Faculty: Marta Pagan-Ortiz, PhD

Marta Pagan-Ortiz

Marta Pagan-Ortiz, PhD

Assistant Professor, Clinical Psychology Department

Faculty, Clinical Health Psychology 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

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