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Nicole Lorenzo Assistant Professor Psychology

PhD, Clinical Science, Florida International University;
BA, BS, Psychology & Criminology, University of Florida

Dr. Lorenzo studies relationships between parenting and early childhood social-emotional and behavioral functioning. The goal of her research is to aid in the early identification of children at risk for developing psychopathology, with the ultimate goal of informing targeted early intervention efforts for families in underserved and low-resourced communities. She is particularly interested in adapting behavioral parenting interventions for parents of infant and toddlers from ethnic and racial minority backgrounds. Dr. Lorenzo’s research has been funded by the National Institute of Mental Health. Learn more at:

Dr. Lorenzo will NOT be accepting a PhD student through the Clinical Psychology program this 2023-24 cycle for a Fall 2024 admission.
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Selected Publications

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Lorenzo, N.E., *Bui, H.N.T., Degnan, K.A., McDermott, J.M., Henderson, H., Fox, N.A., & Chronis-Tuscano, A. (2023). The developmental unfolding of ADHD symptoms from early childhood through adolescence: Early effects of exuberant temperament, parenting, and executive functioning. Research on Child and Adolescent Psychopathology. doi: 10.1007/s10802-023-01140-2

*Rowe, G.M., Bagner, D.M., & Lorenzo, N.E. (2023). Cumulative risk and externalizing behaviors during toddlerhood in a predominantly Latine sample. Behavioral Sciences, 13, 363. doi: 10.3390/bs13050363 

Lorenzo, N.E., Bahrick, L.E., & Bagner, D.M. (2023). Examining the trajectory of parent emotion talk in mothers of toddlers: A predominantly Latine sample. Infant Behavior and Development, 70, 101801. doi: 10.1016/j.infbeh.2022.101801

Joseph, H. M., Lorenzo, N.E., Fisher, N., Novick, D.M., Gibson, C., Rothenberger, S.D., Foust, F.E., Chronis-Tuscano, A. (2023). Research Review: A systematic review and meta‐analysis of infant and toddler temperament as predictors of childhood attention‐deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry. doi:  10.1111/jcpp.13753 

Lorenzo, N.E., Novick, D.R., Seddio, K., Degnan, K., Henderson, H., Almas, A., Chronis-Tuscano, A., & Fox, N.A. (2021). Bidirectional and interactive effects of parenting and child temperament in early childhood on the trajectory of social anxiety in adolescence. Depression and Anxiety. doi: 10.1002/da.23224