Education & Training
- Pedersen SL, Kennedy TM, Joseph HM, Riston SJ, Kipp HL & Molina BSG. (2020). Real-world changes in adolescents ADHD symptoms within the day and across school and non-school days. Journal of AbnormalChild Psychology, 48(12), 15431553.
- Pedersen SL, King KM, Louie KA, Fournier JC & Molina BSG. (2019). Momentary fluctuations in impulsivitydomains: Associations with a history of childhood ADHD, heavy alcohol use, and alcohol problems. Drugand Alcohol Dependence. Dec 01; 205: PubMed PMID: 31704385
- Pedersen SL, Walther CAP, Pelham WE & Molina BSG. (2016). The indirect effects of childhood ADHD on alcohol problems in adulthood through unique facets of impulsivity. Addiction, 111, 1582-1589.
- Pedersen SL & McCarthy DM. (2013). Differences in response to alcohol between African Americans and European Americans. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 37, 1056-1063.
- Pedersen SL, Molina BSG, Belendiuk KA & Donovan JE. (2012). Racial differences in the development of impulsivity and sensation seeking from childhood into adolescence and their relation to alcohol use. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 36, 1794-1802.
- Pedersen SL & Sayette MA. (2020). Education and training in substance use disorders: A roadmap to moveforward. Training and Education in Professional Psychology, 14;1: 47.
Pitt Psychiatry Faculty Share Reflections from the University of Pittsburgh Diversity Forum 2021
In late July, the University of Pittsburgh Office for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion hosted their 2021 Diversity Forum, “Dismantling Oppressive System: Building Just Communities.” The three-day Forum was designed to engage and equip participants with the knowledge, skills and resources to identify sources of systemic oppression, consider strategies for dismantling that oppression, and identify actions critical in...
Pitt Psychiatry Hosts a Tremendous Research “Half” Day
On June 9, 2021, the Department of Psychiatry held its 2nd virtual Research Day, featuring presentations on health equity research, a speed dat(a)ing session, a keynote address, and honors and awards. The event was billed as a Research “Half” Day, as we hope and expect for the second half of the event, a poster session, to occur in person. (Date: October 5, 2021. Stay tuned to our events page for details!) Below is...
From the Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology: Heterogeneous Trajectories of Problematic Alcohol Use, Depressive Symptoms, and their Co-Occurrence in Young Adults with and without Childhood ADHD
Are individuals who experience childhood attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) at greater risk for co-occurring problematic alcohol use and depressive symptoms in adulthood? In a recent study, researchers including Pitt Psychiatry investigators Frances Wang, PhD, Sarah Pedersen, PhD, Bernie Devlin, PhD, and Brooke Molina, PhD, examined heterogeneity among those with childhood ADHD that could be associated...
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Promotes Sarah Pedersen, PhD, to Associate Professor of Psychiatry
We are delighted to announce that Sarah Pedersen, PhD, has been promoted to Associate Professor of Psychiatry by the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. Pedersen graduated from the University of Missouri with a PhD in clinical psychology. During graduate school, she completed a clinical psychology internship at UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital (WPH) and stayed in Pittsburgh as a postdoctoral fellow in...