Heather Agazzi, PhD, ABPP 

Licensed Psychologist (PY7817)



Parent Training: HOT DOCS 

Posted on July 31, 2022


HOT DOCS addresses several important issues in parent training. HOT DOCS provides evidence-based, short-term, and low cost intervention for caregivers of children with behavior problems, and training opportunities for professionals. HOT DOCS has been adapted for telehealth and a pilot study evaluated the efficacy of internet-HOT DOCS.

Contact us: hotdocs@usf.edu

Parent Training: DOCS K-5

Posted on July 31, 2022


DOCS K-5 expands on HOT DOCS to support caregivers of school-age children. DOCS K-5 has been adapted to telehealth. This project is important because it brings low-cost, short-term behavioral parent training intervention to community settings.

Contact us: hotdocs@usf.edu

Read DOCS K-5 research:

Pandemic parenting: DOCS K-5


Evaluation: Multimodal Algorithm for Autism Spectrum Disorder

Posted on July 31, 2022


This project aims to increase tools for early screening for ASD in the primary care setting using artificial intelligence. We are screening toddlers 18-36 months through a play-based assessment to record social-communication behavior of typical children, children with developmental delays, and children with developmental delays and suspected ASD.

Read about this research: 

Fabiano, D., Canavan, S., Agazzi, H., & Goldgof, D. (2020). Gaze-based classification of autism spectrum disorder. Pattern Recognition Letters, 135, 204-212. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.patrec.2020.04.028


Sk R. Jannat, H. Agazzi, and S. Canavan Context-based Dataset for Analysis of Videos of Autistic Children, 18th IEEE International Conference on Automatic Face and Gesture Recognition, 2024.