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
About: Meaghan V. Parladé, Ph.D. is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Departments of Psychology and Pediatrics and a licensed psychologist. She is Division Director of Assessment and Intervention Services at CARD and also serves as the Co-Director of the Autism Spectrum Assessment Clinic (ASAC). In addition, Dr. Parladé is...

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 interning at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. I then joined the faculty at the University of Miami, where I initially developed and led the graduate programs in clinical-child and pediatric health...

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

(305) 284-6558
About: Dr. Michael Alessandri is a Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychology and the Executive Director of 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 the University 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...

Yanerys Leon, Ph.D.

Research Associate Professor
Division Director, Applied Research and Behavior Training
Assistant Chair for Academic Affairs and Research

About: Yanerys León, Ph.D. is a Research Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology and a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA-D). She is Division Director of Applied Research and Professional Development at CARD. Dr. León received her Ph.D. in Behavior Analysis from Florida Institute of Technology.  In her...