Sarah Westen is a clinical assistant professor and Director of Diabetes Behavioral Medicine and Psychology at the University of Florida (UF). She is a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in the evaluation and treatment of mental health disorders in children, adolescents, and young adults with co-morbid medical illnesses. Sarah's clinical and research interests include type 1 diabetes, insulin-requiring diabetes, medical treatment engagement, behavioral family interventions, telehealth psychosocial interventions, health equity and equality, and patient-centered care and health outcomes research. She teaches courses in the Department of Clinical and Health Psychology in the College of Public Health and Health Professions.
Areas of Expertise (14)
Chronic health conditions
Type 1 Diabetes
Media Appearances (1)
Sarah Westen, PhD invited to speak at the American Diabetes Association’s (ADA) 2024 Clinical Update Conference
UF Department of Clinical and Health Psychology online
Congratulations to CHP’s Sarah Westen, Ph.D., on her invitation to speak at the American Diabetes Association’s (ADA) 2024 Clinical Update Conference on February 2-4 in Orlando, Florida. Leaders in diabetes care from around the world will attend. Dr. Westen will speak on the implementation of the ADA’s newly released 2024 Standards of Care in Diabetes and showcase a video project (linked below) on strategies to improve patient-centered care in the clinic setting.