Rosanna Breaux

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Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology
Director, Child Study Center
Director, CALMER Lab
Office Hours
Mondays 9-10am
Tuesdays 9-10am, 2-3pm
Wednesdays 1-4pm
Office Address
Child Study Center - Room 115
460 Turner Street
Suite 207
Blacksburg, VA 24060
Office Phone
Short Bio
Dr. Breaux's research focuses on the emotional, academic, and social functioning of children and adolescents, particularly those with ADHD. She is also interested in understanding the role parents play in shaping children and adolescent's social-emotional development, with a focus on emotion regulation. Additionally, Dr. Breaux is working to evaluate and disseminate the RELAX intervention, which targets emotion dysregulation and interpersonal conflict in adolescents.

Please note Dr. Breaux will not be accepting students for the 2022-2023 school year.

Dr. Breaux enjoys playing board games, hiking, cooking, watching Broadway musicals, traveling, dancing, and playing with her golden retriever, Eevee.

Recent Courses Taught
  • PSYC 3034 (Psychological Disorders of Children)
  • PSYC 6254 (Advanced Topics in Clinical Psychology: Child Assessment)
  • PSYC 5965 and 6965 (Clinical Practicum)
Select Publications
  • Breaux, R., Becker, S. P., & Dvorsky, M. R. (2021). ADHD in COVID-19: Risk, resilience, and the rapid transition to telehealth. The ADHD Report, 29(2). ISSN 1065-8025. doi: 10.1521/adhd.2021.29.2.1

  • Breaux, R.~, Dunn, N. C.*~, Langberg, J. M., Cuscick, C. N.*, Dvorsky, M. R., & Becker, S. P. (2021). COVID-19 resulted in decreased grade point averages for male high school students and students with ADHD. Journal of Attention Disorders. Advanced Online Publication. doi: 10.1177/10870547211044211

  • Breaux, R., Dvorsky, M. R., Marsh, N. P., Green, C. D.*, Cash, A. R.*, Shroff, D. M.*, Langberg, J. M., & Becker, S. P. (2021). Prospective impact of COVID-19 on adolescent mental health functioning in adolescents with and without ADHD: Protective role of emotion regulation abilities. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 62, 1132-1139. doi: 10.1111/jcpp.13382

  • Breaux, R., Eadeh, H.*, Swanson, C. S.*, & McQuade, J. D. (2021). Adolescent emotionality and emotion regulation in the context of parent emotion socialization among adolescents with neurodevelopmental disorders: A call to action with pilot data. Research on Child and Adolescent Psychopathology. Advanced Online Publication. doi: 10.1007/s10802-021-00833-w

  • Breaux, R., Shroff, D. M.*, Cash, A. R.*, Swanson, C. S.*, Carlton, C.*, Bertollo, J. R.*, & Dahiya, A. V.* (2021). Telehealth delivery of the RELAX intervention for families of adolescents diagnosed with ADHD: Preliminary treatment outcomes and evidence of acceptability and feasibility. Evidence-Based Practice in Child & Adolescent Mental Health. Advanced Online Publication. doi: 10.1080/23794925.2021.1970053
  • Ph.D. (2017) - University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • M.S. (2013) - University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • B.S. (2011) - Carnegie Mellon University