Dr. Arora is an Assistant Professor of Psychology, with a focus on School/Clinical Child Psychology, at Pace University, as well as an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of Maryland, School of Medicine. She earned her Ph.D. from the University of Texas Austin, completed her predoctoral clinical internship at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, with a specialization in Clinical, Community and School Psychology, and served as a postdoctoral research and policy fellow at the University of Maryland, School of Medicine.
Dr. Arora's primary research interests focus on the dissemination and implementation of evidence-based practices in school and community settings for underserved youth and adolescents. Specifically, using mixed methodology and participatory research methods, Dr. Arora is interested in the adaptation of evidence-based practices for diverse and underserved populations, barriers to uptake of evidence-based practices, and supporting the implementation of psychosocial interventions in pediatric primary care sites. Dr. Arora has additional interests in the interface of research with policy, international psychology, and in school mental health generally.
Dr. Arora's clinical interests include the use of evidence-based, cognitive-behavioral practices to address internalizing disorders in child and adolescent populations.