Florida International University

Florida International University (FIU) is an American metropolitan public research university located in Greater Miami, Florida. FIU has two major campuses in Miami-Dade County, with its main campus in University Park. FIU is classified as a "tier-one" research university and emphasizes research as a major component in the university's mission. It offers 191 programs of study with more than 280 majors in 23 colleges and schools. With a student body of approximately 54,000 students, 1,100 full-time instructional faculty, and nearly 12,000 degrees awarded annually, FIU is the largest university in South Florida.


Florida International University is one of 21 institutions nationwide that will recruit families to participate in the ABCD Study. The Center for Children and Families’ (CCF) state-of-the-art physical facilities and resources serves as the ABCD project site for MRI and behavioral visits. Located on FIU’s Modesto A. Maidique campus, the CCF is a research, clinical, and training facility with 36 faculty affiliates. It has facilities in three buildings in the Academic Health Center (AHC) complex, as well as in the building that houses FIU’s psychology department. All of these buildings are within a 3-5 minute walk from each other.

To find out if you are eligible to participate in the ABCD Study at Florida International University, or to request information, please call (305) 348-ABCD (2223) or email us at Click here to learn more about our study procedures.


Entire Team
Standing-Samuel Hawes, William Pulido, Veronica Abello, Dr. Matthew Sutherland, Dr. Anthony Dick, Cody Riedel,
Katie Bottenhorn, Laura Ucros, Jennifer Foreman, Dr. Raul Gonzalez;
Sitting-Laritza Diaz, Dayana Paula, Jacqueline Duperrouzel, Ileana Pacheco-Colon, Ariel Gonzalez, Chelsea Greaves


Florida International University
Principal Investigators: Dr. Raul Gonzalez and Dr. Angela Laird
Site Coordinator: Dayana Paula
Phone: (305) 348-ABCD (2223)

Florida International University
Center for Imaging Science/Center for Children & Families
11200 SW 8th Street
Parking Garage 5 (PG5)
Miami, FL 33199
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