Sara Wetter, M.A.

Sara WetterBiography

Sara Wetter is a graduate student in the Clinical and Health Psychology program (Pediatric Psychology track). She graduated from Anderson University in 2016 with a B.A. in Psychology and minor in Family Science. She then earned a M.A in Clinical Psychology from the University of Dayton, graduating in 2018.  After graduation, she worked as a clinical research coordinator for two years under the supervision of Dr. Avani Modi at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center’s Center for Adherence and Self-Management. In this role, she helped to launch two NIH-funded multi-site clinical trials aimed at improving medication adherence in children and adolescents with epilepsy. Sara joined Dr. Kimberly Driscoll’s lab in Fall 2020.

Research Focus

Sara’s research interests include the impact of pain on various outcomes across pediatric conditions, family dynamics, and how those factors specifically affect chronically ill children from under-served backgrounds and their families.


Wetter, S. E., Fuhs, M., & Goodnight, J. A. (2019). Examining sleep as a protective mechanism for executive functioning in children from low-income homes. Early Child Development and Care, 1-12.

Professional Memberships

APA Division 54 (Society of Pediatric Psychology)

Midwestern Psychological Association

American Psychological Association

Honors and Awards

Graduate School Funding Award – University of Florida (2020)
Graduate Student Summer Fellowship – University of Dayton (2018)
Graduate Assistantship – University of Dayton (2016-2018)
Dean’s List – University of Dayton (2016-2018)
Psychology Department Honors – Anderson University (2016)
Psi Chi, Anderson University Chapter (2014-2016)
Anderson University Grant (2013-2016)
Dean’s List – Anderson University (2012-2016)
Anderson University Distinguished Student Scholarship (2012-2016)
Ashton Preservation Scholarship (2012-2016)