Sara Jo Nixon, Ph.D.
University of Florida
Dr. Sara Jo Nixon is a Professor in the Departments of Psychiatry and Psychology, and Co-Vice Chair of Research for the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Florida. She received her Ph.D. in Psychology at the University of Oklahoma. Her research uses neurobehavioral methods and models to examine the acute and chronic effects of alcohol and other drugs. Within her clinical research, her team also explores sex differences, the effects of age, and the import of ethnic/racial minority status. In addition to neurobehavioral research, Dr. Nixon has sustained a strong interest in community outreach and education. Her continued commitment to community outreach is reflected in her ongoing work focusing on the cognitive, psychological, and social concomitants of substance use.