Claudia Lugo-Candelas, PhD

Claudia Lugo-Candelas

Claudia Lugo-Candelas, PhD

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Claudia Lugo-Candelas, PhD, is a postdoctoral fellow in translational research training in child psychiatry. She obtained her PhD from the clinical psychology program at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Her earlier graduate work explored the influence of culture in parents’ emotion socialization practices. Her dissertation focused on better understanding the neural correlates of emotion processing in preschoolers with hyperactivity, as well as in typically developing populations. Dr. Lugo-Candelas is interested in better understanding, at the neural and behavioral levels, what factors (individual, familial, and cultural) contribute to emotion dysregulation and the pathways and mechanisms though which dysregulation develops into psychopathology in preschoolers. She recently completed her clinical internship at the Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center in the Bronx.