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Prerna Arora

Assistant Professor

Dyson College of Arts and Sciences

Psychology - NYC

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Dr. Arora is an Assistant Professor of Psychology, with a focus on School/Clinical Child Psychology. She earned her Ph.D. from the University of Texas Austin, completed her predoctoral clinical internship at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, with a specialization in Clinical, Community and School Psychology, and served as a postdoctoral research and policy fellow at the University of Maryland, School of Medicine.


Awards and Honors

  • American Psychological Association, 2015 - APA Minority Fellowship Program Psychology Summer Institute
  • Pace University , 2015 - Faculty Summer Research Grant
  • Pace University , 2015 - Kenan Funds for Faculty Development
  • American Psychological Association, 2015 - Recognition at APA Division Leadership Conference – Division 16 ECP Workgroup
  • Society for the Study of School Psychology, 2015 - School Psychology Research Collaboration Conference
  • American Psychological Association, 2014 - Advanced Training Institute Travel Grant
  • American Psychological Association, 2014 - APA Committee on Early Career Psychologists (ECP) Honorable Mention Poster – Division 16 ECP
  • American Psychological Association Division 16, 2013 - Diversity Mentoring Program Mentee Award
  • Society for the Study of School Psychology , 2011 - Dissertation Grant Award
  • The University of Texas at Austin, 2010 - Beeman Phillips Outstanding Researcher
  • The University of Texas at Austin, 2010 - University Continuing Fellowship
  • The University of Texas at Austin, 2006 - Joseph L. Henderson and Katherine D. Henderson Foundation Award


Dr. Arora's primary research interests focus on the dissemination and implementation of evidence-based practices in school and community settings for underserved youth and adolescents. Specifically, using mixed methodology and participatory research methods, Dr. Arora is interested in the adaptation of evidence-based practices for diverse and underserved populations, barriers to uptake of evidence-based practices, and supporting the implementation of psychosocial interventions in pediatric primary care sites. Dr. Arora has additional interests in the interface of research with policy, international psychology, and in school mental health generally.


  • International School Psychology Association [Member] 2014
  • American Psychological Association [Division 16] 2012
  • National Association of School Psychologists [Member] 2010
  • Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies [Member] 2009
  • American Psychological Association, Division 16 [Member] 2006
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