Research Participation Opportunities

The faculty of the Psychology departemnt are involved in a wide variety of research projects, and would appreciate your participation.

Autism Spectrum research

  • CARD - Center for Autism and Related Disabilities

    Our center, based at the University of Miami and Nova Southeastern University, is one of seven state-funded, university-based outreach and support centers in Florida dedicated to optimizing the potential of people with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), dual sensory impairment, sensory impairments with other disabling conditions, and related disabilities. In addition to ASD, CARD also serves a variety of related disabilities including deaf-blindness, sensory impairments with other disabling conditions, developmental delays in children under 5 who also present with autistic-like behaviors, and genetic disorders that may co-exist with autism symptoms (e.g., Fragile X Syndrome, Rett Syndrome, Tuberous Sclerosis, Angelman Syndrome, among others). Over the years, CARD’s constituency has grown from 88 families in 1993 to over 12,000 families today in Monroe, Miami-Dade and Broward counties.

  • ASAC - Autism Spectrum Assessment Clinic

    ASAC is a specialty clinic at the University of Miami dedicated to conducting in-depth, "gold standard" evaluations of individuals who are suspected of having an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or other social, communication, behavioral, emotional, or learning difficulties. ASAC also provides therapeutic services to children, adolescents, and adults with ASD and social-communication challenges. ASAC's team of specialists is highly experienced, and uses the latest, state-of-the-art evaluation and treatment methods. Our clinicians implement only empirically-supported, evidence-based techniques as part of the University of Miami's commitment to research excellence and world-class standards of care. Situated on the Coral Gables campus of the prestigious University of Miami, our spacious clinic is centrally located and accessible. Our ASAC family is dedicated to providing your family with the very best in sensitive, compassionate, and highly individualized care that you can trust.

Health and Coping Research

  • FAMILY Lab - Facilitating Adjustment to Medical ILlness in Your family

    The primary goals of the UM FAMILY (Facilitating Adjustment to Medical ILlness in Your family) research lab are:

    1. to examine the psychosocial, physical, and spiritual impact of cancer on the family and develop programs and services to assist families in meeting their needs
    2. to investigate psychosocial and biobehavioral mechanisms of impact of cancer linking to the health of the patients and their family members/caregivers
    3. to promote healthy lifestyle behaviors among cancer survivors and their family and friends.
    Research members have been involved in a number of projects that identify subgroups of patients and their family caregivers who are vulnerable to adverse effects of having cancer in the family and investigate the interpersonal processes that play out in the course of cancer.  We are also currently working on projects that investigate psychological and biological correlates and interpersonal mechanisms of cancer experiences and that examine the efficacy of healthy lifestyle interventions among adult cancer survivors and their family members.

  • URose - Reducing Obesity in Students Everywhere

    The The University of MiamiROSE program is committed to overweight and obesity prevention in youth. The The University of MiamiROSE program offers prevention and intervention strategies and health education for children and their parents. We address issues pertaining to overweight and obesity in children and encourage adopting and maintaining a health promoting lifestyle.

    From 2013 - 2014, the The University of MiamiROSE program was supported by a generous gift from Dr. Howard and Mrs. Muriel Rose.