David Sbarra, Ph.D.

Our Relationship Expert

David Sbarra, Ph.D., our relationships expert, is an Associate Professor of Psychology and the Director of Clinical Training at the University of Arizona (in Tucson, Arizona).

As a clinical psychologist, David’s scientific interests focus on close relationships and health, and he has published many peer-reviewed papers on this topic. In particular, his main research efforts center on understanding how adults cope with marital separation and divorce, as well as how psychological responses to difficult life events are associated with health-relevant biological responses. David’s research is funded by the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation.

He received his Ph.D. from the University of Virginia, completed his clinical psychology internship at the University of Wisconsin and was an undergraduate at Cornell University.

Outside of work, David enjoys cycling, running, cooking, gardening, reading and spending time with his family. David is married with two children (a three-year-old boy and a new baby girl!).

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