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Sarah Erickson

Associate Professor

Associate Chair-Graduate Program

Photo: Sarah Erickson
(505) 277-0635
Logan Hall Rm 168
Ph.D., Stanford University, 1994
Curriculum vitae

Research Area/s:

Clinical Psychology,  Health Psychology

Research Interests:

  • Pediatric Psychology
  • Infant/toddler/preschooler mental health associated with maternal parenting practices in pediatric samples
  • Emotion regulation in children born very low birth weight
  • Disordered eating and body image concerns in preadolescent girls
  • Children's adaptation to chronic illness
  • Family functioning and quality of life in pediatric chronic illness populations

Selected Publications

Recent Articles in Refereed Journals:

Duvall, S., Erickson, S., MacLean, P., LaFavor, T., & Lowe, J. (2017). Multimodal Executive Function Measurement in Preschool Children Born Very Low Birth Weight and Full Term: Relationship Between Formal Measure Performance, Parent Report and Naturalistic Observational Coding. Journal of Child Neuropsychology.

Erickson, S.J., Gerstle, M., & Montague, E.Q. (2016). Posttraumatic Stress Symptom Concordance Between Adolescent Cancer Survivors and Their Parents’ Proxy Report. Journal of Health Psychology, 1-10.

Smith, J.E., Erickson, S.J., Austin, J.L., Lash, D., & Winn, J. (2016). The Influence of Mother-Daughter Relationship Quality on Body Image and Disordered Eating in Preadolescent Girls. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 25, 2683-2694.

McLaughlin, E., Belon, K., Smith, J., & Erickson, S.J. (2015). Mothers' and Daughters' Beliefs about Factors Affecting Preadolescent Girls' Body Satisfaction. Body Image, 13, 9-17.

Lowe, J.R., Erickson, S.J., MacLean, P., Schrader, R., Olds, R., Duvall, S., & Duncan, A. (2014). Associations between maternal scaffolding and executive functioning in 3 and 4 year olds born preterm and full term. Early Human Development, 90(10), 587-593.

Duvall, S.W., Erickson, S.J., MacLean, P., & Lowe, J.R. (2014).Executive function and medical severity in preschoolers born very low birth weight. Journal of Child Neurology.

Hile, S., Erickson, S.J., Agee, B., & Annett, R. (2014). Parental stress predicts functional outcomes in pediatric cancer survivors. Psycho-Oncology.

Erickson, S.J., Duvall, S.W., Fuller, J., Schraeder, R., & Lowe, J.R. (2013). Differential associations between maternal scaffolding and toddler emotion regulation in toddlers born preterm and full-term. Early Human Development, 89, 699-704.

Erickson, S.J., MacLean, P., Qualls, C., & Lowe, J.R. (2013). Differential associations between infant affective and cortisol responses during the Still Face paradigm among infants born very low birth weight versus full-term. Infant Behavior and Development, 36(3): 359-68.

Erickson, S.J., Maclean, P.C., Duvall, S.W., & Lowe, J.R. (2013). Screening for dysregulation among toddlers born very low birth weight. Infants and Young Children, 26 (3): 213-224.

Erickson, S.J., Lowe, J.R., Bancroft, M.E., Montague, E.Q, & Maclean, P. (2012). Differential ethnic associations between maternal interactive behavior and toddler play sophistication among infants born very low birth weight. Infant Behavior and Development, 35, 860-869.

Lowe, J.R., Erickson, MacLean, P., Schrader, R., & S.J., Fuller, J. (2012). Association of  Maternal Scaffolding to Maternal Education and Cognition in Toddlers Born Preterm and Term. Acta Paediatrica, 102, 72-77.

Lowe, J., Erickson, S.J., Duncan, A., & Schraeder, R. (2012). Bayley Scales 2nd Edition Compared to the 3rd Edition: Are we measuring the same thing? Acta Paediatrica, 101(2), 55-58.

Erickson, S.J., Montague, E., & Gerstle, M. (2010). Health related quality of life in children with moderate to severe traumatic brain injuries. Developmental Neurorehabilitation, 13(3), 175-181.

Lowe, J.R., Erickson, S.J., Maclean, P., & Montague, E. (2010). Cognitive Correlates in Toddlers Born Very Low Birth weight and Full-Term. Infant Behavior and Development, 33, 629-634.

Annett, R.D. & Erickson, S.J. (2009). Feasibility of a school re-integration program for children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia: Lessons learned. European Journal of Cancer Care, 18(4), 421-428.

Erickson, S.J. Hahn-Smith, A., & Smith, J.E. (2009). One step closer: understanding the complex relationship between weight and self esteem in ethnically diverse pre-adolescent girls. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology30, 129-139.

Maclean, P., Erickson, S.J., & Lowe, J.R. (2009). Comparing emotional reactivity and regulation in infants born ELGA and VLGA. Infant Behavior and Development, 32, 336-339.

Recent Book Chapters:

Zelenko, M. & Erickson, S.J. (2011). Attachment and related psychopathology. In H. Steiner (Ed.) The Stanford University School of Medicine Handbook of Developmental Psychiatry for Children and Adolescents. NY, NY: Jossey-Bass.

Carrion, V., Erickson, S.J., & Bancroft, M.E. (2011). Traumatic stress and psychopathology. In H. Steiner (Ed.) The Stanford University School of Medicine Handbook of Developmental Psychiatry for Children and Adolescents. NY, NY: Jossey-Bass.

Courses Taught

  • Psych 505: Research Seminar

  • Psych 650: Clinical Child Psychology Intervention Seminar

  • Psych 603: Clinical Case Formulation

  • Psych 439/539: Child Psychopathology


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