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Stephanie A. Gamble, Ph.D.

Stephanie A. Gamble, Ph.D.


About Me

Stephanie Gamble, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry (Psychology) at the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) and a Research Psychologist at the VA VISN 2 Center of Excellence (CoE) for Suicide Prevention. Dr. Gamble earned her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University...
Stephanie Gamble, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry (Psychology) at the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) and a Research Psychologist at the VA VISN 2 Center of Excellence (CoE) for Suicide Prevention. Dr. Gamble earned her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University at Buffalo, State University of New York. After completing a clinical internship and post-doctoral research fellowship in the Department of Psychiatry at URMC, she joined the faculty in 2008.

Dr. Gamble's 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 URMC Psychiatry residents and interns. As part of the URMC Dean's Teaching Fellowship, she has also developed a co-occurring disorders training curriculum based on the SBIRT (Screening, Brief Intervention, Referral to Treatment) model. Dr. Gamble provides mentorship in areas related to program evaluation, behavioral treatment research, gender-focused interventions, and treatments for co-occurring substance use disorders and depression.

Faculty Appointments

Associate Professor - Department of Psychiatry, Research (SMD)


Post-doctoral Training & Residency

University of Rochester, School of Medicine and Dentistry, Department of Psychiatry, Rochester, NY. Mentors: Eric Caine, M.D., Kenneth Conner, Psy.D., M.P.H., and
Nancy Talbot, Ph.D. 2004 - 2008


PhD | University at Buffalo, The State University of New York. Clinical Psychology. 2005

MA | University at Buffalo, The State University of New York. Clinical Psychology. 2001

BA | Elmira College. Psychology. 1995


Phi Beta Kappa. 1995

Valedictorian. 1995

Elmira College Valedictorian Scholarship. 1991 - 1995


Journal Articles

Randomized controlled trial of interpersonal psychotherapy versus enhanced treatment as usual for women with co-occurring depression and pelvic pain.

Poleshuck EL, Gamble SA, Bellenger K, Lu N, Tu X, Sörensen S, Giles DE, Talbot NL

Journal of psychosomatic research.. 2014 October 77 (4):264-72. Epub 07/26/2014.

Substance-induced depression and independent depression in proximal risk for suicidal behavior.

Conner KR, Gamble SA, Bagge CL, He H, Swogger MT, Watts A, Houston RJ

Journal of studies on alcohol and drugs.. 2014 July 75 (4):567-72. Epub 1900 01 01.

Self-Esteem Reactivity Among Mothers of Children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: The Moderating Role of Depression History.

Gamble SA, Chronis-Tuscano A, Roberts JE, Ciesla JA, Pelham WE

Cognitive therapy and research.. 2013 December 137 (6):1233-1242. Epub 1900 01 01.

A pilot study of interpersonal psychotherapy for alcohol-dependent women with co-occurring major depression.

Gamble SA, Talbot NL, Cashman-Brown SM, He H, Poleshuck EL, Connors GJ, Conner KR

Substance abuse.. 2013 34 (3):233-41. Epub 1900 01 01.

Predictors of treatment outcomes among depressed women with childhood sexual abuse histories.

Cort NA, Gamble SA, Smith PN, Chaudron LH, Lu N, He H, Talbot NL

Depression and anxiety.. 2012 June 29 (6):479-86. Epub 05/08/2012.

Attachment and alliance in the treatment of depressed, sexually abused women.

Smith PN, Gamble SA, Cort NA, Ward EA, He H, Talbot NL

Depression and anxiety.. 2012 February 29 (2):123-30. Epub 11/07/2011.

Stressful life events and suicidal behavior in adults with alcohol use disorders: role of event severity, timing, and type.

Conner KR, Houston RJ, Swogger MT, Conwell Y, You S, He H, Gamble SA, Watts A, Duberstein PR

Drug and alcohol dependence.. 2012 January 1120 (1-3):155-61. Epub 08/10/2011.

The relationships of attachment style and social maladjustment to death ideation in depressed women with a history of childhood sexual abuse.

Smith PN, Gamble SA, Cort NA, Ward EA, Conwell Y, Talbot NL

Journal of clinical psychology.. 2012 January 68 (1):78-87. Epub 11/28/2011.

Domain-specific social functioning improvements during treatment of depressed women with histories of childhood sexual abuse.

Gamble SA, Smith PN, Poleshuck EL, He H, Talbot NL

Journal of affective disorders.. 2011 May 130 (3):478-82. Epub 11/03/2010.

Interpersonal psychotherapy for women with comorbid depression and chronic pain.

Poleshuck EL, Talbot NE, Zlotnick C, Gamble SA, Liu X, Tu X, Giles DE

The Journal of nervous and mental disease.. 2010 August 198 (8):597-600. Epub 1900 01 01.

Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Co-occurring Depression and Chronic Pain.

Poleshuck EL, Gamble SA, Cort N, Hoffman-King D, Cerrito B, Rosario-McCabe LA, Giles DE

Professional psychology, research and practice.. 2010 August 41 (4):312-318. Epub 1900 01 01.

Effects of pretreatment and posttreatment depressive symptoms on alcohol consumption following treatment in Project MATCH.

Gamble SA, Conner KR, Talbot NL, Yu Q, Tu XM, Connors GJ

Journal of studies on alcohol and drugs.. 2010 January 71 (1):71-7. Epub 1900 01 01.

Meta-analysis of depression and substance use among individuals with alcohol use disorders.

Conner KR, Pinquart M, Gamble SA

Journal of substance abuse treatment.. 2009 September 37 (2):127-37. Epub 01/15/2009.

Pain as a predictor of depression treatment outcomes in women with childhood sexual abuse.

Poleshuck EL, Talbot NL, Su H, Tu X, Chaudron L, Gamble S, Giles DE

Comprehensive psychiatry.. 2009 50 (3):215-20. Epub 10/15/2008.

Comparing Multiple Sensitivities and Specificities with Different Diagnostic Criteria: Applications to Sexual Abuse and Sexual Health Research.

Yu Q, Tang W, Ma Y, Gamble SA, Tu XM

Computational statistics & data analysis.. 2008 September 53 (1):27-37. Epub 1900 01 01.

IPT for women with trauma histories in community mental health care

Talbot, N. L.; Gamble, S. A.

Journal of Contemporary Psychotherapy. 2008; 38(1): 35-44.

Transitions to, and correlates of, suicidal ideation, plans, and unplanned and planned suicide attempts among 3,729 men and women with alcohol dependence.

Conner KR, Hesselbrock VM, Meldrum SC, Schuckit MA, Bucholz KK, Gamble SA, Wines JD, Kramer J

Journal of studies on alcohol and drugs.. 2007 September 68 (5):654-62. Epub 1900 01 01.

Planning of suicide attempts among depressed inpatients ages 50 and over

Conner, K.R.; Duberstein, P.R.; Beckman, A.; Heisel, M.J.; Hirsch, J.K.; Gamble, S.A.; Conwell, Y.

Journal of Affective Disorders. 2007; 97((1-3)): 123-128.

Concordance about childhood sexual abuse among depressed patients 50 and over and their family and friends.

Gamble SA, Talbot NL, Conner KR, Tu X, Franus N, Beckman AM, Ma Y, Duberstein PR

Archives of suicide research : official journal of the International Academy for Suicide Research.. 2007 11 (4):321-6. Epub 1900 01 01.

Cognitive-behavioral depression treatment for mothers of children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder.

Chronis AM, Gamble SA, Roberts JE, Pelham WE

Behavior therapy.. 2006 June 37 (2):143-58. Epub 03/29/2006.

Childhood sexual abuse and depressive symptom severity: the role of neuroticism.

Gamble SA, Talbot NL, Duberstein PR, Conner KR, Franus N, Beckman AM, Conwell Y

The Journal of nervous and mental disease.. 2006 May 194 (5):382-5. Epub 1900 01 01.

Interpersonal psychotherapy for depressed women with sexual abuse histories: a pilot study in a community mental health center.

Talbot NL, Conwell Y, O'Hara MW, Stuart S, Ward EA, Gamble SA, Watts A, Tu X

The Journal of nervous and mental disease.. 2005 December 193 (12):847-50. Epub 1900 01 01.

Adolescents' Perceptions of Primary Caregivers and Cognitive Style: The Roles of Attachment Security and Gender

Gamble, S.A.; Roberts, J.E.

Cognitive Therapy and Research. 2005; 29(2): 123-141.

Current mood-state and past depression as predictors of self-esteem and dysfunctional attitudes among adolescents

Roberts, J.E.; Gamble, S.A.

Personality and Individual Differences. 2001; 30(6): 1023-1037.

Level and perceived stability of self-esteem prospectively predict depressive symptoms during psychoeducational group treatment.

Roberts JE, Shapiro AM, Gamble SA

The British journal of clinical psychology. 1999 November 38 (4):425-9. Epub 1900 01 01.


Encyclopedia of Human Relationships (2009)

Chapter: Interpersonal psychotherapy

Authors: Gamble, S.A. & Talbot, N.L.

Publisher: In Harry T. Reis & Susan Sprecher (Eds.), Sage 2009