The goal of this Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award (K23) is to prepare Dr. Bagner for an independent clinical research career focused on developing preventive interventions for infants and their families. Dr. Bagner's long-term career goals are to develop a transdiciplinary research program examining effective interventions for infants at risk for externalizing behavior problems and help advance evidence-based practice for infants with other behavioral and emotional problems. In the context of the K23 training plan, Dr. Bagner's short-term training goals are to: (1) acquire specialized training in the unique processes of infant development, including typical and at-risk populations, and the nature of relationship-based interventions;(2) gain knowledge and expertise in the design, execution, and analysis of conducting home- based prevention trials with infants and their families;and (3) broaden understanding of ethical and multicultural issues relevant to conducting intervention research with low-income families. This training plan will be facilitated by: (a) expert mentorship from Drs. Wendy Silverman, Barry Lester, David Olds, Lorraine Bahrick, Alice Carter, James Jaccard, William Pelham, and Jose Rosa-Olivares;(b) formal coursework and seminars;(c) directed readings;(d) focused clinical experiences in the area of infant mental health;(e) the diverse resources available at Florida International University and Miami Children's Hospital;and (f) implementation of the proposed research project. Dr. Bagner will implement a 5-year research study in which he will develop and evaluate the potential efficacy of a preventive intervention for infants at risk for externalizing behavior problems. The intervention will be an adaptation of Parent-Child Interaction Therapy for use with infants in the home setting (i.e., PCIT-I). The first 18 months of the proposed award will be devoted to developing PCIT-I and piloting it in an open trial. Subsequently, Dr. Bagner will conduct a small randomized trial comparing PCIT-I to standard care. Data concerning the feasibility and acceptability of PCIT-I and clinical significance of findings, combined with results from statistical analyses, will be used to inform an R01 application for a stage II clinical trial.

Public Health Relevance

Negative outcomes of early externalizing behavior problems in childhood are overrepresented in low-income families and represent a significant public health concern. Despite recent findings that externalizing behavior problems can be identified as early as 12 months, there has been limited research examining the prevention of later externalizing behavior problems in infants from low-income families.

Agency
National Institute of Health (NIH)
Institute
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
Type
Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award (K23)
Project #
5K23MH085659-03
Application #
8269056
Study Section
Psychosocial Development, Risk and Prevention Study Section (PDRP)
Program Officer
Avenevoli, Shelli A
Project Start
2010-07-13
Project End
2014-03-31
Budget Start
2012-04-01
Budget End
2013-03-31
Support Year
3
Fiscal Year
2012
Total Cost
$177,762
Indirect Cost
$12,409
Name
Florida International University
Department
Psychology
Type
Schools of Arts and Sciences
DUNS #
071298814
City
Miami
State
FL
Country
United States
Zip Code
33199
Bagner, Daniel M; Coxe, Stefany; Hungerford, Gabriela M et al. (2016) Behavioral Parent Training in Infancy: A Window of Opportunity for High-Risk Families. J Abnorm Child Psychol 44:901-12
Bagner, Daniel M; Garcia, Dainelys; Hill, Ryan (2016) Direct and Indirect Effects of Behavioral Parent Training on Infant Language Production. Behav Ther 47:184-97
Ros, Rosmary; Hernandez, Jennifer; Graziano, Paulo A et al. (2016) Parent Training for Children With or at Risk for Developmental Delay: The Role of Parental Homework Completion. Behav Ther 47:1-13
Garcia, Dainelys; Bagner, Daniel M; Pruden, Shannon M et al. (2015) Language Production in Children With and At Risk for Delay: Mediating Role of Parenting Skills. J Clin Child Adolesc Psychol 44:814-25
Barroso, Nicole E; Hungerford, Gabriela M; Garcia, Dainelys et al. (2015) Psychometric Properties of the Parenting Stress Index-Short Form (PSI-SF) in a High-Risk Sample of Mothers and Their Infants. Psychol Assess :
Barroso, Nicole E; Hartley, Chelsey M; Bagner, Daniel M et al. (2015) The effect of preterm birth on infant negative affect and maternal postpartum depressive symptoms: A preliminary examination in an underrepresented minority sample. Infant Behav Dev 39:159-65
Hungerford, Gabriela M; Garcia, Dainelys; Bagner, Daniel M (2015) Psychometric Evaluation of the Brief Infant-Toddler Social and Emotional Assessment (BITSEA) in a Predominately Hispanic, Low-Income Sample. J Psychopathol Behav Assess 37:493-503
Garcia, Dainelys; Hungerford, Gabriela M; Bagner, Daniel M (2015) Topical review: negative behavioral and cognitive outcomes following traumatic brain injury in early childhood. J Pediatr Psychol 40:391-7
Hartley, Chelsey M; Barroso, Nicole; Rey, Yasmin et al. (2014) Factor structure and psychometric properties of english and spanish versions of the edinburgh postnatal depression scale among Hispanic women in a primary care setting. J Clin Psychol 70:1240-50
Bagner, Daniel M; Frazier, Stacy L; Berkovits, Michelle (2014) Getting ready for preschool: linking early intervention and family mental health for infants and toddlers with developmental delay. Adm Policy Ment Health 41:707-11

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