Sarah Dermody, PhD
School of Psychological Science
College of Liberal Arts
Oregon State University
Assistant Professor Sarah Dermody's research focuses on evaluating risk factors and treatment for drug use and addiction in adolescents and adults. More specifically, her research interests include characterizing risk of alcohol, cigarette, and marijuana use and dependence across the lifespan; optimizing addiction interventions to address co-occurring substance use; and identifying differences in substance use patterns and harms based on gender and sexuality. She is also Director of the Health Equity and Addiction Lab (HEAL) at Oregon State University.
Sarah earned an MS in Psychology and PhD in Clinical and Health Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh. She received a postdoctoral fellowship funded by the Canadian Institute of Health Research Center for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) at the University of Toronto, Ontario Canada. She completed an American Psychological Association Accredited Pre-doctoral Clinical Internship at CAMH. In addition, Dr. Dermody was awarded a Ruth L. Kirschstein NRSA NIH Pre-doctoral Individual Fellowship while at the University of Pittsburgh.