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Regina Miranda

Ph.D., New York University 

Department of Psychology
Hunter College, Room 734 North
695 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10065
Tel: (212) 772-4809


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Dr. Miranda received her B.A. in Psychology from Yale University in 1997 and her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from New York University in 2004. She completed a Post-doctoral Fellowship in the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, from 2004 to 2005, before joining the Psychology Department at Hunter in 2005. As the daughter of Honduran immigrants and a first-generation college student, Dr. Miranda understands the challenges to advancement faced by individuals from underrepresented backgrounds and has worked her entire career to increasing diversity in the populations represented in mental health-related research. One of the guiding principles behind Dr. Miranda's mentorship is to encourage her students to bring their authentic selves to the work that they do.


Current Areas of Research

Dr. Miranda's research focuses on understanding why young people think about and attempt suicide in a way that can inform assessment, treatment, and prevention of suicide risk. Research in her lab has four broad goals: 1) to understand what young people actually think about when they think about suicide, the form that these thoughts take, and whether there are subtypes of suicidal thoughts that can help predict who is likely to make a future suicide attempt; 2) to study the link between different forms of repetitive thinking, hopelessness, and suicide ideation; 3) to understand the interplay between culture and cognition in explaining risk for suicide ideation and attempts; and 4) to develop ways of shifting the cognitions that give rise to suicide ideation. Dr. Miranda is also a co-founder of the Youth Suicide Research Consortium, which seeks to increase diversity in youth suicide research.