Clinical Director, Department of Psychology
Dr. Marisa Azaret is the clinical director of the Department of Psychology and a faculty member of the Pediatric Residency Program at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital. She earned her doctor of psychology from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Dr. Azaret is a licensed clinical psychologist who has been dedicated to the practice of pediatric psychology for more than 30 years. Her clinical interests include program development, parenting skills training, adolescent development and prevention in the mental health field.
Dr. Azaret has for many years served as a producer, writer and on-air host for programs and segments on the subject of mental health in Hispanic media outlets, including CNN en Español, Univision and Telemundo. She currently contributes regular reports, analysis and mental health expertise across a number of CNN en Español programs and is the host of “Vive la Salud con Dra. Azaret,” a weekly, half-hour show centered on health, prevention and education. To date, Dr. Azaret has won three Emmy awards. She also has been the recipient of two prestigious Sentinel Awards from the Hollywood, Health & Society (HH&S), a program of the University of Southern California’s (USC) Annenberg Norman Lear Center, which recognizes exemplary achievements of television shows and movies that inform, educate and motivate viewers to make choices for healthier and safer lives.
Dr. Azaret previously served as the Spanish-language spokesperson for Stewards for Children, a chapter of the national Darkness to Light nonprofit organization that strives to reduce the incidence of child sexual abuse by educating adults about the steps they can take to prevent, recognize and react responsibly to the reality of child sexual abuse.
Dr. Azaret is employed by Nicklaus Children’s Pediatric Specialists (NCPS), the physician-led multispecialty medical group practice of Nicklaus Children’s Health System. She is a native of Cuba and bilingual in English and Spanish.