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Presentations with CHN Authors 2022-2023

May 2023 APA Meeting, San Francisco: The UME, GME, and CME Continuum in Psychiatry from an IMG's Perspective

Presented by Dr. Roberto Orozco, MD, Justin Singh, MD, Erick Acosta Heredia, MD, Joshua Tapia, MD; and Chaired by Dr. Daniel Castellanos, MD (DIO of Creighton University, SOM)

Federally Funded Research Studies 2018-2019

  1. IH: National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities of the National Institutes of Health under Award Number U54MD012393


The impact of ancillary services on compliance with substance use treatment, abstinence from substances, and child safety among substance-using parents involved in the child welfare system

PI: Hui Huang, PhD, MSW, Assistant Professor, School of Social Work, Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work, Florida International University (FIU)

CHN Co-Investigator: Beverly Jean-Jacques, PsyD

     2. NIH: National Institutes of Mental Health (NIMH)


Impact of clinician Virtual Human Interaction training in Emotional Self-Awareness on patients Suicidal Ideation and Suicide Crisis Syndrome: A Randomized Controlled Trial

PI: Igor Galynker, MD, PhD, Icahn School of Medicine at Mt Sinai, NY.

FIU/CHN Subaward PI: Adriana Foster, MD, CHN Psychiatrist and Professor and Vice-Chair for Clinical and Research Programs, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Health, Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, FIU; 

CHN co-investigator: Karina McCoy, PsyD

     3.  NIH- NICHD - Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

04/24/19 – 4/24/20

 “Effect of Soluble Corn Fiber supplementation for 1 year on bone metabolism in adolescents (MetA-Bone Trial)”

PI: Cristina Palacios, PhD., Associate Professor, Department of Dietetics and Nutrition, Stempel School of Public Health , FIU

CHN Co-investigator: Thresia B Gambon, MD, Pediatrician

CHN- Funded Research Studies 2018-2019

  1. 9/19/2017

Housing First (HF) Outcomes: A Longitudinal Pilot Study of Individuals who Are Homeless and are serviced by Citrus Health Network (CHN)

Co-PIs: Francisco Quintana PhD, Clinical coordinator, KIVA and Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Health, Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, FIU and Adriana Foster, MD

Peer Reviewed Publications with CHN Authors in 2018-2019

Hannan, J. L., Sanchez, G., Musser, E., Ward-Peterson, M., Azutillo E, Goldin, D., . . . Foster, A. (2019). Role of empathy in the perception of medical errors in patient encounters: A preliminary study. BMC Research Notes (12), 327. DOI:

Salgado, C., & Castellanos, D. (2018). Autism spectrum disorder and cannabidiol: Have we seen this movie before? Global Pediatric Health, 5, 1-5. DOI:

Sibley, M.H., Ortiz, M., Graziano, P. Estrada E (2019).  Metacognitive and motivation deficits, exposure to trauma, and high parental demands characterize adolescents with late-onset ADHD. European Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Alonso, M., Jardon, M., Pizarro, M., Castellanos, D., Aponte, X., Esposito, K., & Foster, A. (2018). The community value of academic psychiatry: The development of a psychiatry residency program in a federally qualified health center. Academic Psychiatry, 42(4), 572-577.

Presentations with CHN Authors in 2018-2019

Sandhu, S., Barzilay S., Yao, H., Luna, A., Rodriguez, C., Lok, B., Foster, A., Galynker, I., Using a Virtual Patient Interaction to Connect with Patients at Risk of Suicide, International Academy of Suicide Research/Academy for Suicide Prevention (IASR/AFSP) International Summit on Suicide Research, October 27-30, 2019, Miami Beach, FL.

Quintana F. and Mooss A., Housing First Outcomes: A Longitudinal Pilot Study of Individuals who Are Homeless and are Serviced by Citrus Health Network (CHN), Oral presentation Florida Behavioral Health Conference Aug 21-23 Orlando, FL.

Trieu M., Quintana F., Foster A., Machado J., Luna AM., Martin R., Mooss A., Housing First Outcomes: A Longitudinal Pilot Study of Disability, Psychiatric Symptoms, Daily Functioning, and Self-Stigma in Homeless Individuals, poster, American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting, May 2019, San Francisco, CA.

Foster, A and Sanchez G, Empathy in Healthcare: A Core Competency, Citrus Health Network Psychiatry/Psychology Grand Rounds, May 8, 2019.

Rivas A, Hughes Pontier C, Romillo J, Mooss A, Teacher Child Interaction Training: Outcomes and lessons learned from a quasi-experimental trial, USF 32nd Annual Children's Mental Health Conference, March 2019

Michaels M, Hoy E, Salgado C, Visser M, Cantero C, Implementing an Empirically Supported Risk-Assessment Screening Protocol, FSPC 2019 Annual Florida Taking Action for Suicide Prevention, March 2019

Quintana F, Aponte X, Guzman V, Gonzalez Mayo A, Larrauri C, Foster, A, Re-solving the Puzzle of Psychiatric Readmissions: Variables Versus Predictors, workshop, American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting, New York, NY, May 2018.