Sarah Price is a fifth year Clinical Psychology PhD student at the University of Arizona. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 2012 with a bachelor's degree in the Biological Basis of Behavior. After graduation, Sarah contributed to several research projects at the Perelman School of Medicine, aimed at developing breast cancer screening tools, tracking treatment outcomes and quality of life among patients with cutaneous sarcoidosis, and, more recently, providing smoking cessation counseling and pharmacotherapy to patients who continue to smoke after cancer diagnosis. Through these experiences, she became interested in addressing disparities in access to and uptake of quality health care and helping patients and their families cope with chronic and life-limiting illness.
Sarah's current research interests focus on integrating evidence-based psychosocial interventions in oncology settings. She is especially interested in the assessment and treatment of psychological distress and health-compromising behaviors (e.g. tobacco use, chronic opioid use, poor sleep) in the context of cancer care. Sarah spends as much of her free time as possible outside; she especially enjoys rock climbing, camping, and hiking. Sarah also has a passion for mentoring students and training the next generation of clinical scientists!