Demy Kamboukos, PhD

Assistant Professor; Associate Director – Center for Early Childhood Health and Development

Demy Kamboukos, PhDDemy Kamboukos, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Population Health and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the New York University School of Medicine. In the Center for Early Childhood Health and Development (CEHD), Dr. Kamboukos’ research focuses on the development, evaluation and dissemination of family- and school-based preventive interventions. She directs and manages projects that promote mental and physical health, and academic success among ethnically diverse children from underserved communities. Dr. Kamboukos is a co-investigator on federally-funded grants to evaluate ParentCorps, a family-focused, school-based program to engage families and promote high-quality learning environments for young children. She also teaches an undergraduate course, Drugs & Kids, offered as part of the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Studies (CAMS) minor at New York University.

Prior to joining CEHD, Dr. Kamboukos was the Director of Research of the Families Forward Program at the NYU Child Study Center, where she developed, implemented and directed research projects on risk and resilience in traumatically bereaved families. Dr. Kamboukos’ work before joining the faculty at the New York University Langone Medical Center was on federally-funded projects in developmental psychopathology at the New York State Psychiatric Institute/Columbia University. At the University of South Florida, she conducted research on resilience and father-adolescent relationships. Dr. Kamboukos’ clinical expertise is in parent training, and the assessment and treatment of behavioral problems in children and adolescents. She has taught undergraduate courses in developmental psychology at Barnard College, and research methods and developmental psychology at the University of South Florida. Dr. Kamboukos has presented at national and international conferences, and has published in peer-reviewed journals, including theJournal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, Archives of General Psychiatry, Pediatrics, Child Development, Journal of Pediatric Psychology and American Psychologist. Dr. Kamboukos is also an ad-hoc reviewer for the American Psychological Association’s Psychology of Men & Masculinity.

Dr. Kamboukos earned a BS in Psychology and Sociology from the University of La Verne, Athens, and an MA in Developmental Psychology from Teachers College, Columbia University. She received her MA and PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of South Florida. She completed a research fellowship as part of the Putting Children First Public Policy Fellowship at Columbia University and the William T. Grant Foundation. Dr. Kamboukos completed her clinical internship in Clinical Child Psychology at Schneider Children's Hospital, North Shore-Long Island Jewish Medical Center.



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