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

An examination of questioning methods and the influence of child maltreatment on paediatric pain assessments: Perspectives of healthcare providers.
(2023 Dec 7)
J Eval Clin Pract
Baker M, Campbell S, Patel K, McWilliams K, Williams S

Minimal important difference metrics and test-retest reliability of the PTSD Checklist for DSM-5 with a primary care sample.
(2023 Dec)
J Trauma Stress 36(6): 1102-1114
Blanchard BE, Johnson M, Campbell SB, Reed DE 2nd, Chen S, Heagerty PJ, Marx BP, Kaysen D, Fortney JC

CYP450 Genetic Polymorphisms: Generalized Tonic-Clonic Seizure after Intentional Fluoxetine and Melatonin Overdose.
(2023 Jul)
S D Med 76(7): 305-308
Campbell S, Otten H, Anand V

'I can see what's going on without being nosey…': What matters to people living with dementia about home as revealed through visual home tours.
(2023 Sep)
Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 38(9): e5999
Campbell S, Clark A, Keady J, Manji K, Odzakovic E, Rummery K, Ward R

Clinical features and outcomes of hospitalised patients with COVID-19 and Parkinsonian disorders: A multicentre UK-based study.
PLoS One 18(7): e0285349
Sorrell L, Leta V, Barnett A, Stevens K, King A, Inches J, Kobylecki C, Walker R, Chaudhuri KR, Martin H, Rideout J, Sneyd JR, Campbell S, Carroll C, COVID-19 PD UK study team

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