Use of online interventions to increase access to health information and support
  • Understanding experiences of structural violence (defined broadly including institutional racism, medical access issues, etc) and related trauma

Publications and Presentations

  • Saleem, R., Morrill, Z., Brodt, M., and Pagán-Ortiz, M. (2021). Oppression and resistance: An analysis of Muslims’ experiences of structural violence. Journal of Community Psychology. doi: 10.1002/jcop.22588
  • Lamb, S., Pagán-Ortiz, M., Bonilla, S. (2021). How to provide sexual education: Lessons from a pandemic on masculinity, individualism, and the neoliberal agenda. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18(8). doi: 10.3390/ijerph18084144
  • Pagán-Ortiz, M. and Cortés, D. E. (2020). Feasibility of an online intervention for Latinas with chronic pain. Rehabilitation Psychology. doi: 10.1037/rep0000341
  • Saleem, R., Pagán-Ortiz, M., Morrill, Z., Brodt, M., and Andrade, L. (2020). “I thought it would be different”: Experiences of structural violence in the lives of undocumented Latinas.Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology, 26(2), 171-180. doi: 10.1037/pac0000420
  • Pagán-Ortiz, M., Goulet, P., Kogelman, L., Levkoff, S, and Weitzman, P. (2019). Feasibility of a texting intervention to improve medication adherence among older HIV+ African Americans: A mixed methods pilot study. Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine, 5. doi: 10.1177/2333721419855662
  • See Google Scholar profile for Dr. Pagán-Ortiz for more information

Concurrent Leadership, Service and Professional Activities

  • Lecturer on Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

Prior Experience

  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Cambridge Health Alliance/Harvard Medical School (2020-2021)
  • Predoctoral Intern, Cambridge Health Alliance/Harvard Medical School (2019-2020)

Professional Affiliations

  • Massachusetts Psychological Association (MPA)
  • National Latinx Psychological Association (NLPA)
  • American Psychological Association (APA)

Community Involvement

  • Board of Directors, Our Bodies Ourselves