Sarah J. Brislin, Ph.D.

T-32 Post-Doctoral Fellow, U-M Addiction Center


Sarah Brislin is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Michigan Addiction Center in the Department of Psychiatry. Her research focuses on determining biological mechanisms that contribute to the expression and development of externalizing behavior in adolescence.

Areas of Interest

  • Childhood and Adolescent Development
  • Neuroimaging
  • Electroencephalography (EEG)
  • Personality and Temperament


  • Florida State University, Ph.D. - Clinical Psychology
  • Florida State University, M.A. - Clinical Psychology
  • Emory University, B.A. - Psychology

Select Publications

Brislin, S.J., Hardee, J.E., Martz, M.E., Cope, L.M., Weigard, A., Zucker, R.A., & Heitzeg, M.M. (2020). Alcohol expectancies mediate the association between the neural response to emotional words and alcohol consumption. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 209, 107882-89.

Brislin, S.J. & Patrick, C.J. (2019). Callousness and affective face processing: Clarifying the neural basis of behavioral-recognition deficits through use of brain ERPs. Clinical Psychological Science, 7(6), 1389-1402.

Brislin, S.J., Patrick, C.J., Flor, H., Nees, F., Heinrich, A., Drislane, L.E. … & Foell, J. (2019). Extending the construct network of trait disinhibition to the neuroimaging domain: Validation of a bridging scale for use in the European IMAGEN project. Assessment, 26(4), 567-581.

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