Dr. Sarah Gray is a licensed clinical psychologist interested in understanding relationship-based and parenting processes that support young children’s optimal development in contexts of family and community violence. She employs a diverse approach to measuring these processes, including narrative measures, behavioral coding, physiological indicators, and qualitative methodologies, in order to understand how cognition, affect, behavior, biology, and the environment interact to predict young children’s outcomes under stress. She also uses a community-engaged research approach to support children and caregivers in community settings.
Publications: Google Scholar or NCBI
Gershy, N., & Gray, S. A. (2018). Parental Emotion Regulation and Mentalization in Families of Children With ADHD. Journal of attention disorders, 1087054718762486.
Gomez, J., Carter, A. S., Forbes, D. F., and Gray, S. A. O. (2018). Parental insightfulness, observed parenting behaviors, and child cognitive outcomes. Attachment and Human Development 20(3), 255-271.
Gray, S. A. O., Lipschutz, R., and 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.
Selected Research Grants
RD-A-17 Gray (PI) 06/2016 - 06/2019
Louisiana Board of Regents Research Competitiveness Subprogram
Violence Exposure, Parenting, and Self-Regulation in Early Childhood: A Two-Generation, Mechanistic Model
Direct amount: $151,105
25127 Gray (PI) 01/2017 – 01/2019
Brain & Behavior Foundation, NARSAD Young Investigator Award
Parasympathetic and Behavioral Synchrony and Child Emotion Dysregulation Following Trauma
Direct amount: $70,000
Mentors: Theall and Drury
L30HD085275 Gray (PI) 08/2018 - 08/2019
NIH / NICHD
Documenting Pathways to Enhance Trauma-Informed Services for Young Children
Direct amount: $25,792