About us.

The REMEDY Research Group includes faculty, clinicians, undergraduates, post-bac. researchers, and graduate students with interest in developmental clinical science and cognitive neuroscience. Our home is in the Center for Children and Families (CCF) and the Psychology Department at Florida International University. We also collaborate with Nicklaus Children’s Health System, with the goal of bridging research with clinical practice, and vice versa.

What we believe in.

We are a diverse team; both in the way we think about and approach problems, as well as in our personal backgrounds. We converge around the core belief that the world is interdisciplinary and intercultural by nature and therefore benefits from a team-based approach to solve problems.

For our team to work well together and produce high quality and meaningful science, we aspire to create an environment where knowledge is shared, mistakes are transparent, the scientific method rules (except when it doesn’t), productivity is defined by effort, ideas evolve, individual differences are valued, and people come first.


The amazing people that make up our team.


Dr. Juliana Acosta, Past REMEDY Doctoral Trainee (Primary Mentor: Dr. Justin Parent)
Post-doctoral Scholar, University of Miami Mailman Center for Child Development

Blake Atlas, Past REMEDY Research Assistant
Research Assistant, Program in Genetics & Epidemiology of Neuropsychiatric Symptoms Lab

Philip Shumway, Past REMEDY Project Coordinator

IO Psychology Graduate Student, University of Tulsa

Guadalupe Patriarca, Past REMEDY Project Coordinator
Clinical Science Graduate Student, Florida International University

Alejandro Vazquez, Past REMEDY Project Coordinator
Clinical/Counseling Psychology Graduate Student, Utah State University

Marianne Jimenez, Past REMEDY Project Coordinator
Marriage and Family Therapy Graduate Student, Nova Southeastern University

Candice Croft, Past REMEDY Project Coordinator
Registered Nurse

Melissa Milbert, Past REMEDY Project Coordinator
Associate Lecturer, Khesar Gyalpo University of Medical Sciences of Bhutan
Licensed Professional Counselor


FIU does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, marital status, or any other demographic factor. Our lab recognizes that research benefits from a wide range of perspectives and experiences. We especially welcome applications from students with underrepresented backgrounds.

We recognize the inherent value and dignity of each person and actively promote an awareness of, sensitivity to, and representation of diversity, including, but not limited to, differences of age, sex, gender identity, race, ethnicity, national and regional origin, sexual orientation, religion and spirituality, disabilities, and socioeconomic status among students, faculty, administrators, and staff. ​

Our commitment to diversity necessitates that we create a community that encourages the expression of diverse perspectives, supports learning and research work that is free from discrimination and harassment, promotes inclusion and respect, and regularly evaluates progress toward meeting diversity goals.


Center for Children and Families
Florida International University
11200 SW 8th Street, AHC4 458
MIami, FL 33199