Sarah Brislin, Ph.D.

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Postdoctoral Fellow

B.A. in Psychology; Emory University
M.A. in Clinical Psychology; Florida State University
Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology; Florida State University

Research Interests

Keywords: childhood and adolescent development; neuroimaging; electroencephalography (EEG); personality and temperament

My research interests focus broadly on determining biological mechanisms that contribute to the expression and development of externalizing behavior in adolescence. I am particularly interested in understanding the biological, environmental, and developmental influences on the emergence, persistence, and desistance of antisocial behavior and substance use in adolescence and early adulthood. Towards this end, I incorporate a broad range of methods to better understand this phenotypic expression. I am also trained as a clinical psychologist and am interested in translating these mechanistic findings into clinically relevant measures or interventions for at-risk youth.


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Twitter @SarahBrislin

Selected Publications

  • Brislin, S.J., Martz, M.E., Joshi, S., Duval, E.R., Gard, A., Clark, D.A., Hyde, L.W., Hicks, B.M., Taxali, A., Angstadt, M., Rutherford, S., Heitzeg, M.M., Sripada, C. (in press). Differentiated Nomological Networks of Internalizing, Externalizing, and the General Factor of Psychopathology (“P factor”) in Emerging Adolescence in the ABCD Study. Psychological Medicine.
  • Brislin, S. J., Clark, D. A., Heitzeg, M. M., Samek, D. R., Iacono, W. G., McGue, M., & Hicks, B. M. (2020). Co‐development of alcohol use problems and antisocial peer affiliation from ages 11 to 34: Selection, socialization, and genetic and environmental influences. Addiction.
  • Brislin, S. J., Hardee, J. E., Martz, M. E., Cope, L. M., Weigard, A., Zucker, R. A., & Heitzeg, M. M. (2020). Alcohol expectancies mediate the association between the neural response to emotional words and alcohol consumption. Drug and alcohol dependence209, 107882.
  • Brislin, S. J., & Patrick, C. J. (2019). Callousness and affective face processing: Clarifying the neural basis of behavioral-recognition deficits through the use of brain event-related potentials. Clinical Psychological Science7(6), 1389-1402