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Sarah Grace Uhouse

Graduate Assistant

Office: SMH 140

Email: sgh71@scarletmail.rutgers.edu

Phone: 848-445-3577

  • Bio
  • Grants
  • Selected Publications
  • Education
  • Recent Awards
  • Other Information


Sarah Grace Uhouse is a fourth year Clinical Psychology doctoral student working with Dr. Marsha Bates in the Center of Alcohol and Substance Use Studies at Rutgers University. After graduating from Vanderbilt University with a BA in 2014, she worked as a post-baccalaureate research assistant at the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism in Bethesda, Maryland. There, she developed an interest in conducting mechanism-based research to answer questions concerning the development and maintenance of substance use disorders. She joined the Cardiac Neuroscience Laboratory as a graduate student in 2016. Her master’s thesis examined the effects of an exercise intervention on resting state connectivity in a cognitive-control network in depressed individuals. She is looking forward to continuing to pursue her research interests through her dissertation work over the upcoming years.



  NIH Intramural Research Training Award (IRTA) Fellowship


Selected Publications

Bates, M.E., Lesnewich, L.M., Helton, S.G., Gohel, S., & Buckman, J.F. (2019). Resonance paced breathing alters neural reactivity to alcohol cues. Manuscript submitted for publication.

Mauro, K.L., Helton, S.G., Lee, J., Lou, A., Rosoff, D.B., Schwandt, M.S., Jung, J., Muench, C., & Lohoff, F.W. (2018). Association Analysis Between Genetic Variation in GATA Binding Protein 4 and Alcohol Use Disorder. Alcohol and Alcoholism. Doi: 10.1093/alcalc/agx120.

Helton, S.G. (2017, October 1). Enhancing self-control: Knowing how to reach our goals and when to let them go. Section 10, Division 12 Blog. Retrieved from http://div12sec10.org/?p=834.

Dutta, N., Helton, S.G., Schwandt, M., Zhu, X., Momenan, R., Lohoff, F.W. (2016). Genetic variation in the vesicular monoamine transporter 1 (VMAT1) gene and alcohol withdrawal severity. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research. doi: 10.1111/acer.12991.

Zhu, X., Dutta, N., Helton, S.G., Schwandt, M., Yan, J., Hodgkinson, C., Cortes, C., Kerich, M., Hall, S., Sun, H., Phillips, M., Momenan, R., Lohoff, F.W. (2015). Resting-state functional connectivity and presynaptic monoamine signaling in Alcohol Dependence. Human Brain Mapping. doi: 10.1002/hbm.22951.

Helton, S.G., Lohoff, F.W. (2015). Pharmacogenetics of alcohol use disorders and comorbid psychiatric disorders. Psychiatry Research. doi:10.1016/j.psychres.2015.09.019.

Helton, S.G., Lohoff, F.W. (2015). Serotonin pathway polymorphisms and the treatment of major depressive disorder and anxiety disorders. Pharmacogenomics 16(5): 541-53.


2014 BA, Vanderbilt University


Recent Awards

2019 Center of Alcohol and Substance Use Studies Best Clinical Quantitative and Qualitative Studies Poster Award
2018 Center of Alcohol and Substance Use Studies Best Human Experimental Poster Award
  Helene R. White Conference  Travel Award
  Mechanisms of Behavior Change Travel Award
  Research Society on Alcoholism Student Merit Award


Other Information

Sarah Grace was happily married on 6/1/19, and all work before that date is under the name of Sarah Grace Helton.