Sarah T Stahl, PhD

Sarah T Stahl, PhD

Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Assistant Professor of Clinical and Translational Science

Contact Details

3811 O'Hara Street

Education & Training

Developmental Psychology, West Virginia University
Geriatric Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Professional Affiliations

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

Selected Honors & Awards

Medical Student Research Mentoring Merit Award, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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, grief, and aging; Rest-activity rhythms and late-life depression; Interventions for late-life depression
Selected Research Publications & Products
  1. Altmann HM, Kazan J, Gebara MA, Blumberger DM, Karp JF, Lenze EJ, Mulsant BH, Reynolds CF, Stahl ST. Predicting medication nonadherence in older adults with difficult-to-treat depression in the IRL-GRey Randomized controlled trial. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2022; 30(9): 994-1002.
  2. Stahl ST, Altmann HM, Dew MA, Albert SM, Butters M, Gildengers A, Reynolds CF, Karp JK. The effects of gait speed and psychomotor speed on risk for depression and anxiety in older adults with medical comorbidities. J Amer Geriatr Soc. 2021; 69: 1265-1271.
  3. Stahl ST, Rodakowski J, Smagula SF. Timing of daily activities over a 24-hour period and affective status among a national cohort of older dementia caregivers J Aging Health. 2021; 33: 125-132.
  4. 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; 28(10): 1102-1106.
  5. 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.

Education Interests

Gerontology; Grief support education; Behavioral intervention development
Selected Education Publications & Products
  1. Ferguson K, Reitschuler-Cross E, Stahl ST. A multimethod examination of medical students experiences with bereavement and complicated grief. OMEGA-J Death Dying. 2021; In press