Anya Urcuyo, B.A.

Anya Urcuyo, B.A.

Senior Associate

Professional Biography

Anya Elena Urcuyo 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. Anya graduated with her Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) from the Gallatin School of Individualized Study at New York University where she created her own major entitled “Making Healthy Children: Social Dimensions of Child Development”, with a minor in Child and Adolescent Mental Health
Studies. Upon graduation, Anya worked at Weill Cornell Medicine’s Center for Autism and the Developing Brain. Prior to joining MINT, she worked as a Research Coordinator at the Center for Early Childhood Health and Development (CEHD) at NYU Langone Medical Center. Among other projects, she coordinated a study that assessed the impact of the current immigration climate on PreK-3rd grade Latinx children and their families.

Anya’s research interests include addressing systemic accessibility barriers to mental health services for Spanish-speaking Latinx families and, more broadly, for historically marginalized communities. She is most interested in examining how acute anxiety, stress, and trauma intersect with immigration experiences in the U.S. She aims to center culture, race, and language, in conjunction with community feedback in developing relevant evidence-based treatment modalities.

Contact: aurcuyo@fiu.edu

Publications

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Freitag, G.F., Urcuyo, A.E., & Comer, J.S. (in press). Moving beyond the clinic: Leveraging telehealth strategies to address youth mental health challenges. Advances in Psychiatry and Behavioral Health

Urcuyo, A.E., Conroy, K., Sanchez, A.L., Silva, K., Furr, J.M., Bagner, D., Comer, J.S. (in preparation). A psychometric evaluation of the Abbreviated Multidimensional Acculturation Scale: A treatment-seeking sample of first-generation immigrants.

Barajas-Gonzalez, R.G., Torres, H.L., Urcuyo, A., Salamanca, E., & Kourousias, L. (2022). Racialization, discrimination, and depression: A mixed-method study of the impact of an anti-immigrant climate on Latina immigrant mothers and their children. SSM-Mental Health, 10084.

Barajas-Gonzalez, R. G., Ursache, A., Kamboukos, D., Huang, K.-Y., Dawson-McClure, S., Urcuyo, A., Huang, T. J. J., & Brotman, L. M. (2021). Parental Perceived Immigration Threat and Children’s Mental Health, Self-Regulation and Executive Functioning in Pre-Kindergarten. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry. Advance online publication. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/ort0000591

Barajas-Gonzalez, R.G., Torres, H.L., Urcuyo, A., Salamanca, E., Santos, M., & Pagán, O. (under review). “You’re part of some hope and then you fall into despair”: A mixed-method study of the impact of the 2016 Presidential election on the work and well-being of educators and school-based mental health professionals in Latinx immigrant communities.

Posters & Presentations

Freitag, G.F., Urcuyo, A.E., & Comer, J.S. (in press). Moving beyond the clinic: Leveraging telehealth strategies to address youth mental health challenges. Advances in Psychiatry and Behavioral Health

Urcuyo, A.E., Conroy, K., Sanchez, A.L., Silva, K., Furr, J.M., Bagner, D., Comer, J.S. (in preparation). A psychometric evaluation of the Abbreviated Multidimensional Acculturation Scale: A treatment-seeking sample of first-generation immigrants.

Barajas-Gonzalez, R.G., Torres, H.L., Urcuyo, A., Salamanca, E., & Kourousias, L. (2022). Racialization, discrimination, and depression: A mixed-method study of the impact of an anti-immigrant climate on Latina immigrant mothers and their children. SSM-Mental Health, 10084.

Barajas-Gonzalez, R. G., Ursache, A., Kamboukos, D., Huang, K.-Y., Dawson-McClure, S., Urcuyo, A., Huang, T. J. J., & Brotman, L. M. (2021). Parental Perceived Immigration Threat and Children’s Mental Health, Self-Regulation and Executive Functioning in Pre-Kindergarten. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry. Advance online publication. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/ort0000591

Barajas-Gonzalez, R.G., Torres, H.L., Urcuyo, A., Salamanca, E., Santos, M., & Pagán, O. (under review). “You’re part of some hope and then you fall into despair”: A mixed-method study of the impact of the 2016 Presidential election on the work and well-being of educators and school-based mental health professionals in Latinx immigrant communities.

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