Elizabeth Miguel, B.A.

Professional Biography

Elizabeth Miguel is the Program Coordinator for the Mental Health Interventions and Technology (MINT) program at Florida International University. Liz joined the team as an undergraduate Research Assistant and stayed on as Program Coordinator after graduating with a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in Psychology and Certificate in Women’s Studies from Florida International University.

Liz’s interests meet at the intersection of mental health and technology. She is interested in how technology (mobile apps, video conferencing, machine learning) can be employed to solve some of the toughest mental health challenges, from prevention to diagnosis and treatment. Liz is particularly interested in social technologies, she explored this topic as the primary investigator of a research study examining user-generated mental health related posts on a number of social media platforms.

Contact: emiguel@fiu.edu

Publications

Comer, J.S., Kerns, C., Elkins, R.M., Edson, A.L., Chou, T., Dantowitz, A., Miguel, E., Brown, B., Coxe, S., & Green, J.G. (2014). Adjustment among children with relatives who participated in the manhunt following the Boston Marathon attack. Depression and Anxiety, 31, 542-550.

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. (in press). Internet-delivered, family-based treatment for early-onset OCD: A pilot randomized trial. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology.

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. Depression and Anxiety.

Comer, J.S., Furr, J.M., Miguel, E., Cooper-Vince, C.E., Carpenter, A.L., Elkins, R.M., Kerns, C.E., Cornacchio, D., Chou, T., Coxe, S., DeSerisy, M., Sanchez, A.L., Golik, A., Martin, J., Meyers, K.M., & Chase, R. (under review). Remotely delivering real-time parent training to the home: An initial randomized trial of Internet-delivered Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (I-PCIT). Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

Chou, T., Bry, L., Cornacchio, D., Sanchez, A., Carpenter, A.L., Miguel, E., Golik, A., Martin, J., Elkins, R.M. & Comer, J.S. (in preparation). Leveraging technology to extend the reach of children’s mental health care: A meta-analytic examination.

Comer, J.S., Chou, T., Bry, L., Cornacchio, D., Sanchez, A., Carpenter, A.L., Miguel, E., Golik, A., Martin, J., Elkins, R.M. (in preparation). Beyond brick and mortar: A meta-analytic examination of the use of new technologies to extend the reach of mental health care.

Bry, L. J., Chou, T., Miguel, E., & Comer, J. S. (in preparation). Child anxiety—There’s an App for that: A systematic review of available smartphone apps for anxious youth in the consumer marketplace.

Posters & Presentations

Comer, J.S., Furr, J.M., DeSerisy, M., Miguel, E. (2017, April). Internet-delivered PCIT (I-PCIT) for Early Disruptive Behavior Problems: Results from a Randomized Controlled Trial. In G. Fleming (chair), Internet-delivered Parent Management Training: Enhancing Access to Effective Treatments for Childhood Disruptive Behavior Problems. Paper to be presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Austin, TX.

Bry, L. J., Chou, T., Miguel, E., & Comer, J. S. (2016, October).  Child anxiety—There’s an App for that: A systematic review of available smartphone apps for anxious youth in the consumer marketplace. Paper to be presented at the 50th annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, New York, NY.

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 treatment for early-onset OCD: Results from a pilot randomized trial. Paper presented at the 35th annual meeting of the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, Philadelphia, PA.

Furr, J.M., Miguel, E., Chou, T., Golik, A., Del Busto, C., Kurtz, S.M., & Comer, J.S. (2016, March). Selective mutism in multilingual and language minority children. In Shipon-Blum, E. (Chair), Selective Mutism: Pathways to Treatment in Home, School & Community Settings. Symposium presented at the 35th annual meeting of the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, 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). Internet-delivered treatment for early-onset OCD: Results from a pilot randomized trial. Paper presented at the 35thannual meeting of the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, Philadelphia, PA.

Chou, T., Golik, A., Martin, J., Caproni, E., Carpenter, A.L., Cornacchio, D., Miguel, E., Sanchez, A., Elkins, R.M., & Comer, J.S. (2016, March).Beyond brick and mortar: A meta-analytic examination of the use of remote technologies to extend the reach of children’s mental healthcare. Paper presented at the 35th annual meeting of the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, Philadelphia, PA.

Miguel, E., Golik, A., Chou, T., Cornacchio, D., Sanchez, A.L., DeSerisy, M., & Comer, J.S. (2015, November). Examining the scope and nature of self-injury content on popular social media. In T. Chou (chair), Is being on the ’net all net gain? Examining negative effects of Internet exposure and social media on youth internalizing problems. Paper presented at the 49thannual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Chicago, IL.

Miguel, E., Golik, A., & Comer J.S. (2014, October). Representations of suicide and self-injury in popular social media: Scope and content. Oral presentation at the first annual McNair Scholars Research Conference, Miami, FL.

Golik, A., Sounder, J., Miguel, E., & Frazier, L.D. (2015, November). The effects of popular social media on female self-perception. Poster presented at the 49th annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Chicago, IL.

 Miguel, E., Chou, T., Golik, A., Del Busto, C., Kurtz, S.M., Comer J.S., & Furr, J.M. (2015, October). Selective mutism in multilingual and language minority children. Poster presented at the Selective Mutism Group annual conference, Philadelphia, PA.

Miguel, E., Golik, A., 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.

Golik, A., Miguel, E., Chou, T., Elkins, M., Kerns, C., Carpenter, A.L., & Comer, J.S. (2014, November). The 2013 Boston Marathon bombing and clinical outcomes among Hispanic/Latino youth. Poster presented at the 48th annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Philadelphia, PA.

Miguel, E., Golik, A., & Comer J.S. (2014, October). Representations of suicide and self-injury in popular social media: Scope and content. Poster presented at the first annual McNair Scholars Research Conference, Miami, FL.

 Miguel, E., Sandoval, J., Pimentel, P.S., Arndorfer, A., & Malloy L.C. (2014, March). Developmental differences in considering a false confession. Poster presented at the Advanced Research in Creativity with Honors Conference, Miami, FL.

 Miguel, E., Sandoval, J., Pimentel, P.S., Arndorfer, A., & Malloy L.C. (2014, February). Developmental differences in considering a false confession. Poster presented at the fourth annual Florida Undergraduate Research Conference, Miami, FL.