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.


colorful plastic toy blocks

Huang, K., Kumar, M., Cheng, S., Urcuyo A.E., & Macharia., P.M. (under review). Applying Technology to Prevent Intimate Partner Violence and Promote Sexual and Reproductive Health for Adolescents in Low and Middle-Income Countries: eHealth Strategies Synthesis from a Literature Review.

Barajas-Gonzalez, R.G., Ursache, A., Kamboukos, D., Huang, K., Dawson-McClure, S., Urcuyo, A., Huang, T., & Brotman, L. (under review). Parental perceived immigration enforcement threat and children’s well-being in Pre- Kindergarten.

Posters & Presentations

Barajas-Gonzalez., R.G., Urcuyo, A., Salamanca, E., & Linares-Torres, H. (2021, April). Latina immigrant mothers experiencing the immigration climate: Helpful and harmful school-based interactions and communication. In R. Thomas (Chair), Society for Research in Child Development. [Symposium]. Virtual.

Urcuyo, A., Linares-Torres, H., Gelb, G., Huang, T., Barajas-Gonzalez., R.G. (2019, October). NYC’s Immigration Climate and Association with Immigrant Mothers’ Report of Well-being and Child Well-Being: Insights from the field. Poster presentation, NYU Langone Health Disparities Symposium, New York, NY.

Huang, K., Mendelsohn, A., Sharif, Iman., Ibanez-Gomez, L., Mann, D., Cheng, S., Tomopolus, S., Egger, H., Li-Law, R., Urcuyo, A., Adhikari, S., Hopkins, K., McReynolds, L. (2019, May). Utilizing Health Information to Enhance Integration of Behavioral Health Evidence-Based Interventions into Routine Pediatric Clinical Settings. Poster presentation, FHC Community Research Exchange, New York, NY.

Yee, S., Huang, K., Cheng, S., Urcuyo, A. (2016, December). Understanding the Barriers and Facilitating Factors Influencing the Adoption of Evidence Based Practices to Promote Child Mental Health: Case Study of Three Community Health Centers Serving Low Income Immigrant Populations in New York City. Poster presentation, 9th Annual Conference on the Science of Dissemination and Implementation, Washington, D.C.