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About Kathryn Sabella

Kathryn Sabella, M.A., is Instructor within Transitions to Adulthood Center for Research in the Systems and Psychosocial Advances Research Center, Department of Psychiatry.  The Transitions to Adulthood Center for Research conducts rigorous research and knowledge translation activities in order to promote the full participation in socially valued roles of youth and young adults (Y&YA) with serious mental health conditions (SMHC).  Kathryn has helped design and implement several feasibility and randomized control trials of cutting-edge interventions for Y&YAs with SMHC in the areas of peer support, college academic support, and community vocational supports for Y&YA with SMHC involved in the justice system.  She is also a Principal Investigator on the national process evaluation of the Now is the Time – Healthy Transitions SAMHSA-funded initiative that has funded 16 communities nationwide to improve supports and outreach for young adults (ages 16-25) with or at risk of developing a serious mental health condition.  Kathryn is also a Ph.D. candidate in Sociology at the University of Massachusetts Boston.  Her research and teaching interests are in sociology of mental health with a particular emphasis on mental illness during young adulthood, public perceptions of mental illness, and mental health disparities. Kathryn’s dissertation aims to provide a more complete understanding the employment and educational activities of Y&YA with SMHC by interviewing young adults (ages 25-30), including young parents, who have experienced a life disruption (e.g. hospitalization, leave of absence from school) due to their mental illness. The study will explore barriers and facilitators to achieving employment and education goals, explore social-psychological factors that can impact the experience of mental illness in young adulthood.

Positions

2017 - Present Instructor, University of Massachusetts Medical School Department of Psychiatry
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2010 - 2017 Deputy Director of Operations, The Transitions Research and Training Center, University of Massachusetts Medical School Systems and Psychosocial Advances Research Center
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2010 - 2017 Project Director II, University of Massachusetts Medical School Department of Psychiatry
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Kathryn A. Sabella
Transitions Research and Training Center
Systems and Psychosocial Advances Research Center
University of Massachusetts Medical School
222 Maple Avenue
Shrewsbury, MA  01545
(508)856-5759

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