Karissa DiMarzio

Graduate Student

Email: kdima005@fiu.edu

Program: Clinical Science

Keywords: Developmental psychopathology, early childhood adversity, emotional maltreatment

Research Areas

Karissa DiMarzio is a doctoral student in the Clinical Science PhD program and a member of the Child and Family Well-being Clinic & Lab. Broadly, Karissa’s research interests focus on how early experiences of adversity, such as emotional or psychological maltreatment, contribute to the development of youth psychopathology.


  1. Alegria, M., Alvarez, K., Ishikawa, R., DiMarzio, K., & McPeck, S. (2016). Removing obstacles to eliminating disparities in behavioral health care. Health Affairs, 35(6), 991-999. PMCID: PMC5027758
  2. Alegria, M., Alvarez, K., & DiMarzio, K. (2017). Immigration and mental health. Current Epidemiological Reports, 4(2), 145-155. PMCID: PMC5966037
  3. Alegria, M., Drake, R., Kang, H.-A., Metcalfe, J., Liu, J., DiMarzio, K., & Ali, N. (2017). Simulation tests impact of education, employment, and income improvements on minority patients with mental illness. Health Affairs, 36(6), 1024-1031. PMCID: PMC5695228
  4. Han, Z. R., Ahemaitijiang, N., Yan, J., Parent, J., Dale, C., DiMarzio, K., Singh, N. N. (2019). Parent mindfulness, parenting, and child psychopathology in China. Mindfulness.
  5. Falgas-Bague, I., Wang, Y., Banerjee, S., Ali, N., DiMarzio, K., Vidal, D. J. P., & Alegria, M. (2019). Predictors of adherence to treatment in behavioral health therapy for Latino immigrants: The importance of trust. Frontiers in Psychiatry.
  6. Ahemaitijiang, N., Han, Z.R., Dale, C., DiMarzio, K., & Parent, J. (2020). Psychometric properties of the Chinese version of the Multidimensional Assessment of Parenting Scale (MAPS). Psychological Assessment.
  7. Parent, J., & DiMarzio, K. (in press). Advancing mindful parenting research: An introduction. Mindfulness.
  8. Dale, C., Parent, J., Forehand, R., DiMarzio, K., Sonuga-Barke, E., Long, N., & Abikoff, H.B. (in press). Behavioral parent training for preschool ADHD: Family-centered profiles predict changes in parenting and child outcomes. Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology.
  9. DiMarzio, K.,Parent, J., Forehand, R., Champion-Thigpen, J., Acosta, J., Dale, C., & Compas, B. (2021). Parent-child role confusion: Exploring the role of family processes in the context of parental depression. Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology. doi: 10.1080/15374416.2021.1894943
  10. McKee, L.G.,DiMarzio, K.,Parent, J., Dale, C., Acosta, J., & O’Leary, J. (2021). Profiles of emotion socialization across development and associations with youth psychopathology. Research on Child and Adolescent Psychopathology. doi: 10.1007/s10802-021-00829-6
  11. Parent, J., & DiMarzio, K.(2021). Advancing mindful parenting research: An introduction. Mindfulness, 12,261-265. doi: 10.1007/s12671-020-01572-7
  12. DiMarzio, K.,Peisch, V., Acosta, J., Dale, C., Gutierrez, J., & Parent, J. (2021). Keeping your coparent in mind: A longitudinal investigation of mindfulness in the family system. Family Process.doi: 10.1111/famp.12702

Book Chapters

  1. Ali, N., Alegria, M., Velasquez, E., Tang, K., Herrera, L., & DiMarzio, K. (2019). Lessons learned from the Positive Minds-Strong Bodies trial on disability prevention for racial/ethnic minority elders. In W. Vega, Contextualizing Health and Aging in the Americas: Effects of Space, Time, and Place. New York: NY: Springer.
  2. Alegria, M., Lloyd, J., Ali, N., & DiMarzio, K. (in press). Improving equity in health care through multilevel interventions. In I. Dwanka-Mullan, K. Gardner, E. J. Perez-Stabile, & X. Zhang, The Science of Health Disparities Research and Applications. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.


  1. Gil-Badenes, J., DiMarzio, K., Molina, A., & Alegria, M. (2018, April). Mental health interventions delivered by community health workers: A systematic review. Poster session presented at the 19th Congress of the European Psychiatric Association’s Section of Epidemiology and Social Psychiatry, Vienna, Austria.
  2. Acosta, J., Dale, C.F., DiMarzio, K., & Parent, J. (2019, March). Youth sleep problems and parenting behaviors: The roles of warmth, behavioral control, and emotion socialization. Poster session presented at the International Convention of Psychological Science, Paris, France.
  3. DiMarzio, K., Peisch, V., Acosta, C., Dale, C., & Parent, J. (2019, March). Keeping your coparent in mind: A longitudinal investigation of mindfulness in the family system. Poster session presented at the International Convention of Psychological Science, Paris, France.
  4. DiMarzio, K., Parent, J., Thigpen, J.C., Acosta, C., Dale, C., Forehand, R., & Compas, B. (2020, November). Parent-child role confusion: How family functioning influences caretaking behaviors among children. Poster session presented at the 54th Annual Convention of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Philadelphia, PA.
  5. DiMarzio, K.,Sisitsky, M., Sabota, S., Cadet, G., Wright, K., & Parent, J. (2022, June).How school and community supports influence psychosocial outcomes of children experiencing emotional maltreatment.Poster session presented at the 29th Colloquium of the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (APSAC), New Orleans, LA.
  6. Guo, J.,DiMarzio, K.,Ng, M.Y., Parent, J., Forehand, R., & Compas, B. (2022, November).Latent profiles of dyadic affect and family interactions among adolescent girls and their mothers with a history of


  • Clinical Science PhD Program, FIU (Mentor: Dr. Frazier)
  • MS, Clinical Science, Florida International University
  • BA, Psychology, Emmanuel College