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Sabine Wilhelm, Ph.D.

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University of Marburg, GermanyPh.D.05/1995Clinical Psychology
Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston06/1996Intern, Psychology
Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston06/1998Clinical Fellow, Psychology/Psychiatry
1995 - 1995
Elsie Ramos Memorial Poster Award
2002 - 2002
Claflin Award, Distinguished Scholar in Medicine
2003 - 2004
Beck Scholar
2008 - 2008
Mentorship Award, Exceptional Mentorship of Women Faculty
2009 - 2009
Excellence in Mentorship Award, Cognitive Behavioral Internship Class of 2009
2010 - 2010
Outstanding Service to ABCT
2011 - 2011
Outstanding Training Program Award, Director of Cognitive Behavioral Internship Track
2012 - 2012
Excellence in Mentorship and Leadership Award, Cognitive Behavioral Internship Class of 2012
2013 - 2013
Excellence in Mentorship and Leadership Award, Cognitive Behavioral Internship Class of 2013
2017 - 2017
Excellence in Mentorship and Leadership Award, Cognitive Behavioral Internship Class of 2017
2018 - 2018
Peter K. Ranney Innovation Award
2018 - 2018
Aaron T. Beck Award
2022 - 2022
Patricia Perkins Award
2023 - 2023
Scientific Research Award

Overview
Sabine Wilhelm, Ph.D., is a Professor at Harvard Medical School (HMS), Donovan-Chien Family Professor in the Field of Psychology at Harvard Medical School, Chief of Psychology at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), Director of the Center for Obsessive Compulsive and Related Disorders (CORD) at MGH, and Director of the Center for Digital Mental Health in Psychiatry at MGH.

Dr. Wilhelm is recognized as a leading researcher in obsessive-compulsive and related disorders (OCRD). Her recent research focuses on using cutting-edge technology to improve and personalize mental health care for a range of mental health concerns. She is currently working on the development and testing of smartphone-based treatments for OCD, depression, and body dysmorphic disorder. Her ultimate goal is to use technology-based interventions to enhance global access to high-quality mental health interventions.

Dr. Wilhelm has published 342 papers and chapters, as well as nine books. She has also given around 300 talks on these subjects, locally, nationally, and internationally. Dr. Wilhelm has mentored more than 50 junior investigators in the field. She has been the principal investigator of numerous NIMH-and foundation funded clinical research grants investigating medication, cognitive-behavioral therapy, digital services, and other treatments for a range of psychiatric disorders in children and adults.

Dr. Wilhelm is the Chair of the Scientific Advisory Board of the International OCD Foundation. She serves on the Scientific Council for the Anxiety and Depression Association of America and the Tourette Syndrome Association Behavioral Science Consortium. She is the past president of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) and was an Associate Editor for the journals Depression and Anxiety and Behavior Therapy. Dr. Wilhelm currently serves on seven editorial boards. She was the Scientific Program Chair of the World Congress of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies held in Boston in June 2010. Additionally, Dr. Wilhelm is a fellow of the Association for Psychological Science. Dr. Wilhelm received many awards for her work, including the distinguished Aaron T. Beck Award from the Academy of Cognitive Therapy. She was also awarded the Peter K. Ranney Innovation Award from the World Medical Innovation Forum and she is the recipient of the 2023 NAMI Scientific Research Award.

Research
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  1. R01MH091078 (WILHELM, SABINE) Aug 5, 2011 - Sep 30, 2017
    NIH
    1/2-CBT Versus Supportive Psychotherapy for Body Dysmorphic Disorder
    Role: Principal Investigator
  2. R01MH093402 (GELLER, DANIEL A) Jun 1, 2011 - Aug 31, 2016
    NIH
    2/2-D-Cycloserine Augmentation of CBT for Pediatric OCD
    Role: Co-Investigator
  3. R01MH069877 (WILHELM, SABINE) Sep 22, 2005 - Jan 31, 2011
    NIH
    Behavior Therapy for Adults with Tourette Syndrome
    Role: Principal Investigator
  4. R01MH072854 (WILHELM, SABINE) May 16, 2005 - Feb 28, 2012
    NIH
    Pharmacotherapy Relapse Prevention in Body Dysmorphic Disorder
    Role: Principal Investigator
  5. R01MH070802 (PIACENTINI, JOHN C.) Aug 5, 2004 - May 31, 2010
    NIH
    Behavior Therapy for Children with Chronic Tic Disorders
    Role: MGH site PI

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Funded by the NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences through its Clinical and Translational Science Awards Program, grant number UL1TR002541.