Hanan Salem is the Research Coordinator for the Kids FACE FEARS (Kids Face-to-face And Computer Enhanced Formats Effectiveness study for Anxiety and Related Symptoms) study at Florida International University (FIU). Kids FACE FEARS is a PCORI-sponsored, multi-site project that compares face-to-face and self-administered online delivery of short-term, evidence-based cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for youth anxiety in pediatric health settings. She is also coordinating the Coronavirus and the Family Study at FIU. This is a large, multi-site study examining the impact of COVID-19 related stressors on family functioning, adjustment, and child mental health. Prior to this, she worked as case manager while also volunteering with the Advancing Child Competencies by Extending Supported Services (ACCESS) for Families program at FIU. Hanan graduated Summa Cum Laude in May 2016 from FIU with a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in Psychology and completed a minor in Marketing.
Hanan’s main research interests focus on providing quality care and services to traditionally underserved youths and families that have experienced disasters and adversity, especially refugee, immigrant, and minority youths and families. More specifically, she is interested in: (1) understanding the barriers and facilitators influencing marginalized populations’ access to quality care, (2) evaluating and developing innovative technology-based and/or community-based approaches to improve these populations’ access to and quality of care, and (3) exploring methods to advance resilience among individuals facing adversity.
Conroy, K., Salem, H., Georgiadis, C., Hong, N., Herrera, A., Furr, J., Green, J.G., & Comer, J.S. (in preparation). Insights into Student Anxiety: Gauging Top Concerns and Perceptions of Self-efficacy Among School Mental Health Providers.
Garcia, D., Blizzard, A.M., Peskin, A., Rothenburg, A., Schmidt, E., Piscitello, J., Espinosa, N., Salem, H., Rodriguez, G.M., Sherman, J.A., Parlade, M.V., Landa, A.L., Davis, E.M., Weinstein, A., Garcia, A., Perez, C., Rivera, J.M., Martinez, C., & Jent, J.F. (revise and resubmit). Rapid Scale Up of Telehealth for PCIT During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Implementation and Clinical Implications. Prevention Science.
Gurwitch, R. H., Salem, H., Nelson, M. M., & Comer, J. S. (2020). Leveraging parent–child interaction therapy and telehealth capacities to address the unique needs of young children during the COVID-19 public health crisis. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy, 12(S1), S82-S84.
Salem, H., Robles, N.A., Blizzard, A., Alonso, B., & Garcia, D. (2020, November). Identifying the barriers and pathways of receiving mental health services among undocumented youths. Poster to be presented at the 54th annual convention of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT). Philadelphia, PA.
Salem, H., Bernard, D.L., Sherman, J., Garcia, D., & Jent, J. (2019, August). The impact of non-interpersonal trauma-related stress on parent-child interaction therapy: Evaluating treatment engagement and outcomes. Poster presented at the 2019 PCIT International Biennial Convention. Chicago, IL.
Bernard, D.L., Comeau, G.C., Perez, C.D., Diaz, P.J., Salem, H., & Jent, J.F. (2019, August). The Effects of Stressor Pileup on Parent–Child Interaction Therapy among Low Income Racial and Ethnic Minority Families. Poster presented at the 2019 PCIT International Biennial Convention. Chicago, IL.
Salem, H., Georgiadis, C., Furr, J.M., Bagner, D.M. & Comer, J.S. (2019, February). The relationship between parental technological literacy and perceived acceptability of online mental health resources among treatment-seeking families: Examining the moderating influence of child clinical severity. Poster presented at the 2019 Miami International Child and Adolescent Mental Health (MICAMH) Conference. Miami, FL.
Golik, A., Salem, H., Palmer, M., Perez, A., & Comer, J.S. (2017, November). Youth in the aftermath of disaster & war in developing countries: A systematic review of posttraumatic stress. Poster presented at the 51st annual convention of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT). San Diego, CA.
Salem, H., Golik, A., Garcia, D., Bagner, D.M., & Comer, J.S. (2017, February). Does parental literacy moderate the relationship between parent-reported child externalizing symptoms and parental perceptions of symptom impairment? Poster presented at the Ninth Biennial Miami International Child and Adolescent Mental Health (MICAMH) Conference. Miami, FL.
Golik, A., Salem, H., Palmer, M., & Comer, J.S. (2017, February). Youth mental health in the aftermath of disasters and war in developing regions: A systematic review. Poster presented at the Ninth Biennial Miami International Child and Adolescent Mental Health (MICAMH) Conference. Miami, FL.