Education & Training
Selected Honors & Awards
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Promotes Sarah Stahl, PhD, to Associate Professor of Psychiatry
We are delighted to announce that Sarah Stahl, PhD, has been promoted to Associate Professor of Psychiatry by the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. Stahl earned her PhD in developmental psychology from West Virginia University. Upon completion of her postdoctoral training in geriatric psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh, she joined the Pitt Psychiatry faculty in 2014 as assistant professor. An...
New Research on Predicting Medication Nonadherence in Older Adults with Difficult-to-Treat Depression in the Incomplete Response in Late-Life Depression Getting to Remission Randomized Controlled Trial
Over 50% of depressed older adults do not achieve remission with first-line antidepressant treatment, and only half of older adults improve with augmentation or switch to another medication. Multiple factors contribute to poor treatment response including incorrect diagnosis, comorbid physical or psychiatric conditions, and somatic symptoms that overlap with other illnesses. Older adults also experience...
Carla Mazefsky, PhD, & Sarah Stahl, PhD, Honored for Medical Student Research Mentorship
Congratulations to Carla Mazefsky, PhD (Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology), & Sarah Stahl, PhD (Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Clinical and Translational Science), who have received Medical Student Research Mentoring Merit Awards from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Research Mentoring Merit Awards recognize outstanding Longitudinal Research Project mentorship of graduating...
COVID-19 Coping Strategies from Pitt Psychiatry
Physical distancing, stay-at-home orders and economic uncertainty resulting from the current COVID-19 pandemic have raised behavioral health concerns for many people. Below is a selection of strategies from Department of Psychiatry faculty and trainees on how to cope with the drastic alteration of our home, social and professional lives. For Kids and Adolescents Rameshwari Tumuluru, MD, an expert in helping...