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IES-PIRT Proseminar Series: Dr. Sandra Barrueco

A headshot of Dr. Sandra Barrueco in front of a bookshelf filled with books
(1 hour 30 minutes)

Dr. Sandra Barrueco of The Catholic University of America will present as part of the IES-PIRT Proseminar series.

Strengthening Interdisciplinary Science, Practice, and Policy with Diverse Communities


Dr. Barrueco is a Professor at The Catholic University of America, where she directs the Clinical Psychology doctoral program as well as the Institute for Latin American and Iberian Studies. Dr. Barrueco’s research program utilizes a prevention science framework to examine and address mental health and developmental difficulties among language-minority, immigrant, and migrant children. Contributing to empirical and clinical advancements in this area are three interrelated investigative foci: 1) methodological improvements in the assessment and early identification of young multilingual children, 2) creation and examination of multisystemic preventive interventions fostering linguistic and socioemotional functioning, and 3) expansion of the theoretical and research bases pertaining to early clinical and developmental processes among children and families. In her presentation, Dr. Barrueco will describe her local, national, and international investigations funded by federal agencies and foundations. In addition, she will discuss how her findings are being utilized to strengthen scientific, practice, and policy endeavors with children and families across the United States. For more, see Dr. Barrueco’s webpage at The Catholic University of America.

The Institute of Education Sciences-funded Predoctoral Interdisciplinary Research Training (IES-PIRT) program is an interdisciplinary fellowship program designed to train students of diverse backgrounds to become outstanding researchers in the educational sciences. In addition to funding doctoral students from the seven affiliated departments across NYU the program includes a proseminar series. The series brings together presentations by both NYU and external experts who will help to introduce, reintroduce, and consolidate students' advanced understanding of the concepts of internal, external, construct, and statistical validity.

Unless otherwise noted, all sessions are scheduled at 12:00pm-1:30pm virtually via Zoom. For Zoom links, please email with the date you wish to attend.