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Steven Sayers, PhD Researcher

Associate Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry at the Veteran's Administration Medical Center Associate Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry at the Veteran's Administration Medical Center

Dr. Sayers is employed by Penn Medicine.

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Insurance Accepted

  • OPR Medicare
  • OPR New Jersey Medicaid
  • OPR Pennsylvania Medicaid

Education and Training

Graduate School: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


American Psychological Association, National Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (formerly known as the Association for the Advancement of Behavior Therapy, AABT), National Society for Behavioral Medicine, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Sayers is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.


Description of Research Expertise:

Marriage, Family, Health Psychology, Social Support, Treatment Adherence, Self-care

Selected Publications:

Tang, Hsin-Yi Jean, Sayers, Steven L., Weissinger, Guy, Riegel, Barbara: The Role of Depression in Medication Adherence Among Heart Failure Patients Clinical Nursing Research : 2013.

Riegel, Barbara, Ratcliffe, Sarah J., Weintraub, William S., Sayers, Steven L., Goldberg, Lee R., Potashnik, Sheryl, Weaver, Terri E., Pressler, Susan J.: Double jeopardy: the influence of excessive daytime sleepiness and impaired cognition on health-related quality of life in adults with heart failure European Journal Of Heart Failure 14 (7): 730-736,2012.

Sayers, Steven L.: Family reintegration difficulties and couples therapy for military veterans and their spouses Cognitive and Behavioral Practice 18 (1): 108-119,2011.

Sayers, S.L.: Assessment of Couples Encyclopedia of Human Relationships : 2009.

Sayers, S. L., Farrow, V. A., Ross, J., Oslin, D. W.: Family problems among recently returned military veterans referred for a mental health evaluation The Journal Of Clinical Psychiatry 70 (2): 163-170,2009.

Cohen, A.N., Glynn, S.M., Murray-Swank, A.B., Barrio, C., Fischer, E.P., McCutcheon, S.J., Perlick, D.A., Rotondi, A.J., Sayers, S.L., Sherman, M.D., Dixon, L.B.: The family forum: Directions for the implementation of family psychoeducation for severe mental illness Psychiatric Services 59 (1): 40-98,2008.

Sayers, S.L., Riegel, B., Goldberg L.R., Coyne, J.C., & Samaha, F.F: Clinical Exacerbations as a Surrogate Endpoint in Heart Failure Research Heart & Lung 37 (1): 28-35,2008.

Sayers, S.L., Riegel, B., Pawlowski, S., Coyne, J.C., Samaha, F.: Social support and self-care of patients with heart failure Annals of Behavioral Medicine 35 (1): 70-79,2008.

Sayers, S.L., White, T., Zubritsky, C., Oslin, D: Family Involvement in the Care of Healthy Medical Outpatients Family Practice 21 : 317-324,2006.

Kohn, C.S., Sayers, S.L.: Extreme relationship standards in the context of discordant and nondiscordant couples. Cognitive and behavioral practice 12 (3): 319-323,2005.

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Academic Contact Info

Philadelphia VAMC
3900 Woodland Avenue

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 823-5196