Edward Garrido

Teaching Assistant Professor

What I do

I currently teach undergraduate courses in the Department of Psychology. I primarily lead courses in Research Methods and Statistics. I have also taught, however, courses in Abnormal and Social Psychology, along with a course examining Human Motivation and Emotion. <br><br>I am also a researcher - examining the impact of early life traumatic experiences on children and adolescent's academic achievement, behavior, and violence involvement, including dating violence. In addition to examining the impact of these early exposures, I am also interested in those factors that protect youth from potential harmful effects. These factors include positive parenting, peer influences, and mentoring and skill development.

Professional Biography

I earned my PhD in social psychology from the University of Houston in 2004 where my focus was on close personal relationships (romantic relationships and friendships). After graduating, I completed a two-year, post-doctoral fellowship at Southern Methodist University (SMU). At SMU, I began examining the behavioral and mental health impact of domestic violence exposure on children and adolescents. In 2006 I accepted a position at the University of Colorado, School of Medicine and was awarded a grant from the National Institute of Mental Health in 2008 to study the impact of early life trauma on children and adolescents. Since that time, in terms of my research interests, I have examined the short and long-term consequences associated with a number traumatic experiences, including: foster care placement, caregiver transitions, community and domestic violence exposure, and various types of child abuse and maltreatment. I am also interested in protective factors that act as buffers against the harmful effects of these traumatic experiences. I have been fortunate to teach undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Houston, SMU, and the University of Denver.

Degree(s)

  • Ph.D., Psychology, The University of Houston, 2004
  • MA, Psychology, The University of Houston, 2000
  • BS, Psychology, The University of Houston, 1997

Research

In addition to my teaching responsibilities, I am also a researcher - examining the impact of early life traumatic experiences on children and adolescent's academic achievement, behavior, and violence involvement, including dating violence. In addition to examining the impact of these early exposures, I am also interested in those factors that protect youth from potential harmful effects. These factors include positive parenting, peer influences, and mentoring and skill development.

Key Projects

Featured Publications

  • Adverse childhood experiences and health-risk behaviors in vulnerable early adolescents
  • Child Abuse in the Context of Domestic Violence: Prevalence, Explanations and Practice Implications
  • Do Parenting Practices and Pro-social Peers Moderate the Association between Intimate Partner Violence Exposure and Teen Dating Violence?
  • Implementation of evidence-based home visiting programs aimed at reducing child maltreatment: A meta-analytic review
  • Intimate partner violence victimization and parenting: A systematic review

Presentations

  • Adverse Childhood Experiences in a Sample of High-Risk, Vulnerable Children
  • Disentangling the Impact of Community and Family Violence Exposure on Trauma Symptoms in a Sample of Maltreated Youth
  • Attention Problems Mediate the Physical Abuse and Aggression Association for Maltreated Youth