Sara I. McClelland, Ph.D.

I’m an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Women’s Studies and Psychology at the University of Michigan. My research focuses on sexual well-being across the life span, with particular attention to sexual health early in life and late in life. Recent research has focused on the psychological and sexual sequelae of metastatic breast cancer, as well as the impact of sex education policies on young people. 

I teach courses with a focus on adolescent sexual development, public policy, and research methods. I am especially interested in points of translation between audiences and stakeholders concerning issues such as education, medicine, policy, and research.

I use a variety of methods in my research, including interviews, surveys, focus groups, and Q methods. My work is also often focused on a meta-analysis of methods themselves: why do we choose one method of investigation over another and how do our methodological decisions limit or expand what we can learn about a phenomenon?

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