Child Development

Research & Scholarly Activity

Grants

  • Helping Our Toddlers Developing Our Children’s Skills (HOT DOCS). Grant from the Children’s Board of Hillsborough County PI: Heather Agazzi, Ph.D., M.S. 
  • Protocol: BP30153 – A Phase II Multicenter, Randomized, Double-Blind, 24-Week, 3-Arm, Parallel Group, Placebo-Controlled Study to Investigate the Efficacy and Safety of RO5285119 in Children and Adolescents Age 5 – 17 with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). A grant from Fr. Hoffman-LaRoche. PI: Justyna Wojas, MD. 
  • A four part, phase 3, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, four-arm, discontinuation study to evaluation the efficacy and safety of subcutaneous injections of BMN 165 self-administered by adults with phenylketonuria.  Grant from PRISM/BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc. P.I.: Amarilis Sanchez-Valle, MD 


Agency: COVID-19 Rapid Response Research Proposal
I.D. #: 100314
Title: Motivating At-Risk Populations' Return to Healthcare Facilities and Services through Emotive Messaging
P.I: Kimberly Walker, Ph.D.
Role on Project: Co-Investigator
Percent Effort: N/A
Total Award: $24,579
Project Period: 05/2020-05/2021

Agency: Women's Health Collaborative Grant
I.D. #: N/A
Title: COVID-19, Peritraumatic Distress, Mental Health and Education Attainment in a sample of African American Teen Mothers in Hillsborough County's Alternative Education Programs
P.I: Abraham Miranda Salinas, M.D., Ph.D.
Role on Project: Co-Investigator
Percent Effort: N/A
Total Award: $15,000
Project Period: 06/2020-05/2021

Contracts

Agency: Children’s Board of Hillsborough County
I.D. #: 61191448-20
Title: HOT DOCS
P.I: Heather Agazzi Ph.D., M.S.
Role on Project: Principal Investigator
Percent Effort: 40%
Total Award: $525,253
Project Period:10/2017-Present

Agency: Children’s Board of Hillsborough County
I.D. #: N/A
Title: Developing Our Children’s Skills K-5 (DOCS K-5)
P.I: Heather Agazzi Ph.D., M.S.
Role on Project: Principal Investigator
Percent Effort: 20%
Total Award: $118,619
Project Period: 06/2019-Present

Peer Reviewed Publications 

  • Agazzi, H., Tan, R., & Tan, S. Y. (2013). A case study of Parent-Child Interaction Therapy for the treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorder. Clinical Case Studies, 12(6), 428-442. doi:10.1177/1534650113500067 
  • Hangauger, J., Shaffer-Hudkins, E., & Agazzi, H. (2013). The Primary service provider model in early intervention: Relationship focused intervention for children birth-three. Child Care in Practice. 19(4), 421-435. 
  • Armstrong, K., Jeffries DeLoatche, K., Preece, K. & Agazzi, H. (2014). Combining Parent-Child Interaction Therapy and visual supports for the treatment of challenging behavior in a child with autism and intellectual disabilities and comorbid epilepsy.  Clinical Case Studies, 13(2), 115-127. doi: 10.1177/1534650113502705 
  • Ogg, J., Shaffer-Hudkins, E., Childres, J., Feldman, M., Agazzi, H., & Armstrong, K. (2014). Attendance and implementation of strategies in a behavioral parent training program: Comparisons between English and Español programs. Infant Mental Health Journal, 35(6), 1-10. doi:10.1002/imhj.21470 
  • Agazzi, H., Tan, S. Y., Ogg, J., Armstrong, K. & Kirby, R. (2017). Does Parent-Child Interaction Therapy Reduce Maternal Stress, Anxiety and Depression among Mothers of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder? Child & Family Behavior Therapy.39(4), 283-303.Doi: 10.1080/07317107.2017.1375622 
  • Monahan, M., Jordan-Arthur, B., & Agazzi, H. (2017). The Implementation of Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) for the Treatment of Tourette Syndrome (TS) and Disruptive Behavior. Clinical Case Studies, 17(1), 38-54. Doi: 10.1177/1534650117745356  
  • Childres, J. & Shaffer-Hudkins, E. Neurodevelopmental outcomes for infants treated with whole body cooling after hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy with and without clinical seizures: Retrospective chart review. Research in Pediatrics & Neonatology, 2(3): 10.1177/1534650117745356, 2018.  
  • Tan, S. Y., Steding, L., Coates, E. & Agazzi, H. (2018). Parent-Child Interaction Therapy and ADHD: A Case Study with a Hearing Child of a Deaf Father and a Hearing Mother. Child & Family Behavior Therapy. 40(1), 65-83. Doi:10.1080/07317107.2018.1428071
  • Dickinson, S., & Agazzi, H. (2018). A Father with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and a Son with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Parent-Child Interaction Therapy Case Study. Military Behavioral Health, 1-9. doi:10.1080/21635781.2018.1530624
  • Gray, H., Sinha, S., Webber, A., Robinson, C., Berkman, K., Agazzi, H., & Shaffer, E. (2018). Early History, Mealtime Environment, and Parental Views on Mealtime and Eating Behaviors among Children with ASD in Florida. Nutrients. 10(12), 1867-1882. doi: 10.3390/nu10121867
  • Cambric, M., & Agazzi, H. (2019). A case study of Parent-Child Interaction Therapy for the treatment of high functioning autism spectrum disorder. Clinical Case Studies. 18(4), 270-281. doi: 10.1177/1534650119843591
  • Agazzi, H., Adams, C., Ferron, E., Shaffer-Hudkins, E., & Salloum, A. (2019). Trauma informed Behavioral Parenting for early intervention. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 28(8), 2172-2186. doi: 10.1007/s10826-019-01435-3
  • Fabiano, D., Canavan, S., Agazzi, H., & Goldgof, D. (2020). Gaze-based classification of autism spectrum disorder. Pattern Recognition Letters. 135, 204-212. doi: org/10.1016/j.patrec.2020.04.028
  • Agazzi, H., Knap, K., & Kimonis, E. (2020). Parent–Child Interaction Therapy-callous unemotional adaptation for a pre-school boy with conduct problems. Clinical Case Studies. 19(5), 370-385. Doi: 10.1177/1534650120950524.

Treatment Manuals  

  • Childres, J. & Truitt, A. (2014). Crib Notes: A guide for your NICU Grad! Tampa, FL: University of South Florida, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Child Development.  
  • Agazzi, H., Salloum, A., Shaffer-Hudkins, E., & Adams, C. (2017). Smart Start: Parenting Tools for Children with Developmental Delay, Social-Emotional Concerns, and Trauma. University of South Florida, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Neurobehavioral Health. Tampa, FL. 
  • Agazzi, H. & Childres, J. (2019). Developing Our Children’s Skills K-5 (DOCS K-5). (1st Ed). University of South Florida, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Child Development. Tampa, FL.
  • Agazzi, H. & Childres, J. (2019). Helping Our Toddlers, Developing Our Children’s Skills (HOT DOCS): Guide for Weekly Early Intervention Sessions. (1st Ed.). University of South Florida, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Child Development. Tampa, FL.
  • Agazzi, H., Childres, J., & Armstrong, K. (2020). Helping Our Toddlers, Developing Our Children’s Skills (HOT DOCS). (4th Ed). University of South Florida, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Child Development. Tampa, FL.
  • Agazzi, H., Childres, J., & Armstrong, K. (2020). HOT DOCS Español: Ayudando a Nuestros Niños - Desarrollando Sus Habilidades. (4thEd). University of South Florida, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Child Development. Tampa, FL.