Yale University

Daniel Jacobson López , PhD, MSW, LCSW

  • Assistant Professor, School of Social Work and Faculty Affiliate the Center for Innovation in Social Work and Health, Boston University
  • Fellow, Research Education Institute for Diverse Scholars (REIDS)


Dr. López’s research examines how possessing multiple marginalized identities affects the ways in which socio-political institutions and systems engage with gay Latino and/or Black sexual assault survivors and the services provided to them. He also researches violence against gay Black and Latino men, LGBTQ individuals and, recently, the effects of COVID-19 on people living with HIV/AIDS, focusing on the effects of racism (including anti-Black racism), homophobia, and xenophobia on the sexual assault reporting process and service provision for gay Latino and/or Black men.

Dr. López was the first ever Latinx and Latin American PhD graduate at the University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work. He is a former intern with the United Nations Development Programme, and a SAMSHA CSWE Doctoral Minority Fellow alumnus. In 2020, Dr. López was appointed as the inaugural chair of diversity and inclusion for the University of Pittsburgh Postdoctoral Association. His REIDS mentor is Dr. LaRon Nelson.