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COIN Investigators

COIN Investigators


Sarah Burns Campbell, PhD
Title: Core Investigator
Clinical Psychologist
Assistant Professor, University of Washington Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Location: Seattle
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See Dr. Campbell's Dimensions profile that includes: publications, grants, datasets, patents and clinical trials
I am a clinical psychologist by training and a health services research. I investigate ways in which to improve social support and social relationships in order to improve treatment outcomes for PTSD and related mental and physical health conditions.
The ability to conduct research with the potential to improve health care delivery and outcomes for millions of Veterans is an honor and a real privilege. I am continually inspired by the conversation between my clinical work with Veterans and my research endeavors. I’m also inspired by and grateful for my outstanding colleagues.
I hope to move the needle on emphasizing interpersonal and community connectedness in our treatment of chronic mental and physical health conditions. In my ideal world, isolated or lonely Veterans would be able to speak to any provider and be confident that their social network and experience would considered and addressed as a core component of their care.

The following images visualize Dr. Campbell's work. The word cloud is drawn from publication titles. The research collaboration map shows research relationships (click the image to enlarge):

Dr. Campbell's publication titles indicate his primary work is care of Veterans
Word cloud from pub titles
Dr. Campbell's collaborations are primarily from the University of Washington
Research collaboration map
The following research fields have been used to summarize Dr. Campbell's publications and grants. The categories are based on 26 publications and 2 grants.
Publications Grants
Behavioral and Social Science Mental Health
Mental Health Anxiety Disorders
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Behavioral and Social Science
Anxiety Disorders Brain Disorders
Clinical Research Clinical Research
Brain Disorders Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Prevention Prevention
Mind and Body Depression
Depression Mind and Body
Substance Abuse Clinical Trials and Supportive Activities

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Recent Publications


Hawn SE, Hawrilenko M, McDowell Y, Campbell S, Garcia NM, Simpson TL. An in-depth look at latent classes of DSM-5 psychiatric comorbidity among individuals with PTSD: Clinical indicators and treatment utilization. J Clin Psychol. 2022 Nov;78(11):2214-2244. doi: 10.1002/jclp.23429. Epub 2022 Aug 16. PMCID: PMC9561047. PMID: 35973077
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Bird ER, Piccirillo M, Garcia N, Blais R, Campbell S. Relationship Between Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Sexual Difficulties: A Systematic Review of Veterans and Military Personnel. J Sex Med. 2021 Aug;18(8):1398-1426. doi: 10.1016/j.jsxm.2021.05.011. Epub 2021 Jul 10. PMCID: PMC8726013.
PMID: 34257051

Blakey SM, Campbell SB, Simpson TL. Associations Between Lifetime Panic Attacks, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, and Substance Use Disorders in a Nationally Representative Sample. J Dual Diagn. 2021 Dec 29:1-12. doi: 10.1080/15504263.2021.2013096. Epub ahead of print.
PMID: 34965200

Blais RK, Bird E, Sartin-Tarm A, Campbell SB, Lorenz T. Mechanisms of the Association between PTSD and Sexual Arousal and Lubrication Functioning among Trauma-Exposed Female Service Members/Veterans. J Affect Disord. 2021 Dec 26:S0165-0327(21)01428-2. doi: 10.1016/j.jad.2021.12.106. Epub ahead of print.
PMID: 34965403

Robustelli BL, Campbell SB, Greene PA, Sayre GG, Sulayman N, Hoerster KD. Table for two: Perceptions of social support from participants in a weight management intervention for veterans with PTSD and overweight or obesity. Psychol Serv. 2021 Sep 13. doi: 10.1037/ser0000577. Epub ahead of print.
PMID: 34516204

Carter SP, Campbell SB, Wee JY, Law KC, Lehavot K, Simpson T, Reger MA. Suicide Attempts Among Racial and Ethnic Groups in a Nationally Representative Sample. J Racial Ethn Health Disparities. 2021 Jul 21:1–11. doi: 10.1007/s40615-021-01115-3. Epub ahead of print. PMCID: PMC8294284.
PMID: 34291440

Giff ST, Disabato DD, Renshaw KD, Campbell SB. (2021) Longitudinal Associations of Global and Daily Support with Marital Status, The American Journal of Family Therapy,
DOI: 10.1080/01926187.2021.1913667



Campbell SB, Gray KE, Hoerster KD, Fortney JC, Simpson TL. Differences in functional and structural social support among female and male veterans and civilians. Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol. 2020 Apr 6;. doi: 10.1007/s00127-020-01862-4. [Epub ahead of print]
PMID: 32249329

Campbell SB, Trachik B, Goldberg S, Simpson TL. Identifying PTSD symptom typologies: A latent class analysis. Psychiatry Res. 2020 Mar;285:112779. doi: 10.1016/j.psychres.2020.112779. Epub 2020 Jan 23.
PMID: 31983505

Campbell SB, Erbes C, Grubbs K, Fortney J. Social Support Moderates the Association Between Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Treatment Duration and Treatment Outcomes in Telemedicine-Based Treatment Among Rural Veterans. J Trauma Stress. 2020 Aug;33(4):391-400. doi: 10.1002/jts.22542. Epub 2020 Jun 10.
PMID: 32521100



Bourassa KJ, Smolenski DJ, Edwards-Stewart A, Campbell SB, Reger GM, Norr AM. The impact of prolonged exposure therapy on social support and PTSD symptoms. J Affect Disord. 2020 Jan 1;260:410-417. doi: 10.1016/j.jad.2019.09.036. Epub 2019 Sep 10. PMC7570950
PMID: 31539674

Hoerster KD, Campbell S, Dolan M, Stappenbeck CA, Yard S, Simpson T, Nelson KM. PTSD is associated with poor health behavior and greater Body Mass Index through depression, increasing cardiovascular disease and diabetes risk among U.S. veterans. Prev Med Rep. 2019 Jun 28;15:100930. doi: 10.1016/j.pmedr.2019.100930. eCollection 2019 Sep. PMC6627033
PMID: 31338278

Campbell SB, Fortney J, Simpson TL, Jakupcak M, Wagner A. Change in social support while participating in behavioral activation for PTSD. Psychol Trauma. 2019 Nov;11(8):905-908. doi: 10.1037/tra0000470. Epub 2019 May 20.
PMID: 31107046

Carter SP, Giff ST, Campbell SB, Renshaw KD. Supporting a Spouse With Military Posttraumatic Stress: Daily Associations With Partners' Affect. J Trauma Stress. 2019 Apr;32(2):323-329. doi: 10.1002/jts.22390. Epub 2019 Mar 20. PMC6508957
PMID: 30892736

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Assessing and Enhancing Social Support to Improve Treatment Outcomes Among Veterans with PTSD

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