Sarah Ackerman is currently a researcher at Penn State in the Prevention Research Center. She received her B.A. in sociology in 2009 and her M.S. in human resources and employment relations in 2011, both from Penn State. She is interested in studying alcohol use and alcohol-related consequences in college populations. Additionally, Sarah is interested in skin cancer prevention programs in high-risk populations.
Geisner, I. M., Mallett, K., Varvil-Weld, L., Ackerman, S., Trager, B. M., & Turrisi, R. (2018). An examination of heavy drinking, depressed mood, drinking related constructs, and consequences among high-risk college students using a person-centered approach. Addictive Behaviors, 78, 22-29. PMCID: PMC5783735 [PubMed]
Mallett, K. A., Ackerman, S., Turrisi, R., & Robinson, J. (2015). Rates of sunburn among dermatology patients. JAMA Dermatology, 151(2), 231-232. PMCID: PMC4860264 [PubMed]