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About Diana Formoso

Diana Formoso, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor at the College of Psychology at Nova Southeastern University. She received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Arizona State University and completed a post-doctoral fellowship in prevention science at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Her work focuses on the risk and protective factors that shape youth development for low-income, ethnic minority families. She has conducted research on family conflict, parenting, and child outcome and how they are impacted by families' ecological and cultural contexts.
More recently, she has become interested in how children's developmental contexts, such as schools and neighborhoods, might impact child well-being. She is currently working on developing the Connections program, which is intended to enhance the family and school support available to low-income families living in South Florida. The Connections program is an important first step toward adapting evidence-based practices for use with low-income families from Latin America, Haiti, and the English Speaking Caribbean and toward developing new strategies' ones that are culturally-competent and contextually-relevant' when existing interventions fall short.


2007 - Present Assistant Professor, Nova Southeastern University College of Psychology

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Professional Service and Affiliations

2018 - Present Member, National Latinx Psychological Association
2004 - Present Member, Society for Community Research and Action
Ad-Hoc Reviewer, American Journal of Community Psychology
Ad-Hoc Reviewer, American Sociological Review
Ad-Hoc Reviewer, International Journal of Intercultural Relations
Ad-Hoc Reviewer, Journal of Child and Family Studies
Ad-Hoc Reviewer, Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology
Member, Journal of Marriage and Family Therapy
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Honors and Awards

  • Best Research Article in the Area of Men and Families 2007, Awa rded by the National Council of Family Relations
  • National Institute of Mental Health Fellowship for Post-doctoral Training in Prevention Science, University of Illinois at Chicago (Competitive Award)
  • National Institute of Mental Health Fellowship for Pre-doctoral Training in Prevention Science, Preventive Intervention Research Center, Arizona State Universi ty (Competitive Award)


2002 Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, Arizona State University
1998 M.A., Clinical Psychology, Arizona State University
1995 B.A., Psychology and English Literature, University of Miami

Contact Information

(954) 262-5772


Articles (12)

Journal articles written or co-written by Dr. Diana Formoso

Presentations (44)

Conference presentations, proceedings, lectures, and symposia given by Dr. Diana Formoso