Sarah C Westen

Sarah C Westen, PhD

CLIN AST PROF

Department: HP-CLINICAL / HLTH PSYCHOLOGY
Business Phone: (352) 273-6029
Business Email: westens@phhp.ufl.edu

About Sarah C Westen

Sarah Westen, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist and Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Clinical and Health Psychology at the University of Florida, where she also completed her doctoral training and psychology residency. Dr. Westen is currently the Director of Diabetes Behavioral Medicine and Psychology at UF Health, Chair of the American Psychological Association’s Special Interest Group in Diabetes, and is a member of the JDRF Psychosocial Advisory Committee and a former JDRF National Psychology Fellowship recipient. Prior to coming to the University of Florida, Dr. Westen completed a fellowship at the National Institute of Mental Health as an Intramural Research Training Award recipient.

Clinically, Dr. Westen is interested in the biopsychosocial aspects of chronic illness throughout the lifespan (e.g., coping, family management, transition from pediatric to adult care, treatment of comorbid mental health and behavioral conditions). Her patient-oriented clinical research focuses on factors affecting adherence to medical treatment regimens, with an interest in using technology to optimize outcomes such as time-in-range, sleep quality and duration, and quality of life.

Honors & Awards

2018 · JDRF
2018 · American Psychological Association Division 54
2015 · American Psychological Association Division 54
2015 · University of Florida
2013 · Union College

Board Certifications

  • Licensed Psychologist
    Florida Board of Psychology

Clinical Profile

Specialties
  • Psychology
Subspecialties
  • Clinical Child / Pediatric Psychology
  • Clinical Health Psychology
Areas of Interest
  • Adjustment disorder
  • Depression – resources
  • Eating disorders – resources
  • Generalized anxiety disorder
  • Type 1 diabetes

Research Profile

Dr. Westen’s patient-oriented clinical research in type 1 diabetes focuses on factors affecting adherence to medical treatment regimens, with an interest in using technology to optimize outcomes such as time-in-range, sleep quality and duration, and quality of life.

Areas of Interest
  • Clinical Trial Interventions
  • Feeding and weight concerns
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Telehealth
  • Type 1 Diabetes

Publications

2010 Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology

Grants

Jul 2019 ACTIVE
Project ECHO T1D: HCT Trial
STANFORD UNIV · Project Manager
Jun 2019 ACTIVE
Diabetes Journey: From systematic screening to intervention
CINCINNATI CHILDRENS MEDICAL CENTER · Project Manager
Jan 2019 – Jul 2019
Sleep, Adherence, and Glycemic Control in Adolescents with Type 1 Diabetes
AMER PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSO · Principal Investigator
Jul 2018 – Jun 2019
Sleep, Adherence, and Glycemic Control in Adolescents with Type 1 Diabetes
JDRF ·

Education

JDRF National Diabetes Psychology Fellowship
2018-2019 · JDRF; University of Florida
Pediatric Psychology Fellowship
2017-2018 · University of Florida Department of Clinical and Health Psychology
Pediatric Psychology Residency
2016-2017 · University of Florida Health Science Center
PhD; Clinical and Health Psychology
2012-2017 · University of Florida
MS; Clinical and Health Psychology
2012-2015 · University of Florida
Intramural Research Training Award Postbaccalaureate
2010-2012 · National Institutes of Health (NIH)
BS; Neuroscience
2009 · Union College
Neuroscience and Psychology BS
2005-2009 · Union College

Contact Details

Phones:
Business:
(352) 273-6029
Emails:
Addresses:
Mailing:
PO Box 100165
GAINESVILLE FL 32610
Physical:
DEPARTMENT OF CLINICAL AND HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY
UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA
1225 CENTER DRIVE
GAINESVILLE FL 326100165