Sarah T Stahl, PhD

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Clinical and Translational Science

Contact Details

3811 O'Hara Street

Education & Training

West Virginia University Developmental Psychology
University of Pittsburgh School of MedicineGeriatric Psychiatry

Professional Affiliations

Member, American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry
Member, American Psychosomatic Society
Member, Gerontological Society of America

Selected Honors & Awards

Early Stage Investigator Award, Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research
Barry Lebowitz Early Career Scientist Award, American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry
Excellence in Research in the Field of Aging and Rehabilitation, University of Pittsburgh Aging Institute

Research Interests

Bereavement and aging; Late-life depression; Behavioral health interventions
Selected Research Publications & Products
  1. Stahl ST, Smagula SF, Dew MA, Albert SM, Schulz RA, Reynolds, CF. Digital monitoring of sleep, meals, and physical activity for reducing depression in older spousally-bereaved adults: A pilot randomized controlled trial. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2020; In press.
  2. Smagula SF, Hall TM, Stahl ST. Rest-activity rhythms and depression symptoms in older bereaved adults. Int Psychogeriatr. 2019; 14: 1-2.
  3. Stahl ST, Schulz R. Feeling relieved after the death of a family member with dementia: Associations with post-bereavement adjustment. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2019; 27: 408-416.
  4. Stahl ST, Emanuel J, Albert SM, Dew MA, Schulz R, Robbins-Welty G, Reynolds III CF. Design and rationale of a technology-based healthy lifestyle intervention in older adults grieving the loss of a spouse. Contemp Clin Trials Comm. 2017; 8: 99-105.
  5. Stahl ST, Schulz R. Changes in routine health behaviors following late-life bereavement: A systematic review. J Behav Med. 2014; 37: 736-755.

Clinical Interests

Selected Clinical Publications & Products
  1. Stahl ST, Changgi J, Weiner D, Pecina, M, Karp J. Opioid use negatively affects antidepressant response to venlafaxine in older adults with chronic low back pain and depression. Pain Med. 2020; In press.
  2. Altmann H, Stahl ST, Gebara MA, Lenze EJ, Mulsant B, Blumberger D, Reynolds CF, Karp JF. Co-prescribed benzodiazepines in older adults receiving antidepressants for anxiety and depressive disorders: Association with treatment outcomes. J Clin Psychiatry. 2020; In press.