Sarah L Pedersen, PhD

Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology

Contact Details

3811 O'Hara St.

Education & Training

University of Missouri, College of Arts and Sciences Clinical Psychology
University of Missouri, College of Arts and Sciences Clinical Psychology
Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of UPMCClinical Psychology
University of Pittsburgh School of MedicineAlcohol Research

Specialty Certifications

Licensed by the Pennsylvania State Board of Psychology

Professional Affiliations

Member and Chair, Education Committee, Research Society on Alcoholism

Research Interests

Selected Research Publications & Products
  1. Pedersen, S.L., Walther, C.A.P., Pelham, W.E., & Molina, B.S.G. (2016). The indirect effects of childhood ADHD on alcohol problems in adulthood through unique facets of impulsivity. Addiction, 111, 1582-1589.
  2. Pedersen, S.L. & McCarthy, D.M. (2013). Differences in response to alcohol between African Americans and European Americans. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 37, 1056-1063.
  3. Pedersen, S.L., Harty, S.C., Pelham, W.E., Gnagy, E.M., & Molina, B.S.G. (2014). Differential associations between alcohol expectancies and adolescent alcohol use as a function of childhood ADHD. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 75, 145-152.
  4. Pedersen, S.L. (2016). Persisting Differences in the Sensitivity to the Effects of Alcohol: What We Know and Where to Go From Here. Biological Psychiatry, 79, e15-e16. (Invited Commentary).
  5. Pedersen, S.L., Molina, B.S.G, Belendiuk, K.A., & Donovan, J.E. (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.