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

How to Accommodate the Emotional Dimensions of Advance Care Planning Using Motivational Interviewing and Conditional Medical Orders.
(2022 Nov 11)
Healthcare (Basel) 10(11):
Stuart RB, Birchfield G, Thielke S

TOMM40 genetic variants associated with healthy aging and longevity: a systematic review.
(2022 Aug 13)
BMC Geriatr 22(1): 667
Chen S, Sarasua SM, Davis NJ, DeLuca JM, Boccuto L, Thielke SM, Yu CE

Potential Explanatory Factors for the Concurrent Experience of Dyspnea and Pain in Patients with COPD.
COPD 19(1): 282-289
Bartz-Overman C, Albanese AM, Fan V, Locke ER, Parikh T, Thielke S

Longitudinal Changes in Hearing and Visual Impairments and Risk of Dementia in Older Adults in the United States.
(2022 May 2)
JAMA Netw Open 5(5): e2210734
Hwang PH, Longstreth WT Jr, Thielke SM, Francis CE, Carone M, Kuller LH, Fitzpatrick AL

Trajectories of cognitive functioning in later life: Disparities by race/ethnicity, educational attainment, sex, and multimorbidity combinations.
(2022 Jun)
SSM Popul Health 18(): 101084
Quiñones AR, Chen S, Nagel CL, Botoseneanu A, Allore HG, Newsom JT, Thielke S, Kaye J

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