Miguel Villodas, Ph.D
Associate Professor

Department of Psychology
San Diego State University

Office/lab: 6363 Alvarado Ct., Ste 250
Phone: (619) 594-0870
Email: mvillodas@sdsu.edu

Lab: Healthy Child and Family Development (HCFD) lab

Healthy Child and Family Development (HCFD) Lab: The HCFD lab conducts clinical research that is focused in two primary areas. First, we use advanced quantitative methods to identify the risk and protective processes through which violence, abuse, neglect, and other adverse and traumatic events contribute to maladaptive academic, social, behavioral, and occupational outcomes among children and adolescents from at-risk and ethnic minority populations. This work has focused on children and adolescents who are at-risk for child abuse and neglect, have been in foster care, have attention-deficit/hyperactivity (ADHD) and/or disruptive behavior disorders (DBDs), are living in an under-resourced environment, as well as among at-risk ethnic minority youth. Building on these findings, I conduct research on the development, adaptation, implementation, and dissemination of evidence-based psychosocial intervention strategies to promote physical, academic, social, and emotional well-being among diverse children and adolescents, as well as their families. These interventions are often targeted for youth who are at-risk for violence exposure, living in urban poverty or have been exposed to other forms of adversity, and/or have impairments associated with ADHD and DBDs. Currently accepting entering MA students.