Sarah Lord

Sarah Lord, PhD

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
Director, Dissemination and Implementation Core, Center for Technology and Behavioral Health

Dr. Lord is Director of the Dissemination and Implementation Core at the Center for Technology and Behavioral Health (CTBH). A clinical-developmental psychologist, Dr. Lord received her PhD from the University of Colorado, Boulder and completed a clinical internship and post-doctoral fellowship in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health.

Dr. Lord’s research focuses on the development, evaluation, and sustainable dissemination of technology-delivered assessment, prevention, and behavioral intervention tools for adolescent, young adult, and parent populations, primarily in the areas of substance abuse, HIV, and sexual health. With a background in the private sector, Dr. Lord has worked extensively with community leaders, health professionals, and marketing experts to develop strategies for sustainable dissemination and implementation of technology-delivered behavioral health initiatives for adolescents and young adults. Current interests include use of mobile technologies to promote HIV health service utilization and preventive behaviors among high-risk adolescents and young adults, development of youth-driven online drug use prevention programs, and computer-delivered programs for parents of adolescents to promote parent-youth communication about drug use prevention. In her free time, Dr. Lord enjoys cooking and eating with friends and family, yoga, kayaking, skiing, hiking, and singing.