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Sarah E Lord, PhD
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry


Sarah Lord, PhD, is Director of the Dissemination and Implementation Core at CTBH. A clinical-developmental psychologist, Dr. Lord received her Ph.D. from the University of Colorado, Boulder and completed a clinical internship and post-doctoral fellowship in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health.

Dr. Lord’s research focuses on the development, evaluation and sustainable dissemination of technology-delivered assessment, prevention and behavioral intervention tools for adolescent, young adult, and parent populations, primarily in the areas of substance abuse, HIV and sexual health. With a background in the private sector, Dr. Lord has worked extensively with community leaders, health professionals, and marketing experts to develop strategies for sustainable dissemination and implementation of technology-delivered behavioral health initiatives for adolescents and young adults. Current interests include use mobile technologies to promote HIV health service utilization and preventive behaviors among high-risk adolescents and young adults, development of youth-driven online drug use prevention programs, and computer-delivered programs for parents of adolescents to promote parent-youth communication about drug use prevention. 

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