Sarah Domoff

Bio

Dr. Domoff joined Central Michigan University in Fall 2016 and directs the Family Health Lab in the Department of Psychology. She completed her doctoral training at Bowling Green State University in Clinical Psychology (Child Clinical concentration) and post-doctoral training at the University of Michigan. In 2015, Dr. Domoff received a Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (F32HD085684) from the NICHD to examine low-income mothers’ beliefs about media and family mealtime practices as predictors of childhood obesity risk. Broadly, Dr. Domoff’s research program seeks to promote the health and well-being of diverse, under-served children and families, with a specific focus on childhood obesity prevention and healthy media use. Dr. Domoff utilizes observational methodology, mixed-methods, and novel audio-recording technology to understand the potential impact of new media use on young children’s health and development. Two ongoing research projects in the Family Health Lab seek to: (1) Develop a clinical tool, to be used by psychologists and pediatricians, to screen for problematic media use in young children and (2) Create evidence-based practices that promote effective media parenting.​

Research Interests

  • Child media use (e.g., mobile devices, TV, video games)
  • Problematic media use
  • Childhood obesity prevention in at-risk families
  • Reducing barriers to health behavior change in under-served families
  • Weight bias/stigma
  • Media effects