Dr. Sarah Racz is an Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of Maryland, College Park. She is a Research Educator with The First-Year Innvoation & Reserch Experience (FIRE) program, leading the Animal & Human Relationships research stream (faculty leads: Dr. Dr Los Reyes and Dr. Glasper). Dr. Racz received her Ph.D. in child clinical psychology from the University of Washington and completed postdoctoral fellowships at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the National Institute of Child Health & Human Development. Utilzing an ecological approach to developmental psychopathology, her research seeks to understand both the proximal (e.g., parenting, family functioning) and distal (e.g., neighborhoods, schools) influences on child externalizing behaviors. Dr. Racz is also interested in the application of statistcal models of change, particularly longitudinal latent variable modeling approaches.

Areas of Interest

  • Developmental psychopathology
  • Childhood externalizing behaviors
  • Parenting and family functioning
  • Statistical models of change

Doctoral Programs

  • Clinical


  • PhD
    University of Washington; 2012
  • MS
    University of Washington; 2008
  • BA
    Cornell University; 2003
Sarah Racz photo
Biology/Psychology Building, Room 2123J/K
Department of Psychology
sracz [at] umd.edu