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College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences

Department of Psychology


Edward Garrido

Please note Dr. Garrido is not accepting graduate applicants

Areas of expertise/research interests

  • Violence exposure
  • Teen dating violence
  • Foster care

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, I have examined the short and long-term consequences associated with a number 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.


  • BS - University of Houston - 1997
  • MA - University of Houston - 2000
  • PhD - University of Houston - 2004

Selected Publications

  • Casillas, K. L., Fauchier, A., Derkash, B. T., & Garrido, E. F. (2016). Implementation of evidence-based home visiting programs aimed at reducing child maltreatment: A meta-analytic review. Child Abuse and Neglect, 53, 64-80.
  • Weiler, L. M., Garrido, E. F., & Taussig, H. N. (2016). The foster care system. Chapter to appear in Health Promotion for Children and Adolescent Handbook
  • Garrido, E. F., & Taussig, H. N. (2013). Do parenting practices and pro-social peers moderate the association between intimate partner violence exposure and teen dating violence? Psychology of Violence, 3, 354-366.
  • Taussig, H. N., Culhane, S. E., Garrido. E. F., & Knudtson, M. (2012). RCT of a Mentoring and Skills Group Program: Placement and Permanency Outcomes for Foster Youth. Pediatrics, 130, e33-9.
  • Garrido, E. F., Culhane, S. E., Petrenko, C. L. M., & Taussig, H. N. (2011). Psychosocial consequences of intimate partner violence (IPV) exposure in maltreated adolescents: Assessing more than IPV occurrence. Journal of Family Violence, 26, 511-518.
  • Garrido, E. F., Culhane, S. E., Petrenko, C. L. M., & Taussig, H. N. (2011). Psychosocial consequences of caregiver transitions for maltreated youth entering foster care: The moderating impact of community violence exposure. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 81, 379-386.
  • Garrido, E. F., Taussig, H. N., Culhane, S. E., & Raviv, T. (2011). Attention problems mediate the association between physical abuse severity and aggressive behavior in a sample of maltreated early adolescents. Journal of Early Adolescence, 31, 714-734.
  • Garrido, E. F., Culhane, S. E., Raviv, T., & Taussig, H. N. (2010). Does community violence exposure predict trauma symptoms in a sample of maltreated youth in foster care? Violence and Victims, 25, 755-769.
  • Raviv, T., Taussig, H. N., Culhane, S. E., & Garrido, E. F. (2010). Cumulative risk exposure and mental health symptoms among maltreated youths placed in out-of-home care. Child Abuse and Neglect, 34, 742-751.
  • Jouriles, E. N., Garrido, E. F., McDonald, R., & Rosenfield, D. (2009). Psychological and physical aggression in adolescent romantic relationships: Links to psychological distress. Child Abuse and Neglect, 33, 451-460.
  • Jouriles, E. N., McDonald, R., Smith-Slep, A. M., Heyman, R. E., & Garrido, E. F. (2008). Child abuse in the context of domestic violence: Prevalence, explanations and practice implications. Violence and Victims, 23,221-235.
  • Jouriles, E. N., McDonald, R., Garrido, E. F., Rosenfield, D., & Brown, A. S. (2005). Assessing aggression in adolescent romantic relationships: Can we do it better? Psychological Assessment, 17 (4), 469-475.