Sarah L. Karalunas Ph.D.

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Faculty profile
  • Assistant professor, Department of Psychiatry

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Division of Clinical Psychology School of Medicine

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  • Pediatric Psychology
  • Psychology

Special focus on

  • Mental Health
  • Neuropsychology


  • B.A., Hamilton College, Clinton New York 2004
  • M.S., Pennsylvania State University, Pennsylvania Pennsylvania 2009
  • Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University, Pennsylvania Pennsylvania 2011
  • Residency:

    • Internship: child neuropsychology, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, 2010-2011
  • Fellowship:

    • NIH-funded postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Oregon Health & Sciences University, 2011-2014


Dr. Karalunas’ conducts assessments with children and families, with a special emphasis on differential diagnosis and comprehensive neuropsychological evaluation. She has experience working with children and families with a range of presenting concerns, including attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), learning problems, and many other common neurodevelopmental and psychological disorders of childhood. Dr. Karalunas’ research interests are closely related to her clinical practice. Her research focuses on better understanding the cognitive difficulties often experienced by children with ADHD and other neurodevelopmental disorders, and in improving assessment and treatment of neurodevelopmental disorders by focusing on unique individual differences between children.


  • English

Memberships and associations

  • Association for Psychological Science

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