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.


ABCD Study At Florida International University

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 [email protected]. Click here to learn more about our study procedures.


Meet Our ABCD Team


Dr. Raul Gonzalez

Raul Gonzalez, Ph.D.

Principal Investigator
Bio
Dr. Angie Laird

Angela Laird, Ph.D.

Principal Investigator
Bio
Dr. Sam Hawes

Sam Hawes , Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Dr. Erin Thompson

Erin Thompson, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Dayana Paula

Dayana Paula

ABCD FIU Coordinator
Jorge Limia

Jorge Limia

RECOVER Coordinator
Laura Ucros

Laura Ucros

MRI Coordinator
Ashley Adams

Ashley Adams

Ph.D. Student
Christine Kaiver

Christine Kaiver

Ph.D. Student
Sarah Lehman

Sarah Lehman

Ph.D. Student
Laila Tally

Laila Tally

Lead Research Assistant
Larissa Alfonso

Larissa Alfonso

Research Assistant
Cinthya Camacho

Cinthya Camacho

Research Assistant
Nicole Corby

Nicole Corby

Research Assistant
Maria Clara Albuquerque de Araujo

Maria Clara Albuquerque de Araujo

Research Assistant
Angelica Gonzalez

Angelica Gonzalez

Research Assistant
Carlos Lange

Carlos Lange

Research Assistant
Kristy Mulet

Kristy Mulet

Research Assistant
Lita Sabates

Lita Sabates

Research Assistant