Bridget Poznanski, PhD

Assistant Professor, Pediatrics

Bridget Poznanski


Bridget completed a B.S. degree in Psychology at Fordham University, and later earned her M.S. and Ph.D. at Florida International University. Prior to FIU, Bridget was a research assistant for Joshua L. Brown, Ph.D. at Fordham University and a behavioral counselor at New York University’s Summer Program for Kids (SPK) for children with disruptive behavior disorders. She also worked as the program coordinator for New York-Presbyterian Hospital’s Youth Anxiety Center (YAC) at the Columbia University Clinic for Anxiety and Related Disorders (CUCARD) under the mentorship of Anne Marie Albano, Ph.D.

Bridget’s research interests broadly center around the delivery of evidence-based interventions for young children with externalizing and internalizing behavior problems, especially in the context of school and the kindergarten transition. More specifically, Bridget is interested in (1) training teachers in order to increase their knowledge and use of evidence-based behavioral management practices in the classroom, (2) the dissemination of evidence-based behavioral management strategies in early education classrooms, (3) preparing children at-risk for behavioral problems, and their families, for the transition to kindergarten, especially in under resourced community settings, and (4) understanding parent behaviors as they relate to the trajectory of child anxiety problems.


  • Florida International University, PhD
  • Florida International University, MS
  • Fordham University, BS


  • Published on 4/21/2021

    Conroy K, Hong N, Poznanski B, Hart KC, Ginsburg GS, Fabiano GA, Comer JS. Harnessing Home-School Partnerships and School Consultation to Support Youth With Anxiety. Cogn Behav Pract. 2022 May; 29(2):381-399. PMID: 35812004.

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  • Published on 2/18/2021

    Comer JS, Furr JM, Del Busto C, Silva K, Hong N, Poznanski B, Sanchez A, Cornacchio D, Herrera A, Coxe S, Miguel E, Georgiadis C, Conroy K, Puliafico A. Therapist-Led, Internet-Delivered Treatment for Early Child Social Anxiety: A Waitlist-Controlled Evaluation of the iCALM Telehealth Program. Behav Ther. 2021 Sep; 52(5):1171-1187. PMID: 34452671.

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  • Published on 1/1/2021

    †Poznanski B, Graziano PA, Hart KC. What do preschool teachers know about attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and does it impact ratings of child impairment?. School Mental Health. 2021; 13(1):114-128.

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  • Published on 2/20/2020

    Conroy K, Greif Green J, Phillips K, Poznanski B, Coxe S, Kendall PC, Comer JS. School-Based Accommodations and Supports for Anxious Youth: Benchmarking Reported Practices Against Expert Perspectives. J Clin Child Adolesc Psychol. 2022; 51(4):419-427. PMID: 32078389.

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  • Published on 1/1/2020

    Poznanski B, Silva K, Conroy K, Georgiadis C, Comer JS. Expanding the reach of children’s evidence-based mental health care through remote digital technologies” In: Steele RG, Roberts MG, editors. Handbook of Evidence-Based Therapies for Children and Adolescents: Bridging science and practice (2nd edition). Springer. New York. 2020.

  • Published on 8/1/2019

    Cornacchio D, Furr JM, Sanchez AL, Hong N, Feinberg LK, Tenenbaum R, Del Busto C, Bry LJ, Poznanski B, Miguel E, Ollendick TH, Kurtz SMS, Comer JS. Intensive group behavioral treatment (IGBT) for children with selective mutism: A preliminary randomized clinical trial. J Consult Clin Psychol. 2019 Aug; 87(8):720-733. PMID: 31294589.

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  • Published on 1/14/2019

    Comer JS, Hong N, Poznanski B, Silva K, Wilson M. Evidence Base Update on the Treatment of Early Childhood Anxiety and Related Problems. J Clin Child Adolesc Psychol. 2019; 48(1):1-15. PMID: 30640522.

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  • Published on 6/1/2018

    Poznanski B, Cornacchio D, Coxe S, Pincus DB, McMakin DL, Comer JS. The Link Between Anxiety Severity and Irritability Among Anxious Youth: Evaluating the Mediating Role of Sleep Problems. Child Psychiatry Hum Dev. 2018 Jun; 49(3):352-359. PMID: 29222620.

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  • Published on 1/1/2018

    †Poznanski B, Hart KC, Cramer E. Are teachers ready? Preservice teacher knowledge of classroom management and ADHD. School Mental Health. 2018; 10(3):301-313.

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  • Published on 1/1/2018

    Furr JM, Comer JS, Villodas MT, Poznanski B, Gurwitch R. “Trauma and Child Psychology: From Risk and Resilience to Evidence-based Intervention. In: Butcher JL, Hooley J, Kendall PC, editors. The APA Handbook of Psychopathology. American Psychological Association. Washington DC. 2018.

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