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Sarah A. Nguyen, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
Academic Office Location:
Psychiatry
UConn Health
263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT 06030
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Dr. Sarah Nguyen received her Bachelor of Science in neurobiology and medical degree at the University of California, Irvine.  She completed her Adult Psychiatry Residency at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center in New York, where she served as Chief Resident in the Psychiatric Observation Suite/Emergency Room, followed by a fellowship in Geriatric Psychiatry at Yale University.  Her professional interests include the interface between medicine and psychiatry, integrative behavioral health models, psychodynamic and CBT approaches, family therapy and assessment, and healthcare delivery systems.  She has published her work in peer-reviewed journals and presented at the annual meetings of the American Psychiatric Association and the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry.  In all of her training settings, Dr. Nguyen has maintained a keen interest in education and is interested in a career in academia in large measure because of her passion for teaching, training, and mentorship.

Education
DegreeInstitutionMajor
B.S.University of California, IrvineNeurobiology, Cum Laude
M.D.University of California, IrvineMedicine

Post-Graduate Training
TrainingInstitutionSpecialty
FellowshipYale University School of MedicineGeriatric Psychiatry
ResidencyMontefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of MedicineAdult Psychiatry

Awards
Name of Award/HonorAwarding Organization
Summer Research Institute (SRI)/Research Career Institute in Mental Health of Aging (CIMA)SRI funded by NIMH
Kindness AwardVA Connecticut Healthcare
Chief Resident, ER/Psychiatric Observation SuiteMontefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Honors ScholarGeriatric Mental Health Foundation (GMHF)
Phi Beta KappaUniversity of California, Irvine
William F. Holcomb ScholarshipUniversity of California, Irvine School of Biological Sciences

Mood and anxiety disorders in adults, later-life mental health problems including cognitive and mood disorders, psychodynamic psychotherapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and supportive psychotherapy in adults and older adults related to transitions throughout the life cycle.

Name & DescriptionCategoryRoleTypeScopeStart YearEnd Year
Wellness CommitteeFaculty MemberUConn HealthUniversity2018
Association of Family PsychiatristsChair of Executive CommitteeNational2016
American Association for Geriatric PsychiatryMemberNational2014
American Psychiatric AssociationMemberNational2011

Journal Articles

  • Beyond Primary Care: Integrating Psychiatry into a Certified Home Health Agency to Identify and Treat Homebound Older Adults with Mental Disorders.
    Ceïde M.E., Nguyen S.A., Korenblatt J., Kennedy G.J. J Community Med Health Educ. 2016: 6(5):1000479
  • Netrin participates in the development of retinotectal synaptic connectivity by modulating axon arborization and synapse formation in the developing brain.
    Manitt C., Nikolakopoulou A.M., Almario D.R., Nguyen S.A., Cohen-Cory S. J Neurosci. 2009: 29(36):11065-77

Abstracts

  • Does a Geriatric Psychiatrist Colocated in a Home Care Agency Improve Recognition of Mental Disorders by Primary Care Providers?
    Nguyen S.A., Korenblatt J., Ceïde M.E. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 2015; 23(3):S71
  • Does a Home Care Based Colocated Geriatric Psychiatry Program Effectively Lead to Treatment of Mental Disorders?
    Nguyen S.A., Korenblatt J., Ceïde M.E. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2016; 24(3):S126-127
  • Family Matters: Cultural Proficiency in the Present Day
    Patel B., Milla Fabiola M., Nguyen S.A. American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry 27(3):S102
  • The Elephant in the Room: Race Matters.
    Patel B. and Nguyen S.A. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2018 March; 25(3): S106.
  • Utilization of Family Therapy Techniques to Provide Clinical Interventions in Later Life.
    Nguyen S.A., Abrams M., Conroy M., Kirwin P.D. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2017; 3(3):S86-87
Title or AbstractTypeSponsor/EventDate/YearLocation
Family Matters: Cultural Competency in the Present DayPosterAmerican Association of Geriatric Psychiatry Annual Meeting2019Atlanta, GA
Can We Talk About It Now? Culture, Families, End of Life, and What Matters MostLectureYale Geriatric Fellows Didactic Series2019West Haven, CT
Depression and Dementia in the Elderly at the Successful Aging: The Intersection of Physical and Behavioral Health ConferenceTalkCT Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services (DMHAS)2019Masonicare at Ashlar Village, Wallingford, CT
When Less is More: Treatment of Depression, Anxiety and Psychosis in DementiaTalkCT Alzheimer’s Association Annual Dementia Conference2019Uncasville, CT
According to Stephen Hawking, We Live in the Century of Complexity: Effectively Addressing Complexity in Clinical Care and TeachingLectureAmerican Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting2019San Francisco, CA
The Elephant in the Room: Race MattersPosterAmerican Association of Geriatric Psychiatry Annual Meeting2018Honolulu, HI
A New Wrinkle to Consider: Understanding Personality Traits in Cognitive Decline and Neurocognitive DisordersLectureCT Alzheimer's Association Annual Dementia Education Conference2018Uncasville, CT
Using Genograms to Navigate Systems and Negotiate ConflictOtherUniversity of Connecticut School of Medicine2018Farmington, CT
Culture, Systems, and Relationships: Theoretical and Clinical ApproachesPanel DiscussionWorld Association of Cultural Psychiatry (WACP) Congress2018New York, NY
Culture, Genograms, and Unlocking Organizational SystemsOtherUniversity of California, Irvine2018Irvine, CA
A New Wrinkle to Consider: Understanding Personality Traits in Cognitive Decline and Neurocognitive DisordersTalkAmerican Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting2018New york, NY
Adding a Leaf to the Dinner Table: Making the Case for Family Therapy and Assessment in Training ProgramsTalkAmerican Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting2017San Diego, CA
Utilization of Family Therapy Techniques to Provide Clinical Interventions in Later LifePosterAmerican Association for Geriatric Psychiatry2017Dallas, TX
Importance and Utilization of Family Therapy in Training: Resident PerspectivesPosterAmerican Association of Directors of Residency Training Annual Meeting2016Austin, TX
Importance and Utilization of Family Therapy in Training: Resident PerspectivesPosterAmerican Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting2016Atlanta, GA
Does a Geriatric Psychiatrist Colocated in a Home Care Agency Improve Recognition of Mental Disorders by Primary Care Providers?TalkAmerican Association for Geriatric Psychiatry Annual Meeting2015New Orleans, LA
Becoming a Psychotherapist: from medical school to residency and beyondTalkAmerican Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting2015Toronto, CN
Does a Geriatric Psychiatrist Colocated in a Home Care Agency Improve Recognition of Mental Disorders by Primary Care Providers?OtherMontefiore Medical Center2015Bronx, NY