Amarilis Acevedo, Ph.D., ABPP - Geriatric psychology; neuropsychological assessment.
Soledad Argüelles-Borge, Ph.D. - Adult caregiving issues, impact of culture on caregiving; best practices for writing a dissertation.
Paula Brochu, Ph.D. - Prejudice, stereotyping, discrimination, and stigma from the perspectives of both the perceiver and the target, including the processes underlying the expression of prejudice, as well as the consequences of stigma on human functioning.
Stephen N. Campbell, Ph.D. - General clinical/community psychology of social change.
Diana Formoso, Ph.D. - Risk and protective factors that shape youth development within low-income, ethnic minority families; family conflict, parenting, and child outcome and how they are impacted by families' ecological and cultural context (e.g., economic hardship, neighborhood risk, immigration and acculturation); intervention development for ethnic minority children and families experiencing adversity; the family lives and school experiences of immigrant youth.
Jeffrey L. Kibler, Ph.D. - Cognitive-behavioral regulation of emotion/mood disorders. Behavioral medicine: biobehavioral aspects of 94 posttraumatic stress, psychosocial stress, and pain; psychosocial risks for illness (e.g., heart disease); health risk reduction; psychophysiology; minority health: predictors of biobehavioral research participation for individuals of racial minority.
John E. Lewis, Ph.D. - Intercultural psychotherapy and assessment; counseling and psychotherapy with prison populations; educational and vocational assessment and counseling; school psychology; international perspectives.
Stephen C. Messer, Ph.D. - Research methods; multivariable statistics, latent variable models, longitudinal design and analysis; diagnostic validity and measurement; developmental epidemiology and psychopathology; military psychology and combat-related PTSD.
Timothy R. Moragne, Psy.D. - Minority issues; health psychology; community psychology; human sexuality; psychological aspects of AIDS; AIDS and minorities.
Barry Nierenberg, Ph.D., ABPP - Rehabilitation and Health Psychology: psychological factors in chronic illness, biopsychosocial aspects of wellness and disease, healthcare disparities, pediatric psychology, child and family adaptations to acute and chronic medical conditions. The business of psychology and professional credentialing.
Ashley Stripling, Ph.D. - Geropsychology, clinical training, research and advocacy, promotion of successful, healthy aging through advocacy and clinical interventions; understanding ageism, subjective aging, and the intersection of aging language and perceptions; combating ageist stereotypes.
Lourdes Suarez-Morales, Ph.D. - Cultural factors in clinical research. Cognitive, environment, and cultural factors and their relationship to anxiety in youth.
Jessica Valenzuela, Ph.D. - Pediatric psychology; Disparities in child health outcomes and health care quality; Chronic illness prevention and disease management; Psychologists in medical settings; Community-based participatory research approaches and academic-community partnerships for health.
Student Capstone Projects and Research
Bachar, T., Moragne, & Brochu (August, 2016). Psychological effects of dating applications on members of the LGBTQ plus community.
Belfer, J., Suarez-Morales, & Formoso (June, 2017). Review of cross-cultural variations in prevalence of anxiety in Hispanic youth and idiomatic expressions of anxiety used by Latinos.
Bernadel, R., Suarez-Morales, & Campbell (June, 2017). A cross-cultural model of post-traumatic stress disorder following a natural disaster.
Betancourt, C., Suarez-Morales, & Cash (June, 2016). Parental factors and their association with childhood depression among the Hispanic population.
Bigay, F., Arguelles-Borge, & Caproni (September, 2017). Explore effects of postpartum depression on Hispanic mothers.
Blanchard, B., Arguelles-Borge, & Campbell (August, 2017). Explore psychological interactions for refugee populations.
Bougere, L., Brochu, & Wallen (April, 2015). Sexual orientation and mental illness in the military.
Cabrera, S., Suarez-Morales, & Valenzuela (June, 2017). Parental accommodation in childhood anxiety: extrapolating to Hispanic population.
Campbell, R., Nierenberg, & Wallen (August, 2017). Investigate the traits of resilience in several adult immigrant populations.
Cardenas, K., Gold, & Arguelles-Borge (August, 2017). Empirical study investigating whether exposure to more than one type of trauma differs by ethnic and racial backgrounds.
Castano, J., Cash, & Campbell (August, 2015). Effects of acculturation on parenting and family cohesion among immigrant Latino families.
Cespedes, C., Cash, & Campbell (April, 2015). The relationship between acculturation stress in the Latino population and internalizing disorders.
Cordero, N., Suarez-Morales, & Valley-Gray (May, 2015). Manualized treatment for comorbid anxiety and depression in Hispanic youth.
Day, L., Faust, & Formoso (June, 2016). The effects of family transitions on externalizing behaviors of African American children.
Detscher, M.K., Cuc, & Moragne (June, 2017). Clinical implications for sexual minority Latinas and sexual orientation disclosures.
Espinosa, K., Cash, & Ibanez (March, 2015). How do comprehensive assessment and testing differ with the Latino population?
Fisher, C., Davidtz, & Dorfman (August, 2016). Exploring the association between race, aggression, and psychiatric diagnosis of severely mentally ill African American and non-African American males.
Freile, M., Suarez-Morales, & Formoso (June, 2015). How stress affects parenting in Hispanic families of children with anxiety.
Goldin, B., Van Hasselt, & Formoso (August, 2017). Exploring substance use in Hispanic communities.
Hanks, T., Garcia-Lavin, & Del Rio-Roberts (August, 2016). Cultural differences and the diagnosis of ASD.
Holiner, C., Suarez-Morales, & Campbell (May, 2017). Treatment manual for Hispanic children with anxiety targeting parental accommodations.
Lee, L., Campbell, & Dorfman (June, 2016). Cultural Competence in Clinical Care.
Marco, L., Nierenberg, & Eickleberry (August, 2015). Literature review to explore the utility and effectiveness of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) with the transgender population.
Muguira, S., Suarez-Morales, & Nierenberg (June, 2017).Mindfulness with Hispanic children.
Ortiz, J., Campbell, & Wallen (May, 2015). Barriers, perceptions of symptoms, traditional healing techniques, and its impact on the obtainment of services within the Latino population.
Pena-Martinez, M., Formoso, & Arguelles-Borge (August, 2017). Examination of factors impacting mental health among Cubans to provide more culturally competent and effective services to the Cuban population.
Phillpot, A., Shapiro, & Walker (June, 2016). The presence of trauma in a forensic immigration sample.
Portillo, I., Arguelles-Borge, & Brochu (August, 2017). Mediating factors for success in evidence based interventions with Latino populations in South Florida.
Rassler, B., Davidtz, & Brochu (August, 2017). Treatment manual for religiously and culturally integrated treatment for Jewish women with eating disorders.
Rodriguez, M., Acevedo, & Campbell (June, 2017). Evidence based psychotherapy treatment for ethnic minority adults.
Spinner, E., Stripling, & Black (September, 2017). Measurement of anxiety in older adults.
Tabio, L., Nierenberg, & Van Hasselt (June, 2017). Review of cultural risk factors and prevention for stroke in Hispanics/Latinos: what we know, what we are doing, and what is lacking.
Tarver, S., Formoso, & Reitman (August, 2015). Literature view on the relationship between community stressors and externalizing behaviors in low-income, ethnic minority youth.
Toukhly, O., Campbell & Lewis (August, 2017). Effect of parenting and education system on mental illness in South Africa, Swaziland.
Vallario, M., Moragne, & Van Hasselt (June, 2017). Musclebound: examining muscle dysmorphia and body image issues in male homosexuals.
Varghese, C., Cuc, & Campbell (August, 2017). Investigate the impact of acculturation on Asian-American adolescents psychological well-being.
Walton, C., Davidtz, & Campbell (June, 2017). The impact of gender, race, and sexual orientation on clinicians' diagnostic judgments of borderline personality disorder.
Weisner, B., Suarez-Morales, & Formoso (June, 2017). Eating pathology and eating disorders in Hispanic populations: a comprehensive literature.
Williams, Q., Walker, & Lewis (June, 2016). Biracial and multiracial identity: an examination of the journey of stigma and privilege.
Zhu, J., Cuc, & Campbell (June, 2017). "Coming out" self-concealment and marriage: the well-being of gay men in China.
Conte, C. & Walker (September, 2016). Wrongful conviction, false confessions, and the underrepresentation of women - identification and analysis of female false confession cases.
Levy, M. & Delucia (September, 2016). Examining the effects of a brief 5-week mindfulness-based intervention for older adults.
Schlaudt, V., Suarez-Morales, Nierenberg, & Black (May, 2017). Exploring mediators and moderators in the relationship between acculturative stress and internalizing symptoms in Hispanic youth.
Nagle, M., Shapiro, & Walker (not signed by dean) (October, 2017). Examining risk factors of female juvenile delinquency and the effects of child sexual abuse using a social development perspective.
Letourneau, B. & Sobell, M. (April, 2018). Alcohol misuse among operation enduring freedom and operation Iraqi freedom military healthcare professionals.
Conte, C. & Walker (June, 2016). Wrongful convictions, false confessions, and the underrepresentation of women.
Letourneau, B. & Sobell, M. (March, 2016). Exploring the relationship between military deployments to the middle east and subsequent alcohol use disorders in american service members.
Levy, M. & DeLucia (June, 2016). A critical examination of mindfulness-based interventions for older adults.
Nagle, M. & Walker (June, 2017). Examining risk factors of female juvenile delinquency and the effects of child sexual abuse using a social development perspective.
Schlaudt, V. & Suarez-Morales (June, 2015). Exploring Mediators and Moderators in the Relationship of Acculturative Stress and Internalizing Symptoms in Hispanic Youth.
Faculty and Student Service Initiatives