Mariah DeSerisy, B.S.

Mariah DeSerisy, B.S.

Research Coordinator

Professional Biography

Mariah DeSerisy is the research coordinator for the Mental Health Interventions and Technology (MINT) program at Florida International University. Mariah completed a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Neuroscience and Psychology at Trinity University in Texas. She worked as a Research Assistant under Drs. James Roberts, Kimberley Phillips and Carolyn Becker at Trinity University before joining Florida International University and the MINT Program.
Mariah’s current research interests include anxiety and behavioral dysregulation in young children. Currently, she is leading a project on family burdens associated with early-onset OCD among treatment-seeking youth.


Comer, J.S., DeSerisy, M., & Cooper-Vince, C. (in preparation). The psychosocial treatment of anxiety in early childhood: Emerging, converging, and diverging trends.

Chou, T., DeSerisy, M., Garcia, A.M., Freeman, J., & Comer, J.S. (in press). Obsessive-compulsive problems in very young children. In J.S. Abramowitz, D. McKay, & E. Storch (Eds.), Handbook of obsessive-compulsive disorder across the lifespan. New York: Wiley.

Chou, T., Golik, A., DeSerisy, M., & Comer, J.S. (in press). Disorders of negative affect. In H. Friedman & A.M. Albano (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Mental Health. NY: Elsevier.

Comer, J.S., DeSerisy, M., & Green, J.G. (under review). Internet exposure and posttraumatic stress symptoms among Boston-area youth following the 2013 Marathon bombing. Child Development.

Posters & Presentations

DeSerisy, M., & Phillips, K. (2012, May). Cognitive Aging in Common Marmosets. Poster presented in Trinity University Summer Undergraduate Research Conference, San Antonio, TX.

Ambro, A., DeSerisy, M., & Phillips, K. (2012, October). Problem Solving in Capuchin Monkeys. Poster Presented in the Faculty for Undergraduate Research Session at the Society for Neuroscience Conference, New Orleans, LA.

Breier, L., DeSerisy, M., & Roberts, J. (2013, July). Apolipoprotein E and the Aging Brain. Poster presented in Trinity University Summer Undergraduate Research Conference, San Antonio, TX.

Leek, A., Breier, L., DeSerisy, M., Hyun-Sakong T., and Roberts, J. (2013, November). Age Mediated Estrogenic Neuroprotection in Primary Astrocytes. Society for Neuroscience Poster Session, San Diego, CA.