Adjunct Assistant Professor
Education and Training
Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology
Areas of Research Interests
The primary focus of my research is the developmental course of alcohol and other substance use, specifically, the relative influence of genetic and environmental factors at various stages of use and dependence. I have a particular interest in studying exposure to childhood trauma as an environmental contributor to patterns of problem drinking and progression to alcohol use disorders in women.
Sartor CE, Agrawal A, Lynskey MT, Duncan AE, Grant JD, Nelson EC, Madden PAF, Heath AC, Bucholz KK. Cannabis or alcohol first? Differences by ethnicity and in risk for rapid progression to cannabis-related problems in women. Psychol Med in press.
Sartor CE, Grant JD, McCutcheon VV, Lynskey ML, Waldron M, Statham D, Madden PAF, Bucholz KK, Heath AC, Martin NG, Nelson EC. Common heritable contributions to low-risk trauma, high-risk trauma, posttraumatic stress disorder, and depression. Arch Gen Psychiatry 2012; 69: 293-299.
Sartor CE, McCutcheon VV, Pommer NE, Nelson EC, Grant JD, Duncan AE, Waldron M, Bucholz KK, Madden PAF, Heath AC. Common genetic and environmental contributions to post-traumatic stress disorder and alcohol dependence in young women. Psychol Med 2011; 41: 1497-1505.
Sartor CE, Agrawal A, Lynskey MT, Bucholz KK, Madden PAF, Heath AC. Common genetic influences on the timing of first use for alcohol, cigarettes, and cannabis in young African-American women. Drug Alcohol Depend 2009; 101: 49-55.
Sartor CE, Lynskey MT, Bucholz KK, Madden PAF, Heath AC. Genetic and environmental influences on the rate of progression to alcohol dependence in young women. Alcohol Clin Exp Res 2008; 32: 632-638.
Sartor CE, Lynskey M, Heath AC, Jacob T, True W. The role of childhood risk factors in initiation of alcohol use and progression to alcohol dependence. Addiction 2007; 102: 216-225. Full Article ->