Jonathan S. Comer, Ph.D.

Jonathan S. Comer, Ph.D., Director

Profesor de Psicología y Psiquiatría, Universidad Internacional de la Florida.

Biografía Personal

El Dr. Comer es Director del Programa de Intervenciones y Tecnología de Salud Mental (MINT) y Profesor de Psicología y Psiquiatría en la Universidad Internacional de Florida. Es editor electo de la revista Behavior Therapy, ex presidente de la Sociedad de Psicología Clínica (División 12 de la Asociación Americana de Psicología) y líder en el campo de la psicología clínica infantil y adolescente. Es autor de más de 200 publicaciones académicas, incluidos varios libros de texto, como Psicología anormal (11th edition) y Fundamentos de la psicología anormal (décima edición)..

El programa de investigación del Dr. Comer examina la psicopatología infantil y el cuidado de la salud mental de los jóvenes, poniendo un énfasis central en la naturaleza y el tratamiento familiar de los trastornos de ansiedad pediátricos, irritabilidad, problemas de conducta disruptiva y estrés traumático. Gran parte de la investigación del Dr. Comer se centra en las estrategias de telesalud y salud mental digital, así como en el papel más amplio de la tecnología y otros formatos de tratamiento no tradicionales para superar las barreras tradicionales de la atención. Este trabajo examina estrategias novedosas para ampliar el alcance, la accesibilidad, la aceptabilidad y la capacidad de respuesta de los servicios de salud mental de los niños. Además, el Dr. Comer estudia el impacto psicológico de los desastres, el terrorismo y otras crisis de salud pública en los niños y las familias. En este frente, se desempeña como Director de la Red para Mejorar el Bienestar en Jóvenes Afectados por Desastres (NEW DAY), un centro financiado por SAMHSA que brinda capacitación y consultas informadas sobre el trauma a los profesionales que atienden a jóvenes en situaciones propensas a desastres y desastres. regiones afectadas. 

El trabajo del Dr. Comer ha recibido financiación actual y pasada del Instituto Nacional de Salud Mental (NIMH), el Instituto Nacional de Salud Infantil y Desarrollo Humano Eunice Kennedy Shriver (NICHD), la Fundación Nacional de Ciencias (NSF), los Resultados Centrados en el Paciente Research Institute (PCORI), la Administración de Servicios de Salud Mental y Abuso de Sustancias (SAMHSA) y la American Psychological Foundation (APF), así como de varias fundaciones privadas y donantes. El trabajo del Dr. Comer ha sido reconocido a través de la recepción de varios premios de carrera temprana y media, incluidos premios de la Asociación Americana de Psicología, la Asociación de Ciencias Psicológicas, la Sociedad de Psicología Clínica, la Sociedad para la Política y Práctica Infantil y Familiar, el Comité de Niños, Jóvenes y Familias de la APA, la Sociedad de Psicología Clínica del Niño y el Adolescente y la Asociación de Terapias Conductuales y Cognitivas. El Dr. Comer ha sido nombrado uno de los "Mejores académicos" de FIU.

El Dr. Comer recibió su B.A. de la Universidad de Rochester, y luego recibió su maestría y doctorado en Psicología Clínica con concentración en Psicopatología del Desarrollo de la Universidad de Temple. El Dr. Comer completó su capacitación de pasantía en psicología clínica en el Programa de Pasantías para Niños y Adolescentes del Programa de Pasantía de Psicología Clínica NYU-Bellevue y el Centro de Estudios Infantiles de la NYU, después de lo cual completó una beca de investigación postdoctoral en psiquiatría infantil financiada por NIH en la Universidad de Columbia, donde también se desempeñó como Jefe de Investigación en la División de Psiquiatría Infantil y Adolescente. Antes de unirse a la Universidad Internacional de la Florida, el Dr. Comer se desempeñó como codirector de investigación en el programa infantil del Centro para la Ansiedad y los Trastornos Relacionados (CARD) de la Universidad de Boston, donde dirigió el Programa de Intervenciones Tempranas en la Infancia.

Contacto: jocomer@fiu.edu

Honores y premios seleccionados:

  • Nombrado “Mejor académico” de Florida International (2019, 2016 y 2015)
  • Premio de investigación, Premio de Investigación de Carrera Stephen Boggs, Terapia Internacional de Padres e Hijos (PCIT) Internacional (2017)
  • Miembro designado de la Asociación Estadounidense de Psicología (2016); Sociedad de Psicología Clínica (2016); Sociedad de Psicología Clínica del Niño y el Adolescente (2018); Sociedad para la Infancia y la Familia, Política y Práctica (2018)
  • Premio Dianne J. Willis Early Career (APA Div 37), Sociedad para la Política y Práctica de Niños y Familias (2015)
  • Premio Theodore Blau Early Career por contribuciones profesionales distinguidas a la psicología clínica, Asociación Americana de Psicología Div 12, Sociedad de Psicología Clínica (2015)
  • Premio Richard “Dick” Abidin Early Career, Asociación Americana de Psicología Div 53, Sociedad de Psicología Clínica del Niño y el Adolescente (2015)
  • APA Premio a la Carrera Temprana por Contribuciones Sobresalientes en Beneficio de Niños, Familias y Jóvenes (2015)
  • Nombrado uno de las "Estrellas en Ascenso" de la Asociación para la Ciencia Psicológica (APS) (2013)
  • Premio del Nuevo Investigador del Presidente, Asociación de Terapia Cognitiva y del Comportamiento (ABCT) (2012)
  • APA Division 53 (Psicología Clínica Infantil /Adolescente), Premio de Disertación (2006)
  • Asociación de Trastornos de Ansiedad de América, Premio de Aprendiz (2005)
  • Magna Cum Laude, Universidad de Rochester (1999)
  • Phi Betta Kappa (1999)

Publicaciones

Recent and representative publications (from over 200 papers, chapters, and books)

Sanchez, A.L., Jent, J., Aggarwal, N.K., Chavira, D.A., Garcia, D., La Roche, M., & Comer, J.S. (in press). Person-centered cultural assessment can improve child mental health service engagement and outcomes. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology.

Comer, R.J., & Comer, J.S. (2021).  Abnormal Psychology, 11th Edition. New York: Worth/Macmillan Publishers.

Sanchez, A.L., Comer, J.S., & La Roche, M. (in press). Enhancing the responsiveness of family-based therapy through culturally informed case conceptualization and treatment planning. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice.

Conroy, K., Green, J.G., Phillips, K., Poznanski, B., Coxe, S., Kendall, P.C., & Comer, J.S. (in press). School-based accommodations and supports for anxious youth: Benchmarking reported practices against expert perspectives. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology.

Carl, J.R., Jones, D.J., Lindhiem, O.J., Doss, B.D., Weingardt, K.R., Timmons, A.C., & Comer, J.S. (in press). Regulating digital therapeutics for mental health: Opportunities, challenges, and the essential role of psychologists. British Journal of Clinical Psychology.

Comer, J.S., Furr, J.M., del Busto, C., Silva, K., Hong, N., Poznanski, B., Sanchez, A.L., Cornacchio, D., Herrera, A., Coxe, S., Miguel, E., Georgiadis, C., Conroy, K., & Puliafico, A.C. (2021). Therapist-led, internet-delivered treatment for early child social anxiety: A waitlist-controlled evaluation of the iCALM Telehealth Program. Behavior Therapy, 52(2), 1171-1187

Peverill, M., Dirks, M.A., Narvaja, T., Hertz, K.L., Comer, J.S., & McLaughlin, K.A. (2021). Socioeconomic status and child psychopathology in the United States: A meta-analysis of population-based studies. Clinical Psychology Review, 83, 101933.

Roy, A., & Comer, J.S. (2020). Advances in the conceptualization, assessment, and treatment of pediatric irritability: Introduction to the special issue. Behavior Therapy, 51, 207-210.

Gurwitch, R., Salem, H., Nelson, 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.

Georgiadis, C., Peris, T.S., & Comer, J.S. (2020). Implementing strategic flexibility in the delivery of youth mental health care: A tailoring framework for thoughtful clinical practice. Evidence-Based Practice in Child and Adolescent Mental Health, 5, 215-232.

Comer, J.S., Hong, N., Poznanski, B., Silva, K., & Wilson, M. (2019). Evidence base update on the treatment of early childhood anxiety and related problems. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 48, 1-15.

Cornacchio, D., Furr, J.M., Sanchez, A., Hong, N., Feinberg, L., Tenenbaum, R., Del Busto, C., Bry, L.J., Poznanski, B., Miguel, E., Ollendick T., Kurtz, S., & Comer, J.S. (2019). Intensive group behavioral treatment (IGBT) for children with selective mutism: A preliminary randomized controlled trial. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 87, 720-733.

Hong, N., Cornacchio, D., Pettit, J., & Comer, J.S. (2019). Coal mine canaries in clinical psychology: Getting better at identifying early signals of treatment nonresponse. Clinical Psychological Science, 7, 1207-1221.

Comer, J.S., & Timmons, A. (2019). The other side of the coin: Computer-mediated interactions may afford opportunities for enhanced empathy in clinical practice. Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice, 26, e12308.

Comer, J.S., Conroy, K., & Timmons, A. (2019). Ensuring wearable devices don’t wear out their welcome: Cautions for the mental health care road ahead. Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice, 26, e12297

Carpenter, A.L., Pincus, D.B., Furr, J.M., & Comer, J.S. (2018). Working from home: An initial pilot examination of videoconferencing-based cognitive-behavioral therapy for anxious youth delivered to the home setting. Behavior Therapy, 49, 917-930.

Wiltsey-Stirman, S. & Comer, J.S. (2018). What are we even trying to implement? Considering the relative merits of promoting evidence-based practices, protocols, principles, or policy. Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice, 25, 1-3.

Sanchez, A.L., Cornacchio, D., Poznanski, B., Golik, A., Chou, T., & Comer, J.S. (2018). The effectiveness of school-based mental health services for elementary-aged children: A meta-analysis. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 57, 153-165.

Bry, L.J., Chou, T., Miguel, E., & Comer, J.S. (2018). Consumer smartphone apps marketed for child and adolescent anxiety: A systematic review and content analysis. Behavior Therapy, 49, 249-261.

Kerns, C., Pincus, D.B., McLaughlin, K., & Comer, J.S. (2017). Maternal emotion regulation during child distress, child anxiety accommodation, and links between maternal and child anxiety. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 50, 52-59.

Doss, B.D., Feinberg, L.K., Rothman, K., Roddy, M.K., & Comer, J.S. (2017). Using technology to enhance and expand interventions for couples and families: Conceptual and methodological considerations. Journal of Family Psychology, 31, 983-993.

Carpenter, A.L., Elkins, R.M., Kerns, C., Chou, T., Green, J.G., & Comer, J.S. (2017). Event-related household discussions following the Boston Marathon bombing and associated posttraumatic stress among area youth. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 46, 331-342.

Comer, J.S., Furr, J.M., Miguel, E., Cooper-Vince, C.E., Carpenter, A.L., Elkins, R.M., Kerns, C., Cornacchio, D., Chou, T., Coxe, S., DeSerisy, M., Sanchez, A.L, Golik, A., Martin, J., Myers, K., & Chase, R. (2017). Remotely delivering real-time parent training to the home: An initial randomized trial of Internet-delivered Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (I-PCIT). Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 85, 909-917.

Comer, J.S., Furr, J.M., Kerns, C.E., Miguel, E., Coxe, S., Elkins, R.M., Carpenter, A.L., Cornacchio, D., Cooper-Vince, C.E., DeSerisy, M., Chou, T., Sanchez, A.L., Khanna, M., Franklin, M.E., Garcia, A.M., & Freeman, J.B. (2017). Internet-delivered, family-based treatment for early-onset OCD: A pilot randomized trial. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 85, 178-186.

Miguel, E., Chou, T., Golik, A., Cornacchio, D., Sanchez, A., DeSerisy, M., & Comer, J.S. (2017). Examining the scope and patterns of deliberate self-injurious cutting content in popular social media. Depression and Anxiety, 34, 786-793.

Myers, K.M., Nelson, E.L., Hilty, D.M., Rabinowitz, T., Barwell, S.S., Bernard, J., Boyce, G., Cain, S., Chui, L., Comer, J.S., Cradock, C., Varrell, J.R., Goldstein, F., Johnston, B., Krupinski, E.A., Lo, K., Luxton, D., McSwain, D., McWilliams, J., North, S., Ostrowski, J., Pignatiello, A., Roth, D., Turvey, C., & Wright, S. (2017). American Telemedicine Association Practice Guidelines for Telemental Health with Children and Adolescents. Telemedicine and e-Health, 23, 779-804.

Comer, J.S., Bry, L., Poznanski, B., & Golik, A.M. (2016). Children’s mental health in the context of terrorist attacks, ongoing threats, and possibilities of future terrorism. Current Psychiatry Reports, 18, 79.

Cornacchio, D., Crum, K.I., Coxe, S., Pincus, D.B., & Comer, J.S. (2016). Irritability and severity of anxious symptomatology among youth with anxiety disorders. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 55, 54-61.

Comer, J.S., & Myers, K.M. (2016). Future directions in the use of telemental health to improve the accessibility and quality of children’s mental health services. Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology, 26, 296-300.

La Greca, A.M., Comer, J.S., & Lai, B. (2016). Commentary: Key issues, concluding thoughts, and future directions for the study of trauma and child health. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 41, 149-158.

Gallo, K.P., Comer, J.S., Barlow, D.H., Clarke, R.N., & Antony, M.N. (2015). Direct-to-Consumer marketing of psychological treatments: A randomized controlled trial. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 83, 994-998.

Comer, J.S. (2015). Introduction to the special section: Applying new technologies to extend the scope and accessibility of mental health care. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 22, 253-257.

Comer, J.S., Furr, J.M., Cooper-Vince, C., Madigan, R.J., Chow, C., Chan, P.T., Idrobo, F., Chase, R.M., McNeil, C.B., & Eyberg, S.M. (2015). Rationale and considerations for the Internet-based delivery of Parent-Child Interaction Therapy. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 22, 302-31

Comer, J.S., Furr, J.M., Cooper-Vince, C., Madigan, R.J., Chow, C., Chan, P.T., Idrobo, F., Chase, R.M., McNeil, C.B., & Eyberg, S.M. (2015). Rationale and considerations for the Internet-based delivery of Parent-Child Interaction Therapy. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 22, 302-316

Comer, J.S., Dantowitz,A., Chou, T., Edson, A.L., Elkins, R.M.,Kerns, C.,Brown, B., Green, J.G. (2014). Adjustment among area youth after the Boston Marathon bombing and subsequent manhunt. Pediatrics, 134, 7-14.

Comer, J.S., & Barlow, D.H. (2014). The occasional case against broad dissemination and implementation: Retaining a role for specialty care in the delivery of psychological treatments. American Psychologist, 69, 6-18.

Comer, J.S., Furr, J.M., Cooper-Vince, C., Kerns, C., Chan, P.T., Edson, A.L., Khanna, M., Franklin, M.E., Garcia, A.M., & Freeman, J.B. (2014).  Internet-delivered, family-based treatment for early-onset OCD: A preliminary case series. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 43, 74-87.

Thompson-Hollands, J., Edson, A., Tompson, M.C., & Comer, J.S. (2014). Family involvement in the psychological treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder: A meta-analysis. Journal of Family Psychology, 28, 287-298.

Comer, J.S., Kerns, C., Elkins, R.M., Edson, A.L., Chou, T., Dantowitz, A., Miguel, E., Brown, B., Coxe, S., & Green, J.G. (2014). Adjustment among children with relatives who participated in the manhunt following the Boston Marathon attack. Depression and Anxiety, 31, 542-550.

Comer, J.S., Chow, C., Chan, P., Cooper-Vince, C., & Wilson, L.A.S. (2013). Psychosocial treatment efficacy for disruptive behavior problems in young children: A meta-analytic examination. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 52, 26-36.

Barlow D.H., & Comer, J.S. (2013). What are the optimal treatment courses for geriatric anxiety, and how do we find out? American Journal of Psychiatry, 170, 707-711.

Barlow, D.H., Bullis, J.R., Comer, J.S., & Armetaj, A.A. (2013). Evidence-based psychological treatments: An update and the way forward. Annual Review of Clinical Psychology, 9, 1-27

Gallo, K.P., Comer, J.S., & Barlow, D.H. (2013). Direct-to-consumer marketing of psychological treatments for anxiety disorders. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 27, 793-801.

Comer, J.S., Gallo, K., Korathu-Larson, P.A., Pincus, D., & Brown, T.A. (2012). Specifying child anxiety disorders not otherwise specified in the DSM-IV. Depression and Anxiety, 29, 1004-1013.

Comer, J.S., Pincus, D.P., & Hofmann, S.G. (2012). Generalized anxiety disorder and the proposed associated symptoms criterion change for DSM-5 in a treatment-seeking sample of anxious youth. Depression and Anxiety, 29, 994-1003.

Comer, J.S., Puliafico, A.C., Aschenbrand, S.G, McKnight, K., Robin, J.A., Goldfine, M., & Albano, A.M. (2012). A pilot feasibility evaluation of the CALM Program for anxiety disorders in early childhood. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 26, 40-49.

Comer, J.S., Mojtabai, R., & Olfson, M. (2011). National trends in the antipsychotic treatment of psychiatric outpatients with anxiety disorders. American Journal of Psychiatry, 168, 1057-1065.

Comer, J.S., Blanco, C., Grant, B., Hasin, D., Liu, S.M., Turner, J.B., & Olfson, M. (2011). Health-related quality of life across the anxiety disorders: Results from the National Epidemiologic Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions. Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, 72, 43-50.

Comer, J.S., Olfson, M., & Mojtabai, R. (2010) National trends in child and adolescent psychotropic polypharmacy in office-based practice, 1996-2007. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 49, 1001-1010.

Furr, J.M., Comer, J.S., Edmunds, J., & Kendall, P.C. (2010). Disasters and youth: A meta-analytic examination of posttraumatic stress. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 78, 765-780.

Comer, J.S., Fan, B., Duarte, C., Wu, P., Musa, G., Mandell, D., Albano, A.M., & Hoven, C. (2010). Attack-related life disruption and child psychopathology in New York City public schoolchildren 6-months post-9/11. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 39, 460-469.

Comer, J.S., Roy, A.K., Furr, J.M., Gotimer, K., Beidas, R.S., Dugas, M.J., & Kendall, P.C. (2009). The Intolerance of Uncertainty Scale for Children: A psychometric evaluation. Psychological Assessment, 21, 402-411.

Kendall, P.C., Comer, J.S., Marker, C.D., Creed, T.A., Puliafico, A.C., Hughes, A.A., Martin, E., Suveg, C., & Hudson, J.L.  (2009). In-session exposure tasks and therapeutic alliance across the treatment of childhood anxiety disorders. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 77, 517-525.

Comer, J.S., Furr, J.M., Beidas, R.S., Weiner, C.L., Kendall, P.C. (2008). Children and terrorism-related news: Training parents in coping and media literacy. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 76, 568-578.

Comer, J.S., Furr, J.M., Beidas, R.S., Babyar, H., & Kendall, P.C. (2008). Media use and children’s perceptions of societal threat and personal vulnerability. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 37, 622-630

Comer, J.S., & Kendall, P.C. (2007). Terrorism: The psychological impact on youth. Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice, 14, 179-212.

Comer, J.S., & Kendall, P.C. (2005). High-end specificity of the Children’s Depression Inventory (CDI) in a sample of anxiety-disordered youth. Depression and Anxiety, 22, 11-19.

Comer, J.S., & Kendall, P.C. (2004) A symptom-level examination of parent-child agreement in the diagnosis of anxious youths. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 43, 878-886.

Comer, J.S., Kendall, P.C., Franklin, M.E., Hudson, J.L., & Pimentel, S.S. (2004). Obsessing/worrying about the overlap between obsessive-compulsive disorder and generalized anxiety disorder in youth. Clinical Psychology Review, 24, 663-683.

El Libros

Comer, R.J., & Comer, J.S. (2021). Abnormal Psychology, 11th Edition. New York: Worth/Macmillan Publishers.

Comer, R.J., & Comer, J.S. (2019). Fundamentals of Abnormal Psychology, 10th Edition. New York: Worth/Macmillan Publishers.

Comer, R.J., & Comer, J.S. (2018). Abnormal Psychology, 10th Edition. New York: Worth/Macmillan Publishers.

Comer, J.S., & Kendall, P.C. (Eds.) (2013). Oxford Handbook of Research Strategies for Clinical Psychology. Oxford University Press: New York, NY.

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