Joy Gabrielli, Ph.D.

Joy Gabrielli, Ph.D.,

Assistant Professor

Department: Department of Clinical and Health Psychology
Business Phone: (352) 273-8248
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About Joy Gabrielli, Ph.D.

Dr. Joy Gabrielli specializes in the treatment of adolescents and families. She is trained in trauma-focused intervention that is both individual- and family-based. She also has experience with reduction of health risk behaviors in youth.

Dr. Gabrielli’s program of research centers on the identification of modifiable environmental risk factors for adolescent health risk behaviors (e.g., substance use) that can be targeting for intervention and prevention efforts. She also has a specific interest in working with understudied and high-risk populations in this area, with a particular emphasis on youth in foster care. Following her work at the Center for Technology and Behavioral Health at Dartmouth, she developed an interest in applications of digital technologies to address the prevention and treatment needs of youth clinical populations. Dr. Gabrielli has also created a framework for a media literacy preventative intervention for parents (T.E.C.H. Parenting) to reduce youth risk for initiation of health risk behaviors.


University of Florida Anderson Scholars Faculty Honoree
2019 · University of Florida
Hugh C. Davis Award for Excellence in Clinical Supervision
2019 · University of Florida
Dartmouth College Professional Development Award
2018 · Dartmouth University

Clinical Profile

  • Psychology
  • Clinical Child / Pediatric Psychology
Areas of Interest
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder

Research Profile

The Youth Risk and Resilience Lab is directed by Joy Gabrielli, Ph.D. It is housed in the Department of Clinical and Health Psychology at the University of Florida. Graduate students in the lab work toward doctorate degrees that lead to careers as clinical child psychologists and researchers.

We seek to improve understanding of factors (both environmental and individual) that contribute to youth trajectories of risk and resilience as they progress in development towards adulthood. Within this aim, we look to employ novel technologies and methodologies to promote research engagement and data capture and improve strategies for prevention and intervention efforts. Further, we actively seek to conduct research that benefits underserved and underrepresented youth populations.

For more information, visit Dr. Gabrielli’s Lab Page here:

Areas of Interest
  • child trauma
  • media parenting
  • prevention of adolescent health risk behavior


Acute-on-chronic stress in the time of COVID-19: assessment considerations for vulnerable youth populations.
Pediatric research. 88(6):829-831 [DOI] 10.1038/s41390-020-1039-7. [PMID] 32599607.
The A, B, C’s of youth technology access: Promoting effective media parenting
Clinical Pediatrics.
Internet Alcohol Marketing Recall and Drinking in Underage Adolescents.
Academic pediatrics. 20(1):128-135 [DOI] 10.1016/j.acap.2019.08.003. [PMID] 31401229.
The A, B, Cs of Youth Technology Access: Promoting Effective Media Parenting.
Clinical pediatrics. 59(4-5):496-499 [DOI] 10.1177/0009922819901008. [PMID] 31948288.
A New Recall of Alcohol Marketing Scale for Youth: Measurement Properties and Associations With Youth Drinking Status.
Journal of studies on alcohol and drugs. 80(5):563-571 [PMID] 31603759.
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Innovative methodological and statistical approaches to the study of child maltreatment: Introduction.
Child abuse & neglect. 87:1-4 [DOI] 10.1016/j.chiabu.2018.12.001. [PMID] 30551809.
Aspirational Brand Choice and Underage Alcohol Use.
Journal of studies on alcohol and drugs. 79(3):408-416 [PMID] 29885148.
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Maltreatment, Coping, and Substance Use in Youth in Foster Care: Examination of Moderation Models.
Child maltreatment. 23(2):175-185 [DOI] 10.1177/1077559517741681. [PMID] 29166770.
Media/Marketing Influences on Adolescent and Young Adult Substance Abuse.
Current addiction reports. 5(2):146-157 [DOI] 10.1007/s40429-018-0199-6. [PMID] 30393590.
Parental Restriction of Movie Viewing Prospectively Predicts Adolescent Alcohol and Marijuana Initiation: Implications for Media Literacy Programs.
Prevention science : the official journal of the Society for Prevention Research. 19(7):914-926 [DOI] 10.1007/s11121-018-0891-8. [PMID] 29717391.
TECH Parenting to Promote Effective Media Management.
Pediatrics. 142(1) [DOI] 10.1542/peds.2017-3718. [PMID] 29954831.
Parental rules on mature movie content and youth drinking and marijuana use outcomes: Restriction prevents substance initiation
Prevention Science. 19(7):914-926
Adolescent smoking experimentation as a predictor of daily cigarette smoking
Drug and Alcohol Dependence. 175:55-59 [DOI] 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2017.01.038. [PMID] 28391086.
Coping styles in youth exposed to maltreatment: Longitudinal patterns reported by youth in foster care.
Child abuse & neglect. 70:65-74 [DOI] 10.1016/j.chiabu.2017.05.001. [PMID] 28558324.
The blind men and the elephant: Identification of a latent maltreatment construct for youth in foster care.
Child abuse & neglect. 67:98-108 [DOI] 10.1016/j.chiabu.2017.02.020. [PMID] 28254690.
U.S. cannabis legalization and use of vaping and edible products among youth.
Drug and alcohol dependence. 177:299-306 [DOI] 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2017.02.017. [PMID] 28662974.
Validation of commercial business lists to study retail alcohol outlets
BMC public health. 17(1) [DOI] 10.1186/s12889-017-4419-0. [PMID] 28526005.
Associations between physical and relational forms of peer aggression and victimization and risk for substance use among elementary school-age youth
Journal of Child & Adolescent Substance Abuse. 25(1):1-10 [DOI] 10.1080/1067828X.2013.872589. [PMID] 26702250.
Associations Between Maltreatment History and Severity of Substance Use Behavior in Youth in Foster Care.
Child maltreatment. 21(4):298-307 [DOI] 10.1177/1077559516669443. [PMID] 27663751.
Child Maltreatment, Trauma, and Physical Health Outcomes: The Role of Abuse Type and Placement Moves on Health Conditions and Service Use for Youth in Foster Care.
Journal of pediatric psychology. 41(1):28-36 [DOI] 10.1093/jpepsy/jsv066. [PMID] 26188052.
Industry Television Ratings for Violence, Sex, and Substance Use.
Pediatrics. 138(3) [DOI] 10.1542/peds.2016-0487. [PMID] 27550985.
Do communication and social interaction skills differ across youth diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, or dual diagnosis?
Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders. 20:58-66 [DOI] 10.1016/j.rasd.2015.08.006. [PMID] 26779281.
Longitudinal Assessment of Self-Harm Statements of Youth in Foster Care: Rates, Reporters, and Related Factors.
Child psychiatry and human development. 46(6):893-902 [DOI] 10.1007/s10578-014-0529-4. [PMID] 25534966.
Measurement of Behavioral and Emotional Outcomes of Youth in Foster Care: Investigation of the Roles of Age and Placement Type.
Journal of psychopathology and behavioral assessment. 37(3):422-431 [PMID] 26478653.
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The role of negative life events in comorbid reactive aggression and marijuana use among Latino adolescents
Journal of Aggression Maltreatment & Trauma. 24(5):552-568 [DOI] 10.1080/10926771.2015.1029180.
Untangling the relative contribution of maltreatment severity and frequency to type of behavioral outcome in foster youth.
Child abuse & neglect. 38(7):1147-59 [DOI] 10.1016/j.chiabu.2014.01.008. [PMID] 24612908.
Hope as a moderator of the association between common risk factors and frequency of substance use among Latino adolescents
Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment. 36(4):653-662 [DOI] 10.1007/s10862-014-9426-1. [PMID] 25364098.
Using Multiple Informants to Assess Child Maltreatment: Concordance Between Case File and Youth Self-Report.
Journal of aggression, maltreatment & trauma. 23(7):751-771 [PMID] 25328378.
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Psychological perspectives on ‘Acute on Chronic’ trauma in children: Implications of the 2010 earthquake in Haiti
Children & Society. 28(6):438-450 [DOI] 10.1111/chso.12010.
A safety awareness program for women with diverse disabilities: a randomized controlled trial.
Violence against women. 20(7):846-68 [DOI] 10.1177/1077801214543387. [PMID] 25031362.
Examining relations between negative life events, time spent in the United States, language use, and mental health outcomes in Latino adolescents
Child & Youth Care Forum. 42(5):389-402 [DOI] 10.1007/s10566-013-9205-2.
The role of peer rejection in the link between reactive aggression and academic difficulties
Child & Youth Care Forum. 42(3):193-205 [DOI] 10.1007/s10566-013-9199-9.
Strategies for Longitudinal Research with Youth in Foster Care: A Demonstration of Methods, Barriers, and Innovations.
Children and youth services review. 34(7):1208-1213 [PMID] 22773879.
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Prevalence of interpersonal violence against community-living adults with disabilities: a literature review.
Rehabilitation psychology. 56(4):302-19 [DOI] 10.1037/a0025620. [PMID] 22121938.
Prevalence of violence against community-living adults with disabilities: A literature review
Rehabilitation Psychology. 56:302-319 [DOI] 10.1037/a002562.
Development of a safety awareness group intervention for women with diverse disabilities: a pilot study.
Rehabilitation psychology. 55(3):263-71 [DOI] 10.1037/a0019916. [PMID] 20804270.
Screening adolescents for substance userelated high-risk sexual behaviors
Journal of Adolescent Health. 45(5):473-477 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2009.03.028. [PMID] 19837353.
Alcohol use and religiousness/spirituality among adolescents.
Southern medical journal. 100(4):349-55 [PMID] 17458392.
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PhD – Clinical Child Psychology
2015 · University of Kansas
MA – clinical Psychology
2010 · University of Montana

Teaching Profile

Courses Taught
HSC4970 Public Health and Health Professions Senior Honors Thesis
CLP6971 Research for Master’s Thesis
CLP3911 Introduction to Clinical Research
CLP4134 Introduction to Clinical Child/Pediatric Psychology
CLP7979 Advanced Research
CLP6948 Advanced Practicum in Clinical Child Psychology
CLP7980 Research for Doctoral Dissertation

Contact Details

(352) 273-8248