Lab Director

Dr. Sarah Domoff

Dr. Sarah Domoff is an Assistant Professor at the University at Albany, State University of New York, in the Department of Psychology. Dr. Domoff completed her PhD at Bowling Green State University in Clinical Psychology (Child Clinical concentration) and post-doctoral training at the University of Michigan. In 2015, Dr. Domoff received a National Research Service Award (F32HD085684) from the NICHD to examine parenting practices and beliefs about media and screen time as predictors of childhood obesity risk. She has developed measures (Problematic Media Use Measure and Addictive Patterns of Use scale) that screen for problematic media use in children and adolescents. Dr. Domoff is a leading scholar on the etiology of problematic media use across childhood. She has been interviewed about her research on NBC News, The Today Show, New York Times, CNN, NPR, Thrive Global, The New York Post, Time, Consumer Affairs, and New York Magazine. Dr. Domoff consults with school systems and health care systems on the prevention and intervention of problematic media use among children and adolescents.

Undergraduate and Graduate Students

If you are an undergraduate or graduate student at the University at Albany, and are interested in joining the Family Health Lab, please email Dr. Domoff at

PhD applicants interested in working with Dr. Domoff should apply to the PhD in Clinical Psychology program through the University at Albany.