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In the Early Childhood Behavior Lab, we conduct innovative research that helps infants and young children and their families while also advancing science. Specifically, our research focuses on understanding behavior and related constructs in early childhood, as well as developing and testing interventions to improve outcomes for children and their families, particularly among at-risk and underserved populations.

Our work is shared with other experts in the field via scientific articles that are published in peer-reviewed journals and books, as well as presentations at scientific conferences. Our research is also funded by grants from the National Institutes of Health.

Current Projects

Internet Treatment for Behavior Problems in Preschoolers with Developmental Delay (R01HDHD084497)

Co-Principal Investigators: Daniel M. Bagner, Ph.D., ABPP and Jonathan S. Comer, Ph.D.
Co-Investigator: Stefany Coxe, Ph.D.

Sponsor: National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

Dates: 09/01/15-06/30/20

We are interested in the impact of Internet-delivered Parent-Child Interaction Therapy on child disruptive behavior problems, parenting practices, parental distress, and early academic skills relative to traditional referrals as usual for behavioral problems among youth aging out of Part C Early Intervention services. For some additional information, visit the study website. - SITE IS UNDER CONSTRUCTION - WHAT'S PLANNED?

Mental Health Services for Infants/Toddlers Receiving Part C Early Intervention (R34MH110541)

 Co-Principal Investigators: Daniel M. Bagner, Ph.D., ABPP & Stacy L. Frazier, Ph.D.

Sponsor: National Institute of Mental Health

Dates: 2017-2020

Our goal is to develop and examine a workforce support and mental health service model for families of infants/toddlers with developmental delay to reduce risk for mental health problems and enhance readiness for preschool.

Diversity Supplement to Mental Health Services for Infants/Toddlers Receiving Part C Early Intervention (R34MH110541S1) 

Principal Investigator: Frances Martínez-Pedraza, Ph.D.
Co-Primary Sponsors: Daniel M. Bagner, Ph.D., ABPP & Stacy L. Frazier, Ph.D.

Sponsor: National Institute of Mental Health

Dates: 2018-2020

We build on our established partnerships with Early Intervention stakeholders to infuse mental health screening and progress monitoring with the goal of supporting and informing clinical decision making and catalyze action around mental health concerns (e.g., autism, externalizing, and internalizing behaviors).

Completed Projects

Effect of Parent Emotion-Related Talk on Infant Behavior and Regulation (F31HD088084)

Principal Investigator: Nicole E. Barroso
Mentors: Daniel M. Bagner, Ph.D., ABPP, Lorraine Bahrick, Ph.D., Paulo A. Graziano, Ph.D, and Susanne Denham, Ph.D.

Sponsor: National Institute of Child Health and Development

Dates: 2017-2019

A Cross-Discipline Approach to the Design of Culturally-Relevant Parent Training for Children with Language Delay and Behavior Problems

Co-Principal Investigators: Melissa Baralt, Ph.D. & Daniel M. Bagner, Ph.D., ABPP

Sponsor: Florida International University Faculty Research Support Program (FRS) Pilot

Dates: 2017

An Evidence-Based Parent-Child Relational Intervention for Young Children At-Risk for Abuse and Neglect

Principal Investigator: Miguel T. Villodas, Ph.D.
Co-Investigator: Daniel M. Bagner, Ph.D., ABPP

Sponsor: Florida Institute for Child Welfare, Florida State University

Dates: 2015-2016

Behavior Problems in Infancy: A Preventive Intervention (K23 MH085659)

Principal Investigator: Daniel M. Bagner, Ph.D., ABPP

Sponsor: National Institute of Mental Health

Dates: 06/01/10-12/31/15

Language Changes among Infants Receiving Home-Based Behavioral Intervention

Principal Investigator: Daniel M. Bagner, Ph.D., ABPP

Sponsor: Florida International University Center for Children and Families Intramural Award

Dates: 2014-2015

Developing an Intervention for Behavior Problems in Infancy

Principal Investigator: Daniel M. Bagner, Ph.D., ABPP

Sponsor: Florida International University Summer Faculty Development Award

Dates: Summer 2010

A Randomized Controlled Trial for Disruptive Behavior of Children Born Premature (F32 HD056748)

Principal Investigator: Daniel M. Bagner, Ph.D.
Mentors: Barry M. Lester, Ph.D., Stephen J. Sheinkopf, Ph.D., and Betty R. Vohr, M.D.

Sponsor: National Institute of Child Health and Human Development 

Dates: 09/01/07-08/31/09

Parent Training for Children with Co-Occurring Mental Disorders (F31 MH068947)

Principal Investigator: Daniel M. Bagner, M.S.
Mentor: Sheila M. Eyberg, Ph.D.

Sponsor: National Institute of Mental Health

Dates: 09/30/04-08/30/06

Parent Training for Children with Mental Retardation

Principal Investigator: Daniel M. Bagner, M.S.

Sponsor: Children's Miracle Network, Shands Hospital, Gainesville, FL

Dates: 2004-2005