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Lucia Miranda

Lucia Miranda

PhD Student

Biography

Lucia Miranda is from Montevideo, Uruguay. She received her B.S. in Psychology and M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from The University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Lucia’s main research interests focus on risks and resilience in early socioemotional development and attachment formation, and how these affect relationship functioning throughout the lifespan.


Research

2017 – Present Southampton University, Honorary Research Fellow English and Romanian Adoptees (ERA) Study, Supervisor: Jana Kreppner, Ph.D. Project: A Comparison of Institutionally Deprived versus Preterm Children’s Developmental Trajectories

2016 – Present Early Experiences Lab, Graduate Research Assistant University of Tennessee, Child and Family Studies, Supervisor: Julia Jaekel, Ph.D. Project 1: Longitudinal Follow-up of Children Exposed to Opioids in-Utero Project 2: Long-term Development after Premature Birth: Tracing the Preterm Phenotype in the Bavarian Longitudinal Study

2016 – 2018 Relationships and Development Lab, Graduate Research Assistant University of Tennessee, Child and Family Studies, Supervisor: Amy Rauer, Ph.D. Project: The Marriage and Retirement Study

2012 – 2013 Interpersonal Violence and Substance Abuse Lab, Research Assistant University of Tennessee, Psychology, Supervisor: Gregory L. Stuart, Ph.D. Project: Impact of Mindfulness and Acceptance Group Therapy on Substance Use

2011 – 2013 Behavioral Activation Therapy and Theory Lab for Emotions, Research Assistant University of Tennessee, Psychology, Supervisor: Derek Hopko, Ph.D. Project: Dysphoria, Rumination and Distraction on Working Memory and Cognitive Inhibition


Education

Ph.D. 2020 Child and Family Studies (expected), The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

  • Dissertation title: Links among early adversity, temperament, and social relationships

M.S. 2015 Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CACREP accredited program), The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

B.A. 2012 Psychology, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

  • Minors in Child and Family Studies and Religious Studies
  • Summa Cum Laude

Curriculum Vitae


Professional Service

2018 Ad Hoc Reviewer for The Journal of Pediatrics

2018 Ad Hoc Reviewer for Research in Developmental Disabilities

2017 – 2018 Abstract Reviewer for National Council on Family Relations Annual Conference

2017 – 2018 Programming Chair for Quint State 42nd Annual Southeastern Symposium on Child & Family Development for Graduate Students

2017 – 2018 Graduate Student Senator, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Teaching Experience (Graduate guest lectures)

11/03/2017

  • Theory in Human Development: Bio-behavioral synchrony & adaptive parental brain 

10/31/2017

  • Theory in Human Development: Cultural-contextual theories of human development

10/04/2017

  • Lifespan and Neurophysiology: Preterm birth & socioemotional development

Clinical and Professional Experience:

2017 – 2018 Mental Health Programming/Research Consultant

  • Choice Health Network, Knoxville, TN

2015 – 2016 Clinical Mental Health Therapist

  • Omni Community Health, Knoxville, TN

2014 – 2015 Clinical Mental Health Therapy Intern

  • Omni Community Health, Knoxville, TN

2013 – 2014 Relationship Health Facilitator

  • Relationship Rx Program, Knoxville, TN

2015 Child Grief Mentor

  • University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Master’s Level Practicum
  • UT Grief Outreach Initiative

2013 – 2014 Child-Centered Play Therapy Intern

  • University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Master’s Level Practicum
  • Relationship Enhancement and Child Harmony (REACH) Project

2012 – 2013 Family Crisis Center Child Advocate

  • Child and Family of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN

2012 Domestic Violence Client Advocate

  • Haven House, Alcoa, TN

2011 – 2012 Undergraduate Intern

  • Haven House, Alcoa, TN

Community Outreach:

2012 – 2013 Crisis Phone Line Volunteer

  • Contact Helpline, Oak Ridge, TN

2012 Information/Referral Phone Line Volunteer

  • Centro Hispano, Knoxville, TN

Awards and Recognitions

2019 Yates Dissertation Fellowship, $10,000

2016 – 2020 Tennessee Fellowship for Graduate Excellence, $40,000 over 4 years

2019 The Society of Multivariate Experimental Psychology Workshop Travel Award, $1,000 for advanced statistical training

2019 University of Tennessee Graduate Student Professional Development Travel Award, $860 for advanced statistical training

2018 Best Poster Award, 42nd Annual Quint State Graduate Student Symposium

2018 Third Place Poster, College of Health & Human Sciences Graduate Student Colloquium, UTK, $100

2018 NeuroNET Graduate Student Travel Award to present original research at an international conference, $200

2016 – 2019 Graduate Student Travel Award, to present original research at national and international conferences (3 awards over 3 years totaling > $2,000)

2015 Most Outstanding Student in Clinical Mental Health Counseling Award, UTK

2014 Outstanding First-Year Student in Clinical Mental Health Counseling Award, UTK

Research Funding Approved

2017 Miranda, L. & Jaekel, J. Phenotypes of inhibition - A comparison of institutionally deprived versus preterm children’s developmental trajectories, The University of Tennessee Knoxville, Student/Faculty Research Award, $3,908


Publications

Reyes, L. M., Jaekel, J., Kreppner, J., Wolke, D., & Sonuga-Barke, E. (In press). A comparison of the effects of preterm birth and institutional deprivation on child temperament. Development and Psychopathology.

Reyes, L. M., Jaekel, J. & Wolke, D. (2019). Effects of gestational age and early parenting on children’s social inhibition at 6 years. Children (Special Issue – Neurodevelopment of survivors born very preterm), 6(81). doi:10.3390/children6070081.

Reyes, L. M., Lenger, K. A., Rauer, A., Roberson, P. N. E., Cordova, J. V., Gray, T., & Gordon, K. C. (2019). Consensus and relationship distress before and after a brief couples’ intervention. Journal of Family Psychology. doi: 10.1037/fam0000577. 

Reyes, L. M., Jaekel, J., Heuser, K., & Wolke, D. (Revise and resubmit). Developmental cascades of social inhibition and friendships in preterm and full-term children. Infant and Child Development.

Jaekel, J., Johnson, E., Reyes, L. M., Layton, K. & Harris, M. (Under review). Conducting Research with Families of Infants Born with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome: Challenges and Recommendations from Rural Appalachia. Journal of Social Work.

Reyes, L. M., Jaekel, J. Wolke, D. (In prep). Trajectories of peer acceptance and social problems in preterm and full-term children.

Schwartz, A. N., Reyes, L. M., & Meschke, L. (In prep). Prenatal opioid-exposure and childhood ADHD symptoms and prevalence: A meta-analysis.

Peer-Reviewed Professional Presentations:

Miranda, L., Jaekel, J., Heuser, K. M., & Wolke, D. (2019). Developmental cascades of social inhibition and friendships in preterm and full-term children. Poster presented at the Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) Biennial Meeting, Baltimore, MD, USA.

Schwartz, A. N., & Miranda, L. (2019). Prenatal Opioid-Exposure and Childhood ADHD Symptoms: A Meta-Analysis. Poster presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD, USA.

Jaekel, J., Johnson, E., Schwartz, A. N., Miranda, L., Beltran, K., Layton, K., . . . Harris, M., (2019). Psychosocial characteristics among caregivers of infants born after in-utero opioid exposure. Poster presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD, USA.

Miranda, L., Jaekel, J., Kreppner, J., Rutter, M., Sonuga-Barke, E., & Wolke, D. (2018). Impact of early biological versus environmental adversity on temperament at 6 years: a comparison of the English and Romanian Adoptee Study and Bavarian Longitudinal Study. Paper presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) Annual Meeting, Toronto, Canada.

Garcia, D. J., Miranda, L., Miranda, E., & Gordon, K. C. (2018). Relationship strengths and concerns of Latino couples in the US: A qualitative inductive approach. Paper presented at the National Council on Family Relations (NCFR) 80th Annual Conference San Diego, CA, USA.

Miranda, L., Lenger, K., Rauer, A., Roberson, P. N. E., & Gordon, K. (2017). Consensus and relationship distress before and after a brief intervention for low-income couples. Paper presented at the National Council on Family Relations (NCFR) 79th Annual Conference, Orlando, FL, USA.

Jaekel, J., Heuser, K., Miranda, L., & Wolke, D. (2017). Preterm children’s social inhibition before school entry predicts their friendships in 2nd grade. Paper presented at the Congress of Joint European Neonatal Societies (jENS) 2nd Annual Conference, Venice, Italy.

Miranda, L., Jaekel, J., & Wolke, D. (2017). Effects of preterm birth and early parenting on social inhibition at 6 years. Poster presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, USA. Reyes, L. M. 4

Cochran, J. L., Cochran, N. L., Miranda, L., & White, D. (2016). Play therapy in high poverty schools. Education session presented at the 4th Annual Conference for the Association for Humanistic Counseling, Portland, OR, USA.

Cochran, J. L., Cochran, N. L., Miranda, L., & White, D. (2016). The elusive factor: unconditional positive regard. Roundtable discussion presented at the 4th Annual Conference for the Association for Humanistic Counseling, Portland, OR, USA.

Cochran, J. L., Cochran, N. L., & Miranda, L. (2016). Client resistance as hopeful communication with mandated and other difficult clients. Education session presented at the 2016 Annual American Counseling Association Conference, Montreal, Canada.

Cochran, J. L., Cochran, N. L., & Miranda, L. (2015). Working through resistance: the roles of empathy, unconditional positive regard, and the structure of a therapeutic relationship in helping child, teen and adult clients. Education session presented at the 3rd Annual Conference for the Association for Humanistic Counseling, Cleveland, OH, USA.

Cochran, J. L., Cochran, N. L., & Miranda, L. (2015). Empathy: taught, caught, or uncovered? Roundtable discussion presented at the 3rd Annual Conference for the Association for Humanistic Counseling, Cleveland, OH, USA.

File, A. A., Miranda, L., Benson, K. S., Kellogg, C. L., & Hopko, D. R. (2013). Gender differences in the impact of rumination on intelligence test performance. Poster presented at the 47th Annual meeting for the Association for Behavior and Cognitive Therapies, Nashville, TN, USA.

File, A. A., Miranda, L., Russell, C., & Hopko, D. R. (2012). The impact of rumination and distraction on working memory and cognitive inhibition as a function of dysphoria. Poster presented at the 46th Annual meeting for the Association for Behavior and Cognitive Therapies, National Harbor, MD.

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