Roxana Llerena-Quinn, PhD
Adjunct Instructor
Boston University School of Medicine
Dept of Psychiatry

PhD, Boston College

Dr. Llerena-Quinn was born in Peru and educated in the United States. Roxana has a B.S. in Psychology from Emmanuel College, an M.A. in Psychology and Counseling from Assumption College, and a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Boston College. She will be offering individual and family therapy services, especially with Spanish speaking families, and will be an important contributor to our growing CAP services and collaborative team focused on providing excellence in multicultural care. Growing up in a bi-lingual, bi-cultural, mestiza (mixed race) home influenced her professional career path. Cross-cultural care and education are central to Roxana’s clinical, teaching and research efforts. She has worked within under-served, urban communities and hospital settings. As a Cross-Cultural Educator at Harvard Medical School, Dr. Llerena-Quinn developed curricula to train and support faculty, staff and medical students to be effective in a multi-cultural world.

2016 Boston Children’s Hospital: Joseph P. Lord, Ph.D. Excellence in Supervision Award
2011 American Family Therapy Academy: Distinguished Contribution to Social Justice Award
1975 Emmanuel College: Magna Cum Laude
1975 Emmanuel College: Kappa Gamma Pi
1974 Psi Chi: Honored Member
1971-1975 Emmanuel College: Dean's List

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  1. White AA, Logghe HJ, Goodenough DA, Barnes LL, Hallward A, Allen IM, Green DW, Krupat E, Llerena-Quinn R. Self-Awareness and Cultural Identity as an Effort to Reduce Bias in Medicine. J Racial Ethn Health Disparities. 2018 02; 5(1):34-49.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28342029
  2. The Boston Institute for Culturally Affirming Practice. Understanding Power: A Human Service Imperative (E. Pinderhughes, V. Jackson, P. Romney, eds.). Deconstructing Power to Build Connection: The Importance of Dialogue. NASW Press. Washington DC. 2017; 195-218.
  3. Shields HM, Leffler DA, Peters AS, Llerena-Quinn R, Nambudiri VE, White AA, Hayward JN, Pelletier SR. A faculty development program integrating cross-cultural care into a gastrointestinal pathophysiology tutorial benefits students, tutors, and the course. Adv Physiol Educ. 2015 Jun; 39(2):81-90. PMID: 26031723
  4. Rolovic S. & Llerena-Quinn R. Critical Topics in Family Therapy (T Nelson and H. Winawer, eds.). Reflections on Growing Up in a War Zone: Understanding War and Building Peace. Springer International Publishing. Medford. 2014; 21-32.
  5. Llerena-Quinn R. A safe space to speak above the silences. Cult Med Psychiatry. 2013 Jun; 37(2):340-6. PMID: 23670830
  6. Lapatin S, Gonçalves M, Nillni A, Chavez L, Quinn RL, Green A, Alegría M. Lessons from the use of vignettes in the study of mental health service disparities. Health Serv Res. 2012 Jun; 47(3 Pt 2):1345-62. PMID: 22150766; PMCID: PMC3418829; DOI: 10.1111/j.1475-6773.2011.01360.x;
  7. Beardslee W R, Paez A, Herrera L D, Montero F, Castillo Herrera H, Llerena-Quinn R, Arce Arenales G, Diaz Alvarado M. Adaptation of a Preventive Intervention Approach to Strengthen Families Facing Adversities, especially Depression. Costa Rica: Initial Systems Approaches and a Case Example. International Journal of Mental Health Promotion. 2011; 13(2):4-12. View Publication
  8. Shields HM, Nambudiri VE, Leffler DA, Akileswaran C, Gurrola ER, Jimenez R, Saltzman A, Samuel PA, Wong K, White Iii AA, Hafler JP, Hayward JN, Pelletier SR, O'Farrell RP, Blanco PG, Kappler SM, Llerena-Quinn R. Using medical students to enhance curricular integration of cross-cultural content. Kaohsiung J Med Sci. 2009 Sep; 25(9):493-502. PMID: 19717368
  9. D'Angelo EJ, Llerena-Ouinn R, Shapiro R, Colon F, Rodriguez P, Gallagher K, Beardslee WR. Adaptation of the preventive intervention program for depression for use with predominantly low-income Latino families. Fam Process. 2009 Jun; 48(2):269-91. PMID: 19579909
  10. Llerena-Quinn R. & Bacigalupe G. Intercultural Couples: Exploring Diversity in Intimate Relationships (T. Harris and K.D. Killian, eds.). Constructions of Difference among Latino and Latina Immigrants and Non-Hispanic White Couples. Taylor and Francis Group. Abingdon. 2009; 165-186.
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