Nilofar Fallah-Sohy

(She, her, hers)

Graduate Student


Program: Clinical Science

Keywords: Substance use, adolescence, parenting, acculturation

Research Areas

Nilo’s research interests include the screening and prevention of substance use and co-occurring disorders among children and adolescents in educational and other non-professional, community-based settings. During graduate school, she hopes to bring her developmental and clinical research experiences full circle, in order to examine social contexts (i.e., peers, family) and cultural influences (i.e., acculturation, ethnic identity) as risk and protective factors of adolescent engagement in substance use.


  • FIU Clinical Science PhD Program. Mentor: Dr. Elisa Trucco
  • BS, Psychology, University of Maryland, 2013