Dr. Regina Miranda is a Professor of Psychology at Hunter College, City University of New York, and is a member of the Doctoral Program in Health Psychology and Clinical Science at The Graduate Center. She directs the Laboratory for the Study of Youth Cognition and Suicide, which focuses on understanding why young people think about and attempt suicide in a way that can inform assessment, treatment, and prevention of suicide risk. Dr. Miranda also co-founded the Youth Suicide Research Consortium, which seeks to increase diversity in youth suicide research. She is the daughter of Honduran immigrants and a first-generation college student.
Dr. Miranda received her B.A. in Psychology from Yale University in 1997, her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from New York University in 2004, and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, before joining the Psychology Department at Hunter College in 2005.