Expands intervention research with children and adolescents by focusing on developmentally relevant targets; tests models of trajectory re-alignment away from disorder development; examines individual’s physiological adaptation to psychosocial input; evaluates which program components work for whom and under what circumstances, a strong research portfolio and excellence in understanding anxiety and related disorders… dedication to ethical research with minority populations…well-developed, well-organized… integrates many existing and new resources for growth in research…collaborators are distinguished experts…strong institutional support.

a superb environment with relevant opportunities for growth and training, planned mentorship and clear commitment…methodologically and theoretically sophisticated…outstanding use of qualitative, quantitative and social network methods…thorough process documentation… shows systematic plan to conduct formative work providing the background for future research…well-chosen science focus to advance prevention science area…always careful to minimizing barriers in conducting implementation research and services in local schools…cutting edge attention to cultural issues, including ethical issues of community research with special populations.
— NIMH Grant Reviewers


Faculty of the Year, Arizona Psychological Association, 2011

Early Career Award, Outstanding Scientific Contributions and the Application of this Knowledge toward the Improved Mental and Physical Well-Being of People of Color, American Psychological Association, 2010

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