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Department of Psychology
University of Mississippi

Sarah A. Bilsky

Sarah A. Bilsky
Clinical Faculty
Assistant Professor of Psychology
Peabody 302C


Ph.D., University of Arkansas, 2019

M.A., University of Arkansas, 2016

B.A., Vanderbilt University, 2011

Research Areas:

  • Anxiety disorders
  • Parent-adolescent relationships
  • Cigarette and alcohol use among parents and adolescents

Dr. Bilsky’s research is focused on understanding familial processes that increase risk for parent and adolescent psychopathology and substance use. Specifically, she integrates clinical and developmental science to examine factors that increase risk for the development of anxiety and related disorders as well as substance misuse (e.g., cigarette smoking, alcohol use). Her research program spans several stages of development (i.e., childhood, adolescence, and adulthood) although the primary focus of her work is the development and maintenance of these issues among adolescents and their parents.

Courses Taught:

  • PSY 202: Statistics for Behavioral Sciences
  • PSY 425: Depictions of Psychopathology in Media
  • PSY 723: Clinical Practicum (Graduate)
  • PSY 731: Theories of Psychotherapy

Research Link


Dr. Bilsky plans to accept a graduate student for the 2024-2025 academic year.