Daniel Jacobson López, PhD, MSW, LSW

Postdoctoral Associate, Infectious Diseases and Microbiology


400 Keystone Bldg.
R-znvy: qnw02@cvgg.rqh
Primary Phone: 967-838-3185

Personal Statement

Dr. Daniel Jacobson López is currently a T32 Postdoctoral Associate in the Department of Infectious Diseases and Microbiology in the Graduate School of Public Health.  Additionally, he is  a CEED Diversity Scholar at the Insitute for Clinical Research Education and Clinical and Translation Science Institute at Pitt. 

His research focuses on sexual assault of gay Latino and Black male sexual assault survivors.  Specifically, his work  is centered on enhancing and developing trauma-informed, culturally-relevant and evidenced-based health care services for gay male sexual assault survivors of color.

Dr. López was previously an intern with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), where he conductdd research on best proxy indicators to measure LGBTI inclusion in Latin America and the Caribbean.  Dr. López is also a SAMHSA Doctoral Minority Fellow and a Schweitzer Fellow alumnus.  

He is the first Latino PhD graduate at Pitt’s School of Social Work and founder of the first Latinx graduate student organization (LAGOS) at Pitt.  He is a Licensed Social Worker and a Certified Sexual Assault Counselor.  Additionally, he has a doctoral certificate in Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies. Daniel is also a trained anti-bias facilitator.  He has received awards from Black Men at Penn and the Center for Hispanic Excellence from the University of Pennsylvania, for his advocacy for Black and Latinx students. He is currently Networking Chair of UPPDA as well as on other executive boards at Pitt. 



2019 | University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA | PhD 

2015 | University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA | MSW

2010 | Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY | BA 



Kevin Corcoran Endowed Dissertation Award | School of Social Work | University of Pittsburgh 

Barbara Shore Doctoral Student Award | School of Social Work | University of Pittsburgh 

Combating Racism Award | Black Men at Penn | University of Pennsylvania 

Leadership Award | Center for Hispanic Excellence, La Casa Latina | University of Pennsylvania 

Selected Publications

Wei, K., Jacobson López, D., & Wu, S. (2019) The Role of Language in Anti-Immigrant Prejudice: What Can We Learn From Immigrants’ Historical Experiences? Social Sciences. 8 (3), 1-18.


Whitfield, D. L., Coulter, R., Langenderfer-Magruder, L., & Jacobson, D. (2018) Experiences of Intimate Partner Violence among Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender college students: An intersectional analysis. Journal of Interpersonal Violence. 1-25.

Daniel  Jacobson López