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Sarah Uzelac, Ph.D.

Brief Bio:  Sarah Uzelac, PhD. is an Associate Professor of Psychology at Mount Saint Mary College in Newburgh, New York. While her doctoral research was focused on the neurobiology of stress and anxiety, Dr. Uzelac has been teaching about and studying perinatal issues since the birth of her second child in 2007. Dr. Uzelac developed a course which was used as the basis for research investigating whether providing college-attending women access to information, education, and critical thinking skills in the area of perinatal care can significantly, positively alter this belief system. The course has now been renamed The Psychology of Birth and made a permanent elective offering in the psychology program at MSMC in 2016.