Diana Formoso, Ph.D.

Diana FormosoAssistant Professor
Department of Clinical and School Psychology
(954) 262-5772
Office: Maltz 1078


Professional Interests

Diana Formoso, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor at the College of Psychology at Nova Southeastern University. She received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Arizona State University and completed a post-doctoral fellowship in prevention science at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Her work focuses on the risk and protective factors that shape youth development for low-income, ethnic minority families. She has conducted research on family conflict, parenting, and child outcome and how they are impacted by families' ecological and cultural contexts.

More recently, she has become interested in how children's developmental contexts, such as schools and neighborhoods, might impact child well-being. She is currently working on developing the Connections program, which is intended to enhance the family and school support available to low-income families living in South Florida. The Connections program is an important first step toward adapting evidence-based practices for use with low-income families from Latin America, Haiti, and the English Speaking Caribbean and toward developing new strategies' ones that are culturally-competent and contextually-relevant' when existing interventions fall short.

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