Faculty Profile

Sarah Stoddard

Sarah A Stoddard, PhD, RN, CNP, FSAHM, FAAN

  • Associate Professor, Nursing
  • Associate Professor, Health Behavior and Health Education
  • Co-Director, Training and Education Core, University of Michigan Injury Prevention Center
  • Director, Certificate in Injury Science

Dr. Stoddard is recognized nationally for her leadership in adolescent health and her interdisciplinary research to prevent substance use and violence among vulnerable populations of youth. Her research aims to improve our understanding of youth development within adverse contexts, particularly the effect of adverse experiences during childhood on youth outcomes, and to guide school and community prevention efforts focused on substance use and youth violence. Through research, leadership in community-based partnerships, and linkages with schools, she has advanced the frontier of substance use prevention through interventions that enhance future expectations and school connectedness among vulnerable youth. Her research has significantly broadened the knowledge base and importance of future expectations as a key internal asset for the preventing substance use and violence.

  • NINR T-32 Postdoctoral Fellowship, Health Promotion/Risk Reduction Interventions with Vulnerable Populations, University of Michigan, 2009-2011
  • PhD, University of Minnesota, 2009
  • MS, University of Minnesota, 1999
  • BS, Minnesota State University, Mankato, 1994

Research Interests:
Youth violence; role of social and environmental factors in adolescent health and well-being; resiliency; adolescent substance use.

Research Projects:
Through a number of funding mechanisms and in collaboration with an interdisciplinary team of researchers and community partners Stoddard develops and evaluates school and community prevention efforts focused on substance use and youth violence.

Hughesdon, K., Stoddard, S.A., Miller, A., Seng, J., and Briggs-King, E., and Ford, J. (2021). Interpersonal Trauma and Interpersonal Problems in Adolescent Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Journal of Traumatic Stress, DOI: 10.1002/jts.22687. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34021624/ 

Stoddard, S.A., Meier-Austic, E., Epstein-Ngo, Q., Walton, M., Carter, P.M. Heinze, J.E., Zimmerman, M.A., Cunningham, R. (2020). Substance use and mental health predictors of patterns of non-partner youth violence among high-risk urban youth. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 213, 108-17. DOI: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2020.108117. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32585420/ 

Stoddard, S.A., Hughesdon, K., Khan, A., and Zimmerman, M.A. (2020) Feasibility and acceptability of a future-oriented empowerment intervention to prevent drug use and school dropout. Public Health Nursing, 37(2), 251-61. DOI: 10.1111/phn.12706. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31950544/ 

Stoddard, S.A. and Veliz, P.T. (2019). Summer school, school disengagement, and substance use during adolescence. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 57(1): e11-e15. DOI: 10.1016/j.amepre.2019.01.014. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31130462/ 

Stoddard, S.A. and Pierce, J. (2018). Alcohol and Marijuana use and intentions among adolescents: The role of the reasoned action approach and positive future orientation. Youth and Society, 50, 758-779. DOI: 10.1177/0044118X16671610

View full list of publications at https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/myncbi/sarah.stoddard.1/bibliography/public/ 

Email: sastodda@umich.edu 
Office: 734-647-0327

School of Nursing Building 1
400 North Ingalls, Suite 4320
Ann Arbor, MI 48109