Dr. Sarah Mire

Dr. Sarah S Mire

 

Title: Associate Professor & Associate Chair

Department: Psychological, Health, and Learning Sciences

Program: School Psychology

Office Number: 467 FH &

Phone: 713-743-6448

Email: ssmire@uh.edu

Research Interests:

Dr. Mire developed and directs the UH*sparc (School Psychology Autism Research Collaboration) team. Along with her team, Dr. Mire works to connect research and practice through her study and support of persons in systems surrounding children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The mission of UH*sparc is to improve child outcomes by positively impacting the functioning of those in the systems immediately surrounding a child diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD)- this includes families, direct service providers, and school personnel. This is accomplished by developing and maintaining collaborative research efforts that can inform collaborative practice-based relationships between key stakeholders to benefit children with ASD.

Specific goals of UH*sparc research include:

*understanding child, family, and regional factors contributing to various ASD treatment choices (e.g., school-based, psychosocial and behavioral, psychotropic, etc.), across settings;
*exploring the interplay between cognition, affective responding, and behaviors related to treatment, such as choosing, pursuing, and implementing treatments; and
*investigating whether and how change in one domain influences change in other domains.

Dr. Mire is a Licensed Psychologist (LP) in Texas, a Nationally Certified School Psychologist (NCSP), and Licensed Specialist in School Psychology (LSSP).





 

Recent Publications:

(* denotes graduate student co-author)

*McKee, S., Liu, X., *Truong, D., *Meinert, A., Daire, A., & Mire, S. S. (Accepted). The Family Adjustment Measure: Identifying stress in parents of youth with autism. Journal of Child and Family Studies.

Yoshida, H., Cirino, P., Mire, S. S., Burling, J. M., & Lee, S. (Accepted). Parents’ gesture adaptations to children with autism spectrum disorder. Journal of Child Language.

Mire, S. S., McQuillin, S., *Racine, M., & Goin-Kochel, R. P. (2019). Using latent class analysis to identify treatment-use subgroups among parents of children with autism spectrum disorder. Autism Research, 12(5), 843-854. doi: 10.1002/aur.2107

*Slaughter, A. M., Hein, S., Hong, J. H., Mire, S. S., & Grigorenko, E. L. (2019). Criminal behavior & school discipline in juvenile-justice involved youth with autism. Journal of Autism & Developmental Disorders,49(6), 2268-2280. doi: 10.1007/s10803-019-0883-8

Mire, S. S., Tolar, T., Brewton, C., Raff, N., & McKee, S. L. (2018). Validating the Revised Illness Perception Questionnaire as a measure of parent perceptions of autism spectrum disorder. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 48(5), 1761-1779. doi: 10.1007/s10803-017-3442-4

Mire, S. S., *Hughes, K. R., *Manis, J., & Goin-Kochel, R. P. (2018). Autism treatment: Families’ use varies across U.S. regions. Journal Disability Policy Studies, 29(2), 97-107. doi: 10.1177/1044207318766597

Mire, S. S., *Anderson, J. R., *Manis, J. K., *Hughes, K. R., Raff, N.S., & Goin-Kochel, R. P. (2018). Using teacher ratings to investigate developmental regression as a potential indicator of school-age symptoms among students with autism spectrum disorder. School Mental Health. School Mental Health, 10(1), 77-90. doi: 10.1007/s12310-018-9251-x

Nowell, K. P., Goin-Kochel, R. P., McQuillin, S. D., & Mire, S. S. (2017). Intellectual functioning and ASD: Can profiles inform identification of subpopulations? Review Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 4(4), 339-349.

Mire, S. S., Gealy, W., Kubiszyn, T., Burridge, A. B., & Goin-Kochel, R. P. (2017). Parent perceptions about autism spectrum disorder influence treatment choices. Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities. doi: 10.1177/1088357615610547

Fein, R. H., Brewton, C. B., Bergez, K., & Mire, S. S. (2016). Girls with autism: Exploring potential gender disproportionality in special education. Research and Practice in the Schools, 4(1), 42-53.

Goin-Kochel, R. P., Mire, S. S., Dempsey, A. G., *Fein, R., Sahni, L., Cunningham, R., Boom, J. (2016). Parental report of vaccine receipt in children with autism spectrum disorder: Do rates differ by pattern of ASD onset? Vaccine, 8(34), 1335-1342. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2016.02.008

*Nowell, K. P., *Brewton, C. M., *Allain, E., & Mire, S. S. (2015). The influence of demographic factors on the identification of autism spectrum disorder: A review and call for research. Review Journal of Autism and Development Disabilities, 2, 300-309. doi: 10.1007/s40489-015-0053-x

Goin-Kochel, R. P., Mire, S. S., & Dempsey, A. (2015). Emergence of autism spectrum disorder symptoms among children from simplex families: Relations to parental perceptions of etiology. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. 45(5), 1451-1463. doi: 10.1007/s10803-014-2310-8

Mire, S. S., *Nowell, K., Kubiszyn, T., & Goin-Kochel, R. (2014). Psychotropic medication use among children with autism spectrum disorders within the Simons Simplex Collection: Are core features of ASD related? Autism,18(8), 933-942. doi: 10.1177/1362361313498518

Dempsey, A., Keller-Margulis, M., & Mire, S. S., *Abrahamson, C., Dutt, S., *Llorens, A., & *Payan, A. (2015). School-aged children born preterm: Review of functioning across multiple domains and guidelines for assessment. Advances in School Mental Health Promotion, 8(1), 17-28. doi:10.1080/1754730X.2014.978117

Kubiszyn, T., & Mire, S. S. (2014). Recent FDA warnings and advisories for pediatric psychotropics. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 23(4), 716-727. doi: 10.1007/s10826-012-9706-x

Kubiszyn, T., Mire, S. S., Dutt, S., Papathopoulos, K. & Burridge-Backsheider, A. (2012). Significant differences in pediatric psychotropic side effects: Implications for school performance. School Psychology Quarterly, 27(1), 4-28.

Curtis, D., Chapman, S., Dempsey, J., & Mire, S. S. (2012). Changes in ADHD symptoms in the classroom following clinic-based behavior therapy. Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings, 20(1), 114-122. DOI: 10.1007/s10880-012-9307-2

Cheramie, G. M., Stafford, M. E., & Mire, S. S. (2008). The WISC-IV General Ability Index in a non-clinical sample. Journal of Education and Human Development, 2(2), http://www.scientific journals.org/journals2008/ articles/1416.pdf



Book Chapters:

Mire, S. S., Schoger, K., & *McDonald-Ramclam, A. (In press). Legal and policy issues relevant to working with students with pediatric health conditions. In A. Dempsey (Ed.), Pediatric health conditions in schools: A clinician’s guide for working with children, families, and educators. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Keller-Margulis, M., Ochs, S., Nowell, K. P., & Mire, S. S. (In press). Role of the school-based professional: Linking systems of care. In A. Dempsey (Ed.), Pediatric health conditions in schools: A clinician’s guide for working with children, families, and educators. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Kubiszyn, T. W., Mire, S. S., & *Meinert, A. (2019). Psychotropic medication side effects in school-aged populations. In J. Carlson & J. Barterian (Eds.), School psychopharmacology: Translating research into practice (pp.137-157). New York, NY: Springer Publishing.



Recent International/National/State Peer-Reviewed Presentations:

*Grebe, S. C., *Truong, D. M., *Rosenbrock, G. J., *Jellinek, E. R., *Ayala, M. L., & Mire, S. S. (2019, August). Caregiver stress during function-based treatment for children with autism spectrum disorder. Poster session presented at the 127th annual convention of the American Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

*Jellinek, E.R., *Rosenbrock, G. J., *McNeel, M. M, & Mire, S. S., (2019, August). Influence of parent cognitions on behavioral intervention outcomes for autism spectrum disorders. Poster session presented at the 127th annual convention of the American Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

*Barton, A. K., *Landry, L., *McNeel, M., *Jellinek, E., Keller-Margulis, M. A., & Mire, S. S. (August, 2019). Measuring Academic Skills in Children with ASD: A Scoping Review and Call for Research. Poster session presented at the annual convention of the American Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

*Truong, D. M., Mire, S. S., Hein, S. D., Kochel, R. P., Keller-Margulis, M., & Yoshida, H. (2019, May). Relationships among restricted interests and repetitive behaviors, internalizing and externalizing symptoms, and oral language in ASD. Poster session presented at the International Society for Autism Research 2019 Annual Meeting, Montreal, Quebec.

*McNeel, M. M., *Slaughter, A., Mire, S. S., Benoit, J. S., Goin-Kochel, R. P., *Jellinek, E. R., & *Erps, K. H. (2019, May). Parent and teacher reports of internalizing symptoms in children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder: Implications for school placement? Poster session presented at the International Society for Autism Research 2019 Annual Meeting, Montreal, Quebec.

Goin-Kochel, R. P., Minard, C. G., Sahni, L. C., Cunningham, R. M., Mire, S. S., Berry, L. N., & Boom, J. A. (2019, May). Vaccine hesitancy and attributions for autism in the SPARK cohort. Poster session presented at the International Society for Autism Research 2019 Annual Meeting, Montreal, Quebec.

*Grebe, S., *Truong, D. M., *Ayala, M. L., *Jellinek, E. R., *Rosenbrock, G. J., Fritz, J. N., & Mire, S. S. (2019, March). Caregiver perceptions of behavior problems for children with autism spectrum disorder during function-based treatment. Poster session presented at the annual convention of the Texas Association for Behavior Analysis, Fort Worth, TX.

*Ramclam, A. N., *Truong, D. M., *Smoots, K., & Mire, S. S. (2019, February). Addressing autism identification disparities in African American children. Paper session presented at the annual convention of the National Association for School Psychologists, Atlanta, GA.

*Meinert, A. C., *McNeel, M., Mire, S. S., & Kubiszyn, T. W. (February, 2019). Treatment risk-benefit analysis for children with autism spectrum disorder. Poster session presented at the annual convention of the National Association for School Psychologists, Atlanta, GA.

*Barton, A. K., Keller-Margulis, M., Dempsey, A. G., Liu, Y., Landry, L., & Mire, S..S. (February, 2019). Executive function and early academic skills in children born preterm. Poster session presented at the annual convention of the National Association for School Psychologists, Atlanta, GA.

*Slaughter, A. M., Mire, S. S., Hein, S., Hong, J. H., & Grigorenko, E. L. (2019, February). Criminal behavior among students with autism: Is school discipline related? Poster session presented at the annual convention of the National Association for School Psychologists, Atlanta, GA.

*Truong, D. M., Mire, S.S., *Ramclam, A. N., *Smoots, K., *Grebe, S. C., *Morgan, M. M., *Choi, N., *McKee, S. L., *Ahmed, H. (2018, August). Reducing disparities in autism research: Addressing diversity issues in study recruitment. Poster session presented at the American Psychological Association's 126th Annual Convention, San Francisco, CA

Raff, N. S., *Grebe, S., Mire, S. S., Frankel, L., Loveland, K. A., & McQuillin, S. D. (2018, August). Stress in parents of adolescents with autism spectrum disorder: Examining parent perceptions. Poster session presented at the American Psychological Association's 126th Annual Convention, San Francisco, CA.

Brewton, C. M., *McNeel, M., Mire, S. S., Tolar, T., Goin-Kochel, R. P., & Keller-Margulis, M. (2018, August).Measuring parent perceptions about causes of their children’s autism spectrum disorder. Poster session presented at the American Psychological Association’s 126th Annual Convention, San Francisco, CA.

*Truong, D. M., *McKee, S. L., *Meinert, A.C., Liu, X., & Mire, S. S. (2018, August). Predicting parenting stress in families of children with autism: The Family Adjustment Measure. Poster session presented at the American Psychological Association's 126th Annual Convention, San Francisco, CA

*Manis, J. K., *Hughes, K. R., *Anderson, J. R., Mire, S. S, & Goin-Kochel, R. P. (2018, August). Teacher ratings of autism symptoms in school-age children with a history of regression. Poster session presented at the American Psychological Association's 126th Annual Convention, San Francisco, CA.

*Bergez, K., *Reid, E., Mire, S. S., Keller-Margulis, M., & Tolar, T. (2018, August). Reliability of WE-CBM for students with autism spectrum disorder. Poster session presented at the American Psychological Association's 126th Annual Convention, San Francisco, CA.

Goin-Kochel, R. P., Mire, S. S., Berry, L. N., Dowell, L. R., Minard, C. G., Sahni, L. C., Cunningham, R. M., & Boom, J. A. (2018, May). Parental vaccine hesitancy and beliefs about causes of children’s developmental disorders: A comparison across four groups of parents. Poster session presented at the 48th annual convention of the National Immunization Conference, Atlanta, GA.

Goin- Kochel, R. P., Mire, S. S., *McKee, S. L., & Ozonoff, S. (2018, April). First concerns and skill loss: Revisiting parent report of autism spectrum disorder onset via the ADI-R. Poster session presented at the 51st Annual Gatlinburg Conference on Research and Theory in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, San Diego, CA.

*Truong, D. M., *McKee, S. K., & Mire, S. S. (2018, February). Behavioral treatment acceptability and implementation: Considering impact of parent perceptions. Poster session presented at the National Association of School Psychologists Annual Convention, Chicago, IL.

*Meinert, A. C., *Barton, A., Mire, S. S., Kubiszyn, T. (2018, February). School psychologists' role in psychopharmacological treatment decisions. Poster session presented at the annual convention of the National Association of School Psychologists, Chicago, IL.

*Truong, D. M., *McDonald-Ramclam, A. N., *Racine, M. D., & Mire, S. S. (2017, October) Asian American families’ access to autism identification and intervention services: Barriers and practice implications for reducing disparities. Poster session presented at the Asian American Psychological Association Annual Convention, Las Vegas, NV.

Fein, R. H., Raff, N. S., *Racine, M., *Dawson, K., *Phillips, L., Fritz, J., & Mire, S. S. (2017, August). Exploring parent stress and perceptions during function-based treatment for autism spectrum disorder. Poster session presented within Division 33 (Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities) at the American Psychological Association’s 125th Annual Convention, Washington, DC.

Mire, S. S. (Chair) (2017, August). Autism spectrum disorder: Psychologists’ opportunities for cross-setting practice and research. Continuing Education symposium presented at the American Psychological Association’s 125th Annual Convention, Washington, D.C.

*Bergez, K. C., *Manis, J. K., *Barton, A. K., & Mire, S. S. (2017, August). Thinking beyond the individual child diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. In S. S. Mire (Chair), Autism spectrum disorder: Psychologists’ opportunities for cross-setting practice and research. Symposium presented at the American Psychological Association’s 125th Annual Convention, Washington, D.C.

*McKee, S. L., *Truong, D. M., Raff, N. S., Gealy, W. G., & Mire, S. S. (2017, August). Identifying strengths and needs for working with families of children with ASD. In S. S. Mire (Chair), Autism spectrum disorder: Psychologists’ opportunities for cross-setting practice and research. Symposium presented at the American Psychological Association’s 125th Annual Convention, Washington, D.C.

*Racine, M., *Hughes, K. R., *Meinert, A., Fein, R. H., & Mire, S. S. (2017, August). Building partnerships with direct service providers for cross-disciplinary work in ASD. In S. S. Mire (Chair), Autism spectrum disorder: Psychologists’ opportunities for cross-setting practice and research. Symposium presented at the American Psychological Association’s 125th Annual Convention, Washington, D.C.

*Barton, A. K., *Bergez, K., *Manis, J., Keller-Margulis, M., & Mire, S. S. (July, 2017). School readiness: Preparing students with ASD for class. Poster session presented at the meeting of the Texas Chapter of the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Houston, TX.

Goin-Kochel, R. P., Mire, S. S., Berry, L. Dowell, L. R., Minard, C. G., Sahni, L. C., Cunningham, R. M., & Boom, J. A. (2017, May). Beliefs about causes of autism and current vaccine history: Comparisons across four parent groups. Poster session presented at the International Meeting for Autism Research, San Francisco, CA.

*McKee, S., *Bergez, K., *Truong, D., *Meinert, A., *Barton, A., & Mire, S. S. (2017, May). The influence of social support on the stress of families of adolescents with autism spectrum disorder. Poster session presented at the International Meeting for Autism Research, San Francisco, CA.

*McKee, S. & Mire, S. S. (2017, February). Educational need in autism spectrum disorder: Broadening our conceptualization. Oral presentation at the National Association of School Psychologists’ Annual Convention, San Antonio, TX.

*Racine, M., *Raff, N. S., *Hughes, K. R., *Atherton, G., *Manis, J. K., *Bergez, K., *McKee, S. L., Fein, R. H., & Mire, S. S. (2017 February). Teleconsultation for enhancing services for ASD and comorbid psychiatric diagnoses. Oral presentation at the National Association of School Psychologists’ Annual Convention, San Antonio, TX.



Courses Taught:

PHLS 8241 Professional Seminar in Doctoral School Psychology
PHLS 8348 Evidence-Based Intervention with Children and Adolescents
PHLS 8347 Assessment of Cognitive Abilities
PHLS 7193 Interprofessional Pre-Practicum Rotation
PHLS 8393 Doctoral (Advanced) Practicum in Psychology
PHLS 8397 Cognitive and Affective Bases of Behavior