Symposium Speaker: Sarah Hartz, MD, PhD

Dr. Sarah Hartz is Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Washington University in St. Louis, MO.  Dr. Hartz holds a PhD in Statistics from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (2003), and she performed her residency in Psychiatry at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics and Washington University/Barnes-Jewish Hospital (2005-2009).  Dr. Hartz is currently a physician scientist who has combined her background in statistics and genetics with her psychiatric training to better understand the genetics of substance dependence.  Dr. Hartz's current research interests include 1) genetics of comorbidity between substance use disorders and other severe mental illness, 2) return of genetic results to research participants, and 3) application of quantitative methodologies to addiction genetics.

Recent Publications

  1. Mintz, CM, Presnall, NJ, Xu, KY, Hartz, SM, Sahrmann, JM, Bierut, LJ, Grucza, RA. An examination between treatment type and treatment retention in persons with opioid and co-occurring alcohol use disorders. Drug Alcohol Depend 2021; 226 : 108886. PubMed PMID:34245997 PubMed Central PMC8370094.
  2. Mintz, CM, Hartz, SM, Fisher, SL, Ramsey, AT, Geng, EH, Grucza, RA, Bierut, LJ. A cascade of care for alcohol use disorder: Using 2015-2019 National Survey on Drug Use and Health data to identify gaps in past 12-month care. Alcohol Clin Exp Res 2021; 45 (6): 1276-1286. PubMed PMID:33993541 PubMed Central PMC8254783.
  3. Bray, MJ, Chen, LS, Fox, L, Ma, Y, Grucza, RA, Hartz, SM, Culverhouse, RC, Saccone, NL, Hancock, DB, Johnson, EO et al.. Studying the Utility of Using Genetics to Predict Smoking-Related Outcomes in a Population-Based Study and a Selected Cohort. Nicotine Tob Res 2021; 23 (12): 2110-2116. PubMed PMID:33991188 PubMed Central PMC8570670.
  4. Xu, KY, Borodovsky, JT, Presnall, N, Mintz, CM, Hartz, SM, Bierut, LJ, Grucza, RA. Association Between Benzodiazepine or Z-Drug Prescriptions and Drug-Related Poisonings Among Patients Receiving Buprenorphine Maintenance: A Case-Crossover Analysis. Am J Psychiatry 2021; 178 (7): 651-659. PubMed PMID:33653119 PubMed Central PMC8286284.
  5. Rahman, T, Patrick, C, Ma, C, Nicol, GE, Reynolds, CF 3rd, Mulsant, BH, Hartz, SM, Yingling, M, Lenze, EJ. Prolactin and Estrogen Levels in Postmenopausal Women Receiving Aripiprazole Augmentation Treatment for Depression. J Clin Psychopharmacol ; 41 (1): 31-35. PubMed PMID:33347020 .
  6. Xu, KY, Hartz, SM, Borodovsky, JT, Bierut, LJ, Grucza, RA. Association Between Benzodiazepine Use With or Without Opioid Use and All-Cause Mortality in the United States, 1999-2015. JAMA Netw Open 2020; 3 (12): e2028557. PubMed PMID:33295972 PubMed Central PMC7726637.
  7. Johnson, EC, Demontis, D, Thorgeirsson, TE, Walters, RK, Polimanti, R, Hatoum, AS, Sanchez-Roige, S, Paul, SE, Wendt, FR, Clarke, TK et al.. A large-scale genome-wide association study meta-analysis of cannabis use disorder. Lancet Psychiatry 2020; 7 (12): 1032-1045. PubMed PMID:33096046 PubMed Central PMC7674631.
  8. Nagy-Reis, M, Oshima, JEF, Kanda, CZ, Palmeira, FBL, de Melo, FR, Morato, RG, Bonjorne, L, Magioli, M, Leuchtenberger, C, Rohe, F et al.. NEOTROPICAL CARNIVORES: a data set on carnivore distribution in the Neotropics. Ecology 2020; 101 (11): e03128. PubMed PMID:32862433 .
  9. Bray, MJ, Chen, LS, Fox, L, Hancock, DB, Culverhouse, RC, Hartz, SM, Johnson, EO, Liu, M, McKay, JD, Saccone, NL et al.. Dissecting the genetic overlap of smoking behaviors, lung cancer, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: A focus on nicotinic receptors and nicotine metabolizing enzyme. Genet Epidemiol 2020; 44 (7): 748-758. PubMed PMID:32803792 PubMed Central PMC7793026.
  10. Rosa, CAD, Ribeiro, BR, Bejarano, V, Puertas, FH, Bocchiglieri, A, Barbosa, ALDS, Chiarello, AG, Paglia, AP, Pereira, AA, Moreira, AFS et al.. NEOTROPICAL ALIEN MAMMALS: a data set of occurrence and abundance of alien mammals in the Neotropics. Ecology 2020; 101 (11): e03115. PubMed PMID:32700802 .
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