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Silvia Sorensen

TitleResearch Associate Professor
InstitutionSchool of Medicine and Dentistry
DepartmentOphthalmology
AddressUniversity of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box 659
Rochester NY 14642
Other Positions
TitleResearch Associate Professor
InstitutionUniversity of Rochester Medical Center
DepartmentCenter for Community Health

TitleResearch Associate Professor
InstitutionSchool of Medicine and Dentistry
DepartmentPsychiatry
DivisionPsychiatry - Geriatric/Psychiatry

 
 Awards And Honors
1991     Dissertation Award  | Henry A. Murray Research Center at Radcliffe College
1992     Invited Membership  | Kappa Omicron Nu Honors Society
1992     Summer Research Award  | The Pennsylvania State University Graduate School
1992     Wohlwill Endowment Award  | Department of Human Development and Family Studies
2001     Leonard F. Salzman Research Award  | Department of Psychiatry
2003     Elected Fellow  | Gerontological Society of America
2004     Collier Day Poster Award, Second Place  | Department of Psychiatry
2004 - 2006Listed in editions of Marquis Who's Who in Medicine and Health Care
2006     Innovations in Community Scholarship Award  | Dept. of Psychiatry
2006     Honoree at 1st Annual Excellence in Research Day  | University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
2006 - 2007NIMH Advanced Research Institute Training in Geriatric Mental Health  | National Institute of Mental Health
2007     Leonard F. Salzman Research Award  | Department of Psychiatry
2009 - 2010Stuber Fellow  | University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
 
 Selected Publications
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  1. Sörensen S, Conwell Y. Issues in dementia caregiving: effects on mental and physical health, intervention strategies, and research needs. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2011 Jun; 19(6):491-6.
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  2. Pinquart M, Sörensen S. Spouses, adult children, and children-in-law as caregivers of older adults: a meta-analytic comparison. Psychol Aging. 2011 Mar; 26(1):1-14.
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  3. Duberstein PR, Ma Y, Chapman BP, Conwell Y, McGriff J, Coyne JC, Franus N, Heisel MJ, Kaukeinen KA, Sörensen S, Tu XM, Lyness JM. Detection of depression in older adults by family and friends: distinguishing mood disorder signals from the noise of personality and everyday life. Int Psychogeriatr. 2011 May; 23(4):634-43.
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  4. Sörensen S, Duberstein PR, Chapman B, Lyness JM, Pinquart M. How are personality traits related to preparation for future care needs in older adults? J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci. 2008 Nov; 63(6):P328-36.
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  5. Sörensen S, Duberstein P, Gill D, Pinquart M. Dementia care: mental health effects, intervention strategies, and clinical implications. Lancet Neurol. 2006 Nov; 5(11):961-73.
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  6. Chapman BP, Duberstein PR, Sörensen S, Lyness JM. Personality and perceived health in older adults: the five factor model in primary care. J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci. 2006 Nov; 61(6):P362-5.
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  7. Calabrese SK, Lyness JM, Sörensen S, Duberstein PR. Personality and the association of pain and depression. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2006 Jun; 14(6):546-9.
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  8. Pinquart M, Sörensen S. Helping caregivers of persons with dementia: which interventions work and how large are their effects? Int Psychogeriatr. 2006 Dec; 18(4):577-95.
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  9. Pinquart M, Sörensen S. Gender differences in caregiver stressors, social resources, and health: an updated meta-analysis. J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci. 2006 Jan; 61(1):P33-45.
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  10. Sörensen S, Pinquart M. Racial and ethnic differences in the relationship of caregiving stressors, resources, and sociodemographic variables to caregiver depression and perceived physical health. Aging Ment Health. 2005 Sep; 9(5):482-95.
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  11. Conner KR, Sorensen S, Leonard KE. Initial depression and subsequent drinking during alcoholism treatment. J Stud Alcohol. 2005 May; 66(3):401-6.
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  12. Kim Y, Duberstein PR, Sörensen S, Larson MR. Levels of depressive symptoms in spouses of people with lung cancer: effects of personality, social support, and caregiving burden. Psychosomatics. 2005 Mar-Apr; 46(2):123-30.
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  13. Pinquart M, Sörensen S. Ethnic differences in stressors, resources, and psychological outcomes of family caregiving: a meta-analysis. Gerontologist. 2005 Feb; 45(1):90-106.
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  14. Pinquart M, Sörensen S. Associations of caregiver stressors and uplifts with subjective well-being and depressive mood: a meta-analytic comparison. Aging Ment Health. 2004 Sep; 8(5):438-49.
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  15. Lyness JM, King DA, Conwell Y, Duberstein PR, Eberly S, Sörensen SM, Caine ED. Self-rated health, depression, and one-year health outcomes in older primary care patients. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2004 Jan-Feb; 12(1):110-3.
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  16. Pinquart M, Sörensen S. Differences between caregivers and noncaregivers in psychological health and physical health: a meta-analysis. Psychol Aging. 2003 Jun; 18(2):250-67.
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  17. Duberstein PR, Sörensen S, Lyness JM, King DA, Conwell Y, Seidlitz L, Caine ED. Personality is associated with perceived health and functional status in older primary care patients. Psychol Aging. 2003 Mar; 18(1):25-37.
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  18. Pinquart M, Sörensen S. Factors that promote and prevent preparation for future care needs: perceptions of older Canadian, German, and US. women. Health Care Women Int. 2002 Sep-Nov; 23(6-7):729-41.
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  19. Sörensen S, Pinquart M, Duberstein P. How effective are interventions with caregivers? An updated meta-analysis. Gerontologist. 2002 Jun; 42(3):356-72.
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  20. Sörensen S, Webster JD, Roggman LA. Adult attachment and preparing to provide care for older relatives. Attach Hum Dev. 2002 Apr; 4(1):84-106.
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  21. Pinquart M, Sörensen S. Older adults' preferences for informal, formal, and mixed support for future care needs: a comparison of Germany and the United States. Int J Aging Hum Dev. 2002; 54(4):291-314.
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  22. Sörensen S, Pinquart M. Developing a measure of older adults' preparation for future care needs. Int J Aging Hum Dev. 2001; 53(2):137-65.
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  23. Sörensen S, Pinquart M. Preparation for future care needs by West and East German older adults. J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci. 2000 Nov; 55(6):S357-67.
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  24. Pinquart M, Sörensen S. Influences of socioeconomic status, social network, and competence on subjective well-being in later life: a meta-analysis. Psychol Aging. 2000 Jun; 15(2):187-224.
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  25. Sörensen S, Pinquart M. Preparation for future care needs: styles of preparation used by older Eastern German, United States, and Canadian women. J Cross Cult Gerontol. 2000; 15(4):349-81.
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  26. Sörensen S, Zarit SH. Preparation for caregiving: a study of multigeneration families. Int J Aging Hum Dev. 1996; 42(1):43-63.
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