Sara Bufferd, Ph.D.
Sara Bufferd, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Psychology

Office: SBSB 3237
Phone: (760) 750-8559
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I joined the psychology faculty at California State University San Marcos in the Fall of 2012 after completing my Ph.D. in clinical psychology. My research interests lie within a developmental psychopathology framework.  I investigate factors that contribute to the onset and course of emotional and behavioral problems in young children, including temperament, psychosocial functioning, stressors, and parenting behavior. I am particularly interested in mapping normative and pathological psychological development of anxiety and mood dysregulation in preschool-aged children.


Education

2003              B.S., Human Development, Cornell University

2012              Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, Stony Brook University

Training

2003-2005     Post-Baccalaureate Research, Child Psychiatry,

                     Columbia University/New York State Psychiatric Institute

2010-2011     Predoctoral Clinical Internship, Yale University

Fellowships

2005-2010     Graduate Council Fellowship, Stony Brook University

2009-2012     National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Fellowship

                    National Research Service Award (F31 MH084444)


CURRENT GRANT FUNDING

2016-2019 National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Academic Research Enhancement Award (AREA; R15 MH106885): Preschool Internalizing Psychopathology: Behavioral Phenotypes and Stress Physiology

PUBLICATIONS

Bufferd, S. J., Dougherty, L. R., & Olino, T. M. (In press). Mapping the frequency and severity of depressive behaviors in preschool-aged children. Child Psychiatry & Human Development.

Bufferd, S. J., Dougherty, L. R., Olino, T. M., Dyson, M. W., Carlson, G. A., & Klein, D. N. (In press). Temperament distinguishes persistent/recurrent from remitting anxiety disorders across early childhood. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology.

Barrios, C. S., Bufferd, S. J., Klein, D. N., & Dougherty, L. R. (In press). The interaction between parenting and children’s cortisol reactivity at age three predicts increases in children’s internalizing and externalizing symptoms at age six. Development and Psychopathology.

Parisette-Sparks, A., Bufferd, S. J., & Klein, D. N. (In press). Parental predictors of children’s shame and guilt at age 6 in a multi-method, longitudinal study. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology.

Dougherty, L. R., Smith, V. C., Bufferd, S. J., Kessel, E. M. Carlson, G. A., & Klein, D. N. (In press). Disruptive mood dysregulation disorder at age six and clinical and functional outcomes three years later. Psychological Medicine.

Kessel, E., Kujawa, A., Goldstein, B., Hajcak, G., Bufferd, S. J., Dyson, M., & Klein, D. N. (In press). Behavioral observations of positive and negative valence systems in early childhood predict physiological measures of emotional processing three years later. Journal of Affective Disorders.

Carlson, G. A., Danzig, A. P., Dougherty, L. R., Bufferd, S. J., & Klein, D. N. (In press). Loss of temper and irritability: The relationship to tantrums in a community and clinical sample. Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology.

Meyer, A., Proudfit, G.H., Bufferd, S. J., Kujawa, A. J., Laptook, R.S., Torpey, D. C., & Klein, D. N. (In press).  Self-reported and observed punitive parenting prospectively predicts increased error-related brain activity in six-year-old children. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology.

Dyson, M. W., Olino, T. M., Durbin, C. E., Goldsmith, H. H., Bufferd, S. J., Miller, A. R., & Klein, D. N. (In press). The structural and rank-order stability of temperament in young children based on a laboratory-observational measure. Psychological Assessment.

Kopala-Sibley-D. C., Dougherty, L. R., Dyson, M. W., Laptook, R. S., Bufferd, S. J., Klein, D. N. (In press). Early childhood cortisol reactivity moderates the effects of parent-child relationship quality on the development of children’s temperament in early childhood. Developmental Science.

Kessel, E. M., Allmann, A. E. S., Goldstein, B., Finsaas, M., Dougherty, L. R., Bufferd, S. J., Carlson, G. A., & Klein, D. N. (2017). Predictors and outcomes of childhood primary enuresis. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 56, 250-257.

Dougherty, L. R., Smith, V. C., Bufferd, S. J., Kessel, E., Carlson, G. A., & Klein, D. N. (2015). Preschool irritability predicts child psychopathology, functional impairment, and service use at age nine. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 56, 999-1007.

Bufferd, S. J., Dougherty, L. R., Olino, T. M., Dyson, M.W., Laptook, R. S., Carlson, G. A., & Klein, D. N. (2014). Predictors of the onset of depression diagnoses in young children: A multi-method, multi-informant longitudinal study from ages 3 to 6. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 55, 1279-1287.

Dougherty, L. R., Smith, V.C., Bufferd, S. J., Carlson, G. A., Stringaris, A., Leibenluft, E., & Klein, D. (2014). DSM-5 Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder: Correlates and predictors in young children. Psychological Medicine, 44, 2339-2350.

Olino, T.M., Dougherty, L.R. Bufferd, S.J., Carlson, G.A, & Klein, D.N. (2014). Testing models of psychopathology in preschool-aged children using a structured interview-based assessment.Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 42, 1201-1211.

Dougherty, L. R., Smith, V. C., Bufferd, S. J., Stringaris, A., Leibenluft, E., Carlson, G. A., & Klein, D. N. (2013). Preschool irritability: Longitudinal associations with psychiatric disorders at age six and parental psychopathology. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 52, 1304-1313.

Dougherty, L. R., Smith, V., Olino, T. M., Dyson, M. W., Bufferd, S. J., Rose, S. R., & Klein, D. N. (2013). Maternal psychopathology and early child temperament predict young children’s salivary cortisol 3 years later. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 41, 531-542.

Meyer, A., Hajcak, G., Torpey, D. C., Kujawa, A., Kim, J., Bufferd, S. J., Carlson, G. A., & Klein, D. N. (2013).  Increased error-related brain activity in six-year-old children with clinical anxiety. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 41, 1257-1266.

Dougherty, L. R., Tolep, M. R., Bufferd, S. J., Olino, T. M., Dyson, M. W., Traditi, J., Rose, S.A., Carlson, G. A., & Klein, D. N. (2013). Preschool anxiety disorders: Comprehensive assessment of clinical, demographic, temperamental, familial, and life stress correlates. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 42, 577-589.

Hayden, E. P., Olino, T. M., Bufferd, S. J., Miller, A., Dougherty, L. R., Sheikh, H. I., Singh, S. M., & Klein, D. N. (2013). The serotonin transporter linked polymorphic region and brain-derived neurotrophic factor valine to methionine at position 66 polymorphisms and maternal history of depression: associations with cognitive vulnerability to depression in childhood. Development and Psychopathology, 25, 587-598.

Danzig, A. P., Bufferd, S. J., Dougherty, L. R., Carlson, G. A., & Klein, D. N.  (2013). Longitudinal associations between preschool psychopathology and school-age peer functioning. Child Psychiatry & Human Development, 44, 621-632.

Sheikh, H. I., Kryski, K. R., Smith, H. J., Dougherty, L. R., Bufferd, S. J., Klein, D. N., Singh, S. M., & Hayden, E. P. (2013). Catechol-O-Methyltransferase gene val158met polymorphism and depressive symptoms during early childhood. Neuropsychiatric Genetics, 162, 245-252.

Kim, J., Carlson, G. A., Meyer, S. E., Bufferd, S. J., Dougherty, L. R., Dyson, M. W., Laptook, R. S., Olino, T. M., & Klein, D. N. (2012). Correlates of the CBCL-dysregulation profile in preschool-aged children. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 53, 918-926.

Bufferd, S. J., Dougherty, L. R., Carlson, G. A., Rose, S. R., & Klein, D. N. (2012). Preschool psychopathology: Continuity from age 3 to 6. American Journal of Psychiatry, 169, 1157-1164. (Editorial by Luby)

Bufferd, S. J., Dougherty, L. R., Carlson, G. A., & Klein, D. N. (2011). Parent-reported mental health in preschoolers: Findings using a diagnostic interview. Comprehensive Psychiatry, 52, 359-369.

Dougherty, L. R., Bufferd, S. J., Carlson, G. A., Dyson, M. W., Olino, T. M., & Klein, D. N. (2011). Preschoolers' observed temperament and psychiatric disorders assessed with a parent diagnostic interview. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 40, 295-306.

Hayden, E. P., Klein, D. N., Dougherty, L. R., Olino, T. M., Dyson, M. W., Bufferd, S. J., Durbin, C. E., Sheikh, H. I., & Singh, S. M. (2010). The dopamine D2 receptor gene and depressive and anxious symptoms in childhood: Associations and evidence for gene-environment correlation and gene-environment interaction. Psychiatric Genetics, 20, 304-310.

Nemeroff, R., Levitt, J. M., Faul, L., WonPat-Borja, A. J., Bufferd, S. J., Setterberg, S., & Jensen, P. S. (2008). Establishing ongoing, early identification programs for mental health problems in our schools: A feasibility study. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 47, 328-338.

CHAPTERS AND REVIEWS

Bufferd, S. J., Dyson, M. W., Hernandez, I. G., & Wakschlag, L. S. (2016). Explicating the “developmental” in preschool psychopathology. In D. Cicchetti (Ed.), Developmental Psychopathology, Third Edition (pp. 152-186). Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.

Dougherty, L. R., Leppert, K., Merwin, S., Smith, V., Bufferd, S. J., & Kushner, M. (2015). Advances and directions in preschool mental health research. Child Development Perspectives, 9, 14-19.

Klein, D. N., Bufferd, S. J., Dyson, M. W., & Pennock, A. T. (2014). Development and personality disorders. In M. Lewis and K. Rudolph (Eds), Handbook of Developmental Psychopathology, Third Edition (pp. 703-719). New York, NY: Springer.

Klein, D. N., Bufferd, S. J., Ro, E., & Clark, L.A. (2014). Depression and comorbidity: Personality disorders. In C. S. Richards and M. W. O’Hara (Eds), The Oxford Handbook of Depression and Comorbidity (pp. 200-217). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Klein, D. N., Kotov, R., & Bufferd, S. J. (2011). Personality and depression. Annual Review of Clinical Psychology, 7, 5.1-5.27.

Klein, D. N., Torpey, D. C., Bufferd, S. J., & Dyson, M.W. (2008). Depressive disorders. In T.P. Beauchaine and S.P. Hinshaw (Eds.), Child and Adolescent Psychopathology (pp. 477-509). Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.

NON-REFEREED PUBLICATIONS

Bufferd, S. J. (2014). The continuity of mental health problems in young children. Pediatrics for Parents, 29, 19-20.

Cellucci, T., Bufferd, S., Peltan, J., Humphreys, K., & Norcross, J.C. (2011). Division 12 benefits as viewed by graduate students and early career members. The Clinical Psychologist, 64, 4-9.

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

Sillis, C. B., Wren, B. G., Leppert, K., Bouvatte, K., Layton, K., Irigary, C., Dougherty, L. R., Bufferd, S. J. (2016, April). Frequency of social anxiety behaviors during preschool-age and parent- and child-report of social anxiety during early school-age. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Long Beach, CA.  

Gonzalez, R., Maldonado, A., D’Anna-Hernandez, K., Bufferd, S. (2016, April). A comparison of

quantitative and qualitative methods in the assessment of internalizing behaviors in preschool-aged children from Mexican-American farmworker families. In K. D’Anna-Hernandez and S. Bufferd (Chairs and Discussants), Culturally Relevant Maternal Risk Factors For Child Mental Health Outcomes for Mexican and Mexican-American Families. Symposium presented at the annual meeting of the Western Psychological Association (WPA), Long Beach, CA. *Award from Division 52/International Psychology

Maldonado, A., Gonzalez, R., Bufferd, S. & D’Anna-Hernandez, K. (2016, April). The role of acculturative stress and maternal traditional cultural perceptions of mental health as barriers to help seeking behaviors for children of Mexican farmworker families. In K. D’Anna-Hernandez and S. Bufferd (Chairs and Discussants), Culturally Relevant Maternal Risk Factors For Child Mental Health Outcomes for Mexican and Mexican-American Families. Symposium presented at the annual meeting of the Western Psychological Association (WPA), Long Beach, CA. *Award from Division 52/International Psychology

Nunez, V., Mercado, B., Gonzalez, R., Maldonado, A., Bufferd, S., & D’Anna-Hernandez, K. (2016, April). Associations between maternal depressive symptoms, internalized child behaviors, and traditional cultural perceptions of mental health disorders among Mexican-American farmworker families. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Long Beach, CA.  

Mercado, D., Arzate, E., Gonzalez, R., Maldonado, A., Bufferd, S., J., D'Anna-Hernandez, K. (2015, November) Associations between maternal depressive symptoms, acculturative stress, and child impairment in Mexican farmworker families. Bio-Medical Research Conference for Minorities. Seattle, WA.

Maldonado, A., Gonzalez, R., Bufferd, S. J., & D’Anna-Hernandez, K. (2015, October). The role of sociocultural factors on perceived mental health service utilization in women of Mexican-American farmworker families. To be presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans inScience National Conference, Washington, DC.

Bufferd, S. J., Dougherty, L. R., & Olino, T. M. (2015, July). Mapping the frequency and severity of anxiety behaviors in preschool-aged children. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the International Society for Research on Child and Adolescent Psychopathology, Portland, OR.

Bufferd, S. J., Dougherty, L. R., & Olino, T. M. (2015, May). Mapping the frequency and severity of depressive behaviors in preschool-aged children. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Psychological Science, New York, NY.

Barrios, C., Dougherty, L., Klein, D., Bufferd, S., & Laptook, R. (2015, May). Interaction between early parenting and children’s cortisol reactivity at age three predicts increases in children’s externalizing symptoms at age six. Poster presented at the Association for Psychological Science, New York, NY.
 
Sillis, C. B., Wren, B. G., Leppert, K., Bouvatte, K., Alcid, T., Dougherty, L. R., Bufferd, S. J. (2015, April). Daily social anxiety and impairment in preschool-aged children. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Las Vegas, NV.  

Wren*, B. G., Sillis, C. B., Leppert, K., Bouvatte, K., Alcid, T., Dougherty, L. R., Bufferd, S. J. (2015, April). Frequency of separation anxiety behaviors associated with stressors in preschoolers. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Las Vegas, NV. *Western Psychological Foundation Student Scholarship awardee

Arzate, E., Mercado, D. Gonzalez, R., Maldonado, A., Bufferd, S., & D’Anna-Hernandez, K.  (2015, April). Associations between maternal depressive symptoms, acculturative stress, and child impairment in Mexican farmworker families. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Las Vegas, NV.

Gonzalez, R., Maldonado, A., Preciado, A., Damian, A., D’Anna-Hernandez, K., & Bufferd, S. (2015, April). Quantitative and qualitative assessment of emotional problems in preschool-aged children from Mexican farmworker families. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Las Vegas, NV.

Maldonado, A., Gonzalez, R., Preciado, A., Bufferd, S., & D'Anna-Hernandez, K. (2015, April). Psychosocial influences on Mexican-american farmworkers' attitudes toward seeking professional psychological help. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Las Vegas, NV.

Danzig, A. P., Klein, D. N., Bufferd, S. J., Dougherty, L. R., & Carlson, G. A. (2015, March). What’s irritability got to do with it? Poster presented at the 105th Annual Meeting of the American Psychopathological Association (APPA). New York, NY.

Bufferd, S. J., Kim, J., Carlson, G. A., & Klein, D. N. (2014, October). The Age 3 Child Behavior Checklist-Dysregulation Profile predicts psychopathology and impairment at age 6. In L. Dougherty (Chair), Irritability and DSM-5 Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder in Youth. Symposium presented at the meeting of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP), San Diego, CA.

Johnson, V. C., Olino, T. M., Klein, D. N., Dyson, M. W., Bufferd, S. J., Durbin, C. E., Dougherty, L. R., & Hayden, E. P.  (2014, September). A longitudinal investigation of predictors of the stability of behavioural inhibition in early childhood.  Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society of Research in Psychopathology, Evanston, IL.

Bufferd, S. J., Gonzalez, R. D., Daul, B. G., Dyson, M. W., Carlson, G. A., & Klein, D. N. (2014, May). Longitudinal associations between speech difficulties, psychiatric diagnoses, and impairment in preschool-aged children. Poster presented at the meeting of the Association for Psychological Science (APS), San Francisco, CA.

Dyson, M. W., Olino, T. M., Durbin, C. E., Bufferd, S. J., Miller, A., Goldsmith, H. H., & Klein, D. N. The Structural and rank-order stability of temperament in young children based on a laboratory-observational measure. (2014, May). Poster presented at the meeting of the Association for Psychological Science (APS), San Francisco, CA.

Parisette, A., Bufferd, S. J., & Klein, D. N. (2013, August). Parental predictors of children’s shame and guilt at age 6 in a multi-method, longitudinal study. Poster presented at the meeting of the American Psychological Association (APA), Honolulu, HI.

Bufferd, S. J., Kim, J., Carlson, G. A., & Klein, D. N. (2013, June). The Age 3 CBCL-Dysregulation Profile predicts psychopathology and impairment at age 6. Poster presented at the meeting of the International Society for Research on Child and Adolescent Psychopathology (ISRCAP), Leuven, Belgium.

Bufferd, S. J., Dougherty, L. R., Olino, T. M., Dyson, M. W., Laptook, R. S., Carlson, G. A., & Klein, D. N. (2013, April). Predictors of the course of anxiety diagnoses in a multi-method longitudinal study of preschool-aged children.  Poster presented at the meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD), Seattle, WA.

Bufferd, S. J., Dougherty, L. R., Rose, S. R., Olino, T. M., Dyson, M.W., Laptook, R. S., Carlson, G. A., &  Klein, D. N. (2012, October). Predictors of the onset of depression diagnoses in young children: a multi-method, multi-informant longitudinal study from ages 3 to 6. Poster presented at the meeting of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP), San Francisco, CA.

Smith, V. C., Dougherty, L. R., Olino, T. M., Dyson, M. W., Bufferd, S. J., Rose, S., & Klein, D. N. (2012, May). Maternal depression and early child temperament predict young children’s salivary cortisol during early childhood. Poster presented at the meeting of the Association for Psychological Science (APS), Chicago, IL. *Distinguished Contribution Award

Pennock, A. T., Bufferd, S. J., Dougherty, L. R., & Klein, D.N. (2012, May). Longitudinal associations between preschool psychopathology and school-age peer functioning. Poster presented at the meeting of the Association for Psychological Science (APS), Chicago, IL.

Bufferd, S. J., Dougherty, L. R., Carlson, G. A., & Klein, D. N. (2011, October). Preschool Psychopathology: Rates, comorbidity, and stability of DSM-IV disorders. Poster presented at the meeting of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP), Toronto, ON.

Bufferd, S. J., Dougherty, L. R., Carlson, G. A., & Klein, D. N. (2011, September). Rates and stability of preschool psychopathology from ages 3 to 6. Poster presented at the meeting of the Society for Research in Psychopathology (SRP), Boston, MA.

Tolep, M. R., Bufferd, S. J., Condit, C. S., Olino, T. M., Rose, S. A., Dougherty, L. R., & Klein, D. N. (2011,May). Preschool anxiety disorders: Comprehensive assessment of clinical demographic, child and familial correlates. Poster presented at the meeting of the Association for Psychological Science (APS), Washington, DC.

Klein, D. N., Bufferd, S. J., Dougherty, L.R., & Carlson, G. A. (2010, May). Parent-reported depression in early childhood: Prevalence and stability. In A. Angold (Chair), Preschool psychopathology.
Symposium conducted at the meeting of the Association for Psychological Science (APS), Boston, MA.

Klein, D. N., & Bufferd, S. J. (2010, April). Psychotherapy of depression: Efficacy in adults and youth. Invited Grand Rounds presentation, Stony Brook University School of Medicine, Stony Brook, NY.

Bufferd, S. J., Dougherty, L. R., Carlson, G. A., Bromet, E. J., & Klein, D. N. (2010, March). Parent-reported  mental health in preschoolers: Findings using a diagnostic interview. Poster presented at the meeting of the American Psychopathological Association (APPA), New York, NY.

Klein, D. N., Bufferd, S. J., Dougherty, L.R., & Carlson, G. A. (2009, June). Parent-reported depression in early childhood: Prevalence and stability. In K. Keenan (Chair), Early developmental characteristics of  depressed mood: Implications for developmental phenotypes. Symposium conducted at the meeting of the
International Society for Research on Child and Adolescent Psychopathology (ISRCAP), Seattle, WA.

Bufferd, S. J., Dougherty, L. R., Klein, D. N., & Carlson, G. A. (2008, May). Psychopathology in preschoolers: Prevalence and validity in a community sample. Poster presented at the meeting of the Association for Psychological Science (APS), Chicago, IL.

Bufferd, S. J., WonPat-Borja, A.J., Levitt, J.M., & Jensen, P.S. (2005, March).  Enhancing School-Based Mental Health Services with an Evidence-Based Assessment Tool.  Poster presented at the 18th Annual Research Conference on Children’s Mental Health Service Systems, Tampa, FL.

Levitt, J.M., Bufferd, S.J., WonPat-Borja, A.J., & Jensen, P.S.  (2004, October).  Evidence-based mental health assessments in New York City schools.  In K. Hoagwood (Chair), School-based mental health and evidence-based practices.  Symposium conducted at the meeting of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP), Washington, DC.

Levitt, J.M., WonPat-Borja, A.J., Bufferd, S.J., & Jensen, P.S. (2004, July). Implementing evidence-based assessment strategies in schools.  Poster presented at the meeting of the American Psychological Association (APA), Honolulu, HI.

Bufferd, S.J.  (2003, April).  Ethnic diversity in adolescent stress exposure, risk and protective factors, and  psychological outcomes.  Poster presented at the 18th Annual Undergraduate Research Forum, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY.


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