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My Research

As a therapist and clinical researcher, I am passionate about using science to improve the lives of people experiencing emotional and behavioral challenges. To this end, my program of research seeks to understand how emotional problems develop in childhood, exploring the role of biological factors, the family's social environment, and the cultural context. 


Select publications

  • Micali N, Cooper-Vince CE. “Aetiology and epidemiology of ARFID.” In: Bryant-Waugh, R and Higgins, C, Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder in Childhood and Adolescence: A Clinical Guide, In press.

  • *Ashaba S, *Cooper-Vince CE, Vorechovska D, Kinyanda E, Tsai, AC. The role of community beliefs in HIV stigma and development of depression among adolescents living with HIV in rural south western Uganda. African Journal of AIDS Research, 2019. *Co-first author

  • Cooper-Vince CE, Aarchy H, Kakuhikire B, Vořechovská D, Mushavi R, Baguma C, McDonough AQ, Bangsberg DR, Tsai AC. Water insecurity and gendered risk for depression in rural Uganda: A hotspot analysis. BMC Public Health. 2018; 18:1143

  • Cooper-Vince CE, Kakuhikire B, Vorechovska D, McDonough AQ, Perkins J, Venkataramani AS, Mushavi RC, Baguma C, Ashaba S, Bangsberg DR, Tsai AC. Household water insecurity, missed schooling, and the mediating role of caregiver depression in rural Uganda. Global Mental Health, 2017; 4: e15.

  • Cooper-Vince CE, DeSerisy M, Cornacchio D, Sanchez A, McLaughlin KA, Comer JS. Parasympathetic reactivity and disruptive behavior problems in young children during interactions with their mothers and other adults: A preliminary investigation. Developmental Psychobiology, 2017; 59: 543-550.

  • Cooper-Vince CE, Pincus D, Comer JS. Maternal intrusiveness, family financial means, and anxiety across childhood in a large multiphase sample of community youth. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 2014; 42: 429-438.

  • Cooper-Vince CE, Emmert-Aaronson B, Pincus D, Comer JS. The diagnostic utility of DSM-IV separation anxiety disorder symptoms: An item response theory analysis. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 2014; 42: 417-428.

To understand how we can better treat psychological problems across the lifespan and enhance access to high-quality psychological care, I have worked on multiple studies testing the efficacy of cognitive-behavioral treatments for anxiety, behavioral and neurodevelopment disorders.  


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  • Cooper-Vince CE, Chou T, Furr JM, Puliafico AC, Comer JS. Videoteleconferencing Early Child Anxiety Treatment: A Case Study of the Internet-Delivered PCIT CALM (I-CALM) Program. Evidence-Based Practice in Child & Adolescent Mental Health, 2016; 1: 24-39.

  • Comer JS, Furr JM, Kerns CE, Miguel E, Coxe S, Elkins RM, Carpenter AL, Cornacchio D, Cooper-Vince CE, DeSerisy M, Chou T, Sanchez AL, Khanna M, Franklin ME, Garcia AM, Freeman, JB. Internet-delivered, family-based treatment for early-onset OCD: A pilot randomized trial. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 2017; 85: 178-186.

  • Comer JS, Furr JM, Miguel EM, Cooper-Vince CE, Carpenter AL, Elkins RM, Kerns CE, Cornacchio D, Chou T, Coxe S, DeSerisy M, Sanchez AL, Golik A, Martin J, Myers K, Chase R. 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, 2017; 85: 909-917.

  • Gallo KP, Cooper-Vince CE, Hardway CL, Pincus DB, Comer JS. Trajectories of change across outcomes in intensive treatment for adolescent panic disorder and agoraphobia. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 2014; 43: 742-750.

  • Comer JS, Chow C, Chan PT, Cooper-Vince CE, Wilson LA. Psychosocial treatment efficacy for disruptive behavior problems in very young children: A meta-analytic examination. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 2013; 52: 26-36.

  • Sprich SE, Knouse LE, Cooper-Vince CE, Burbridge J, Safren SA. Description and demonstration of CBT for ADHD in adults. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 2012; 17: 9-15.

Full academic CV available upon request.

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