Postdoctoral Associate

Frances Martínez Pedraza

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Dr. Martínez is a postdoctoral fellow on the NIMH funded R34 grant entitled: “Mental Health Services for Infants/Toddlers Receiving Part C Early Intervention.” Dr. Martínez is interested in the dissemination and implementation of evidence-based social-emotional screening and interventions for young children with developmental delays. Her predoctoral work focused on the implementation of a multi-stage autism screening protocol in Early Intervention (EI) agencies. For her dissertation, she examined provider cultural and relational factors associated with EI service outcomes among children at-risk for autism. Dr. Martínez is particularly interested in improving the access to and quality of early screening and treatment services among socioeconomically disadvantaged and racial and ethnically minority children. Click here for CV.

  • Ph.D., Clinical Psychology: University of Massachusetts Boston, 2016
  • Clinical Internship at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Child Track, 2015-2016
  • Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology: University of Massachusetts Boston, 2012
  • Bachelor’s Degree, Psychology: University of Puerto Rico, 2008