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September 2020: Brynna Heflin had her first-authored publication, "Predicting BMI in Young Children with Developmental Delay and Externalizing Problems: Links with Caregiver Depressive Symptoms and Acculturation" published in the Journal of Pediatric Psychology. Congrats Brynna!

August 2020: The ECBL welcomes Keara Neuman, a new clinical science doctoral student, to the lab.

June 2020: Brynna Heflin had her first-authored publication, “Impact of Parenting Intervention on Observed Aggressive Behaviors in At-Risk Infants” published in the Journal of Child and Family Studies. Congrats Brynna! 

April 2020: Dr. Bagner received funding from NICHD for a new R01 titled "Preventive Intervention for Behavior Problems in Infants from High-Risk Families." Congrats Dr. Bagner! Stay tuned for more updates as our team gets the project started.


December 2019: Dr. Griffith had her first-authored publication, "Apps As Learning Tools: A Systematic Review" published in Pediatrics and even received media coverage. Congrats Shayl and team! 

December 2019: Perrine Heymann had her first-authored publication, “Infant-directed language following a brief behavioral parenting intervention: The importance of language quality” accepted for publication in Infant Behavior and Development. Congrats Perrine! 

November 2019: Dr. Bagner was interviewed for a NY Times Parenting article! Click here to read it.

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May 2019: Congratulations to Brynna Heflin and Perrine Heymann for earning their master's degrees. 

August 2019: The ECBL welcomes Caroline Gillenson, a new clinical science doctoral student, to the lab.


February 2018: Congratulations to Nicole Barroso for successfully matching at the University of Miami Mailman Center for Child Development.

August 2018: The ECBL welcomes Mary Hagan, a new clinical science doctoral student, to the lab.


August 2017: The ECBL welcomes Brynna Heflin and Perrine Heymann, two new clinical science doctoral students, to the lab.


March 2016: Congratulations to Nicole Barroso for being named a winner of the Florida International Graduate Scholarly Forum for her presentation of a meta-analysis on parenting stress and child behavior problems.

March 2016: Congratulations to Francisco "Giovanni" Ramos for receiving the prestigious Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program. Giovanni will be pursuing this summer in the Early Childhood Behavior Lab as part of this fellowship.


August 2016: Congratulations to Dr. Garcia on receiving the Worlds Ahead Award.

December 2016: Congratulations to Nicole Barroso on receiving the prestigious NIH National Research Service Award (F31).


February 2015: Nicole Barroso had her first-authored manuscript, "The effect of preterm birth on infant negative affect and maternal postpartum depressive symptoms: A preliminary examination in an underrepresented minority sample," accepted for publication in Infant Behavior and Development. Congratulations Nicole.

February 2015: Congratulations to Gabbi Hungerford and Nely Garcia for successfully matching at prestigious clinical psychology internship sites to complete their doctoral training. Gabbi will be attending Kennedy Krieger Institute at Johns Hopkins University, and Nely will be attending the University of Florida Health Science Center. 

August 2015: Congratulations to Nely Garcia, who won the Division 54 Student Paper award at the 2015 American Psychological Association Convention for her talk entitled, "Family-Centered Intervention for Behavior Problems in Young Children with Traumatic Brain Injury.  



February 2014: Nely Garcia had her first-authored manuscript, "Language production in children with and at risk for delay: Mediating role of parenting skills," accepted for publication in the Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology. Congratulations Nely.


April 2013: Gabbi Rodríguez had her first-authored manuscript, "Parent training for children born premature: The moderating role of emotion regulation," accepted for publication in Child Psychiatry and Human Development. Congratulations Gabbi.


June 2012: Gabbi Rodríguez will be spending the Fall 2012 semester in Washington, DC as a fellow in the National Academies Christine Mirzayan Science & Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program.

June 2012: Congratulations to Nely Linares who presented her research at the Midwestern Regional Conference on Pediatric Psychology in Milwaukee, WI.