Ané M. Maríñez-Lora is a Research Assistant Professor at the University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration. She received a PhD in School Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and completed a clinical psychology post-doctoral fellowship at Harvard Medical School/Children’s Hospital Boston. Her clinical and research interests focus on cultural adaptation of evidence-based interventions, clinicians’ use of evidence-based practices, and behavioral parent training with ethnic-racial minorities. She is developing a program of research that studies the cultural and clinical adaptation of evidence-based treatments for Latinx and immigrant populations. Her recent work seeks to advance the science of adaptation of interventions with a focus on adaptations of parent training programs with Latinx immigrant children and families. Maríñez-Lora’s work is motivated by an overarching goal of addressing mental health disparities by informing the transportability and dissemination of evidence-based practices to real world settings such as community-based agencies and schools.
She is also part of the team at SSA's Chicago Center for Youth Violence Prevention (CCYVP).
Areas of Expertise
Cultural adaptation of evidence-based treatments and practices
Parent training and support
Parental school involvement
Social support and parental caregiver strain
Maríñez-Lora, A.M., *Cua, G., *Cruz, K., & *Patel, D. (in press). Families who are immigrants. In S. Hupp & J. Jewell (Eds.) Encyclopedia of Child and Adolescent Development. John Wiley: New York.
Maríñez-Lora, A.M., & Cruz, L.M. (2017). Strengthening positive parenting in the context of intimate partner abuse. Clinical Case Studies, 16, 93-109.
Maríñez-Lora, A.M., *Boustani, M., *Del Busto, C., & *Leone, C. (2016). A framework for translating an evidence-based intervention from English to Spanish. Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 38. 117-133.
Shernoff, E.S., Frazier, S., Maríñez-Lora, A, *Lakind, D., Jakobsons, L., Hamre, B.K., Patel, D., Neal, J., Atkins, M.S., Katz, M.K., & Smylie, M. (2016). Expanding the role of school psychologists to support early career teachers: A mixed method study. School Psychology Review, 45, 226-249.
Maríñez-Lora, A.M., & Atkins, M.S. (2012). Evidence-based treatment in practice-based cultural adaptations. In G. Bernal & M. Domenech-Rodríguez (Eds.), Cultural adaptations: Tools for evidence-based practice with diverse populations. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association Press.
Shernoff, E.S., Maríñez -Lora, A.M., Frazier, S.L., Jakobsons, L.J., Atkins, M.S., & Bonner, D. (2011). Teachers supporting teachers in urban schools program: What iterative research designs can teach us. School Psychology Review, 40,465-485.
Maríñez-Lora, A.M., & Quintana, S. M. (2009). Low-income urban African American and Latino parents’ school involvement: Testing a theoretical model. School Mental Health, 1, 212-228.
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