Faculty Profile: Sara Becker, PhD

Sara Becker, PhD
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior (Research)
Department of Psychiatry & Human Behavior
Work: 401-793-8417


Dr. Becker is an Assistant Professor (Research) at The Warren Alpert Medical School and a Staff Psychologist in the Department of Child and Family Psychiatry at Rhode Island Hospital. She is the Co-Director of the Adolescent Mood and Stress Clinic, where she supervises residents and fellows in the delivery of cognitive-behavioral therapy for adolescents with mood and substance use disorders.

Dr. Becker received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology in 2009 from Duke University. She completed her residency at Harvard Medical School's McLean Hospital and her postdoctoral fellowship at Brown University's Center for Alcohol and Addictions Studies. Prior to her graduate work, Dr. Becker worked as a strategy consultant with Boston Consulting Group and Mapi Values, where she learned marketing principles to optimize demand for healthcare products. Building upon her multi-disciplinary experience, Dr. Becker is currently studying whether direct-to-consumer marketing can increase the demand for evidence-based therapy for adolescent substance abuse.