Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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Marco A Hidalgo, PhD

Marco A Hidalgo, PhD

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Pediatrics

Focus of Work

Bio

Dr. Hidalgo treats patients in Lurie Children's Hospital's Gender and Sex Development Program, which he helped establish in 2013. His clinical interests are in mood and anxiety disorders, trauma-informed care, and sexual health promotion/risk prevention. He has training and experience in several psychotherapy interventions including cognitive-behavioral therapies, motivational interviewing, mindfulness approaches, strategic and systems family therapies, as well as psychodynamic psychotherapy. Dr...[Read full text]Dr. Hidalgo treats patients in Lurie Children's Hospital's Gender and Sex Development Program, which he helped establish in 2013. His clinical interests are in mood and anxiety disorders, trauma-informed care, and sexual health promotion/risk prevention. He has training and experience in several psychotherapy interventions including cognitive-behavioral therapies, motivational interviewing, mindfulness approaches, strategic and systems family therapies, as well as psychodynamic psychotherapy. Dr. Hidalgo’s research examines gender development in gender-diverse children and health disparities affecting LGBTQ populations with a particular focus on HIV prevention intervention among ethnically-diverse LGBTQ youth. He is currently Principal Investigator of a NIAID-funded study entitled, "PrEP engagement among Latino men who have sex with men and Latina transgender women in Chicago" (Facilitated by P30AI050409, Emory University Center for AIDS Research-CFAR). He is also Co-Investigator on three additional multisite, NIH-funded studies examining: (1) the impact of early medical treatment in transgender youth who seek care in Chicago, Boston, Los Angeles, and San Francisco; (2) efficacy outcomes of a RCT employing a mobile-based adaptation of his MyPEEPS group-based HIV prevention intervention for young MSM and taking place in New York City, Birmingham, Seattle, and Chicago, and; (3) the effects of couples-based versus individual HIV-testing approaches on ARV uptake/adherence among HIV-serodiscordant male couples in Atlanta, Boston, and Chicago.[Shorten text]

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Education and Certification

  • PhD: Depaul University, Child Psychology (2011)
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship: Harvard Medical School, Clinical Psychology (2012)