Sarah D. Patrick

Sarah D. Patrick

Doctoral Student in Clinical Psychology

5057 Woodward Ave

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Sarah D. Patrick

I am currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology with a double concentration in Clinical Neuropsychology and Statistics and Measurement.

I am a member of Dr. Lisa Rapport's Neuropsychology and Assessment Lab (NeurAL). My primary research interests include neuropsychological assessment, performance validity assessment, and psychometrics/measurement-based research. My current research examines the utility of biometric indices, such as pupillometry, in the context of performance validity assessment. 

I will be completing my APA pre-doctoral internship in clinical neuropsychology at the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System.

Research interest(s)/area of expertise

  • Neuropsychological Assessment

  • Performance Validity Assessment

  • Psychometrics and Measurement


  • B.A., Psychology, University of Pennsylvania, 2012
  • M.A., Psychology, Wayne State University, 2020

Awards and grants

  • The Charles L. Gdowski Memorial Award (2022)
  • Thomas C. Rumble University Graduate Fellowship Award (2021)
  • Wayne State University Graduate School, Graduate Research Assistantship (competitive award; 2020)
  • Blue Ribbon Research Award, American Psychological Association (APA), Society for Clinical Neuropsychology (2020)
  • Betty J. Neitzel Summer Research Award ($4,000; 2020)
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Michigan Foundation Student Research Award ($3,000; 2019)

Selected publications

Patrick, S. D., Sanders, G., Boulton, A. J., & Tulsky, D. S. (2022). Measurement invariance of physical, mental, and social health PROMIS measures across individuals with spinal cord injury and traumatic brain injury. Quality of Life Research.

Patrick, S. D., Rapport, L. J., Kanser, R. J., Hanks, R. A., & Bashem, J. R. (2021). Detecting simulated versus bona fide traumatic brain injury using pupillometry. Neuropsychology, 35(5), 472–485. [download]

Patrick, S. D., Rapport, L. J., Kanser, R. J., Hanks, R. A., & Bashem, J. R. (2021). Performance validity assessment using response time on the Warrington Recognition Memory Test. The Clinical Neuropsychologist, 35(6), 1154–1173.