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Sarah Arias, Ph.D.


Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior (Research)

Smith College, B.A.(2003)
Claremount Graduate University, M.A. (2005)
Claremount Graduate University, Ph.D. (2010)
Postdoctoral Training in Biostatistics and Epidemiology - Massachusetts General
Hospital (2010 - 2012)

Brown University Research Website

Research Interests

Dr. Arias' research involves projects directed at healthcare and health policy. Her research interests include suicide treatment and prevention, substance use treatment and prevention, as well as factors affecting health-related decision making. She is currently working on projects directed at implementing suicide interventions for psychiatric patients, improving sustainability of suicide screening and use of a safety plan in the emergency department, and providing education to primary care physicians for effectively responding to patients with suicide risk.

Selected Publications

Arias, S.A., Sullivan, A.F., Miller, I., Camargo, C.A. Jr., & Boudreaux, E.D. (2015). Implementation and use of a crisis hotline during the treatment as usual and universal screening phases of a suicide intervention study.·Contemporary Clinical Trials, in press.

Arias, S.A., Miller, I., Camargo, C.A. Jr., Sullivan, A.F., Goldstein, A.B., Allen, M.H., Manton, A.P., & Boudreaux, E.D. (2015). Factors associated with suicide outcomes 12-months after screening positive for suicide risk in the emergency department.·Psychiatric Services, in press.

Boudreaux, E.D., Camargo, C.A. Jr.,·Arias, S.A., Sullivan, A.F., Allen, M.H., Goldstein, A.B., Manton, A.P., Espinola, J.A., & Miller, I. (2015). Improving Suicide Risk Screening and Detection: Results from the Emergency Department Safety Assessment and Follow-up Evaluation (ED-SAFE) Effectiveness Study.American Journal of Preventive Medicine, in press.

Betz ME,·Arias SA, Miller M, Barber C, Espinola JA, Sullivan AF, Manton AP, Miller I, Camargo CA, Boudreaux ED. (2015). Change in Emergency Department Providers¹ Beliefs and Practices after New Protocols for Suicidal Patients.·Psychiatric Services, 66, 625-631. PMID: 25726978

Arias, S.A., Zhang, Z., Hillerns, C., Sullivan, A.F., Boudreaux, E.D., Miller, I., & Camargo, C.A. Jr. (2014). Using structured telephone follow-up assessments to improve suicide-related adverse event detection.·Suicide and Life Threatening Behavior,·44, 537-547. PMID: 24588679

Boudreaux, E.D., Miller, I., Goldstein, A.B., Sullivan, A.F., Allen, M.H., Manton, A.P.,·Arias, S.A., Camargo, C.A., Jr. (2013). The Emergency Department Safety Assessment and Follow-up Evaluation (ED-SAFE): Methods and design considerations.·Contemporary Clinical Trials,·36, 14-24. PMID: 23707435

Ting, S.A., Sullivan, A.F., Boudreaux, E.D., Miller, I., & Camargo, C.A. Jr. Trends in US emergency department visits for attempted suicide and self-inflicted injury, 1993-2008. (2012).·General Hospital Psychiatry,·34, 557-565. PMID: 22554432

ing, S.A., Sullivan, A.F., Miller, I., Espinola, J.A., Allen, M.H., Camargo, C.A., Boudreaux, E.D. (2011). Multicenter study of predictors of suicide screening in emergency departments.·Academic Emergency Medicine, 19, 239-243. PMID: 22288721