Dr. Roberto Montenegro studies microaggressions and mental health. His research focuses on cross cultural psychiatry, transgender mental health, social justice, health disparities education, and answering questions such as “What does the repeated experience of discrimination actually do to your body?”
Born and raised in East Los Angeles, CA, Dr. Montenegro completed his PhD in Sociology at University of California, Los Angeles, then attended the University of Utah School of Medicine, and completed his adult psychiatry training at Yale University. He began to study how microaggressions impact the professional and personal lives of sexual and racial minority physicians because, as Dr. Montenegro says, “It’s not just having your feelings hurt. It’s having your biology hurt as well.”
He is currently Chief Fellow at Seattle Children’s Hospital at the University of Washington and is completing his fellowship training in child and adolescent psychiatry.