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Arturo Zinny, LPC, MA, PhD(c)

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Assistant Clinical Professor and Executive Director of the Center for Nonviolence and Social Justice
Community Health and Prevention, Center for Nonviolence and Social Justice
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BA and MA, Psychology, Universidad Nacional de Rosario, Argentina
PhD(c) Community Health and Prevention, Drexel University Dornsife School of Public Health


Arturo Zinny is Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Community Health and Prevention and Executive Director of the Center for Nonviolence and Social Justice (CNSJ) at Drexel University’s Dornsife School of Public Health.

Previously, he served for five years as Program Director of Healing Hurt People, a hospital and community-linked violence intervention program housed within the CNSJ. Prior to this role, Arturo was Project Director of the Philadelphia Alliance for Child Trauma Services at Community Behavioral Health and Director of Behavioral Health at Congreso de Latinos Unidos. His research and professional interests have focused on the implementation of evidence-based and promising practices for trauma-impacted children, adults, and their families.

Arturo was awarded a Stoneleigh Fellowship for the project "Assessing Community-Based Trauma Mental Health Care’s Efficacy" to further examine the prevalence of trauma and the efficacy of community-based trauma mental health care among violently injured youth at CNSJ.

Arturo holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in psychology from Universidad Nacional de Rosario in Argentina, and he is a doctoral candidate in the Community Health and Prevention PhD program at the Dornsife School of Public Health.

Research Interests

  • Child Trauma & Mental Health
  • LGBTQ Youth
  • Mental Health Needs of Racial & Ethnic Minority Youth and Families
  • The Implementation of Evidence-based Practices for Trauma-impacted Children, Adults, and Their Families


Last BS, Rudd BN, Gregor CA, Kratz HE, Jackson K, Berkowitz S, Zinny A, Cliggitt LP, Adams DR, Walsh LM, Beidas RS. Sociodemographic characteristics of youth in a trauma focused-cognitive behavioral therapy effectiveness trial in the city of Philadelphia. J Community Psychol. 2020 May;48(4):1273-1293. doi: 10.1002/jcop.22306. Epub 2019 Dec 24. PMID: 31872896; PMCID: PMC7261621.

Rudd BN, Last BS, Gregor C, Jackson K, Berkowitz S, Zinny A, Kratz HE, Cliggitt L, Adams DR, Walsh LM, Beidas RS. Benchmarking Treatment Effectiveness of Community-Delivered Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Am J Community Psychol. 2019 Dec;64(3-4):438-450. doi: 10.1002/ajcp.12370. Epub 2019 Aug 20. PMID: 31429951; PMCID: PMC7136484.

Cohen, JA, Mannarino, AP, Wilson, K & Zinny, A (2018): Trauma‐Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy LGBTQ Implementation Manual. Pittsburgh, PA: Allegheny Health Network.

Beidas RS, Adams DR, Kratz HE, Jackson K, Berkowitz S, Zinny A, Cliggitt LP, DeWitt KL, Skriner L, Evans A Jr. Lessons learned while building a trauma-informed public behavioral health system in the City of Philadelphia. Eval Program Plann. 2016 Dec;59:21-32. doi: 10.1016/j.evalprogplan.2016.07.004. Epub 2016 Jul 27. PMID: 27501466; PMCID: PMC5048572.