Sarah E. Domoff, PhD

Clinical Child Psychologist, Expert on Children's Media use and Problematic Media Use in Adolescents. Director of the Family Health Lab, Central Michigan University

Honors Student Chelsea Robinson Presents Research at the State Capitol

Honors Student Chelsea Robinson presented research at the State Capitol last week:

Chelsea Robinson also presented research to CMU President Dr. George E. Ross:

Family Health Lab to Present at Midwestern Psychological Association Conference

Come see members of the Family Health Lab present at the Midwestern Psychological Association Conference this week (April 12-14) at the Palmer House Hilton in Chicago, IL!

Here is a list of their presentations:

  • **Borgen, A. L., **Brenner, S. B., *Gerrie, R., Miller, A. L., & Domoff, S. E. (2018, April). Reliability of Parent Reports of Children’s TV Use During Mealtime. Paper to be presented at the Midwestern Psychological Association Annual Conference, Chicago, IL.
  • **Brenner, S. B., **Borgen, A. L., *Robinson, C. A., *Crane, K. A., Miller, A. L., & Domoff, S. E. (2018, April). The association between mealtime media exposure and obesity risk. Poster to be presented at the Midwestern Psychological Association Annual Conference, Chicago, IL.
  • *Nichols, A., Hannah, M., Miller, A. L., & Domoff, S. E. (2018, April). Maternal Education and Children’s Mealtime Media Exposure. Poster to be presented at the Midwestern Psychological Association Annual Conference, Chicago, IL.
  • *Robinson, C., **Brenner, S., **Borgen, A. L., Peterson, K., Miller, A. L., & Domoff, S. E. (2018, April). The Dietary Quality of Children’s Meals when Multiple Media and Mobile Devices are Present. Poster to be presented at the Midwestern Psychological Association Annual Conference, Chicago, IL.
  • *Purol, M., *Gerrie, R., Miller, A. L., & Domoff, S. E. (2018, April). Maternal Depression and Low Life Satisfaction as Risk Factors for Children’s Mealtime Media Use. Poster to be presented at the Midwestern Psychological Association Annual Conference, Chicago, IL.

Dr. Domoff will also be presenting the PCIT-Health intervention at Society of Behavioral Medicine in New Orleans on Thursday, April 12th at 2pm.

Dr. Domoff to Lead Workshop “Addressing Social Media Use in Children: Best Practices for Clinicians in the Digital Age”

Dr. Sarah Domoff will lead a workshop on “Addressing Social Media Use in Children: Best Practices for Clinicians in the Digital Age” at the Great Hall Banquet and Convention Center in Midland, Michigan on February 22, 2018.

Workshop objectives:
– Understand how screen media and mobile device use impacts children’s social-emotional development.
– Distinguish between normative vs. problematic use of screen media during childhood & adolescence.
– Describe assessments and interventions for problematic use of screen media by children and adolescents.

Click here for more information on how to register.

Dr. Domoff and Dr. Niec on WCMU’s “Ask the Child Psychologists”

Thank you to WCMU for the opportunity to be on “Ask the Child Psychologists” on January 18, 2018. So many great questions were sent in related to parenting and screen time. For more information about the broadcast, click here.

Dr. Domoff to Appear on WCMU’s “Ask the Child Psychologists” on January 18

Dr. Larissa Niec and Dr. Sarah Domoff will appear on WCMU’s Ask the Child Psychologists on Thursday, January 18, 7:30 PM – 8 PM EST.


Two Clinical Psychology professors, Dr. Larissa Niec and Dr. Sarah Domoff, will be answering questions about parenting and children’s screen time. Dr. Niec, a master-trainer in Parent Child Interaction Therapy will be featured with Dr. Domoff, who will be answering questions that parents, clinicians, and educators have about children’s media use and screen time.

For more information about the live broadcast, and to submit questions, click here.

Welcome Katie!

We are very excited to welcome Katie as the newest research assistant in the Family Health Lab! Katie is a freshman at CMU majoring in psychology and minoring in nutrition. She is interested in learning more about eating disorders and will be primarily helping with our research about teenagers and their mobile device use. Welcome Katie!

Child Trends Spotlight on Dr. Domoff’s Research

Link to the full article: http://www.academicpedsjnl.net/article/S1876-2859(16)30533-2/abstract

The Family Health Lab Receives Grant Approval

Congrats to Dr. Domoff! The Family Health Lab has been approved for a grant from CMU’s Faculty Research and Creative Endeavors Committee (FRCE). This will help us conduct our research about adolescents and their mobile device use.

Pictures from the 2017 Honors Exhibition

Senior Katelin Crane presented “Developing an Intervention to Promote Healthy Social Media Use in an Adolescent Inpatient Population” and junior Rachel Gerrie presented “Intervention for At-Risk Adolescents: Developing and Adhering to Healthy Social Media Practices” at the 2017 Honors Exhibition. They helped get the word out about our lab and were busy talking to interested students!

Multiple News Sources Feature Dr. Domoff’s “Problematic Media Use Measure”

Dr. Domoff’s “Problematic Media Use Measure” is featured in multiple news sources!

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