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Sabrina E. Des Rosiers, PhD

Sabrina E. Des Rosiers, PhD

Assistant Professor

SEDesRosiers@ barry.edu
LIB 147
305-899-4904

Dr. Des Rosiers is a developmental psychologist.  She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology. She received her MS and PhD in Psychology from Florida International University and completed a National Institute of Health/National Institute on Drug Abuse Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University Of Miami Leonard Miller School Of Medicine.  Dr. Des Rosiers joined the Department of Psychology at Barry University in August 2012.

Research Interests

Dr. Des Rosiers’ work bridges developmental psychology, health psychology, and cultural psychology, and examines risk and protective factors at the individual, cultural, and social level for alcohol use, drug use and other externalizing problems among minority youth.

Specific Areas of Research Interests

Adolescent/youth development;  Risk and protective factors; Acculturation; Alcohol Expectancies;  Family Processes; Underage drinking; Substance use;  Health disparities; Prevention and  Implementation research.

Selected Student Supervised Publications and Presentations

Shi, M., Des Rosiers, S.E., Schwartz, S.J., Unger, J.B., Baezconde-Garbanati, L., Huang, S., Soto, D.W., Pattaroyo, M. (2013). Discrepancies in parent-adolescent communication and alcohol risk behaviors among recent immigrant Hispanic adolescents: A longitudinal analysis. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 37, 255. [Abstract].

Shi, M., Des Rosiers, S.E., Schwartz, S.J., Unger, J.B., Baezconde-Garbanati, L., Huang, S., Soto, D.W., Pattaroyo, M. ( \June, 2013). Discrepancies in parent-adolescent communication and alcohol risk behaviors among recent immigrant Hispanic adolescents: A longitudinal analysis. Poster presented at the 36th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Research Society on Alcoholism (RSA), Orlando, Florida.

Palacios, D. & Des Rosiers, S.E. (April, 2013). A Two-site study of psychological functioning among recent Hispanic immigrant parents and adolescents. Poster presented at the 19th Annual Psychology Student Research Forum. Miami Shores, Florida.

Molin, S., & Des Rosiers, S.E. (March, 2013) Gender matters: discrepancies in parent-adolescent communication and problem outcomes among adolescents. Oral presentation, delivered before the Academy at its 77th Annual Meeting of the Florida Academy of Sciences, Miami Shores, Florida.

Selected Publications and Presentations 

Schwartz, S.J., Unger, J.B., Lorenzo‐Blanco E.I., Des Rosiers, S.E., Villamar, J., Soto, D.W., Pattaroyo, M., Baezconde-Garbanati, L., Szapocznik , J. (in press) Perceived Context of Reception among Recent Hispanic Immigrants: Conceptualization, Instrument Development, and Preliminary Validation. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology

Schwartz, S.J., Des Rosiers, S.E., Huang, S., Zamboanga, B.L., Unger, J.B., Knight, G.P., Pantin, H.  & Szapocznik, J. (2013).  Developmental trajectories of acculturation in Hispanic adolescents:  Associations with family Functioning and adolescent risk behavior. Child Development.  Published online January 17th 2013  DOI: 10.1111/cdev.12047

Des Rosiers, S.E., Schwartz, S.J., Zamboanga, B.L., Ham, L.S. & Huang, S. (2012).  A cultural and social-cognitive model of differences in acculturation orientations, alcohol expectancies, and alcohol risk behaviors among Hispanic college students.  Journal of Clinical Psychology. Published online May 25th, 2012 http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/jclp.21859/pdf

Tubman, J.G., Des Rosiers, S.E., Schwartz, S.J., & O’Hare, T. (2012). The use of the risky sex scale among adolescents receiving treatment services for substance use problems: Factor structure and predictive validity. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment. Published online March 16, 2012 http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0740547212000153

Schwartz, S. J., Unger, J. B., Des Rosiers, S. E., Huang, S., Baezconde-Garbanati, L., Lorenzo-Blanco, E., Villamar, J. A., Soto, D. W., Pattarroyo, M., & Szapocznik, J. (2012). Substance use and sexual behavior among recent Hispanic immigrant adolescents: Effects of parent-adolescent differential acculturation and communication. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 125, 1, S26–S34

Des Rosiers, S.E., Schwartz, S. J., Zamboanga, B.L., Ham, L.S. & Huang, S. (2012). Alcohol risk behaviors among Hispanic emerging adults: The role of acculturation orientations and alcohol expectancies. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 36, 163. [Abstract]

Des Rosiers, S. E., Schwartz, S. J., Ham, L. S., Zamboanga, B. L., Unger, J. B., Huang, S. et al. (2012). The use of the Brief Comprehensive Effects of Alcohol (B-CEOA) in a sample of recently immigrated Hispanic adolescents. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 36, 847. [Abstract]

Des Rosiers, S. E., Schwartz, S.J., Unger, J.B., Baezconde-Garbanati, L., Huang, S. et al. Heterogeneity in Acculturation: Association with Alcohol Expectancies and Alcohol-Related Problems among Recent Immigrant Hispanic Adolescents. Oral presentation at the National Hispanic Science Network (NHSN) Twelfth Annual International Conference, September 2012, San Diego, California.

Des Rosiers, S.E., Schwartz, S.J., Zamboanga, B.L., Ham, L.S. & Huang, S.  Alcohol Risk Behaviors Among Hispanic Emerging Adults: The Role of Acculturation Categories and Alcohol Expectancies. Poster presented at the 35th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Research Society on Alcoholism (RSA) June 2012, San Francisco, CA

Des Rosiers, S.E., Schwartz, S.J. Huang, S. Unger, J.B., Lorenzo-Blanco, E.I., Villamar, J.A., Soto, D.W., Baezconde-Garbanati,L. The Role of Perceived Discrimination and Negative Perceived Context of Reception on the Involvement in multi-problem behaviors among Recently Immigrated Hispanic Adolescents. Paper presented at the Biennial meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence (SRA) March 2012, Vancouver, Canada.

Des Rosiers, S.E., Schwartz, S.J. & Huang, S. The Effect of Acculturation and Environmental Setting on Substance Use in a Sample of Hispanic Emerging Adults. Poster presented at the Biennial meeting of the Society for Research on Child Development (SRCD).  March 2011, Montreal, Canada.

Tubman, J.G. & Des Rosiers, S.E. Use of the Risky Sex Scale (RSS) in a Sample of Multi-Problem Youth: Factor Structure and Validation Data. Poster presented at the Biennial Society for Research on Child Development (SRCD). March 2011, Montreal, Canada.

Des Rosiers, S.E. & Tubman, J.G. Sex-related Alcohol Expectancy Risk Profiles in Multi-Problem Youth: A Mediational Analysis. Poster presented at the 31st  Annual Scientific Meeting of the Research Society on Alcoholism (June 2009), San Diego, CA

Des Rosiers, S.E., Gray, C., Surace, F.I., Tubman, J.G. Integrating Person-Centered and Variable-Centered Frameworks: An Evaluation of Sex-Related Alcohol Expectancies Among Adolescents. Poster presented at the Society for Research on Adolescence (SRA) Biennial meeting (March, 2008), Chicago, IL.

Des Rosiers, S.E., Tubman, J.G., & Wagner, E.F., (2007) A Person-Centered Perspective to Understanding Variation in Alcohol Expectancies Among Teenage Drinkers.The Addictions Newsletter, 14, 1.

Teaching Specialization:  Developmental Psychology; Developmental Psychopathology; Psychology and Health; Research Methods in Psychology;  Culture, Development and Mental Health

Undergraduate Courses

  • PSY 281 - Introduction to Psychology
  • PSY 283 - Developmental Psychology
  • PSY 335 - Research Methods in Psychology
  • PSY 449 – Adolescent Psychology

Graduate course

  • PSY  564 - Advanced Developmental psychology

 

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