Kathleen Diaz

BA (2012) University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
MA (2017) University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
Primary office:
Dole Human Development Center


Summary

Broadly speaking, my research interest focuses on the role that family and peers play in the onset, maintenance, and treatment of internalizing disorders. More specifically, my goal is to examine how family and peer relationships influence mental health outcomes, particularly internalizing disorders in cross-cultural contexts, in children and adolescents in order to apply this learned knowledge to the development of preventive interventions.

Selected Publications

Díaz, K. I., & Fite, P. J. (in preparation). Cyber victimization among middle school youth.

Fite, P. J., Pederson, C. A., Tampke, E., Díaz, K. I., & DiPierro, M. (under review). Links between perceived containment and reactive and proactive functions of aggression among detained youth: Does behavioral inhibition and/or activation matter?

Gudiño, O. G., Stiles, A. A., & Díaz, K. I. (2017). Violence exposure and mental health in Latino youth: The moderating role of active and avoidant coping. Child Psychiatry and Human Development.

Haimes-Becker, E., Díaz, K. I., Haimes, B. A., & Ehrenreich-May, J. (2016). Anxious youth with comorbid atopic disease present for mental health treatment with higher anxiety severity than youth without atopic disease. Child Psychiatry and Human Development.

Arora, P., Pössel, P., Barnard, A. D., Terjesen, M., Lai, B. S., Ehrlich, C. J., Díaz, K. I.,.. & Gogos, A. K. (2015). Cognitive interventions. In R. Flanagan, K. Allen & E. Levine (Eds.), Cognitive and behavioral interventions in the schools: Integrating theory and research into practice. New York: Springer Science.

Selected Presentations

Díaz, K. I. & Fite, P. J. (2018, November). Associations between forms of peer victimization and depressive symptoms among Middle school over an academic year. Poster to be presented at the 52nd annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies. Washington, DC.

Díaz, K. I. & Fite, P. J. (2018, August). Cyber Victimization and Substance Use in Middle and High School. Poster presented at the 125th American Psychological Association Annual Convention. San Francisco, CA.

Díaz, K. I., Fite, P. J., Cooley, J. L., Blossom, J. B. (2017, November). Trends of cyber-bullying among elementary, middle, and high schoolers. Poster presented at the 51st annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies. San Diego, CA.

Diaz, K. I., & Vernberg, E. M. (2016, September). Teacher Identification of Peer Victimization of African-American and Hispanic/Latino Children. Poster presented at the National Conference in Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology. Lawrence, KS.

Diaz, K. I., & Ehrenreich May, J. (2015, March). Predictors of internalizing disorders: Exploring the role of parents on anxiety and depression. Poster presented at the 35th annual meeting of the Anxiety and Depression Association of America. Miami, FL.

Diaz, K. I., Chan, S. F., Ehrlich, C., & La Greca, A. M. (2015, March). Friends’ and family’s social support: Predictor of social anxiety in Hispanic adolescents. Poster presented at the 35th annual meeting of the Anxiety and Depression Association of America. Miami, FL.

Díaz, K. I., Shaw, A. M., Pedersen, E. J., & Timpano, K. R. (2014, March). Anxiety sensitivity and distress tolerance as predictors of acquisition behavior: The role of emotional intolerance in an online shopping paradigm. Poster presented at the 34th annual meeting of the Anxiety and Depression Association of America. Chicago, IL.

Diaz, K. I., Lai, B. S., Ehrlich, C., & La Greca, A. M. (2014, March). Friends’ and family’s social support: Their association to social anxiety in Hispanic adolescents. Poster presented at the 15th Society for Research in Adolescence Biennial Meeting. Austin, TX.


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