I am interested in the development and treatment of high-risk behaviors including aggression, substance use, suicide risk, and delinquency in children and adolescents. In particular, I am interested in processes that lead to risky behaviors such as emotion dysregulation, and protective factors against developing risky behaviors including religion/spirituality, academic goal-setting and performance, as well as the outcomes of community-based interventions to help decrease these behaviors in children and adolescents.
DiPierro, M., Fite, P., Cooley, J.L., & Poquiz, J. (2016) Academic aspirations as a moderator of the link between negative life events and delinquency in a sample of Latino youth. Child and Youth Care Forum, 45(4), 505-523.
Fite, P., Brown, S., Gabrielli, J., DiPierro, M., Pederson, C., Blossom, J… Bortolato, M. (2015). The role of negative life events in comorbid reactive aggression and marijuana use initiation among Latino adolescents. Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment & Trauma, 24(5), 552-568.
Farabaugh, A., Nyer, M., Holt, D., Baer, L., Petrie, S., DiPierro, M…Mischoulon, D. (2015). Screening for suicide risk in the college population. Journal of Rational-Emotive & Cognitive-Behavior Therapy, 33(1), 78-94
DiPierro, M. & Fite, P. (2016). Religion and spirituality as a moderator of the link between hope and anxiety in a sample of Latino youth, poster presented at the 2016 Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence, March 31-April 2, Baltimore, MD.
DiPierro, M., Fite, P., Richey, A., Brown, S., Pederson, C., & Bortolato, M. (2015). Proactive and reactive aggression and risky sexual behavior, poster presented at the 49th Annual Convention for the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, November 12-15, Chicago, IL.
Cooley, J., Fite, P., Frazer, A., Brown, S., & DiPierro, M. (2014). Co-occurring aggression and anxiety symptoms in the prediction of peer victimization in childhood, poster presented at the National Conference in Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, October 16-18, Lawrence, KS.
Inamori, A., Cassiello, C., Fehling, K., DiPierro, M., Nyer, M, Baer, L…Farabaugh A. (2012). Six-week Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for the treatment of depression, suicidal ideation and comorbid anxiety among college students, poster presented at the 46th Annual Convention of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, November 15-18, 2012, National Harbor, MD.