Dr. Miranda is a Professor of Psychiatry & Human Behavior. He has committed his career as a clinician scientist to advancing our understanding of how addiction develops and progresses during adolescence, with the ultimate goal of advancing clinical practice. He directs a federally funded research program on the treatment of adolescents with substance use and co-occurring mental health disorders, with a special focus on testing new pharmacological interventions and using novel strategies to monitor how adolescents behave in their natural environment. He has served as Principal Investigator, Co-Investigator, or Mentor on over 30 federally funded research projects, and has developed several novel assessment and intervention approaches for adolescents with substance use and co-occurring mental health disorders. In addition, Dr. Miranda has served on numerous study sections at the National Institutes of Health.
Since joining the faculty at Brown in 2004, Dr. Miranda has consistently engaged in training and mentoring activities. He is a core faculty member in four training programs, including the Brown University Clinical Psychology Training Consortium, the Adolescent Forensics Training Program, the Postdoctoral Alcohol Treatment and Early Intervention Research Training Program, and the Postdoctoral Training Program for Substance Abuse Intervention/Outcome Research. In 2016, Dr. Miranda was honored to receive the Mark Wood Outstanding Mentor Award, nominated by postdoctoral fellows. This award recognizes his drive to provide high-quality mentorship and support to trainees and junior clinical investigators.
Dr. Miranda also remains heavily active in providing direct clinical service to adolescents struggling with addiction. As both a clinician and a scientist, he understands intimately the day-to-day clinical management of substance use disorders in youth along with the shortcomings of the best available therapies and areas that warrant more research attention.