Danielle Cornacchio, B.S.

Danielle Cornacchio, M.S.

Senior Associate

Professional Biography

DanielleDanielle Cornacchio is a Clinical Science PhD student at Florida International University, and a senior staff member in the Mental Health Interventions and Technology (MINT) Program in the Center for Children and Families. Danielle completed a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Applied Psychology at New York University (NYU). She worked as a Clinical Program Assistant under Drs. Steven Kurtz and Melanie Fernandez at the Child Mind Institute and a Research Assistant under Dr. Carrie Masia-Warner at the NYU Child Study Center before joining Florida International University and the MINT Program.

Danielle is interested in evidence-based family therapies for children with externalizing behavior problems, as well as for children with anxiety disorders. Her research focuses on mood dysregulation, irritability, and temper outbursts in children with disruptive behavior problems, and the development of effective behavioral family treatments for affected populations. She is also interested in examining the relationships between parenting behavior and child behavior in children with various forms of psychopathology. Her clinical interests are related to the implementation of effective interventions, such as Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), and adaptations of PCIT, for children with disruptive behavior disorders and anxiety problems and their families.

Contact: dcornacc@fiu.edu

Publications

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Cornacchio, D., Bry, L., Poznanski, B., Sanchez, A.L. & Comer, J.S. (in press). Psychosocial Treatment and Prevention in Early Childhood Conduct Problems. In J.E. Lochman & W. Matthys (Eds.), The Wiley Handbook of Disruptive and Impulse-Control Disorders. Wiley Press.

Cornacchio, D., Crum, K. I., Coxe, S., Pincus, D. B., & Comer, J. S. (2016). Irritability and Severity of Anxious Symptomatology Among Youth With Anxiety Disorders. Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 55(1), 54-61.

Cornacchio, D., Sanchez, A.L., Chou, T., & Comer, J.S. (in press). CBT in children and adolescents. In S.G. Hofmann & G. Asmundson (Eds.), The science of cognitive behavioral therapy: From theory to therapy. New York: Elsevier.

Crum, K. I., Cornacchio, D., Coxe, S., Green, J. G., & Comer, J. S. (in press). The co-occurrence of child posttraumatic stress and conduct problems following the Boston Marathon bombing: A latent profile analysis. Journal of Traumatic Stress.

Crum, K. I., Cornacchio, D., Coxe, S., Green, J. G., & Comer, J.S. (2015). Conduct problems among Boston-area youth following the 2013 marathon bombing: the moderating role of prior violent crime exposure. Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology, 1-10.

Cornacchio, D., Chou, T., Sacks, H., Pincus, D., Comer, J.S. (2015) Clinical correlates and consequences of the revised DSM-5 definition of agoraphobia in a treatment-seeking sample of anxious youth. Depression and Anxiety, 32(7), 502-508.

Chou, T., Cornacchio, D., Cooper-Vince, C., Crum, K., Comer, J.S. (2015) DSM-5 and the assessment of childhood anxiety disorders: Meaningful progress or persistent diagnostic quagmires? Psychopathology Review. 2(1), 30-51.

Comer, J.S., Furr, J.M., Kerns, C.E., Miguel, E., Coxe, S., Elkins, R.M., Carpenter, A.L., Cornacchio, D., Cooper-Vince, C.E., DeSerisy, M., Chou, T., Sanchez, A.L., Khanna, M., Franklin, M.E., Garcia, A.M., & Freeman, J.B. (under review). Internet-delivered, family-based treatment for early-onset OCD: A pilot randomized trial.

Cooper-Vince, C.E., DeSerisy, M., Cornacchio, D., Sanchez, A.L., McLaughlin, K.A. & Comer, J.S., (under review) Parasympathetic reactivity and disruptive behavior problems in young children during interactions with their mothers and other adults.

Cornacchio, D.S., Pinkham, A., Penn, D.L., Green, M.F. & Harvey, P.D. (under review). Self-Assessment of Social Cognitive Ability in Individuals with Schizophrenia: Appraising Task Difficulty and Allocation of Effort.

Miguel, E., Chou, T., Golik, A., Cornacchio, D., Sanchez, A., DeSerisy, M., & Comer, J.S. (under review). Examining the scope and patterns of deliberate self-injury content in popular social media.

Posters & Presentations

Cornacchio, D., Sanchez, A. L., Roy, A., Kendall, P. & Comer, J. S. (2016, November). Evaluating the factor structure of the Intolerance of Uncertainty Scale for Children. Paper to be presented at the 50th annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT), New York, NY, November 2016.

Cornacchio, D., Crum, K. I., Coxe, S., Comer, J. S., Pincus, D. B., Comer, J.S. (2015, November). Irritability and anxiety severity among clinically anxious youth. Paper presented at the 49th annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT), Chicago, IL, November, 2015.

Cooper-Vince, C.E., DeSerisy, M., Cornacchio, D., McLaughlin, K.A., & Comer, J.S. (2015, November). Reduced respiratory sinus arrhythmia suppression as a biomarker for early childhood oppositionality: The role of interpersonal context. Paper presented at the 49th annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT), Chicago, IL, November, 2015.

Furr, J.M., Cornacchio, D., Caproni, E., Kurtz, S. & Comer, J.S. (2015, October). Intensive Group Program for Children with Selective Mutism: treatment Response and Family Functioning. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Selective Mutism Group. Philadelphia, PA, October, 2015.

Caproni, E., Lopez, G., Cornacchio, D., Comer, J.S. & Furr, J.M. (2015, October). Parenting Practices and Verbal Behavior in SM Youth. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Selective Mutism Group. Philadelphia, PA.

Comer, J.S., Furr, J.M., Cooper-Vince, C., Carpenter, A.L., Elkins, R.M., Kerns, C.E., Chou, T., Cornacchio, D., Sanchez, A.L., DeSerisy, M., Miguel, E., Franklin, M.E., Khanna, M., Garcia, A.M., & Freeman, J. (2016, March). Paper presented at the 35th annual meeting of the Anxiety and Depression Association of America. Philadelphia, PA.

Cornacchio, D., Crum, K., Coxe, S., Pincus, D.B., & Comer, J.S. Structural relationships between anxiety severity and irritability among clinically anxious youth. Poster presented at the 27th Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science (APS), New York, NY, May, 2015.

Cornacchio, D., Kerns, C.K., Elkins, M.R., Carpenter, A.L, Chou, T., Comer, J.S., Caregiver Distress, Shared Traumatic Exposure, and Child Adjustment Among Area Youth Following the 2013 Boston Marathon Bombing. Talk presented at the Anxiety and Depression Association of America Conference (ADAA), Miami, FL, April, 2015.

Miguel, E.M., Golik, A.M., Chou, T., Cornacchio, D., Sanchez, A.L., DeSerisy, M., & Comer, J.S. (2015, February). Suicide and self-injury content on popular social media. Poster presented at the Biennial Niagara in Miami Conference on Evidence-Based Practice in Child and Adolescent Mental Health. Miami, FL.

Cornacchio, D., Comer, J.S., Furr, J.M., Franklin, M.E., Khanna, M., Marrs Garcia, A., Freeman, J. (2014, November). Acceptability and Feasibility of Internet-Delivered Treatment for Early-Onset OCD: Interim Results from a Randomized Clinical Trial. Talk presented at the 48th annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Philadelphia, PA.

Cornacchio, D., Kerns, C.K., Elkins, M.R., Carpenter, A.L, Chou, T., Comer, J.S. (2014, November) Caregiver Distress, Shared Traumatic Exposure, and Child Adjustment Among Area Youth Following the 2013 Boston Marathon Bombing. Talk presented at the 48th annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Philadelphia, PA.

Cooper-Vince, C.E., McLaughlin, K.A., Cornacchio, D., & Comer, J.S. (2014, November). Psychophysiological correlates of oppositionality and noncompliance invery young children during interactions with parents and other adults. Paper presented at 27 the 48th annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies. Philadelphia, PA.

Crum, K., Cooper-Vince, C., Cornacchio, D., Elkins, R.M., Kerns, C., Chou, T., Carpenter, A., Dantowitz, A., & Comer, J.S. (2014, November). Trauma response profiles in children exposed to the 2013 Boston Marathon events: A Latent Class Analysis. Poster presented at the 48th annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies. Philadelphia, PA.

Cornacchio, D., Chou, T., Sacks, H., Pincus, D., Comer, J. (2014, May) Clinical Correlates and Consequences of the Revised DSM-5 Agoraphobia Definition: Are Impaired Youth Left Without a Diagnostic Home? Poster presented at the 26th annual meeting for the Association for Psychological Science (APS), San Francisco, CA. Awarded “honorable mention” at the Association for Psychological Science 2014 Student Research Competition

Areizaga, M.J., Sanchez, A.L., Grosovsky, E.B., Lansiquot, S., Cornacchio, D., Duncalf. J.N., Stein, R., Fernandez, M.A. (2013, November). Short-term Follow-up of Families who Participate in Parent-Child Interaction Therapy: An Outpatient Clinic Sample Three to Six Months Post-Treatment. Poster presented at the 47th annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies. Nashville, TN.

Chou, T., Cornacchio, D., Franklin, M., Khanna, M., Garcia, A., Freeman, J., Comer, J. (2013, November). Parent satisfaction with internet-delivered family-based treatment for early-onset OCD. Poster presented at the 47th annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Nashville, TN.

Cornacchio, D., Cooper-Vince, C. E., Pincus, D., Comer, J. (2013, November). Parental locus of control and externalizing disorders among youth with anxiety disorders. Poster presented at the 47th annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT), Nasvhille, TN.

Cornacchio, D., Grosovsky, E.B., Lansiquot, S., Areizaga, M.J., Sanchez, A.L., Duncalf. J.N., Stein, R., Fernandez, M.A. (2013, September). Predictors of Attrition from Parent Child Interaction Therapy in an Outpatient Clinical Sample. Poster presented at the 2013 PCIT International Convention, Boston, MA.

Sanchez, A.L., Cornacchio, D., Lansiquot, S., Grosovsky, E.B., Duncalf. J.N., Stein, R., Areizaga, M.J., Fernandez, M.A. (2013, September). Short-term Follow-up of Families who Participate in Parent-Child Interaction Therapy: An Outpatient Clinic Sample Six to Nine Months Post-Treatment. Poster presented at the 2013 PCIT International Convention, Boston, MA.