Sarah A. Stoddard, PhD, RN, CNP, FASHM, FAAN
Dr. Stoddard is recognized nationally for her leadership in adolescent health and her interdisciplinary research to prevent substance use and violence among vulnerable populations of youth. Her research aims to improve our understanding of youth development within adverse contexts, particularly the interaction of individual and environmental influences (e.g., school, neighborhood) on youth outcomes including, and to guide school and community prevention efforts focused on substance use and youth violence.
Through research, leadership in community-based partnerships, and linkages with schools, she has advanced the frontier of substance use prevention through interventions that enhance future expectations and school connectedness among vulnerable youth. Her research has significantly broadened the knowledge base and importance of future expectations as a key internal asset for the preventing substance use and violence.