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Claudio Rivera, Ph.D.


Claudio Rivera is a psychologist who joined the Center for Childhood Resilience in 2016. He has worked extensively in the Chicago community to bring empirically supported treatments to community and school settings and to disseminate Spanish language trauma-informed interventions to the city’s Latinx community. Dr. Rivera's research focuses on the strengths of Latinx immigrants and other diverse communities represented in Chicago with an emphasis on understanding protective factors and resources that promote positive outcomes for children, youth, and families. In addition, Dr. Rivera is an Assistant Professor at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine.

Dr. Rivera holds a doctoral degree in Clinical-Community Psychology from DePaul University. Claudio has received fellowships from the Ford Foundation, the Albert Schweitzer Fellowship, and the Illinois Board of High Education for his commitment towards promoting social justice, equity, and diversity in academia and healthcare.  

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