Sarah Garnaat, PhD, is an Assistant Professor (Research) at The Alpert Medical School of Brown University. She received her PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Houston and completed her predoctoral internship at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey/Robert Wood Johnson Medical School/University Behavioral Healthcare. She completed a T32 postdoctoral fellowship in treatment research at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. Dr. Garnaat's background is in the assessment and treatment of OCD and anxiety disorders, with a particular focus on treatment refractory illness. Her primary areas of research interest include better characterization of treatment refractory OCD, development of novel treatments for OCD and anxiety disorders leveraging neuroscientific research, and the use of noninvasive neuromodulation to enhance behavioral interventions.
|Gillan CM, Kalanthroff E, Evans M, Weingarden HM, Jacoby RJ, Gershkovich M, Snorrason I, Campeas R, Cervoni C, Crimarco NC, Sokol Y, Garnaat SL, McLaughlin NCR, Phelps EA, Pinto A, Boisseau CL, Wilhelm S, Daw ND, Simpson HB Comparison of the Association Between Goal-Directed Planning and Self-reported Compulsivity vs Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Diagnosis.. JAMA Psychiatry. 2020; 77 (1) : 77-85.|
|Moitra E, Tarantino N, Garnaat SL, Pinkston MM, Busch AM, Weisberg RB, Stein MD, Uebelacker LA Using behavioral psychotherapy techniques to address HIV patients’ pain, depression, and well-being.. Psychotherapy/Psychotherapy. 2020; 57 (1) : 83-89.|
Garnaat, S. L., Fukuda, A. M., Yuan, S., & Carpenter, L. L.
Identification of clinical features and biomarkers that may inform a personalized approach to rTMS for depression.
Personalized Medicine in Psychiatry. 2019; 17-18 : 4-16.
|Garnaat SL, Conelea CA, McLaughlin NCR, Benito K Pediatric OCD in the era of RDoC.. Journal of Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders. 2019; 23|
|Boisseau CL, Garnaat SL Introduction to the Special Issue on Cognitive and Behavioral Flexibility in Fear and Anxiety Disorders.. Behavior Modification. 2018; 42 (6) : 811-814.|
|Boisseau, CL., Sibrava, NJ., Garnaat, SL., Mancebo, MC., Eisen, JL., Rasmussen, SA. The Brown Incompleteness Scale (BINCS): Measure development and initial evaluation. Journal of Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders/Journal of Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders. 2018; 16 : 66-71.|
|Garnaat, Sarah L., Yuan, Shiwen, Wang, Haizhi, Philip, Noah S., Carpenter, Linda L. Updates on Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Therapy for Major Depressive Disorder. Psychiatric Clinics of North America/Psychiatric Clinics of North America. 2018; 41 (3) : 419-431.|
|Garnaat, S.L., Yuan, S., Wang, H., Philip, N.S., & Carpenter, L.L. Updates on Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Therapy for Major Depressive Disorder. Psychiatric Clinics of North America. 2018; 41 : 419-431.|
|Abrantes AM, Brown RA, Strong DR, McLaughlin N, Garnaat SL, Mancebo M, Riebe D, Desaulniers J, Yip AG, Rasmussen S, Greenberg BD A pilot randomized controlled trial of aerobic exercise as an adjunct to OCD treatment.. General Hospital Psychiatry. 2017; 49 : 51-55.|
|Garnaat SL, Weisberg RB, Uebelacker LA, Herman DS, Bailey GL, Anderson BJ, Sharkey KM, Stein MD The overlap of sleep disturbance and depression in primary care patients treated with buprenorphine. Substance Abuse/Substance Abuse. 2017; 38 (4) : 450-454.|
|Abrantes, Ana M., Farris, Samantha G., Garnaat, Sarah L., Minto, Alexia, Brown, Richard A., Price, Lawrence H., Uebelacker, Lisa A. The role of physical activity enjoyment on the acute mood experience of exercise among smokers with elevated depressive symptoms. Mental Health and Physical Activity/Mental Health and Physical Activity. 2017; 12 : 37-43.|
|van 't Wout, Mascha, Mariano, Timothy Y., Garnaat, Sarah L., Reddy, Madhavi K., Rasmussen, Steven A., Greenberg, Benjamin D. Can Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation Augment Extinction of Conditioned Fear?. Brain Stimulation/Brain Stimulation. 2016; 9 (4) : 529-536.|
|Uebelacker, L. A., Weisberg, R. B., Herman, D. S., Bailey, G. L., Pinkston, M. M., Garnaat, S. L., Anderson, B.J. & Stein, M. D. Pilot randomized trial of collaborative psychosocial treatment for chronic pain and depression in persons living with HIV/AIDS. AIDS and Behavior. 2016; 20 (8) : 1675-1681.|
Mariano, T. Y., van't Wout, M., Garnaat, S. L., Rasmussen, S.A., Greenberg, B.D.
Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) Targeting Left Dorsolateral Prefrontal Cortex Modulates Task-Induced Acute Pain in Healthy Volunteers.
Pain Medicine. 2016; 17 : 737-745.
Barrera, T. L., Szafranski, D. D., Ratliff, C. G., Garnaat, S. L., & Norton, P. J.
An experimental comparison of techniques: cognitive defusion, cognitive restructuring, and in-vivo exposure for social anxiety.
Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy. 2015; 16 : 1-6.
|Branum-Martin, Lee, Tao, Sha, Garnaat, Sarah Bilingual phonological awareness: Reexamining the evidence for relations within and across languages.. Journal of Educational Psychology/Journal of Educational Psychology. 2015; 107 (1) : 111-125.|
|Mariano, T. Y., van ’t Wout, M., Jacobson, B. L., Garnaat, S. L., Kirschner, J. L., Rasmussen, S. A. & Greenberg, B. D. Effects of transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) on pain distress tolerance: a preliminary study. Pain Medicine. 2015; 16 (8) : 1580-1588.|
|McLaughlin, N., Strong, D., Abrantes, A., Garnaat, S., Cerny, A., O'Connell, C., Fadok, R., Spofford, C., Rasmussen, S., Milad, M., Greenberg, B Extinction Retention and Fear Renewal in a Lifetime Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Sample. Behavioural Brain Research. 2015; 280 : 72-77.|
|Garnaat, Sarah L., Boisseau, Christina L., Yip, Agustin, Sibrava, Nicholas J., Greenberg, Benjamin D., Mancebo, Maria C., McLaughlin, Nicole C. R., Eisen, Jane L., Rasmussen, Steven A. Predicting course of illness in patients with severe obsessive-compulsive disorder.. J. Clin. Psychiatry. 2015; 76 (12) : e1605-10.|
|Askland KD, Garnaat S, Sibrava NJ, Boisseau CL, Strong D, Mancebo M, Greenberg B, Rasmussen S, Eisen J Prediction of remission in obsessive compulsive disorder using a novel machine learning strategy.. Int. J. Methods Psychiatr. Res./Int. J. Methods Psychiatr. Res.. 2015; 24 (2) : 156-169.|
|Mancebo, M. C., Boisseau, C. L., Garnaat, S. L., Eisen, J. L., Greenberg, B. D., Sibrava, N. J., Stout, R. L., & Rasmussen, S. A. Long-term Course of Pediatric OCD: Three Years of Prospective Follow-up. Comprehensive Psychiatry. 2014; 55 (7) : 1498-1504.|
|Garnaat SL, Greenberg BD, Sibrava NJ, Goodman WK, Mancebo MC, Eisen JL, Rasmussen SA Who qualifies for deep brain stimulation for OCD? Data from a naturalistic clinical sample.. The Journal of neuropsychiatry and clinical neurosciences. 2014; 26 (1) : 81-6.|
|Branum-Martin, L., Tao, S., Garnaat, S., & Francis, D. J. Meta-analysis of bilingual phonological awareness: Language, age, and psycholinguistic grain size. Journal of Educational Psychology. 2012; 104 : 932-944.|
|Perez, J. A., Venta, A., Garnaat, S., & Sharp, C. The difficulties in emotion regulation scale: Factor structure and association with nonsuicidal self-injury in adolescent inpatients. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment . 2012; 34 : 393-404.|
|Garnaat, S. L. & Norton, P. J. Factor structure and measurement invariance of the Yale-Brown Obsessive Compulsive Scale across four racial/ethnic groups. Journal of Anxiety Disorders. 2010; 24 : 723-728.|
NIMH R21MH104728, "tDCS for Inhibitory Control Deficits: A Test in OCD," MPIs: Garnaat & Greenberg, 08/2014 – 07/2017, Role: Principal Investigator
NCI R21CA214102, "tDCS for Increasing Exercise Adherence in Individuals with Elevated Depressive Symptoms," MPIs: Abrantes & Garnaat, 01/2017 – 12/2019, Role: Principal Investigator
NIGMS P20GM130452, Sub-Project 5577, "Modulating Prefrontal Circuits Underlying Behavioral Flexibility in OCD: a TMS Study," PL: Garnaat, 03/2019 – Present, Role: Project Leader
NIMH R01MH110449, "Harm Avoidance and Incompleteness as Dimensional Endophenotypes in Anxiety and OC Spectrum Disorders," PI: Rasmussen, 09/2016 – 05/2021, Role: Staff Scientist
Brown University OVPR Seed Award, “Investigating the neural basis of sequential control in obsessive compulsive disorder,” MPIs: Desrochers & Garnaat, 01/2020 – 06/2021, Role: Principal Investigator
|2011||PhD||University of Houston|
|2008||MA||University of Houston|
|2005||BS||Northern Arizona University|
Postdoctoral Poster Award Winner, Alpert Medical School of Brown University Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior Research Day, 2013
Trainee Poster Travel Award Winner, International Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Foundation Conference, 2013
Fellow, 15th Annual NIH Summer Institute on Randomized Behavioral Clinical Trials, 2015
Awardee, Alies Muskin Career Development Leadership Program, Anxiety and Depression Association of America, 2015
|Abrantes, Ana||Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior|
|Desrochers, Theresa||Rosenberg Family Assistant Professor of Brain Science, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior|
|Greenberg, Benjamin||Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior|
|McLaughlin, Nicole||Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior (Research)|
|Rasmussen, Steven||Mary E. Zucker Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Chair of Psychiatry and Human Behavior|
|Uebelacker, Lisa||Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior|
|van 't Wout, Mascha||Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior (Research)|
|Research Psychologist. Butler Hospital, -|