Sarah Killoren

  • Associate Professor

Dr. Sarah Killoren received her Ph.D. (2008) in Family and Human Development from Arizona State University. Her program of research focuses on associations between interpersonal relationships, culture, and adolescent and young adult adjustment. Currently, she is conducting studies on a) sibling relationships and youth’s experiences of stress; b) Latinx young adults’ romantic relationships; and c) female college students’ family relationships and their well-being. Her previous work includes projects focused on sisters’ communication about romantic relationships and sexuality and Mexican-origin college students’ well-being. She uses several different data collection techniques including in-depth interviews, surveys, and observations, and work with both quantitative and qualitative data.

Areas of Expertise

  • Family relationships and adolescent and young adult development
  • Latine population
  • Sibling influence on youth development
  • Research at HDFS