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Stephanie Gamble, PhD
Research Psychologist

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Stephanie A. Gamble

Biography: Dr. Gamble earned her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University at Buffalo, State University of New York. After completing a clinical internship and postdoctoral research fellowship in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC), she joined the faculty in 2008.  She is currently an Assistant Professor in the URMC Department of Psychiatry.  Dr. Gamble investigates behavioral interventions for individuals with co-occurring substance use disorders and depression. Dr. Gamble recently joined the Center of Excellence for Suicide Prevention (CoE) as a Research Psychologist. 

Research Interests: Stephanie Gamble, PhD, is a Research Psychologist at the VA VISN 2 Center of Excellence for Suicide Prevention (CoE) and Assistant Professor of Psychiatry (Psychology) at the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC).  She is a clinical psychologist whose research and training interests focus on improving care for individuals with co-occurring substance use disorders and depression – a population at high risk for suicide and suicide attempts.   With funding from a NIAAA Career Development Award, she recently completed a randomized controlled trial investigating the adjunctive effects of Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) among depressed, alcohol dependent women in outpatient chemical dependency treatment.  Dr. Gamble provides training and supervision in IPT to Psychiatry residents and interns.  As part of the URMC Dean’s Teaching Fellowship, she has also developed and begun to evaluate a co-occurring disorders curriculum based on the SBIRT (Screening, Brief Intervention, Referral to Treatment) model.  In her role within the CoE, Dr. Gamble’s work focuses on educational and training efforts related to suicide prevention programs, program evaluation, gender-focused interventions, and treatments for Veterans with co-occurring substance use disorders and depression. 

Recent Publications:

Conner, K. R., Gamble, S. A., Swogger, M. T., Bagge, C., Watts, A., Houston, R. (2014). Substance-induced depression and independent depression in proximal risk for suicide attempts. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 75, 567-572. 

Gamble, S. A., Talbot, N. L., Cashman-Brown, S., He, H., Poleshuck, E. L., Connors, G. J., & Conner, K. R. (2013). Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) for alcohol dependent women with co-occurring major depression.  Substance Abuse, 34, 233-241.

Gamble, S. A., Chronis-Tuscano, A. M., Roberts, J. E., Ciesla, J. A., & Pelham, W. E.  (2013). Self-Esteem reactivity among mothers of children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder: The moderating role of depression history. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 37,1233-1242.

Cort, N. A., Gamble, S. A., Smith, P. N., Chaudron, L. H., Lu, N., He, H., & Talbot, N. L. (2012).  Predictors of treatment outcomes among depressed women with childhood sexual abuse histories.  Depression and Anxiety, 29, 420-436.

Smith, P. N., Gamble, S. A., Cort, N. A., Ward. E. A., He, H., & Talbot, N. L.  (2012).  Attachment and alliance in the treatment of depressed, sexually abused women.  Depression and Anxiety, 29, 123-130.

Smith, P. N., Gamble, S .A., Cort, N. A., Ward, E. A., Conwell, Y., & Talbot, N. L. (2012).  The relationships of attachment style and social maladjustment to death ideation in depressed women with a history of childhood sexual abuse. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 68, 78-87.

Conner, K. R., Houston, R. J., Swogger, M. T., Conwell, Y., You, S., He, H., Gamble, S. A., Watts, A. & Duberstein, P. R.  (2012).  Stressful life events and suicidal behavior in adults with alcohol use disorders: role of event severity, timing, and type. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 120, 155-161.

Gamble, S. A., Smith, P. N., Poleshuck, E. L., He, H., & Talbot, N. L. (2011). Domain-specific social functioning improvements during treatment of depressed women with histories of childhood sexual abuse. Journal of Affective Disorders,130, 478-482.

Gamble, S. A., Conner, K. R., Talbot, N. L., Yu, Q., Tu, X.M., & Connors, G. J.  (2010).  The effects of pre- and post-treatment depressive symptoms on alcohol consumption following treatment in Project MATCH.  Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 71, 71-77.

Poleshuck, E. L., Gamble, S. A., Cort, N. Hoffman-King, D. Cerrito, B., Rosario-McCabe, L., &  Giles, D. E. (2010). Interpersonal psychotherapy for co-occurring depression and chronic pain. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 41, 312-318.

Poleshuck, E. L., Talbot, N. E., Zlotnick, C., Gamble, S. A., Tu, X., Liu, X., Giles, D. E. (2010).  An Interpersonal Psychotherapy approach for comorbid depression and chronic pain.  The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 198, 597-600.

Conner, K .R., Pinquart, M., & Gamble, S. A. (2009). Meta-analysis of depression and substance use among individuals with alcohol use disorders. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 37, 127-137. 

Gamble, S. A., Talbot, N. L., Connor, K. R., Tu, X., Franus, N., Beckman, A. M., Ma, Y. & Duberstein, P. R. (2007). Concordance about childhood sexual abuse among depressed patients and their family and friends.  Archives of Suicide Research, 11, 321-326. 

Conner, K. R., Hesselbrock, V. M., Meldrum, S. C., Schuckit, M. A., Bucholz, K. K., Gamble, S. A., Wines, J. D., & Kramer, J.  (2007).  Transitions to and correlates of suicidal ideation, plans, and unplanned and planned suicide attempts among 3729 men and women with alcohol dependence.  Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 68, 654-662.  

Conner, K. R., Duberstein, P. R., Beckman, A., Heisel, M. J., Hirsch, J. K., Gamble, S. A., & Conwell, Y.  (2007).  Planning of suicide attempts among depressed inpatients ages 50 and over.  Journal of Affective Disorders, 97, 123-128.

Recent Presentations:

Gamble, S. (2015, August). Screening and brief intervention for alcohol and substance abuse. Paper presented at the meeting of the webinar for the VA EES and Geriatric Research Education Clinical Center (GRECC), Canandaigua NY.

Gamble, S. (2015, June). A preliminary evaluation of an SBIRT curriculum for trainees in psychiatry.  Poster session presented at the meeting of the SBIRT for Alcohol and Drug Use Interprofessional Conference.

Gamble, S. A., Baciewicz, G., Cross, W. (2014, June). A preliminary evaluation of a co-occurring disorders curriculum for trainees in psychiatry. Poster session presented at the Annual Faculty Development Colloquim, School of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY.

Conner, K. R., Gamble, S. A., Bagge, C. L., He, H., Swogger, M. T., Watts, A., Houston, R. J. (August, 2014). Substance-induced depression and independent depression in proximal risk for suicidal behavior.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.

Gamble, S. A., Epstein, E., Hien, D., Wupperman, P., & McGrady, B. (2012, November). Symposium Co-Chair and Organizer, Emerging evidence from clinical trials of substance dependent women with co-occurring disorders.  Symposium presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, National Harbor, Maryland, U.S.A.

Gamble, S. A., Talbot, N. L., Cashman-Brown, S., He, H., Connors, G. J., & Conner, K. R., (2012, November).  A pilot study of Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) for alcohol dependent women with co-occurring major depression. Symposium presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, National Harbor, Maryland, U.S.A.

Conner, K. R., Gamble, S. A., Bagge, C., Swogger, M.T., Watts, A., Houston, R. (2012, November). Substance-induced depression and independent depression preceding suicide attempts.  Poster session presented at the Addiction SIG Expo at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, National Harbor, Maryland, U.S.A.

Gamble, S. A. (2012, June). Are psychotherapies the same? Applications to alcoholism treatment. Grand Rounds Panel Discussion, Department of Psychiatry at the University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY.

Gamble, S. A. (2012, May). Alcohol dependence and co-occurring depression: Prevalence, problems, and possibilities for treatment. Lecture presented as part of the Strong Recovery Education Series, Department of Psychiatry at the University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY. 

Gamble, S. A. (2011, June). Treating alcohol dependent women with co-occurring depression: Preliminary findings from the MEADOW Project. Grand Rounds, Department of Psychiatry at the University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY.

Conner K., Houston R., Swogger M., Gamble S. A., You S., Watts A.  (2010, April).  Stressful life events and suicidal behavior: Role of event type, severity, and timing.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Association of Suicidology, Orlando, FL.

Gamble, S. A., Conner, K. R., Talbot, N. L., Yu, Q., Tu, X. M., & Connors, G. J. (2009, June). The effects of pre- and post-treatment depressive symptoms on alcohol consumption following treatment in Project MATCH. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the Research Society on Alcoholism, San Diego, CA.  

Gamble, S. A., Talbot, N. L., Conner, K. R., Poleshuck, E. L. & Connors, G. J. (2009, March). Interpersonal Psychotherapy for women with co-occurring alcohol dependence and major depression. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the International Society for Interpersonal Psychotherapy, New York, New York, U.S.A.

Conner, K. R., Hesselbrock, V. M., Gamble, S. A., Schuckit, M. A., Bucholz, K. K., Meldrum, S. A., Wines, J. T., & Kramer, J. (2007, July). Suicidal ideation, planning, and suicide attempts:  An Investigation of 3729 Men and Women with Alcohol Dependence.  Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the Research Society on Alcoholism, Chicago, Illinois.      

 

Recent Grants:

Primary Investigator: Behavioral Treatment for Alcohol Dependent Women with Co-occurring Depression. (PI: S.A.Gamble) NIAAA K23AA017246. (2008-2014).

 

 

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