Human Behavioral Pharmacology Laboratory

University of Chicago

Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience


Sarah Ellefson


 2010 - Present: Ph.D. in Clinical and Rehabilitation Psychology, Illinois Institute of Technology

 December 2013: Masters of Science Thesis Defense
Attributions Towards Returning OEF/OIF Veterans with a Disability: Traumatic Brain Injury vs. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Disability Context

 June 2014: Oral Comprehensive Examination
Long-Term Intensive Care Unit Stay, Sepsis, Hypoxic Episodes, and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder on   Neurocognitive and Daily Functioning
  2010: B. A., Psychobiology, Ripon College
      McNair Scholar (2009-2010)

Research Experience:

 April 2012 - Present: Research Assistant, Human Behavioral Pharmacology Laboratory, University of Chicago

 June 2014 - Present: Project Manager, Neuropsychology Service Chiari Malformation Research Team, University of Chicago Medical Center


Corrigan, P., Kosyluk, K., Markowicz, F., Brown, R., Conlon, B., Rosenberg, J., Rees, J., Ellefson, S., & Al-Khouja, M. (in review) Should college students disclose their mental illness to decrease stigma?

Pingani, L., Fiorillo, A., Catellani, S., Del Vecchio, V., Rigatelli, M., Evans-Lacko, S., Corrigan, P., & Ellefson, S. (in review) Stigma in the context of schools: Analysis of the phenomenon of stigma in a population of university students.

Rosenberg, J., Rosenberg, S., Ellefson, S., & Corrigan, P. (in review) Mass shootings and mental health stigma: Perceptions and policy since the sandy hook school shooting.