Stephen F Smagula, PhD

Stephen F Smagula, PhD

Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Assistant Professor of Epidemiology

Contact Details

3811 O'Hara St.

Education & Training

Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh, Graduate School of Public Health
Neuroscience and Education, Columbia University, Graduate School of Education, Health & Psychology
Translational Research Training in Sleep Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Late-Life Mood Disorders Research, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Selected Honors & Awards

Barry Lebowitz Early Career Scientist Award, American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry

Research Interests

Rest-activity rhythms and health; Brain aging and mental health; Accelerometer-guided interventions
Selected Research Publications & Products
  1. Smagula SF, Zhang G, Gujral S, Covassin N, Li J, Taylor WD, Reynolds CF, Krafty RT. Association of 24-Hour Activity Pattern Phenotypes with Depression Symptoms and Cognitive Performance in Aging. In press: JAMA Psychiatry.
  2. Smagula SF, Capps CS, Krafty RT. Evaluating the timing of differences in activity related to depression symptoms across adulthood in the United States. J Affect Disord. 2021 Apr 1;284:64-68. doi: 10.1016/j.jad.2021.01.069. Epub 2021 Feb 2. PMID: 33582433; PMCID: PMC7958982.
  3. Smagula SF, Karim HT, Ibrahim TS, Krafty RT, Stahl ST, Rodakowski J, Reynolds CF, Hall MH, Aizenstein HJ. Resting-state function connectivity associated with being a \morning-type\" dementia caregiver and having lower depression symptom severity. J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci. 2021 Jun 14;76(6):1071-1076. doi: 10.1093/geronb/gbaa115. PMID: 32750139; PMCID: PMC8200349.
  4. Smagula SF, Isenberg AS, Stahl ST, Alexopoulos GS, Reynolds CF, Rodakowski J. Adaptation and pilot study of a behavioral intervention targeting morning activation deficits in dementia caregivers: Scheduling Activity and Monitoring Mornings (SAMM). American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. In press.
  5. Smagula SF, Butters MA, Anderson SJ, Lenze EK, Dew MA, Mulsant, BH, Lotrich FE, Aizenstein H, Reynolds CF. (2015). Antidepressant response trajectories and associated clinical prognostic factors in late-life depression. JAMA Psychiatry, 72(10):1021-1028. doi: 10.1001/jamapsychiatry .2015.1324."

Education Interests

Aging epidemiology; Sleep-wake rhythm research; Statistical and causal inference