Dr. Sarah Mattson

is a neuropsychologist at San Diego State University whose research focuses on children and adolescents with developmental disorders, especially those with prenatal origins. Current research projects include fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) and 11Q terminal deletion disorder (Jacobson syndrome).

Dr. Mattson's Current Studies

Web-based screening and assessment tools for fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD)

  • FASD-Tree
  • BRAIN-online

Neurobehavioral functioning of children with fetal alcohol syndrome or heavy prenatal alcohol exposure

  • Verbal & nonverbal learning
  • Visuospatial processing
  • Executive functioning
  • Psychiatric functioning
  • Attention

Opening for a Post Doctoral Fellow

Dr. Mattson is seeking a new postdoc, funded by a T32 grant from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) to work on research related to fetal alcohol spectrum disorders. For information on Dr. Mattson's research at the Center for Behavioral...

Seed Grant Awarded for the iCAN Study

The Internet Study of COVID-19, Alcohol, and Neurocognition (iCAN study) was recently awarded seed grant of $7,500. This funding will be used primarily for subject incentives for the iCAN study.

Added Caution on Pregnancy and Alcohol

CDC recommendation supported by data, neurologist says If you’re a sexually active woman of childbearing age, either use birth control or don’t drink. That’s the latest message from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The agency cited the...

This mother drank while pregnant. Here’s what her daughter’s like at 43

Kathy Mitchell wants to share something with you. She’s not proud of it, and it’s not a behavior she hopes you’ll emulate. It’s just the truth: As a teen, Kathy drank alcohol while pregnant with her daughter, Karli. It was a perilous if unwitting mistake that has...

Publications: Eric

  Journal Article (Published) Glass, L., Moore, E. M., Akshoomoff, N., Jones, K. L., Riley, E. P., Mattson Weller, S. N. (2017). Academic Difficulties in Children with Prenatal Alcohol Exposure: Presence, Profile, and Neural Correlates....

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Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders

COVID-19, Alcohol, and Neurocognition