Primary Faculty

Amanda Jensen-Doss, Ph.D.

Director of Clinical Training

(305) 284-8332
Dr. Amanda Jensen-Doss is the principal investigator and faculty advisor of CIELO Lab. She is a Professor and the Director of Clinical Training in the Department of Psychology at the University of Miami. Her research seeks to characterize and improve youth clinical care, particularly by testing the benefits of employing evidence-based...

Meaghan Venezia Parlade

Asst. Professor of Clinical Psychology
Division Director, Assessment and Intervention Services
Co-Director, Autism Spectrum Assessment Clinic (ASAC)

(305) 284-1122
Meaghan V. Parladé, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist and Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychology and Pediatrics. She serves as the Co-Director of the Autism Spectrum Assessment Clinic (ASAC) and Division Director of Assessment and Intervention Services at the University of Miami-Nova Southeastern University Center for Autism and...

Spencer Evans, Ph.D.

Asst. Professor

(305) 284-3765
Dr. Spencer Evans is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology, affiliated with the Child Division and the Clinical Program. His research focuses on irritability and aggressive behavior in children and adolescents, including lines of work on developmental psychopathology, assessment, and intervention. Dr. Evans has authored...

Brian D. Doss, Ph.D.

Clinical Psychology Faculty

(305) 284-1101
Dr. Doss is a Professor of Psychology and Director of the OurRelationship program. His research focuses on ways to use digital technologies to improve couples’ romantic relationships – with a special focus on low-income couples, couples in which one person is a veteran or active-duty service member, and couples in which one...

Jill Ehrenreich-May, Ph.D.

Associate Chair, Department of Psychology
Director, Child and Adolescent Mood and Anxiety Treatment Program
Director of Graduate Studies

(305) 284-6476
Dr. Jill Ehrenreich-May is a Professor and Associate Chair for Graduate Studies in the Department of Psychology at the University of Miami. Dr. Ehrenreich-May's research is concerned with the development and evaluation of transdiagnostic programs for youth presenting with or at risk for anxiety, depression and related concerns. She...

Niza Alejandra Tonarely

Asst. Professor of Clinical Psychology

Annette M. La Greca, Ph.D.

Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Pediatrics
Cooper Fellow and Provost Scholar

(305) 284-9146
I am a Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Pediatrics. I received my PhD in Clinical Psychology from Purdue University after completing a clinical internship at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. I then joined the faculty at the University of Miami, where I directed and led the development of graduate program tracks in...

Kristin M. Lindahl, Ph.D.

Assoc. Professor
Associate Clinical Director, Child Division, Department of Psychology

(305) 284-9147
My research program has been directed toward the study of family processes and their relationship to child outcome. I am interested in understanding the complexity of the family system and the inter-relationships among family subsystems. Within this area, two central questions have dominated my work: how dysfunctions within the different...

Affiliated Faculty

Michael Alessandri, Ph.D.

Professor of Clinical
Executive Director, UM Center for Autism & Related Disabilities
Assistant Chair, Community Outreach And Engagement

(305) 284-6558
Dr. Michael Alessandri is the Executive Director of the University of Miami-Nova Southeastern University Center for Autism and Related Disabilities (UM-NSU CARD). Dr. Alessandri has been a professor at UM since 1996 and has worked with individuals with autism and their families since 1981 in various capacities. He is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of...

Jennifer C. Britton, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

(305) 284-4943
Dr. Jennifer Britton is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology and is affiliated with both the Child Division and the Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience Division. Dr. Britton directs the BRAIN (Bridging Research on Anxiety, Innovations, and Neuroscience) Group.

Daniel S. Messinger, Ph.D.


(305) 284-8443
Dr. Messinger is an interdisciplinary developmental psychologist, and the author of over 120 scientific publications appearing in journals such as PLoS ONE, Developmental Science, and Molecular Autism. He is dedicated to mentoring the next generation of scientists; and has served as primary advisor for 16 doctoral students (including one NSF...