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

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

Tackling Loneliness and Isolation in Older Adults With Virtual Reality: How do We Move Forward?
(2023 Jan-Dec)
Gerontol Geriatr Med 9(): 23337214231186204
Finnegan DJ, Campbell S

Gerontology, Art and Activism: Can the intersection of art, social research and community power lead to lasting change?
(2023 Jul 11)
Campbell S, Dewhurst E, Chaudry A, Edson R, Ghafoor R, Greenhalgh M, Lacy S, Madzunzu T

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