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Sarah B. Lupis, PhD

Sarah B. Lupis, PhD
Lecturer
Department: 
Online Prerequisites for the Health Professions

Sarah B. Lupis, PhD, teaches Introduction to Statistics with MGH Institute of Health Professions for the online prerequisites for health professions course offerings.

Sarah completed graduate studies with Laboratory for Biological Health Psychology at Brandeis University. Her research focuses on the intersectionality of emotion and stress. More specifically, as a certified facial coder, Sarah examines how people react emotionally to psychosocial stress, and how this correlates to sympathetic nervous system and neuroendocrine stress responses. Her research interests also include predictors and moderators of these underlying mechanisms, including the effects of age, culture, gender, and body image.

Sarah’s teaching experience spans diverse student bodies at the undergraduate and graduate level, including faculty positions with Brandeis University, Hellenic College of the Holy Cross, and Middlesex Community College. Previous and current topics include health psychology, the psychology of student learning, abnormal psychology, research methodology, and quantitative analysis. In her spare time, Sarah has tutored high-school students in standardized test preparation for more than ten years.


Education

BA, Psychology, Boston University, Boston, MA
MA, Psychology, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA
PhD, Psychology, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA

Publications

Lupis, S.B., Sabik, N.J., & Wolf, J.M. (2015). Role of shame and body esteem in cortisol stress responses. Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 1-14.

Lupis, S.B., Lerman, M.H., & Wolf, J.M. (2014). Anger responses to psychosocial stress predict heart rate and cortisol stress responses in men but not women. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 49, 84-95.

Geiger, A.M., Sabik, N.J., Lupis, S.B., Rene, K., & Wolf, J.M. (2014). Appearance judgments by others moderate the biological stress effects of social exchanges. Biological Psychology, 103, 297-304.

Bassett, S. M., Lupis, S.B., Gianferante, D., & Wolf, J. M. (2015). Sleep quality but not sleep quantity effects on cortisol responses to acute psychosocial stress. Stress, 18, 638-644.

Presentations

Lupis, S.B., Yim, I.S., & Wolf, J.M. (2015). Links Between Shame Expression and Cortisol Stress Responses Before, During, and After Puberty. 73rd Annual Meeting of the American Psychosomatic Society (APS), Savannah, Georgia, March 18-21. Chosen for press release.

Lupis, S.B., Sabik, N.J., & Wolf, J.M. (2014). Depression and low body esteem: Exploring a stress mediation model. 72nd Annual Meeting of the American Psychosomatic Society (APS), San Francisco, California, March 12-15, 2014. Psychosomatic Medicine, 76(3), A-129. Chosen for press release.

Lupis, S.B., Sabik, N.J., Het, S., Wolf, O.T., Thoma, M.V., & Wolf, J.M. (2013). Introducing low body esteem as a chronic stressor. 14th Annual Symposium of the Center for Neuroendocrine Studies (CNS), Amherst, Massachusetts, October 25, 2013.

Lupis, S.B., Sabik, N.J., Het, S., Wolf, O.T., Thoma, M.V., & Wolf, J.M. (2013). Introducing low body esteem as a chronic stressor. 53rd Annual Meeting of the New England Psychological Association (NEPA), Bridgeport, Connecticut, October 19, 2013.

See Dr. Lupis' CV 

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