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    Lourdes Oriana Linares, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Psychiatry at Mount Sinai School of Medicine (MSSM) Adolescent Health Center.  Her major research interests include effective psychosocial interventions for young children in foster care, developmental psychopathology among maltreated children and co-parenting processes in foster care.  She is the principal investigator in two current grants from the NIH and CDC focusing on the effectiveness of CTB-based interventions in foster children.

    Dr. Linares received her B.A. degree in Psychology from the University of Kansas and her M.A. degree in Psychology from the University of Missouri.  She received her Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology from Yeshiva University. 

    Prior to joining the faculty at MSSM, Dr. Linares was in the faculties of the NYU Child Study Center and Boston University School of Medicine.  She also served as Director of the Child Psychology Clinic at the Harvard Street Neighborhood Health Center at Boston Medical Center. 

    Dr. Linares serves in several NIH review panels and the Board of Scientific Counselors at the National Center for Injury and Violence Prevention of the CDC.  In the past she was a Board Member of the New York Alliance Against Sexual Assault, and of the Institutional Board of Research Associates at NYU School of Medicine. 


Linares LO. Social connection to neighbors, multiple victimization, and current health among women residing in high crime neighborhoods.. Journal of Family Violence 2004; 19(6): 355-366.

Linares LO, Cloitre M. Intergenerational links between mothers and children with PTSD spectrum illness.. Posttraumatic Stress Disorders in Children & Adolescents 2004;: 177-201.

Linares LO, Rosbruch N, Stern M, Edwards M, Walker G, Abikoff H, Alvir J. Developing cognitive-social-emotional competencies to enhance academic learning.. Psychology in the Schools 2005; 42(4): 405-417.

Linares LO, Morin N. Exposure to community violence and preschool development.. Child Psychology: Handbook of Contemporary Issues, second edition 2006;: 545-564.

Linares LO. Sibling-to-sibling aggression among foster children.. Aggression and Violent Behavior 2006;: 95-109.

Linares LO. A promising parenting intervention in foster care.. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology 2006;: 32-41.

Linares LO, Montalto D, Rosbruch N, Li MM. Discipline practices among biological and foster parents.. Child Maltreatment 2006; 11(2): 157-167.

Linares LO, Li MM, Shrout P, Brody G, Pettit G. Placement shift, sibling relationship quality and child outcomes in foster care: A controlled study.. Journal of Family Psychology 2007; 21(4): 736-743.

Linares LO, Stoval-McClough KC, Li MM, Morin N, Silva R, Cloitre M, Albert A. Diurnal cortisol patterns in foster children: A preliminary study.. Child Abuse and Neglect 2008; 32: 665-670.

Linares LO, Li MM, Shrout P, Ramirez M, Hope S, Albert A, Castellanos FX. The course of inattention and hyperacitivity/impulsitivity symptoms follwing placement.. Pediatrcs 2010; 125(3): 489-498.

Martinez-Martin N, Linares LO, Petkova E, Castellanos FX. Atypical neuoleptics are prescribed as frequently as stimulants for treating overactivity and inattention in children in foster care.. Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychophramacology;.

Linares LO, Rhodes J, Montalto D. Co-Parenting and Child Problems among Families in Foster Care.. Family Process;.

Nooner K, Cloitre M, Silva R, Linares LO. Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Adolescent Development: A Review and Synthesis. Clinical Psychology Review;.

Montalto D, Linares LO. Co-parenting: Theory, Research and Clinical Applications. APA Handbooks in Psychology Series, Washington DC;.

Linares LO, Li MM, Shrout P. Child Training for physical aggression Lessons from a trial in foster care.;.

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