Sara Reagan is a clinical research coordinator at PolicyLab and the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Ms. Reagan works in the Adolescent Depression Prevention and Treatment (ADePT) Lab with Dr. Jami Young, and she primarily works on studies focused on enhancing and disseminating interventions for adolescent depression and suicidality.
Prior to joining PolicyLab, Ms. Reagan was a clinical research coordinator in the Traumatic Brain Injury Research Initiative at the University of Pennsylvania, where she worked on studies examining longitudinal outcomes of traumatic brain injury and identifying social, cognitive and biological predictors of recovery.
Ms. Reagan graduated from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) with dual bachelor’s degrees in psychology and biological sciences. During her time at UMBC, Ms. Reagan worked as an undergraduate research assistant at the Johns Hopkins Center for OCD, Anxiety, and Related Disorders in Children (JH-COACH). She studied longitudinal outcomes of childhood Tourette syndrome and obsessive-compulsive related disorders.
Ms. Reagan’s research interests include: improving interventions for mental health conditions, identifying predictors and mediators of treatment outcomes, and targeting interventions based on childhood predictors as seen through a lifespan approach. She recognizes the need to promote equity in mental health care. She plans to pursue a PhD in clinical psychology.