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Sarah Feldstein Ewing Ph.D.

B.A., psychology, Macalester College, 1998

M.S., clinical psychology, University of New Mexico, 2004

Ph.D., clinical psychology, University of New Mexico, 2007

Predoctoral intern, pediatric psychology, Brown University Medical School, 2006-2007

Postdoctoral fellow, addiction neuroscience, Mind Research Network, 2007-2008


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  • "A preliminary examination of how serotonergic polymorphisms influence brain response following an adolescent cannabis intervention" Psychiatry Research - Neuroimaging November 30 2012
  • "Do genetic and individual risk factors moderate the efficacy of motivational enhancement therapy? Drinking outcomes with an emerging adult sample" Addiction Biology July 2009
  • "Does incentive-elicited nucleus accumbens activation differ by substance of abuse? An examination with adolescents" Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience December 23 2014
  • "Identifying neurobiological phenotypes associated with alcohol use disorder severity" Neuropsychopharmacology September 2011
  • "Integrating brain and behavior" Psychology of Addictive Behaviors June 2013
  • "Substance use and risk-taking among adolescents" Journal of Mental Health December 1 2006
  • "Brief interventions and motivational interviewing with children, adolescents, and their parents in pediatric health care settings" JAMA Pediatrics December 2005
  • "Exploring racial/ethnic differences in substance use" BMC Pediatrics August 16 2011
  • "Functional activation during the Stroop is associated with recent alcohol but not marijuana use among high-risk youth" Psychiatry Research - Neuroimaging October 30 2015
  • "Dose specific effects of olanzapine in the treatment of alcohol dependence" Psychopharmacology  2015
  • "Which matters most? Demographic, neuropsychological, personality, and situational factors in long-term marijuana and alcohol trajectories for justice-involved male youth" Psychology of Addictive Behaviors September 1 2015
  • "Course of recovery from alcoholism" Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research June 2006
  • "Introduction to the special issue" Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience  2015
  • "The impact of therapists' words on the adolescent brain" Behavioural Brain Research January 15 2016
  • "Commentary on Culverhouse etal. (2014)" Addiction  2014
  • "Natural history of alcohol dependence and remission events for a Native American sample" Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs September 2006
  • "Brain-based origins of change language" Addictive Behaviors  2014
  • "Does subtle screening for substance abuse work? A review of the Substance Abuse Subtle Screening Inventory (SASSI)" Addiction January 2007
  • "A practical approach to incidental findings in neuroimaging research" Neurology December 13 2011
  • "Adolescent humor and its relationship to coping, defense strategies, psychological distress, and well-being" Child Psychiatry and Human Development February 2007
  • "Do therapist behaviors differ with Hispanic youth? A brief look at within-session therapist behaviors and youth treatment response" Psychology of Addictive Behaviors September 1 2015
  • "Neuroimaging mechanisms of change in psychotherapy for addictive behaviors" Psychology of Addictive Behaviors June 2013
  • "How Psychosocial Alcohol Interventions Work" Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research April 2011
  • "Neural activation during response inhibition is associated with adolescents' frequency of risky sex and substance use" Addictive Behaviors May 1 2015
  • "Behavioral control in alcohol use disorders" Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs January 2013
  • "SASSI" Addiction June 2007
  • "Preliminary evidence for associations of CHRM2 with substance use and disinhibition in adolescence" Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology June 2011
  • "What Makes Group MET Work? A Randomized Controlled Trial of College Student Drinkers in Mandated Alcohol Diversion" Psychology of Addictive Behaviors December 2009
  • "Continued Detention Involvement and Adolescent Marijuana Use Trajectories" Journal of Correctional Health Care January 2014
  • "Positive outlook as a moderator of the effectiveness of an HIV/STI intervention with adolescents in detention" Health Education Research June 2011

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