Frances Martinez Pedraza, Ph.D.
Dr. Martínez is a postdoctoral fellow on the NIMH funded R34 grant entitled: “Mental Health Services for Infants/Toddlers Receiving Part C Early Intervention.” Dr. Martínez is interested in the dissemination and implementation of evidence-based social-emotional screening and interventions for young children with developmental delays. Her predoctoral work focused on the implementation of a multi-stage autism screening protocol in Early Intervention (EI) agencies. For her dissertation, she examined provider cultural and relational factors associated with EI service outcomes among children at-risk for autism. Dr. Martínez is particularly interested in improving the access to and quality of early screening and treatment services among socioeconomically disadvantaged and racial and ethnic minority children. View Dr. Pedraza's CV
- Ph.D., Clinical Psychology: University of Massachusetts Boston, 2016
- Clinical Internship at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Child Track, 2015-2016
- Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology: University of Massachusetts Boston, 2012
- Bachelor’s Degree, Psychology: University of Puerto Rico, 2008
Shayl F. Griffith, Ph.D.
Dr. Griffith is a postdoctoral fellow in the Early Childhood Behavior Lab. Her research interests center on the social, emotional, and academic functioning of at-risk young children, with special interests in early identification of and intervention in problems of development, parenting, and the use of technology to improve access to interventions. Her recent work has explored the use of educational apps for mobile devices as a home-based tool to foster school readiness in low-income preschoolers and has examined parent-child interactions during
- Ph.D., Clinical Psychology: University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2018
- Predoctoral Internship: Rush University Medical Center, Child/Adolescent/Pediatric Track, 2017-2018
- M.S. Clinical Psychology: University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2014
- BA Psychology: Clark University, 2012