Sarah Gray

Scholarly Retreats
Type of work
New Orleans, LA

Sarah Gray is a clinical psychologist with a focus on early childhood. Dr. Gray applied to the Studio in the Woods Scholarly Retreat in order to support her completion of an application for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) regarding the impact of violence exposure on young children’s developmental outcomes.

Dr. Gray examines mental health and physiological consequences of exposure to early life stress and trauma, with a specific interest in moderators and mediators in those pathways. This includes a focus on parasympathetic cardiovascular markers, parenting and relationship-based sources of resilience, and sex differences. Ultimately, as a clinical psychologist, she pursues research that can inform prevention and intervention programs for underserved young children and their caregivers. Dr. Gray is currently accepting graduate students.