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Justin M. Parent

Assistant Professor

Psychology; Center for Children and Families

Office: AHC1 236


Curriculum Vitae


Dr. Parent's program of research explores the mechanisms through which families influence child adaptive and maladaptive development with the goal of optimizing intervention and prevention outcomes. His laboratory at FIU develops and tests family-based preventative intervention programs for at-risk children while simultaneously investigating how basic processes functionally mold developmental plasticity in response to early environmental experiences. Dr. Parent is the author of over 50 research articles, is an associate editor of the Journal of Child and Family Studies, and has received funding from the National Institutes of Health for his research.


  • NIH/OBSSR's Early Stage Investigator Paper Competition Winner
  • APA Division 43 Student Research Award
  • APA Division 53 Student Achievement Award

Research Areas

  • Developmental Psychopathology
  • Prevention and early intervention
  • Parenting
  • Epigenetics
  • Mindfulness
  • Children's screen media activity


  • PhD, Clinical and Developmental Psychology, University of Vermont
  • Clinical Internship, Brown University Clinical Psychology Training Consortium, Alpert Medical School of Brown University
  • BA, Psychology, University of Vermont