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Eliana Hurwich-Reiss, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Scholar
UC San Diego, Department of Psychiatry

Contact Information

UC San Diego
Department of Psychiatry
9500 Gilman Drive (MC 0812)
La Jolla, CA 92093-0812
(858) 966-7703 x3585


Dr. Hurwich-Reiss earned her doctoral degree at University of Denver in Clinical Psychology. She completed her pre-doctoral internship at the University of California, San Diego/Veteran’s Affairs Psychology Internship. She is currently a Postdoctoral Scholar at UC San Diego under the mentorship of Dr. Lauren Brookman-Frazee on the NIH-funded TEAMS Study.

Research Focus

Dr. Hurwich-Reiss is currently completing her postdoctoral fellowship at UC San Diego in the Department of Psychiatry and the Child and Adolescent Services Research Center (CASRC). Her postdoctoral work has concentrated on services research aimed at the implementation of evidenced-based practices (EBPs) for youth with autism spectrum disorder in community-based service settings. She is also involved in efforts to improve the cultural sensitivity and responsiveness of a parent-mediated behavioral intervention for children with ASD, for Latino families. Her predoctoral program of research focused on understanding family processes as they serve to mitigate risk for low-income, in particular Latino immigrant, youth. It also focused on translating this understanding into improved efforts to prevent adverse mental health outcomes among youth and their caregivers through culturally-sensitive interventions.

Clinical Focus

Dr. Hurwich-Reiss has clinical experience conducting developmental and psychodiagnostic evaluations and delivering empirically supported interventions in Spanish and English with children and adolescents presenting with a variety of mental health conditions in both inpatient and outpatient settings.


  • Mendoza, M. M., Dmitrieva, J., Perreira, K. M., Hurwich-Reiss, E., & Watamura, E. S. (2017). The effects of economic and sociocultural stressors on the well-being of children of Latino immigrants living in poverty. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 23(1), 15.
  • Hurwich-Reiss, E., & Gudiño, O. (2016). Acculturation stress and risk for conduct problems among Latino adolescents: the moderating impact of family factors. Journal of Latina/o Psychology, 4(4). 218-231.
  • McFadyen-Ketchum, L. S., Hurwich-Reiss, E., Stiles, A. A., Mendoza, M. M., Badanes, L. S., Dmitrieva, J., & Watamura, S. E. (2015). Self-regulation and economic stress in children of Hispanic immigrants and their peers: better regulation at a cost? Early Education and Development, 27(7). 914-931.
  • Hurwich‐Reiss, E., Rienks, S. L., Bianco, H., Wadsworth, M. E., & Markman, H. J. (2015). Exploring the role of ethnic identity in family functioning among low‐income parents. Journal of Community Psychology, 43(5), 545-559.
  • Hurwich-Reiss, E., Rindlaub, L., Wadsworth M.E., & Markman, H. (2014). Cultural adaptation of a family strengthening intervention for low-income Spanish-speaking families. Journal of Latina/o Psychology 2(1), 21-36.