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Sara Parent, ND

Assistant Professor
Department of Community and Behavioral Health


  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, BS
  • Bastyr University, ND

Additional Information

Dr. Sara Parent is a Clinical Assistant Professor with the PRISM (Promoting Research Initiative in Substance Use and Mental Health) Collaborative in the Department of Community and Behavioral Health. She manages a multi-site clinical trial of contingency management (CM) for people with co-occurring disorders. She currently leads several statewide training and technical assistance efforts focused on implementing CM for stimulant use disorders and supports CM trainings in tribal communities. She has developed extensive CM training resources and provides technical assistance to approximately 40 clinics throughout the United States. A focus of Dr. Parent’s work is collaborating with other CM experts to provide CM training that is evidence-based, regulatory compliant and feasible for diverse clinical settings.

Selected Publications

Alinia P, Sah RK, McDonell M, Pendry P, Parent S, Ghasemzadeh H, Cleveland MJ. Associations Between Physiological Signals Captured Using Wearable Sensors and Self-reported Outcomes Among Adults in Alcohol Use Disorder Recovery: Development and Usability Study. JMIR Form Res. 2021;5(7):e27891. Doi:10.2196/27891

Price CJ, Thompson EA, Crowell SE, Pike K, Cheng SC, Parent S & Hooven C. Immediate Effects of Interoceptive Awareness Training through Mindful Awareness in Body-oriented Therapy (MABT) for Women in Substance Use Disorder Treatment. Substance Abuse, 2018;40(1):102-115. Doi: 10.1080/08897077.2018.1488335

Sara Parent
Sara Parent, ND
Assistant Professor