Research Project Coordinator
AnnaMaria is a Research Project Coordinator at the Youth and Family Training Institute (YFTI) which is a part of the University of Pittsburgh. She is responsible for tracking, monitoring, and evaluating data from the counties implementing High Fidelity Wraparound across Pennsylvania as well as numerous grants which are funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). She also supervises the interviewers for the System of Care grants and assists with the development of interactive data dashboards using the iDashboards software.
AnnaMaria graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 2007 with a dual degree in Psychology and Neuroscience. Her previous research experience involved coordinating a study at the University of Pittsburgh for adolescents and adults with treatment resistant depression, who underwent metabolic and genetic profiling to discover if inborn errors of metabolism may have been causing or contributing to their symptoms. She also has experience in coordinating and analyzing data for many different functional neuroimaging studies involving participants diagnosed with mental and behavioral health disorders.
AnnaMaria has authored an article in the Journal of Affective Disorders examining cortical thickness and volume reductions in young adults with current suicidal ideation and has co-authored 20 depression-related peer-reviewed articles in psychiatric journals. She currently enjoys spending time with her husband and three daughters in her free time.