North Carolina State University
Sarah L. Desmarais, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Psychology and Coordinator of the Applied Social and Community Psychology Program at North Carolina State University. She received her Ph.D. from the Law and Forensic Psychology Program at Simon Fraser University and completed a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in the School of Population and Public Health at the University of British Columbia. Trained in forensic psychology and public health, her research lies at the intersection of public health and public safety. Her primary focus is on the development and evaluation of strategies to prevent violence and crime through the assessment and treatment of behavioral health needs. She also has conducted research in the areas of maternal and child health, including postpartum mental health screening and intervention. Dr. Desmarais has more than 70 peer-reviewed publications and has held over $3 million in grants from agencies including the National Institute of Mental Health and the National Institute on Drug Abuse. Dr. Desmarais received the 2014-15 NC State University College of Humanities and Social Sciences Outstanding Junior Faculty Award and was selected as a member of the 2015-16 NC State University Faculty Scholars Program.
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Our prior research explored perceived barriers and facilitators to disclosure of postpartum mood disorder (PPMD) symptoms to healthcare professionals among a community-based sample. More than 200 w...
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