Dr. Sheridan received her B.S. in psychology with honors from Michigan State University. In 2007 she received her Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley in Clinical Psychology. Her dissertation, jointly supervised by Drs. Mark D'Esposito and Stephen Hinshaw, focused on the function of the prefrontal cortex in ADHD. Following her clinical internship (Bellevue Hospital/NYU Child study Center) she was a Robert Wood Johnson Health and Society Scholar at Harvard's School of Public Health where she investigated the association between exposure to environments associated with socioeconomic status, stress reactivity, and function of the prefrontal cortex.
During her time as an RWJ Scholar she established lasting collaborations with Dr. Charles Nelson (Harvard Medical School) and Dr. John Gabrieli (Massachusetts Institute of Technology). She was an Instructor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School and the principal investigator in the Sheridan Lab. In addition, she was a visiting scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dr. Sheridan's specific interests are in the development of the prefrontal cortex in typical and atypical (ADHD) populations. She uses neuroimaging (MRI, fMRI, ERP) and psychophysiology techniques to assess neural function and stress system reactivity.