Josefina Freitag

Research Coordinator II

Center for Children and Families

Phone: 305-348-0477


Josefina graduated from FIU Honors College in May 2020 Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. During her time as an undergraduate, Josefina worked as a research assistant for multiple interdisciplinary clinical research programs within the Center for Children and Families that focused on childhood anxiety and its related disorders.

As the lead project coordinator of the EMU Study, Josefina continues her passion of working with multicultural children and their families while furthering the scientific study of child psychopathology.

Research Areas

Josefina’s research interests span from developing novel evidence-based treatment interventions for childhood internalizing disorders such as anxiety to improving the quality, scope, and accessibility of mental health services. As part of the EMU Study, Josefina hopes to further her research skills while building upon her experience working with children, adolescents and their families.