Sarah A. St. John, PhD Candidate
Assistant Statistician, Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences
David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA
Sociology, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Expected 2017
Sociology, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 2010
Sociology, concentration in Social and Criminal Justice, Central Michigan University, 2004
Women’s Studies, Central Michigan University, 2004
- Health Disparities among Problem Gamblers
- Predictors of Successful Completion / Drop-out from Problem Gambling Treatment
- Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Problem Gambling Treatment Engagement and Completion
- Medicalization Discourses and ‘Problem Gambler’ Identity Formation
Monnat, S., Bernhard, B., Abarbanel, B., St. John, S., & Kalina, A. (2014). Exploring the relationship between treatment satisfaction, perceived improvements in functioning and well-being and gambling harm reduction among clients of pathological gambling treatment programs. Community Mental Health Journal, 50(6), 688–696.
Bernhard, B., & St. John, S. (2012). Problem gambling and treatment in Nevada. The Social Health of Nevada: Leading Indicators and Quality of Life in the Silver State, edited by Dmitri Shalin. UNLV: Center for Democratic Culture. Deemed peer-reviewed by UNLV Department of Sociology Personnel Committee. Available online
Sarah St. John is an Assistant Statistician in the Gambling Studies Program at the University of California, Los Angeles, working as part of the California Gambling Education and Treatment Services (CalGETS) Program. She is a PhD Candidate in Sociology at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where she also serves as Project Manager for the International Gaming Institute’s grant-funded research project, The Nevada Problem Gambling Study. Ms. St. John has expertise working with state-funded problem gambling treatment systems, and her research focuses on predictors of problem gambling treatment completion and drop-out, treatment outcomes, health disparities, and ethnoracial disparities.
She was honored by the Nevada Council on Problem Gambling with their 2015 Shannon L. Bybee Award for outstanding personal and/or professional commitment to the field of problem gambling for work done to help Nevada build and sustain an effective treatment delivery system. Ms. St. John completed her B.S. in Sociology and Women’s Studies at Central Michigan University and her M.A. in Sociology at University of Nevada, Las Vegas.