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Sarah A. Novak

Associate Professor of Psychology


Degrees

PHD, 2005, Carnegie Mellon Univ; MA, 2004, Carnegie Mellon Univ; BA, 2001, Univ Texas Austin


Bio

Dr. Sarah Novak is an Associate Professor in the Psychology Department and serves on the faculty of the Master of Public Health program at Hofstra University. She teaches undergraduate courses in introductory psychology, health psychology, social psychology, and advanced research methods, as well as graduate seminar course in social psychology and the social determinants of health. Dr. Novak was named the 2014 Teacher of the Year for Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Dr. Novak's research explores the role of close relationships in promoting or inhibiting good health habits, with a particular focus on body weight and nutrition. She has also contributed to evaluations of health policy changes in school environments, ranging from the removal of unhealthy snacks to the development and implementation of school wellness policies.

Dr. Novak received a B.A. in Psychology and the Plan II Honors Program from the University of Texas at Austin. She was awarded a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship to complete her M.S. and Ph.D. in Health and Social Psychology at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. Prior to joining the Hofstra faculty in 2007, Dr. Novak held a postdoctoral research fellowship at the Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity at Yale University.


Recent Courses Taught

Course Title Level
MPH 204 SOCIAL & BEHAVRL DETERMINANTS Graduate
PSY 089 HEALTH PSY & BEHAVIORAL MED Undergraduate
PSY 100 HONORS IN PSYCHOLOGY Undergraduate
PSY 151 INDEPENDENT READINGS IN PSY Undergraduate
PSY 198 RSRCH SEM-SOC PSY: SOCIAL PSY Undergraduate
PSY 223 RES DESIGN II: INDEP PROJECTS Graduate
PSY 249 THRY&RESRCH-SOC PSY Graduate
PSY 252 INDEPENDENT TOPICS IN PSY Graduate
PSY 604 DISSERTATION ADVISEMENT Graduate
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