Sarah Mayer-Brown, PhD

female silhouette icon
Sarah Mayer-Brown, PhD, is a psychologist with the Department of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). 

Locations: Main Hospital
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

Education and Training


Pediatric Psychology Predoctoral Internship – Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, OH


Pediatric Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship – Nationwide Children’s Hospital; Columbus, OH

Undergraduate Degree

BA in Psychology – George Washington University, Washington, DC

Graduate Degree

PhD in Clinical & Health Psychology – University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
MS in Clinical & Health Psychology – University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Titles and Academic Titles


Conditions Treated

Departments and Services




Mayer-Brown, S., Basch, M. C., Robinson, M. E., & Janicke, D. M. (2018). Impact of Child and Maternal Weight on Healthcare Trainee Clinical Assessment Decision Making: A Virtual Human Study. Childhood Obesity.


Mayer-Brown, S., Lawless, C., Fedele, D., Dumont-Driscoll, M., & Janicke, D. M. (2016). The effects of media, self-esteem, and BMI on youth's unhealthy weight control behaviors. Eating Behaviors, 21, 59-65.


Lim, C. S., Mayer-Brown, S. J., Clifford, L. M., & Janicke, D. M. (2014). Pain is associated with physical activity and health-related quality of life in overweight and obese children. Children's Health Care, 43(3), 186-202.

Posters and Presentations


Mayer-Brown, S., Huston, P., & Alioto, A. (March, 2017). Psychological profiles among adolescents treated in an inpatient rumination syndrome program. Poster presented at the National Conference in Pediatric Psychology in Portland, OR.


Mayer-Brown, S.,  & Janicke, D.M. (April, 2016). Influence of patient and parent characteristics on assessment of pediatric chronic pain patients using virtual human technology​. Poster presented at the National Conference in Pediatric Psychology in Atlanta, GA.

Awards and Honors

2012-2014, Center for Pediatric and Family Studies Mini Grant
2009, Summa Cum Laude, George Washington University

Editorial and Academic Positions

Editorial Positions

Ad Hoc Peer Reviewer

Childhood Obesity
Journal of Adolescent Health
Journal of Pediatric Psychology

Leadership and Memberships

Memberships in Professional Organizations

2015-present, Society of Pediatric Psychology – Pediatric Gastroenterology Special Interest Group
2011-present, American Psychological Association
2011-present, Society of Pediatric Psychology