Laura J. Bry, B.A.

Laura J. Bry, B.A.

Senior Associate

Professional Biography

Laura Bry is a doctoral student in the Clinical Science Ph.D. program at FIU and a member of the Mental Health Interventions and Technology (MINT) Lab.  Her overarching research interests focus on increasing access to evidence-based interventions for children, and improving overall health equities among traditionally underserved families. Laura is particularly excited about the role of technology in mental health care and its potential to aid in the assessment, delivery, and dissemination of effective, empirically-supported strategies.

Laura received her B.A. from New York University where she studied Psychology, Spanish, and Child & Adolescent Mental Health. Prior to entering the doctoral program at FIU, she served as a Behavioral Counselor for NYU’s Summer Treatment Program (STP) for children with disruptive behavior disorders. Later, under the supervision of Dr. Steven Kurtz, Laura spent a year living in Abu Dhabi, UAE providing behavioral therapy and parent training to an Emirati family. Laura also spent three years working as a Research Assistant at Northwestern University’s Center for Behavioral Intervention Technologies (CBITs). As a Clinical Interviewer for Dr. David Mohr and project coordinator for Dr. Michelle Burns, she gained experience in the development and evaluation of remote-delivered, technology-based interventions for depression and anxiety.

Contact: lbry001@fiu.edu

Publications

Bry L. J., Mustanski B., Garofalo R. & Burns, M. N., (in press). Management of a concealable stigmatized identity: A qualitative study of concealment, disclosure and role flexing among young, resilient sexual and gender minority individuals. Journal of Homosexuality.

Cornacchio, D., Bry, L.J., 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.

Comer, J.S., Bry, L.J., Poznanski, B., & Golik, A. (in press). Children’s mental health in the context of terroristattacks, ongoing threats, and possibilities of future terrorism. Current Psychiatry Reports.

Chou, T., Bry, L.J., & Comer, J.S., (in press). Multi-media Field Test: Evaluating the creative ambitions of SuperBetter and its quest to gamify mental health. Cognitive & Behavioral Practice.

Posters & Presentations

Bry L. J., Mustanski B., Garofalo R. & Burns, M. N. (2014). Adolescent experiences and recommendations regarding identity management: Analysis and translation into a behavioral intervention technology. Poster presented at Northwestern University’s IMPACT Center’s 3rd annual LGBTQ Health and Wellness Conference. Chicago, IL.

Bry L. J., Mustanski B., Garofalo R. & Burns, M. N. (2014). Experiences and recommendations for coming out as reported by a sample of resilient young sexual minority men and transgender women. Paper presented at the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign’s 2nd Annual LGBT Research Symposium. Champaign-Urbana, IL.

Bry L. J., Mustanski B., Garofalo R. & Burns, M. N. (2014). Resilience to discrimination and rejection among young sexual minority men and transgender women. Poster presented at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine’s Tenth Annual Lewis Landsberg Research Day. Chicago, IL.

Bry L. J., & Burns, M. N. (2013). Demographic correlates of attributions for discriminatory events in gay men. Paper presented at Northwestern University’s IMPACT Center’s 2nd annual LGBTQ Health and Wellness Conference. Chicago, IL.

Bry L. J., Mustanski B., Garofalo R. & Burns, M. N. (2013). Resilience to family-based discrimination among young sexual minority men. Poster presented at Northwestern University’s IMPACT Center’s 2nd annual LGBTQ Health and Wellness Conference. Chicago, IL.

Bry L. J., & Burns, M. N. (2013). Demographic correlates of attributions for discriminatory events in gay men. Poster presented at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine’s Ninth Annual Lewis Landsberg Research Day. Chicago, IL.