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 at the Child Mind Institute and a Research Assistant 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 interests focus on examining innovative treatment formats for difficult-to-treat child populations.

Contact: dcornacc@fiu.edu

Publications

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Cornacchio, D., Sanchez, A. L., Coxe, S., Roy, A., Pincus, D. B., Read, K. L., Holaway, R. M., Kendall, P. C., & Comer, J. S. (in press). Factor structure of the intolerance of uncertainty scale for children. Journal of Anxiety Disorders.

Poznanski, B., Cornacchio, D., Coxe, S., McMakin, D., & Comer, J.S. (in press). The link between anxiety severity and irritability among anxious youth: Evaluating the mediating role of sleep problems. Child Psychiatry and Human Development.

Comer, J.S., Furr, J.M., Miguel, E.M., Cooper-Vince, C.E., Carpenter, A.L., Elkins, R.M., Kerns, C.E., Cornacchio, D., Chou, T., Coxe, S., DeSeresiy, M., Sanchez, A.L., Golik, A., Martin, J., Myers, K.M., & Chase, R. (in press). Remotely delivering real-time parent training to the home: An initial randomized trial of Internet-delivered Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (I-PCIT). Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 85(9), 909-917.

Strassnig, M., Kotov, R., Cornacchio, D., Fochtmann, L., Harvey, P.D., & Bromet, E. (in press). 20-year progression of BMI in a county-wide cohort of people with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder identified at their first episode of psychosis. Bipolar Disorders.

Cornacchio, D., Pinkham, A., Penn, D.L., & Harvey, P.D. (2017). Self-Assessment of Social Cognitive Ability in Individuals with Schizophrenia: Appraising Task Difficulty and Adjusting Effort. Schizophrenia Research, 179, 85-90.

Strassnig, M., Cornacchio, D., Harvey, P.D., Kotov, R., Fochtmann, L., & Bromet, E. (2017). Health status and mobility limitations are associated with residential and employment status in schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Journal of Psychiatric Research, 94, 180-185.

Miguel, E., Chou, T., Golik, A., Cornacchio, D., Sanchez, A., DeSerisy, M., & Comer, J.S. (2017). Examining the scope and patterns of deliberate self-injurious cutting content in popular social media. Depression and Anxiety, 34(9), 786-793.

Cooper-Vince, C.E., DeSerisy, M., Cornacchio, D., Sanchez, A.L., McLaughlin, K.A., & Comer, J.S. (2017). Parasympathetic reactivity and disruptive behavior problems in young children during interactions with their mothers and other adults: A preliminary investigation. Developmental Psychobiology, 59(4), 543-550.

Sanchez, A.L., Cornacchio, D., Chou, T., Leyfer, O., Coxe, S. & Pincus, D.B., & Comer, J.S. (2017). Development of a scale to evaluate young children’s responses to uncertainty and low environmental structure. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 45, 17-23.

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. (2017). Internet-delivered, family-based treatment for early-onset OCD: A pilot randomized trial. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 85(2), 178-186.

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 Psychiatry55(1), 54-61.

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.

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, 45(3), 1-10.

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.

Chapters

Del Busto, C., Hong, N., Feinberg, L., Cornacchio, D., Pincus, D.B., & Comer, J.S. (in press). Stress management in children and adolescents. In P. Lehrer & R. Woolfolk (Eds.), Principles and practice of stress management, 4th edition. New York, NY: Guilford.

Cornacchio, D., Bry, L., Poznanski, B., Sanchez, A.L., & Comer, J.S. (2017). 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 (pp. 433-449). New York, NY: Wiley Press.

Cornacchio, D., Sanchez, A.L., Chou, T., & Comer, J.S. (2017). CBT in children and adolescents. In S.G. Hofmann & G. Asmundson (Eds.), The science of cognitive behavioral therapy: From theory to therapy (pp. 257-288). New York, NY: Elsevier.

Posters & Presentations

Cornacchio, D., Furr, J.M., Kurtz, S., & Comer, J.S. (2018, April). Evaluating intensive group behavioral treatment for children with selective mutism. Talk to be presented at the meeting of the 37th annual meeting of the Anxiety and Depression Association of America. Washington, DC.

Sanchez, A.L., Cornacchio, D., Poznanski, B., Golik, A., Chou, T., & Comer, J.S. (2017, November). The effectiveness of school-based mental health programs for elementary-aged children: A meta-analysis. Talk to be presented at the meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, San Diego, CA.

Cornacchio, D., Furr, J.M., Del Busto, C., Kurtz, S., & Comer, J.S. (2017, October). Intensive group behavioral treatment for children with selective mutism. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Selective Mutism Association. Boston, MA.

Tenenbaum, R.T., Cornacchio, D., Furr, J.M., & Comer, J.S. (2017, October). Emotion Regulation and Intensive Group Behavioral Treatment Outcomes in Children with Selective Mutism. Poster presented at the meeting of the Selective Mutism Association. Boston, MA.

Poznanski, B. & Cornacchio, D. (2016, November). Nothing to lose sleep over: New advances in understanding sleep problems among anxious youth. Symposium co-chaired at the 50th annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, New York, NY, November 2016.

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. Talk presented at the 50th annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies. New York, NY.

Cornacchio, D., Barroso, N.E., Martin, J., Silva, K., Tenenbaum, R., Kurtz, S., Comer, J.S. & Furr, J.M. (2016, October). The effect of an intensive group behavior therapy on verbal behavior in children with selective mutism. Poster to be presented at the annual meeting of the Selective Mutism Association. Manhattan Beach, CA.

Barroso, N.E., Cornacchio, D., Tenenbaum, R., Martin, J., Silva, K., Kurtz, S.M.S., Comer, J.S., Furr, J.M. (2016, October). Preliminary examination of an observational assessment for children with selective mutism. Poster to be presented at the at the annual meeting of the Selective Mutism Association. Manhattan Beach, CA.

Tenenbaum, R., Barroso, N.E., Cornacchio, D., Martin, J., Silva, K., Comer, J.S. & Furr, J.M. (2016, October). Emotion regulation in children with selective mutism. Poster to be presented at the annual meeting of the Selective Mutism Association. Manhattan Beach, CA.

Martin, J., Barroso, N.E., Cornacchio, D., Chou, T., Silva, K., Tenenbaum, R., Furr, J.M, Comer, J.S. (2016, October). Preterm birth and selective mutism. Poster to be presented at the annual meeting of the Selective Mutism Association. Manhattan Beach, CA.

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). Internet-delivered, family-based treatment for early-onset OCD: A pilot randomized trial. Talk presented at the 35th annual meeting of the Anxiety and Depression Association of America. Philadelphia, PA.

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. Talk presented at the 49th annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, 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. Talk presented at the 49th annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, 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. Talk presented at the annual meeting of the Selective Mutism Group. Philadelphia, PA.

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.

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

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, 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. Talk 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, 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, 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.