Sarah J. Beal, PhD

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Phone 513-636-4614



Developmental psychology

PhD: University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE, 2011.

Fellowship: Pediatric Primary Care Research, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, 2014.

Beal SJ, Wingrove T, Weisz V. Judicial case management in predicting length of stay in foster care. Child Youth Serv Rev. 2014. In press.

Beal SJ, Hillman J, Dorn LD, Out D, Pabst S. Associations between the prenatal environment and cardiovascular risk factors in adolescent girls: Internalizing and externalizing behavior symptoms as mediators. Children’s Health Care. 2014. In press.

Beal SJ, Negriff S, Dorn LD, Schulenberg J, Pabst S. Dynamic relations between smoking and depressive symptoms among adolescent girls. Prevention Science. 2014. In press.

Beal SJ. Kupsyk K. (2014). An introduction to propensity scores: What, when, and how. Modern Data Analysis Methods [Special Issue]. J Early Adolesc. 2014. In press.

Beal SJ, Crockett LJ. Adolescents occupational and educational goals: A test of reciprocal relations. J Appl Dev Psychol. 2013 Sep;34(5):219-229.

Dorn LD, Beal SJ, Kalkwarf HJ, Pabst S, Noll JG, Susman EJ. Longitudinal impact of substance use and depressive symptoms on bone accrual among girls aged 11-19 years. J Adolesc Health. 2013 Apr;52(4):393-9.

Crockett LJ, Beal SJ. The life course in the making: Gender and the development of adolescents’ expectations of adult role transitions. Dev Psychol. 2012 Nov;48(6):1727-38.

Carlo G, Crockett LJ, Wilkinson JL, Beal SJ. The longitudinal relationships between rural adolescents’ prosocial behaviors and young adult substance use. J Youth Adolesc. 2011 Sep;40(9):1192-202.

Weisz V, Wingrove T, Beal SJ, Faith-Slaker A. Children’s participation in foster care hearings. Child Abuse Negl. 2011 Apr, 35(4):267–72.

Beal SJ, Crockett LJ. Adolescents’ occupational and educational aspirations and expectations: Links to high school activities and adult educational attainment. Dev Psychol. 2010 Jan;46(1):258-65.

Success in Healthcare for Transitioning Foster Youth. Co-Principal Investigator. CareSource Foundation, Jul 2014 - Jun 2016.