Heather Agazzi, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, College Of Medicine Pediatrics

College Of Medicine Pediatrics

Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, Medicine, University of South Florida

Contact Info Dept of Pediatrics
13101 N. BRUCE B DOWNS BLVD. MDC 101
TAMPA, FL 33612

Academic Email: hcurtiss@health.usf.edu

Academic Phone: (813) 974-0603

Education

  • M.S., Clinical & Translational Research, University of South Florida, 2011
  • PHD, University Of South Florida, 2007
  • Ph.D., School Psychology, University of South Florida, 2007
  • B.A., International Studies/Spanish, University of South Florida, 1997

Interdisciplinary and Emerging Signature Programs

  • Women & Children's Health

Research Interests

  • Interventions for young children with challenging behavior; pediatric obesity; feeding disorders of infancy/early childhood; psychoeducational assessment of children; test construction and validation

Memberships

  • Florida Psychology Association (Member, 2007 - Present)
  • National Association of School Psychologists (Member, 2002 - Present)
  • American Psychological Association (APA) (Member, 2009 - Present)
  • Florida Association of Infant Mental Health (FAIMH) (Treasurer 2008-2010, 2009 - Present)
  • American School Health Association (secretary board 2006-2007, 2004 - 2007)
  • Florida Association of School Psychologists (Student Member, 2002 - 2007)

Recent Publications

  • Agazzi, H., Tan, R., & Tan, S. Y. A case study of Parent-Child Interaction Therapy for the treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorder Clinical Case Studies,. 6(12) : 428-442, 2013.
  • Childres, J., Agazzi, H. & Armstrong, K. Evaluating Outcomes of a Behavioral Parent Training Program for Caregivers of Young Children: Waitlist Control vs. Immediate Treatment. Journal of Early Childhood & Infant Psychology. (7) : 25-44, 2011.
  • Williams, J., Armstrong, K., Agazzi, H., & Bradley-Klug, K. Helping Our Toddlers, Developing Our Children’s Skills (HOT DOCS): A parenting intervention to prevent and address challenging behavior in young children. Journal of Early Childhood & Infant Psychology. (6) : 1-20, 2011.
  • Agazzi, H., Armstrong, K. & Bradley-Klug, K. BMI and Physical Activity among At-Risk Tweens and Teens Preventing Chronic Disease. 3(7) , 2010.
  • Curtiss, H., Salinas, A., Williams, J., Chiriboga, D., Ortiz, C. & Armstrong, K. Adaptation of a behavioral parent training curriculum for Hispanic caregivers: HOT DOCS Español. Infant Mental Health Journal.. 2(31) : 182-200, 2010.
  • Curtiss, H., Armstrong, K. & Lilly, C. Positive behavior support and pediatric feeding problems: A case study. Journal of Early Childhood and Infant Psychology. 4: 93-109, 2008.

Positions Held

  • Graduate Assistant (Psychological and Social Foundations, Education, USF 2002 - 2007)
  • Assistant Coach (Athletics, University of South Florida 2001 - 2002)

Awards/Honors

  • USF Kosove Society Outstanding Alumni Scholar Award (USF Kosove Society - 2008)
  • Hispanic Heritage Community Award (Hispanic Heritage Community - 2007)