The Catholic University of America

Sandra Barrueco

Department of Psychology

I am a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in children and families. The primary goal of my research program is to improve the prevention and early intervention of developmental and mental health disorders, particularly among young (0-8) at-risk children.  Much of my work in these areas has focused on early bilingual, socioemotional, and acculturative processes within the Latino community.  More about my research and education can be found at  While I have faced practical and systemic barriers over my lifetime, I am eternally grateful for the teachers and mentors who encouraged me in my formative years. I also thank my family for all the sacrifices they made in coming to this country in search of a better life for their children. ¡Gracias!  When not engaged in research, teaching and community service, I enjoy being outdoors, dancing salsa, and spending time with my family.