Center Leadership

Sarah Lord, PhD

Director, Dissemination & Implementation Core

Technology-delivered Assessment, Prevention and Intervention Tools; mHealth; Substance Use; HIV; Mental Health


Sarah Lord, PhD
Director, Dissemination & Implementation Core

46 Centerra Parkway, EverGreen Center, Suite 315 Lebanon, NH 03766


Selected Publications
  • Knapp AA, Allan NP, Cloutier R, Blumenthal H, Moradi S, Budney AJ, Lord SE. Effects of anxiety sensitivity on cannabis, alcohol, and nicotine use among adolescents: Evaluating pathways through anxiety, withdrawal symptoms, and coping motives. J Behav Med. 2021 Apr;44(2):187-201. doi: 10.1007/s10865-020-00182-x. PMID: 32980966; PMCID: PMC7965231.
  • Lord S, Seavey K, Budney AJ, Marsch LA. Digitally delivered therapies. In: Brady K, Levin FR, Galanter M, Kleber HD, editors. The American Psychiatric Press textbook of substance abuse treatment. 6th edition. American Psychiatric Association; 2021. p. 435-447.
  • Mishra V, Pope G, Lord S, Lewia S, Lowens B, Caine K, Sen S, Halter R, Kotz D. Continuous detection of physiological stress with commodity hardware. ACM Trans Comput Healthc. 2020 Apr;1(2):8. doi: 10.1145/3361562. PMID: 32832933; PMCID: PMC7442214.
  • Budney AJ, Marsch LA, Aklin WM, Borodovsky JT, Brunette MF, Campbell A, Dallery J, Kotz D, Knapp AA, Lord SE, Nunes EV, Scherer EA, Stanger C, Torrey WC. Workshop on the development and evaluation of digital therapeutics for health behavior change: Science, methods, and projects. JMIR Ment Health. 2020 Feb 26;7(2):e16751. doi: 10.2196/16751.PMID: 32130155.
  • Brunette MF, Ferron JC, Geiger P, Guarino S, Pratt SI, Lord SE, Aschbrenner KA, Adachi-Mejia A. Pilot study of a mobile smoking cessation intervention for low-income smokers with serious mental illness. Journal of Smoking Cessation. Cambridge University Press; 2019;14(4):203–210.
  • Lord SE, Seavey KM, Oren SD, Budney AJ, Marsch LA. Digital presence of a research center as a research dissemination platform: Reach and resources. JMIR Ment Health. 2019 Apr 5;6(4):e11686. doi: 10.2196/11686. PMID: 30950800.
  • Budney, AJ, Bodorosky, JT, Marsch, LA, Lord, SE.  Technical innovations in addiction treatment. In Danovitch I, Mooney L, editors. The assessment and treatment of addiction: Best practices and new frontiers. St. Louis: Elsevier; 2019. p. 75-90.
  • Kotz D, Lord SE, O'Malley AJ, Stark L, Marsch LA. Workshop on emerging technology and data analytics for behavioral health. JMIR Res Protoc. 2018 Jun 20;7(6):e158. doi: 10.2196/resprot.9589. PMID: 29925493.
  • Pope GC, Mishra V, Lewia S, Lowens B, Kotz D, Lord S, Halter R. An ultra-low resource wearable EDA sensor using wavelet compression. In Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Body Sensor Networks (BSN), pages 193-196, March 2018. doi: 10.1109/BSN.2018.8329691.
  • Mishra V, Lowens B, Lord S, Caine K, and Kotz D. Investigating contextual cues as indicators for EMA delivery. Proceedings of the International Workshop on Smart & Ambient Notification and Attention Management (UbiTtention). 2017: 935-40. DOI 10.1145/3123024.3124571.
  • Hester J, Peters T, Yun T, Peterson R, Skinner J, Golla B, Storer K, Hearndon S, Freeman K, Lord S, Halter R, Kotz D, et al. Amulet: An energy-efficient, multi-application wearable platform. Proceedings of the 14th ACM Conference on Embedded Network Sensor Systems CD-ROM; Stanford, CA, USA. 2994554: ACM; 2016. p. 216-29.
  • Lord SE, Moore SK, Ramsey A, Dinauer S, Johnson K. Implementation of a substance use recovery support mobile application in community settings: Qualitative study of clinician and staff perspectives of facilitators and barriers. JMIR Mental Health. 2016;3(2):e24. PMCID: PMC4942682.
  • Nicholson J, Carpenter-Song EA, MacPherson LH, Tauscher JS, Burns TC, Lord SE. Developing the WorkingWell mobile app to promote job tenure for individuals with serious mental illnesses. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal. 2017;40(3):276-82. PMID:27322395.
  • Ramsey A, Lord S, Torrey J, Marsch L, Lardiere M. Paving the way to successful implementation: Identifying key barriers to use of technology-based therapeutic tools for behavioral health care. J Behav Health Serv Res. 2016 Jan;43(1):54-70. doi: 10.1007/s11414-014-9436-5. PMID: 25192755; PMCID: PMC4362852.
  • Haim S, Wang R, Lord S, Loeb L, Zhou X, Campbell A. The mobile photographic stress meter (MPSM): A new way to measure stress using images. In Proceedings of the 2015 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing and Proceedings of the 2015 ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers (pp. 733-742). 2015 Sept. ACM.
  • Marsch LA, Lord S. Applying technology to the assessment, prevention, treatment, and recovery support of substance use disorders. In: el-Guebaly N, Carra G, Galanter M, editors. Textbook of addiction treatment: international perspectives. New York: Springer; 2015. p. 1085-1092.
  • Lord S. Models for effective dissemination and implementation of technology-based approaches to behavioral health care. In Marsch L, Lord S, Dallery J. (Eds). Behavioral health care and technology: using science-based innovations to transform practice. New York: Oxford University Press. 2014.
  • Green T, Bowman S, Ray M, McKenzie M, Lord SE, Rich J. Development of an incarceration-specific overdose prevention video: Staying alive on the outside. Health Education Journal, 2014 September, 1-11.