Xavier Elzie M.A.| Former Master’s Student
Xavier is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in clinical/school psychology at the University of Virginia. At HCFD, his research focused on fathering roles and the associations between paternal stress, discipline, and children’s behavior problems.
Jacky Duong M.A. | Former Master’s Student
Jacky is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in clinical psychology at University of Texas, Austin. At HCFD, her research focused on pathways from maternal childhood abuse to child emotional and behavioral problems.
Jackie Garcia M.A. | Former Master’s Student
Jackie is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in clinical psychology at the SDSU/UCSD Joint Doctoral Program. At HCFD, her research focused on examining racial/ethnic differences in the link between parent-adolescent relationship quality and delinquency.
Meghan Evans M.S. | Former Lab Manager
Meghan is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in clinical psychology at UC Santa Barbara. At HCFD, her research focused on adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and trauma and how these experiences interact with issues such as housing instability and substance abuse.
Damian Elson M.A. | Former Master’s Student
Damian is currently a clinical research data specialist at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. At HCFD, his research focused on examining the environmental, intrapersonal, and interpersonal factors related to the etiology and development of internalizing disorders during adolescence.
Byron Garcia M.S. | Former Research Assistant
Byron is currently a doctoral student in Clinical Psychology at Arizona State University. At HCFD, his research focused on risk and protective factors
for substance use between children with ADHD diagnoses and those without.
Lucybel Mendez Ph.D | Former Research Assistant
Lucybel graduated with her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Utah and completed her predoctoral Internship at the University of Illinois Chicago. At HCFD, her research focused on examining the pathways to drug delinquency among Adolescents at high-risk for victimization by violence. She is currently an Assistant Professor in Clinical Psychology at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
Alejandro Vazquez Ph.D | Former Research Assistant
Alejandro graduated with his Ph.D. in Clinical and Counseling Psychology program from Utah State University and completed his predoctoral internship at the Medical University of South Carolina – Charleston Consortium in the Child Track. At HCFD, his research focused on racial/ethnic differences in caregivers perceptions of need for and utilization of mental health services for their adolescents. He is currently an Assistant Professor in Counseling Psychology at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
Loreen Magariño M.S.| Former Doctoral Student
Lorren is currently a doctoral student in the Clinical Science in Child and Adolescent Psychology program at Florida International University. At HCFD, her research focused on ecological factors (e.g., culture and family dynamics) and its link to behavioral problems and mental health issues in children and adolescents.
Aline Milfort Ph.D. | Former Research Assistant
Jacqueline (Jackie) Moses Ph.D. | Former Doctoral Student
Jackie is currently a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Institute for Juvenile Research and the Center for Clinical and Translational Science at the University of Illinois Chicago. At HCFD, her research explored cultural and community factors that help engage families of color in urban after-school programs.
Kelly Cromer Ph.D. | Former Doctoral Student
Kelly is currently a Clinical Psychologist with The Cromer Wellness Collaborative. At HCFD, her research examined the implementation of a brief meditation and sleep health journaling activities for black and Latinx teens.
Annie Morrow Ph.D. | Former Doctoral Student
Annie is currently a Clinical Psychologist at South Florida Integrative Medicine. At HCFD, her research examined the feasibility and acceptability of behavioral consultation with Latinx teachers and students.