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Diego Garcia-Huidobro

Diego Garcia-Huidobro

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Ph.D., Family Social Science - University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
M.D., Family Medicine Specialty - Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, Santiago, Chile


Dr. Garcia-Huidobro is a family physician pursuing a second doctoral degree in Family Social Science with a minor in Epidemiology at the University of Minnesota. He received his medical training and specialty at Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile (2006, 2009), where he collaborated developing and evaluating a family-centered healthcare delivery system. Currently, he works as a Research Associate at the University of Minnesota Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, where he conducts transdisciplinary community-based participatory translational research. His investigations focus on how family and other psychosocial factors influence health outcomes, and how family interventions could promote healthier behaviors to prevent chronic and mental illnesses. More recently, he is examining the role of different family members affecting smoking initiation among Latino youth and how program implementation affects outcomes. He has received national and international funding, his work has been recognized at national and international scientific conferences, and his studies have been published in several academic journals, including Family Medicine, Family Practice, and the British Journal of General Practice.


Garcia-Huidobro and fellow grads bring home the SPR Sloboda/Bukowski cup

Garcia-Huidobro receives M. Janice Hogan Fellowship

Garcia-Huidobro to present in San Francisco and Prague, Czech Republic

Garcia-Huidobro & Anderson receive COGS Travel Awards

Garcia-Huidobro's research selected for grant award