Sarah L. Desmarais

Associate Professor of Psychology, North Carolina State University

I am a Professor of Psychology and Director of the Center for Family and Community Engagement at North Carolina State University. I received my Ph.D. from the Law and Forensic Psychology Program at Simon Fraser University. My current research focuses on the assessment and treatment of risks and needs associated with criminal behavior, interpersonal violence, and terrorism. I have more than 100 peer-reviewed publications on diverse but related topics including violence and mental illness, risk assessment approaches, domestic violence, and terrorism. I have held over $4.8 million in funding from agencies including the National Institute of Mental Health, the National Institute on Drug Abuse, and the National Institute of Justice. I conduct trainings and provide consultation worldwide on structured risk assessment approaches. I serve on local behavioral health and criminal justice committees, as well as state and federal policy taskforces.

Experience

  • –present
    Professor of Psychology, North Carolina State University