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Petra Duran, PhD

Co-Director of Inclusive Excellence

Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine


School Education Degree Year
Baylor College of Medicine Fellowship Clinical Child Psychology 2016
Kent State University PhD Doctor of Philosophy 2014


Dr. Duran is the Co-Director of Inclusive Excellence, and currently an Assistant Professor in the Psychology Section within the Department of Pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine (BCM). She is especially passionate about the evaluation and treatment of disruptive behaviors of preschoolers among community and medically complex populations. Dr. Duran is fluent in English and Spanish.

Clinical Interests:

Dr. Duran’s clinical work places emphasis on evidence based interventions and her commitment to culturally competent service provision.  A primary focus of her treatment is to adapt interventions to accommodate family, cultural and social factors. Dr. Duran’s academic interest include multicultural competencies in training and supervision.

Research Interests:

Dr. Duran aims to conduct research that informs intervention efforts tailored to underserved and vulnerable populations. In particular, her primary goal for research is to examine the role of culture and family systems within a behavioral parent training paradigm.


Organization Name Role
American Psychological Association

National Latino/a Psychological Association Member
Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology Member
Texas Psychological Association Member

Selected Publications

Grau, J., Duran, P. A., Castellanos, P., Smith, E. & Silberman, S. (2015). Developmental outcomes of toddlers of young Latina adolescent mothers: Parenting, family, and cultural factors. Infant Behavior and Development 41, 113-126.

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