Sarah Danzo, PhD

My research broadly aims to better understand the etiology of depression and risk behaviors such as substance use and suicide across development, and translate findings to inform prevention and intervention strategies for youth and families.  Additionally, my work focuses on partnering with communities to improve access to and use of effective mental health services for suicide care and depression care within widely accessed settings such as in primary care.

My current projects include studies focused on adapting a suicide prevention program for use with adolescents and their families in primary care (PIs Chang, Danzo), as well as adapting a depression intervention for  digital delivery to expand access to adolescent depression care by non-specialists (PIs Richardson, Jenness).

In addition to research, I am also a psychologist in the Mood and Anxiety Disorders Program and the Crisis Care Clinic at Seattle Children’s Hospital.


Doctorate, Clinical Psychology: Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH
Fellowship: Primary Care Behavioral Health, Psychiatry, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Department Affiliations

Other Affiliations

Mood and Anxiety Program – Seattle Children’s Hospital

Crisis Care Clinic – Seattle Children’s Hospital

Recent Publications

Anxiety, depression, and suicidal ideation among early adolescents during the COVID-19 pandemic.
(2024 Apr 28)
J Adolesc
Danzo S, Kuklinski MR, Sterling SA, Beck A, Braciszewski JM, Boggs J, Briney JS, Charvat-Aguilar N, Eisenberg N, Kaffl A, Kline-Simon A, Loree AM, Lyons VH, Morse EF, Morrison KM, Negusse R, Scheuer H

Triadic Collaboration Between Adolescents, Caregivers, and Health-Care Providers to Promote Healthy Behavior.
(2024 Feb)
J Adolesc Health 74(2): 358-366
Kahn NF, Katzman K, Danzo S, McCarty CA, Richardson LP, Ford CA

Here's looking at you, kid? Maternal depression and adolescent attention to self- or other-directed emotional faces.
(2020 Jul 1)
J Affect Disord 272(): 38-45
Seidman SB, Danzo S, Patton E, Connell AM

Rumination in Early Adolescent Girls: An EEG Study of Cognitive Control and Emotional Responding in an Emotional Go/NoGo Task.
(2020 Feb)
Cogn Affect Behav Neurosci 20(1): 181-194
Connell A, Danzo S, Magee K, Dawson G

Indirect effects of the early childhood Family Check-Up on adolescent suicide risk: The mediating role of inhibitory control.
(2019 Dec)
Dev Psychopathol 31(5): 1901-1910
Connell AM, Shaw D, Wilson M, Danzo S, Weaver-Krug C, Lemery-Chalfant K, Dishion TJ

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