Sarah Wilson

Assistant Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Behavioral Medicine
School of Medicine

0350 Duke South, Durham, NC 27710

Box 3662 Med Ctr, Durham, NC 27710

(919) 286-0411 sarah.wilson@duke.edu

Sarah M. Wilson is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at the Duke University School of Medicine. She is also an Investigator at the VA Center of Innovation to Accelerate Discovery and Practice Transformation and a practicing clinical psychologist at the Durham VA Health Care System.

Dr. Wilson's research focuses on testing and implementation of interventions for substance use, psychological symptoms, and health behavior change in at-risk populations, including low-income individuals, sexual and gender minorities, and racial/ethnic minorities. She is currently funded on a 5-year VA HSR&D Career Development Award, IK2 HX002398, "A Personalized mHealth Approach to Smoking Cessation for Veterans Living with HIV."

Education & Training

Ph.D. 2015

Duke University


Sexual and Gender Minority (SGM) Mental Health In Low and Middle Income Countries (SMILE)

National Institutes of Health


Nail-biting, scab-picking, and tattooing as nonsuicidal self-injury (NSSI): A deviant case series analysis of the proposed NSSI disorder diagnostic criteria.

PMID 32567695
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Psychological outcomes following sexual assault: Differences by sexual assault setting.

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Predictors of prenatal smoking among US women veterans.

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Lifetime Smoking Patterns and Preferences for Smoking Cessation Among Women Veterans Receiving Veterans Health Administration Care.

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Barriers to the use of Veterans Affairs health care services among female veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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Patient-Informed Treatment Development of Behavioral Smoking Cessation for People With Schizophrenia.

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Cigarette smoking rates among veterans: Association with rurality and psychiatric disorders.

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Examination of the indirect effects of combat exposure on suicidal behavior in veterans.

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A relative weights comparison of trauma-related shame and guilt as predictors of DSM-5 posttraumatic stress disorder symptom severity among US veterans and military members.

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Low Income as a Multiplicative Risk Factor for Oral Pain and Dental Problems Among U.S. Veteran Smokers.

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The association of alcohol consumption patterns with self-rated physical health and psychiatric distress among Afghanistan- and Iraq-era U.S. veterans.

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Validation of Veterans Affairs Electronic Medical Record Smoking Data Among Iraq- and Afghanistan-Era Veterans.

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Cigarette Smoking and Musculoskeletal Pain Severity Among Male and Female Afghanistan/Iraq Era Veterans.

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Veterans Living with HIV: A High-Risk Group for Cigarette Smoking.

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Daily associations between PTSD, drinking, and self-appraised alcohol-related problems.

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A Preliminary Investigation of a Relapse Prevention Mobile Application to Maintain Smoking Abstinence Among Individuals With Posttraumatic Stress Disorder.

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Sociocultural discourse in science: Flawed assumptions and bias in the CLASH model.

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A nurse-delivered mental health intervention for obstetric fistula patients in Tanzania: results of a pilot randomized controlled trial.

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Minority stress is longitudinally associated with alcohol-related problems among sexual minority women.

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Racial and Sociodemographic Disparities in Internet Access and eHealth Intervention Utilization Among Veteran Smokers.

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Abstinence Reinforcement Therapy (ART) for rural veterans: Methodology for an mHealth smoking cessation intervention.

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Psychological Symptoms and Social Functioning Following Repair of Obstetric Fistula in a Low-Income Setting.

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Experiences of social support among women presenting for obstetric fistula repair surgery in Tanzania.

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Psychological Symptoms Among Obstetric Fistula Patients Compared to Gynecology Outpatients in Tanzania.

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Development of an intervention to improve mental health for obstetric fistula patients in Tanzania.

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Do ethnicity and gender moderate the influence of posttraumatic stress disorder on time to smoking lapse?

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The role of daily hassles and distress tolerance in predicting cigarette craving during a quit attempt.

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Gender moderates the influence of psychosocial factors and drug use on HAART adherence in the context of HIV and childhood sexual abuse.

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Religious coping among women with obstetric fistula in Tanzania.

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Predictors of lapse in first week of smoking abstinence in PTSD and non-PTSD smokers.

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Consumer perspectives on genetic testing for psychiatric disorders: the attitudes of veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder and their families.

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Public health clinical demonstration project for smoking cessation in american veterans who served since september 11, 2001.

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Public health clinical demonstration project for smoking cessation in veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder.

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Ad lib smoking in post-traumatic stress disorder: an electronic diary study.

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Pilot Trial of a Combined Cognitive Processing Therapy and Smoking Cessation Treatment.

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