Natalie Hong, B.S.

Natalie Hong, B.S.

Senior Associate

Professional Biography

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Natalie Hong is a doctoral student in the Clinical Science Ph.D. program and a member of the Mental Health Interventions and Technology (MINT) Lab at Florida International University. Natalie completed her Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Applied Psychology at New York University. She interned with the Selective Mutism Program at the Child Mind Institute and subsequently worked as a project coordinator at Weill Cornell Medicine’s Center for Autism and the Developing Brain.

Natalie’s research interests focus on informed decision-making for children who exhibit slower or fewer improvements over the course of an intervention. She is particularly excited about work investigating tailoring interventions (e.g., Sequential Multiple Assignment Randomized Trials) to improve efficiency and efficacy of treatments. Additionally, she is interested in examining effective methods for utilizing parents as the agents of change in their children’s treatment.

Contact: nhong@fiu.edu

Publications

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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. NY: Guilford.

Hong, N., Feinberg, L., Comer, J.S., & Bagner, D. (in press). Internet-delivered Parent-Child Interaction Therapy for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: rationale, considerations, and lessons learned. In McNeil, C.B., Quetsch, L.B., & Anderson, C.M. (Eds.) Handbook of Parent-Child Interaction Therapy for Children on the Autism Spectrum. New York: Springer.

Frost, K., Hong, N., & Lord, C. (2017). Correlates of adaptive functioning in minimally verbal children with autism spectrum disorder.
American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 122
(1), 1-10.

Zike, I., Xu, T., Hong, N., & Veenstra-VanderWeele, J. (2017).
Rodent models of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: evaluating validity to interpret emerging neurobiology. Neuroscience, 345, 256-273.

Posters & Presentations

Hong, N. (2017, November). Cultural considerations in context: working with Latino youth with internalizing disorders. Symposium chaired at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, San Diego, CA.

Bravo, E. I., del Busto, C., Feinberg. L.K, Hong, N., Furr, J., and Pruden, S. M. (2017, November). Can children with selective mutism efficiently identify emotions?: an eyetracking study utilizing NimStims. Poster session presented at The International Society for Developmental Psychobiology Conference, Washington, D. C.

Hong, N., Feinberg, L.K., Bravo, E.I., Yeguez, C., del Busto, C., Pruden, S.M., & Furr, J. (2017, October). Overcoming obstacles to cognitive assessment of children with selective mutism (SM). Talk presented at the annual meeting of the Selective Mutism Association, Boston, MA.

Feinberg, L.K., Hong, N., Bravo, E.I., del Busto, C., Pruden, S., & Furr, J.M. (2017, October). Assessment of parent-child interactions and language environment among children with selective mutism. Talk presented at the annual meeting of the Selective Mutism Association, Boston, MA.

Furr, J.M., Pruden, S., del Busto, C., Feinberg, L., Hong, N., Bravo, E., & Yeguez, C. (2017, October). Language processing efficiency in children with selective mutism. Talk presented at the annual meeting of the Selective Mutism Association, Boston, MA.

Ginsberg, R., Morrison, S., Hong, N., & Puliafico, A. (2017, February). Group-based cognitive behavioral therapy for school refusal in adolescents. Poster session presented at the Miami International Child & Adolescent Mental Health Conference, Miami, FL.

Grzadzinski, R., Dick, C., Hong, N., & Lord, C. (2016, May). Measuring the generalization of skills in response to treatment in minimally verbal children with ASD (A preliminary study). Poster session presented at the International Meeting for Autism Research, Baltimore, MD.

Grzadzinski, R., Dufek, S., Carberry, C., Hamo, A., Frost, K., Heyman, M., Dick, C., Manevich, S., Hong, N., Pickles, A., & Lord, C. (2016, May). Preliminary reliability and validity of the Brief Observation of Social Comunication Change (BOSCC). Talk presented at the International Meeting for Autism Research, Baltimore, MD.

Hong, N., Frost, K., & Lord, C. (2015, March). Social adaptive functioning and autism symptoms in minimally verbal children with autism spectrum disorder. Poster session presented at the Biennial Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD), Philadelphia, PA.