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Gillian L Sowden, MD

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry


Williams College
Harvard Medical School

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Professional Interests:

Psychopharmacology of adult outpatients
Psychodynamic Therapy
Medical Education

Selected Publications:


Clinical Case Vignettes: A Promising Tool to Assess Competence in the Management of Agitation.
Sowden GL, Vestal HS, Stoklosa JB, Valcourt SC, Peabody JW, Keary CJ, Nejad SH, Caminis A, Huffman JC
Acad Psychiatry. 2017 Jun;41(3):364-368. doi: 10.1007/s40596-016-0604-1. Epub 2016 Aug 16.
PMID: 27530992

Simulation-Based Training for Residents in the Management of Acute Agitation: A Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial.
Vestal HS, Sowden G, Nejad S, Stoklosa J, Valcourt SC, Keary C, Caminis A, Huffman J
Acad Psychiatry. 2017 Feb;41(1):62-67. doi: 10.1007/s40596-016-0559-2. Epub 2016 Apr 25.
PMID: 27114243

Baseline physical health-related quality of life and subsequent depression outcomes in cardiac patients.
Sowden GL, Mastromauro CA, Seabrook RC, Celano CM, Rollman BL, Huffman JC
Psychiatry Res. 2013 Aug 15;208(3):288-90. doi: 10.1016/j.psychres.2013.05.019. Epub 2013 Jun 5.
PMID: 23747159

Risk factors for positive depression screens in hospitalized cardiac patients.
Caro MA, Sowden GL, Mastromauro CA, Mahnks S, Beach SR, Januzzi JL, Huffman JC
J Cardiol. 2012 Jul;60(1):72-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jjcc.2012.01.016. Epub 2012 Mar 20.
PMID: 22436292

Impact of a depression care management program for hospitalized cardiac patients.
Huffman JC, Mastromauro CA, Sowden G, Fricchione GL, Healy BC, Januzzi JL
Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2011 Mar;4(2):198-205. doi: 10.1161/CIRCOUTCOMES.110.959379. Epub 2011 Mar 8.
PMID: 21386067

A collaborative care depression management program for cardiac inpatients: depression characteristics and in-hospital outcomes.
Huffman JC, Mastromauro CA, Sowden GL, Wittmann C, Rodman R, Januzzi JL
Psychosomatics. 2011 Jan-Feb;52(1):26-33. doi: 10.1016/j.psym.2010.11.021.
PMID: 21300192

Detection of depression in cardiac inpatients: feasibility and results of systematic screening.
Sowden G, Mastromauro CA, Januzzi JL, Fricchione GL, Huffman JC
Am Heart J. 2010 May;159(5):780-7. doi: 10.1016/j.ahj.2010.02.029.
PMID: 20435186

The impact of mental illness on cardiac outcomes: a review for the cardiologist.
Sowden GL, Huffman JC
Int J Cardiol. 2009 Feb 6;132(1):30-7. doi: 10.1016/j.ijcard.2008.10.002. Epub 2008 Nov 11.
PMID: 19004512

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