Sarah R. McCarthy, Ph.D., M.P.H., L.P.

Location

  1. Rochester, Minnesota

Languages

English

Dr. McCarthy joined the faculty at Mayo Clinic in January 2018. Prior to this, she was a faculty member at Harvard Medical School and an attending psychologist at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Boston Children's Hospital. She received her undergraduate degree in Psychology from Connecticut College and her doctorate from Emory University. She completed her clinical internship in pediatric psychology at Rush University and her postdoctoral fellowship in pediatric psycho-oncology at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Dr. McCarthy's research focuses on developing innovative models to support medical decision making in pediatrics. She is the author of more than 20 peer-reviewed publications and numerous book chapters. Dr. McCarthy's clinical work focuses on children and adolescents with medical conditions.

  • Role of the child in healthcare communication
  • Children and family's adaptation to acute or chronic illness
  • Psychosocial functioning of pediatric oncology patients
  • Parenting
  • Palliative care
  1. 2017
    MPH - Clinical EffectivenessHarvard University
  2. 2017
    Research Fellowship - Pediatric Health ServicesHarvard University
  3. 2013
    Fellow - Clinical PsychologyDana-Farber Cancer Institute
  4. 2011
    PhD - Clinical PsychologyEmory University
  5. 2011
    Internship - Psychology InternRush University
  6. 2009
    Clinical ExternshipAtlanta Veterans Affairs Medical Center
  7. 2009
    Clinical ExternshipChildren's Healthcare of Atlanta
  8. 2008
    MA - Clinical PsychologyEmory University
  9. 2004
    BA - PsychologyConnecticut College
  10. 2004
    Fellow - Summer FellowBrown University

Awards and honors

  1. 2013
    Ethics AwardDana-Farber Cancer Institute
  2. 2010
    Outstanding Contribution to Clinical ResearchEmory University
  3. 2010
    Hero of the HeartRush University Medical Center
  4. 2006
    Woodruff Fellowship AwardEmory University
  5. 2005
    Outstanding PresentationNew York Academy of Sciences
  6. 2004
    Outstanding Psychological Study of Social IssuesConnecticut College
  7. 2002
    Psi Chi Honor SocietyConnecticut College
  8. 2001
    Dean's High HonorsConnecticut College

Professional memberships

  1. 2015 - present
    Board MemberRett's Roost
  2. 2014 - 2016
    Task forceChildren's Oncology Group
  3. 2013 - present
    MemberDana-Farber Cancer Institute Ethics Committee
  4. 2013 - present
    MemberDana=Farber Cancer Institute Psychology Training Committee
  5. 2012 - present
    Board MemberTeam Impact
  6. 2010 - present
    MemberSociety of Pediatric Psychology
  7. 2009 - 2010
    Student LiaisonCouncil of University Directors of Clinical Psychology
  8. 2009
    Graduate Student RepresentativeEmory University Student Health Advisory Committee
  9. 2009
    MemberInternational Society of Traumatic Stress Studies
  10. 2008
    Student MemberEmory University Qualifying Examination Task Force
  11. 2007 - 2009
    Class RepresentativeEmory University Clinical Student Advisory Committee
  12. 2006 - 2010
    MemberAssociation for Psychological Science
  13. 2006 - 2009
    Clinical Student RepresentativeEmory University Graduate Student Advisory Committee
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Publications

Research activities

See a description of research activities.