Graduate School
University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry (2007), Marriage and Family Therapy
Graduate School
Florida State University (2012), Marriage and Family Therapy

Research Interest

  • Families and health
  • Family-based interventions for primary care
  • Integrated behavioral healthcare
  • Psychophysiological stress mechanisms linking relationships and health


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Longitudinal Associations of Family Relationship Quality with Chronic Pain Incidence and Persistence Among Aging African Americans.
Woods SB, Roberson PNE, Booker Q, Wood B, Booker S, J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 2024 May
Family Support and Type 2 Diabetes Self-management Behaviors in Underserved Latino/a/x Patients.
Hiefner AR, Raman S, Woods SB, Ann Behav Med 2024 May
Overcoming patient pain together: Breast cancer patients and caregivers' pre-treatment psychosocial distress linked to patients' pain interference during the first year of treatment.
Roberson PNE, Tasman JG, Woods SB, Cortez G, Somers TJ, Lloyd J, J Pain 2024 Feb
"A cuff is not enough": A community-based participatory research approach to soliciting perspectives of African Americans with hypertension and their family members on self-management intervention features.
Woods SB, Udezi V, Roberson PNE, Arnold EM, Nesbitt S, Hiefner A, Fam Process 2023 Sep
Family strain, but not family support, is linked to worse pain interference among midlife adults reporting new chronic pain.
Woods SB, Roberson PNE, Abdelkhaleq H, Fam Syst Health 2023 Jul
Validating the TeenHITSS to Assess Child Abuse in Adolescent Populations
Day P, Woods SB, Gonzalez L, Fernandez-Criado R, Shakil A Family Medicine 2023 Jan 1 55 12-19
Relationship Quality and Psychophysiological Distress for Underserved Breast Cancer Patients and Their Caregiver before Treatment.
Roberson PNE, Cortez G, Freeman T, Lloyd J, Tasman J, Woods SB, Psychooncology 2022 Sep
Relational and individual stress pathways linking discrimination and ageing cardiometabolic health.
Woods SB, Strenth C, Day P, Tsewang T, Aparicio K, Ross K, Ventimiglia J, Jetpuri Z, Stress Health 2022 May
Depressed mood and environmental mastery as potential pathways linking family relationship quality and disease self-management for African Americans with hypertension.
Woods SB, Hiefner A, Roberson PNE, Zahra N, Arnold EM, Udezi V, Fam Process 2022 May e12789
'They should walk with you': the perspectives of African Americans living with hypertension and their family members on disease self-management.
Woods SB, Hiefner AR, Udezi V, Slaughter G, Moore R, Arnold EM, Ethn Health 2022 Feb 1-26


Featured Books Legend Featured Books

Case Studies in Couple and Family Therapy: Through the Lens of Early Career Professionals

Connie Cornwell, Sarah Woods (Ed.) (2020). Routledge

Honors & Awards

  • Excellence in the Media
    American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (2017)
  • Special Recognition Award
    Texas Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (2017)
  • Dissertation Award
    American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (2013)