Clinical Psychology Doctoral Student at Ponce Health Sciences University
My name is Almarely L. Berríos Negrón. I am a doctoral student in Clinical Psychology (PhD) and research assistant at Ponce Health Sciences University under the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences.
I am a certified graphic designer, with training and experience in visual arts, programming language (coding), and cognition. I have worked in projects involving the use of programming languages such as Python, as well as the implementation of visual arts to improve engagement through visual stimulation and increased engagement. Particularly, I have contributed to the creation of tools such as mSpelling, Stimpool, and Wdiff, made with Python v3. These experiences have allowed me to gain competencies in the use of programming languages to create tools focused on the improvement of the measurement of cognitive abilities through the implementation of visual arts. I am currently working on the creation of a tool to measure sustained attention, with visual arts, in Hispanic/Latinx adults who are diagnosed with ADHD from Puerto Rico.
I have also worked previously in research projects involving the impact of socioeconomic experiences and chronic conditions on mental health in Puerto Rico as these surround my interests too. Thus, I am currently working on studying the relationship of adverse childhood experiences and resilience on mental health outcomes in Puerto Rican adults as well. This work is done in collaboration with FDI Clinical Research and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health under the PROSPECT study.
Mental health: Depression & anxiety symptoms
Adverse childhood experiences
Cognitive functioning: Language & Sustained attention
Recent research experiences:
Adverse Childhood Experiences may be mitigated by Resilience in Mental Health Outcomes among adults living in Puerto Rico presented at the 2nd Puerto Rico Public Health Summit (Awarded 1rst Place Poster Presentation).
Berríos-Negrón, Almarely1; Mendoza, Sigrid2; O’Neill, June3, Rodríguez-Orengo, José2; and Mattei, Josemier3.
1 School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences, Ponce Health Sciences University, 2 FDI Clinical Research, San Juan, Puerto Rico,
3 Department of Nutrition, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Franco-Ortiz, M., Méndez, Y., Berríos-Negrón, A., Torres, L., Espada, A., & Rivera, C. (2016). Educación subgraduada y pobreza: Investigacion y reflexiones en torno al acceso y retencion de estudiantes con desventaja socioeconomica. Revista Puertorriqueña de Psicología, 27(2), 242-258. →Read it here.