Miguel Villodas

Miguel Villodas

Contact Information

Office: AHC 1 Room 236
Email: mvilloda@fiu.edu
Phone: (305) 348-1665


  • NIMH Postdoctoral Fellowship, Clinical Services Research Training Program, University of California, San Francisco, CA
  • Clinical Internship, Semel Neuropsychiatric Institute, University of California, Los Angeles, CA
  • Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, University of California, San Diego/San Diego State University Joint Doctoral Program, San Diego, CA
  • M.S., Clinical Psychology, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA
  • B.A., Psychology, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA

Curriculum Vitae

Miguel Villodas CV

Research Interests

Dr. Villodas directs a program of research that aims to improve the implementation and impact of evidence-based psychosocial interventions for the academic, social, and behavioral impairments associated with externalizing behavior problems among children and adolescents at-risk for abuse and neglect and youth involved in the child welfare system. Using prospective research studies, he examines the ecological risk and protective factors for externalizing behavior problems among this population at the individual, family, peer, and community levels. In addition, he evaluates clinic and school-based psychosocial intervention models that target impairments associated with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and externalizing behavior problems among children and adolescents.

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Grant Activity

Office of Engagement, Florida International University (June 2015-June 2016). Facilitators and Barriers to Higher Education Access Among Foster Youth Principal Investigator

Florida Institute for Child Welfare, Florida State University (June 2015-June 2016). An Evidence-Based Parent-Child Relational Intervention for Young Children At-Risk for Abuse and Neglect Principal Investigator

The Children’s Trust of Miami (August 2015-June 2018). After-School Support Program for Youth At-Risk for Behavior Problems Co-Investigator

The Children’s Trust of Miami (May 2016-August 2018). FIU Summer Academy Co-Investigator

Select Publications

Villodas, M.T., Bagner, D.M. & Thompson, R. (In Press). A Step Beyond Maternal Depression and Child Behavior Problems: The Role of Mother-Child Aggression. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology

Villodas, M.T., Litrownik, A.J., Newton, R.R. & Davis, I.P. (In Press). Long-Term Placement Trajectories of Children Who Were Maltreated and Entered the Child Welfare System at an Early Age: Consequences for Physical and Behavioral Well-Being. Journal of Pediatric Psychology. doi: 10.1093/jpepsy/jsv031

Haack, L., Villodas, M.T., Hinshaw, S., Owens, E., Zalecki, C., Kaiser, N., McBurnett, K. & Pfiffner, L.J. (2015) Parenting Mediates Symptoms and Impairment in Children with ADHD-Inattentive Type. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology. doi:10.1080/15374416.2014.958840

Villodas, M.T., Litrownik, A.J., Thompson, R., Jones, D., Roesch, S.C., Hussey, J.M., Block, S., English, D.J. & Dubowitz, H. (2015). Developmental Transitions in Presentations of Externalizing Problems Among Boys and Girls At-Risk for Child Maltreatment. Development and Psychopathology 27(1), 205-219. doi: 10.1017/S0954579414000728

Pfiffner, L.J., Hinshaw, S., Owens, E., Zalecki, C., Kaiser, N., Villodas, M.T., Beaulieu, A., Rooney, M. & McBurnett, K. (2014) A Dual-Site Randomized Clinical Trial of Integrated Psychosocial Treatment for ADHD-Inattentive Type. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 82(6), 1115-1127. doi: 10.1037/a0036887

McBurnett, K., Villodas, M.T., Burns, G. L., Hinshaw, S., Beaulieu, A., & Pfiffner, L. (2014). Structure and Validity of Sluggish Cognitive Tempo Using an Expanded Item Pool in Children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 42, 37-48. doi: 10.1007/s10802-013-9801-5

Villodas, M.T., McBurnett, K., Kaiser, N., Rooney, M., & Pfiffner, L. J. (2013). Additive Effects of Parent Adherence on Social and Behavioral Outcomes of a Collaborative School-Home Behavioral Intervention for ADHD. Child Psychiatry and Human Development. doi: 10.1007/s10578-013-0405-7

Pfiffner, L.J., Villodas, M.T., Kaiser, N., Rooney, M. & McBurnett, K. (2013). Educational outcomes associated with a collaborative school-home behavioral intervention for ADHD. School Psychology Quarterly, 28(1), 25-36. doi: 10.1037/spq0000016

Villodas, M.T., Litrownik, A.J., Roesch, S.C., Thompson, R., Kotch, J.B., Dubowitz, H., English, D.J. & Runyan, D. (2012). Changes in Youth’s Experiences of Child Maltreatment Across Developmental Periods in the LONGSCAN Consortium, Psychology of Violence, 2(4), 325-338. doi: 10.1037/a0029829

Villodas, M.T., Pfiffner, L.J. & McBurnett, K.M. (2012). Prevention of Serious Conduct Problems in Youth with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. Expert Review of Neurotherapeutics,12(10), 1253-1263. doi: 10.1586/ern.12.119

Villodas, M.T., Litrownik, A.J., & Roesch, S.C. (2012). Latent Classes of Externalizing Behaviors in Youth with Early Maltreatment Histories. Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development, 45(1) 49-63. doi: 10.1177/0748175611423536

Proctor, L., Randazzo, K., Litrownik, A.J., Newton, R.R., Davis, I.P., & Villodas, M.T. (2011). Factors Associated with Caregiver Stability in Permanent Placements: A Classification Tree Approach. Child Abuse and Neglect, 35, 425-436. doi: S0145-2134(11)00108-6 [pii] 10.1016/j.chiabu.2011.02.002

Dubowitz, H., Villodas, M.T., Litrownik, A. J., Pitts, S. C., Hussey, J. M., Thompson, R. et al. (2011). A Youth Self-report Measure of Neglectful Behavior by Parents. Child Abuse and Neglect, 35, 414-424. doi: S0145-2134(11)00110-4 [pii] 10.1016/j.chiabu.2011.02.004

Villodas, F., Villodas, M.T. & Roesch, S.C. (2011). Reliability and Validity of the PANAS in a Multiethnic Sample of Adolescents. Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development, 44(4) 193-203.

Carlson, J.A., Imberi, J.E., Cronan, T.A., Villodas, M.T., Brown, K.C., Talavera, G.A. (2011). Factors Related to the Likelihood of Hiring a Health Advocate. California Journal of Health Promotion, 9(1), 62-72.

Cronan, T.A., Carlson, J.A., Imberi, J.E., Villodas, M.T., Dowell, A. & Vasserman-Stokes, E. (2010). The Effects of Social Support and Confidence in the Health Care System on the Decision to Hire a Health Advocate. Psychology Research and Behavior Management, 3, 41-50.

Roesch, S.C., Villodas, M.T. & Villodas, F. (2010). Latent Class/Profile Analysis in Maltreatment Research: A Commentary on Nooner et al., Pears et al., and Looking Beyond. Child Abuse and Neglect, 34(3), 150-160. doi: 10.1016/j.chiabu.2010.01.003