Sabrina Ford, PhD

Ford, Sabrina, PhD
Assistant Professor

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Sabrina Ford, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology at Michigan State University, College of Human Medicine. Dr. Ford works with Dr. Karen Patricia Williams on a NIH R01 funded research project entitled the Kin KeeperSM Cancer Prevention/Intervention that utilizes Community Health Workers to disseminate intense breast and cervical cancer education to African American, Latina, and Arab women. Her background in the study behavioral medicine informs research design to improve in health behaviors and promote positive mental and physical health outcomes. The primary focus of her research includes sexual risk behaviors in throughout the lifespan. Dr. Ford received a B.S. in Psychology from the University of Michigan and a Ph.D. in Counseling and Human Development from the University of Iowa. She completed post-doctoral training at the University of Pennsylvania, Department of Psychology.



Cancer Disparities
Endometriosis, Ademoyosis and Liemyomas
STDs and HIV in Young Women


  1. McKay, J.R., Alterman, A.I., Ford, S., Cacciola, J.S., & Rutherford, M.J. (1994). Psychopathy as a predictor of alcohol and drug outcomes. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 18(2), 494. 
  2. Butler, S.F., Newman, F.L., Cacciola, J.S., Frank, A., Budman, S., McLellan, T., Ford, S., et.(1998). Predicting addiction severity index (ASI) interviewer ratings for computer assisted ASI.  Psychological Assessment, 10(4), 399-407.
  3. Ford, S., Farah, M.S., Shera, D.M., & Hurt, H. (2007). Neurocognitive correlates of problem behavior in environmentally at-risk adolescents. The Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, 28(5).
  4. Ford, S., Meghea, C., Estes, T., Hamade, H., Lockett, M., & Williams, KP. Evaluation of the Kin KeeperSM prevention intervention in African American, Latina, and Arab women. Health Education Research, March 29, 2013: asked to revise and resubmit.
  5. Roman, LA, Meghea, C., Ford, S., Hamade, H., Estes, T., Penner, L., Williams, KP. Understanding individual, provider, and system risk factors for breast and cervical cancer screening among underserved Black, Latina, and Arab women. Journal of Women‚Äôs Health, submitted March 15, 2013: under review.  


Areas of Research - Ford