Stephen Thielke, MD, MS, MA

Personal Statement

​I am a geriatric psychiatrist and health services researcher. My research focuses on ways of improving mental health and well-being among older adults, especially those with dementia and their caregivers.


Geriatric Psychiatry, University of Washington, 2005-2006
Geriatric Mental Health Services T32, University of Washington, 2006-2008
Psychiatry, University of Washington, 2001-2005
MD, Medicine, University of Washington, 1997-2001
MS, Health Services, University of Washington, 2006-2007
BA, Classics, Reed College, 1988-1992

Department Affiliations

Recent Publications

Associations Between Parole, Probation, Arrest, and Self-reported Suicide Attempts.
(2020 Aug 29)
Community Ment Health J
Bryson WC, Piel J, Thielke S

Dual sensory impairment in older adults and risk of dementia from the GEM Study.
Alzheimers Dement (Amst) 12(1): e12054
Hwang PH, Longstreth WT Jr, Brenowitz WD, Thielke SM, Lopez OL, Francis CE, DeKosky ST, Fitzpatrick AL

The price of mental well-being in later life: the role of financial hardship and debt.
(2020 May 19)
Aging Ment Health
Marshall GL, Kahana E, Gallo WT, Stansbury KL, Thielke S

Associations Between Activities of Daily Living Independence and Mental Health Status Among Medicare Managed Care Patients.
(2020 Jun)
J Am Geriatr Soc 68(6): 1301-1306
Albanese AM, Bartz-Overman C, Parikh Md T, Thielke SM

How to Ensure That Teaching Kitchens Are Age-Friendly.
(2020 Feb)
J Nutr Educ Behav 52(2): 187-194
Black M, LaCroix R, Ritchey K, Herring D, Thielke S

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