Psychology Spring 2020 Colloquium Series - 3
March 13 • Colloquium 3 - Dr. Sarah Black
Neuroendocrine factors influencing youth risk for mood disorders: Adrenocortical attunement in parent-child dyads.
Sarah Black will be discussing adrenocortical attunement, the coordination of parent and child’s
hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axes, as a mechanism influencing youth risk for
depression during middle childhood and early adolescence.
Sarah Black, PhD, is an expert in the area of developmental psychopathology, with a particular interest in risk for mood disorders during adolescence. Her research has most specifically focused on understanding the mechanisms by which normative hormonal, social, and environmental events of childhood and adolescence can be disrupted and lead to increased risk for depression.