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  • Andres G. Viana, PhD

     Andres Viana

    Assistant Professor
    Phone: (601) 984-5855

    Education

    • BA - Psychology, Florida International University, Miami, FL, 2003
    • MS - Child clinical psychology, Penn State University, 2007
    • PhD - Clinical clinical psychology, Penn State University, 2011

    Background

    • Clinical internship (Child Concentration), University of Mississippi Medical Center/VA Medical Affairs Consortium, Jackson, MS, 2010-11
    • Assistant professor, Division of Psychology, Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, MS, 2011-present

    Research interest

    Dr. Viana's research is grounded in the developmental psychopathology perspective to psychological functioning and broadly focuses on the study and assessment of risk factors for childhood anxiety, with an emphasis on temperamental, cognitive, and parenting factors that may exacerbate anxiety, as well as the nature of the covariation among these processes. The overarching goal of Dr. Viana's research is to inform treatment and prevention efforts targeting childhood anxiety and its disorders.

    His current research focuses on identifying specific parental mechanisms that may contribute to the development of cognitive biases in children and the specific child temperamental vulnerabilities that may moderate the effects of parenting on children's cognitions.

    Dr. Viana is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Psychological Association, Mississippi Psychological Association, the Society for Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, the Association for Cognitive and Behavioral Therapies and the Anxiety Disorders Association of America. He also serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Anxiety Disorders and the Child and Youth Care Forum.