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Sarah  Short

Sarah Short

Expert in neuroscience and early childhood brain development studying the role of stress and adversity on mental and physical well-being.

Assistant professor and Dorothy King Chair in Educational Psychology, Center for Healthy Minds College of Letters and Science School of Education — Home and cell phones available upon request Home page


  • Impact of prenatal and postnatal factors such as stress and adversity on child well-being
  • Characterizing infant and pediatric brain development
  • Mindfulness practices related to child and family well-being
  • Importance of early childhood education and care for longterm mental and physical well-being


  • Chair, Education Committee for the Society of Biological Psychiatry (SOBP)
  • Principal Investigator for NICHD R01 “A Mechanistic Study of the Association between Poverty and Executive Functions in Early Childhood"
  • Research published in Journal of Cognition and Development, JAMA Pediatrics, Biological Psychiatry, Psychoneuroendocrinology,