Sarah Campbell, PhD

My research broadly seeks to understand the ways in which our social and romantic relationships intersect with physical and mental health. Additionally, I work in treatment development and evaluation with the aim of improving and harnessing social relationships to increase physical and mental wellbeing. I was recently funded by a 5-year Career Development Award through VA HSR&D. This award aims to both improve clinicians’ measurement of social relationships in the context of mental health care and modify and test brief, Primary Care-based interventions for PTSD and social support. In this line of research, I am PI of an HSR&D and VAPS R&D-funded nationwide survey of veterans both with and without PTSD that seeks to collect psychometric and acceptability data on social support instruments for future use in measurement-based care. I am also collaborating with colleagues in HSR&D to develop and test a dyadic intervention for improving health behavior. I am lucky to provide clinical care as a staff psychologist in the PTSD Outpatient Clinic at VA Puget Sound, where I deliver individual, group, and couples treatments for PTSD and provide psychoeducation on trauma and related conditions to loved ones of veterans with PTSD.


PhD, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
Post-baccalaureate respecialization in psychology, Columbia University, New York, NY
AB, Brown University, Providence, RI

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Recent Publications

The effectiveness of bone anchored maxillary protraction (BAMP) in the management of class III skeletal malocclusion in children aged 11-14 years compared with an untreated control group: A multicentre two-arm parallel randomised controlled trial.
(2024 Jun 6)
J Orthod
Mandall N, Aleid W, Cousley R, Curran E, Caldwell S, DiBiase A, Dyer F, Littlewood S, Nute S, Campbell SJ, Atkins S, Bayoumi S, Bhatt V, Chambers P, Goodger N, Bates C, Malik O, Waring D, Bassett P

The significant others' responses to trauma scale (SORTS): applying factor analysis and item response theory to a measure of PTSD symptom accommodation.
Eur J Psychotraumatol 15(1): 2353530
Thompson-Hollands J, Lee DJ, Allen ES, Pukay-Martin ND, Campbell SB, Chard KM, Renshaw KD, Sprunger JG, Birkley E, Dondanville KA, Litz BT, Riggs DS, Schobitz RP, Yarvis JS, Young-McCaughan S, Keane TM, Peterson AL, Monson CM, Fredman SJ

Consensus Guidelines for Assessment and Comprehensive Outcomes Evaluation in Rural Pain Clinics.
(2024 Apr 11)
Pain Manag Nurs
Campbell S, Knox K, Lazarus S, Maye J

Elementary school-aged children's perceptions of academic dishonesty: Definitions and moral evaluations of cheating behaviors in school.
(2024 Jun)
J Exp Child Psychol 242(): 105893
Williams S, Patel K, Baker M, Campbell S, Ranellucci J, Talwar V

An examination of questioning methods and the influence of child maltreatment on paediatric pain assessments: Perspectives of healthcare providers.
(2024 Apr)
J Eval Clin Pract 30(3): 367-375
Baker M, Campbell S, Patel K, McWilliams K, Williams S

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