Idalia Massa, PhD
Primary Care Psychology Fellow
Idalia Massa was born and raised in the rain forest mountains of San Lorenzo, Puerto Rico. She graduated from the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras with a major in psychology, followed by a Masters degree in developmental psychology at Columbia University, New York City. After her Master's degree, Dr. Massa worked five years for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. At DHHS, she served as a social scientist fellow for the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NIH) and subsequently as a federal project officer for the Center for Mental Health Services (SAMHSA).
In 2006, Dr. Massa returned to school to obtain a PhD in school/child psychology at Texas A&M University. She chose A&M to train as a bilingual/cultural psychologist. Idalia completed her pre-doctoral internship at The Children's Hospital in Denver, specializing in pediatric health psychology. There she rotated through a number of clinics including the inpatient psychiatric unit, outpatient psychiatry clinic, the primary care child health clinic, the intensive outpatient anxiety clinic, and the main hospital consultation and liaison program.
Currently, Dr. Massa is serving as a primary care psychology fellow at the University of Colorado School of Medicine in the Department of Family Medicine. As a fellow, Dr. Massa serves as a member of the program office for the Advancing Care Together initiative, along with other projects. She is also working as a primary care behavioral health clinician for the A.F. Williams Family Medicine Center.
Dr. Massa's research interests include improving the services delivered to linguistically and culturally diverse populations using collaborative care models. Her outside interests include running, hiking, reading Spanish novels, and pretty much anything that involves the outdoors.