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

Cough desensitization treatment for patients with refractory chronic cough: results of a second pilot randomized control trial.
(2023 Apr 28)
BMC Pulm Med 23(1): 148
Slovarp LJ, Reynolds JE, Tolbert S, Campbell S, Welby S, Morkrid P

Motivational support intervention to reduce smoking and increase physical activity in smokers not ready to quit: the TARS RCT.
(2023 Mar)
Health Technol Assess 27(4): 1-277
Taylor AH, Thompson TP, Streeter A, Chynoweth J, Snowsill T, Ingram W, Ussher M, Aveyard P, Murray RL, Harris T, Green C, Horrell J, Callaghan L, Greaves CJ, Price L, Cartwright L, Wilks J, Campbell S, Preece D, Creanor S

Child maltreatment and pediatric pain: A survey of healthcare professionals' pain knowledge and pain management techniques.
(2023 Apr 5)
J Child Health Care
Campbell S, Baker M, McWilliams K, Williams S

A daily diary study of the romantic partner relationship dynamics associated with anger and other posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms.
(2023 Mar 29)
J Trauma Stress
Hyatt CS, Halvorson MA, Campbell SB

Functional Medicine Approach to Patient Care Improves Sleep, Fatigue, and Quality of Life in Patients With Inflammatory Bowel Disease.
(2022 Jul)
Crohns Colitis 360 4(3): otac032
Strobel TM, Nguyen C, Riggs T, Horst SN, Motley A, Upadhyaya S, Campbell S, Spring E, Dalal RL, Scoville E, Pabla B, Schwartz DA, Beaulieu DB

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