Sarah Gray

Associate Professor

Psychological Sciences


Ph.D. 2013, University of Massachusetts Boston

Research Interests

  • Developmental Psychopathology
  • Early Childhood Mental Health
  • Parent-Child Relationships
  • Stress and Trauma
  • Psychophysiology

Research Synopsis
Dr. Gray is a licensed clinical psychologist whose research examines the developmental consequences of trauma and early life adversity, with a specific focus on intergenerational processes. She takes a multilevel approach, integrating narrative, behavioral, and physiological measurement to understand how risk and resilience is transmitted across generations through behavioral and biological pathways, situated in relational and broader social contexts. Dr. Gray’s work also includes a focus on relationship-supporting prevention and intervention programs for young children and their caregivers.

Representative Publications

Lamoreau, R., Park, J., Skov, H., Pequet, A., & Gray, S. A. O. (2023). Intimate partner violence and preschool self-regulation: Examining the role of maternal emotion socialization in Black families. Social Development.

Gray, S. A. O., Moberg, S., Obus, E., Parker, V., Rosenblum, K. L., Muzik, M., Zeanah, C. H., & Drury, S. S. (2022). Harnessing Virtual Mom Power: Process and outcomes from a virtual adaptation of a multifamily, attachment-based preventive intervention. Journal of Infant, Child, and Adolescent Psychotherapy 21(1), 6-18.

Gray, S. A. O., Lipschutz, R., & Scheeringa, M. (2018). Young children’s physiological reactivity during memory recall: Associations with posttraumatic stress and parent physiological synchrony. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology 46(4), 871-880.

Gray, S. A., Jones, C. W., Theall, K. P., Glackin, E., & Drury, S. S. (2017). Thinking across generations: unique contributions of maternal early life and prenatal stress to infant physiology. Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 56(11), 922-929.

Sarah Gray
Contact Information
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