sarah
Graduate Student in Clinical Psychology

Faculty Advisor: Kent Hutchison 

Education

  • BA, Carleton College (Psychology), 2013
  • MA, University of Colorado Boulder, expected 2016
  • PhD, expected 2020

Research Interests

My research interests include the genetic and neurobiological underpinnings of alcohol dependence (AD).  I am particularly interested in epigenetic changes associated with AD, and how changes in gene expression affect neural responses to alcohol. 

Publications and Presentations

Hagerty, S. L., YorkWilliams, S. L., Mittal, V. A., & Hutchison, K. E. (2015). The cannabis conundrum: Thinking outside the THC box. The Journal of Clinical Pharmacology.

Karoly, H. C., Hagerty, S. L., & Hutchison, K. E. (2014). Developing Neurobiological Endophenotypes that Reflect Failure to Control Alcohol Consumption and Dependence. Current Addiction Reports, 1(1), 10-18.

Karoly, H.C., Hagerty S.L., Weiland, B.J. & Hutchison, K.E. (chapter in press). Advancing Addiction Research Through the Integration of Genetics and Neuroimaging. Handbook of Cognitive Neuroscience of Addiction.

Hagerty, S. L., Bidwell, L.C., Hutchison, K.E. (2015, June). An exploratory genome wide methylation study of alcohol dependence. Poster presented at the annual Research Society on Alcoholism scientific meeting, San Antonio, Texas.   

Thayer, R.E., Hagerty, S.L., Sabbineni, A., Hutchison, K.E., Weiland., B. J. (2015, June). Interactive associations between heavy alcohol use and aging with gray matter atrophy of cortical regions. Poster presented at the annual Research Society on Alcoholism scientific meeting, San Antonio, Texas.