Randi Cheatham-Johnson

Randi Cheatham-Johnson


FIU Clinical Science PhD Program, Mentor: Katie Hart

B.A. Psychology, Spelman College, Atlanta, GA

Research Interests

In fall of 2015, Randi will enter her 2nd year as a doctoral student in the Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology Program. Her broad research interests focus on the development and evaluation of community-based interventions for ethnic minorities and other underserved populations. Through her work with Dr. Hart, Randi has become particularly interested in how parents play a role in the development of early learning and behavioral problems in community populations. As such, her master’s thesis will examine variations in the home literacy environments of low-income ethnically and linguistically diverse families with regard to emergent literacy skills.


Fite, P. J., Becker, S. P., Rubens, S. L., & Cheatham-Johnson, R. (2015). Anxiety Symptoms Account for the Link between Reactive Aggression and Sleep Problems among Latino Adolescents. Child and Youth Care Forum, 44, 343-354.

Cheatham-Johnson, R., Fite, P. J., & Hart, K. C. (under review). Potential Factors Contributing to Attrition in After-school Care Programs.


Hart, K. C., Graziano, P. A., Waguespack, A., & Cheatham-Johnson, R. (2015, March). Evaluation of a Summer School Readiness Parenting Program for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Families. Poster presented at the Society for Research in Child Development Biennial Meeting, Philadelphia, PA.

Cheatham-Johnson, R. & Fite, P. J. (2014, October). Contributing to Attrition in After-school Care Programs. Poster presented at the National Conference in Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology Biannual Meeting, Lawrence, KS.