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Sarah Stahl, PhD Joins Faculty

Please join us in welcoming Sarah T. Stahl, PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry to the Department of Psychiatry faculty.  

Dr. Stahl earned her PhD in Life-span Developmental Psychology in 2011 from West Virginia University. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship in the Clinical Research Training in Geriatric Psychiatry program (T32) at the University of Pittsburgh prior to her appointment to the Department of Psychiatry faculty in 2014. Her research interests focus on developing and testing lifestyle interventions that promote mental and physical health among high-risk samples of older adults and their spouses.

With support from a career development award from the National Institute of Mental Health, and under mentorship of Drs. Steven M. Albert, Charles F. Reynolds III, and Richard Schulz, Dr. Stahl is investigating the feasibility of a technology-based behavioral self-monitoring intervention to prevent depression, anxiety, and/or prolonged grief disorder(s) among adults experiencing spousal bereavement during later life. Dr. Stahl has published her research in numerous scientific journals including the American Journal of Psychiatry, Preventive Medicine, and the Journal of Behavioral Medicine, and has presented her findings at scientific meetings hosted by the Gerontological Society of America and the National Institute on Aging. Her work has been recognized by a number of honors including awards from the UPMC Aging Institute and Loan Repayment Awards from the NIH. 

In addition to her research activities, Dr. Stahl is actively engaged in teaching and mentoring undergraduates and graduate students in the Gerontology Certificate program at the University Center for Social and Urban research at the University of Pittsburgh.