Lazarus Sophie_724x840Sophie A. Lazarus, PhD provides evidence-based interventions for mood, anxiety, and personality disorders. She specializes in mindfulness-based interventions and directs the mindfulness-based cognitive therapy program. She is actively involved in research, education, and administrative efforts. 

General Research: Dr. Lazarus’ research has concentrated on the characterization of interpersonal functioning in individuals with disorders of emotion dysregulation. She has a particular interest in methods that examine social networks characteristics as indices of interpersonal dysfunction. In addition to this, she is currently interested in understanding the effect of mindfulness-based interventions on populations with comorbid mental and physical illnesses and investigating the role of mindfulness on interpersonal processes. 

Current Research Projects: Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy for comorbid depression and type 2 diabetes

Education and Training: 
MA: Psychology, The Ohio State University
PhD: Psychology, The Ohio State University 

Adult CBT Concentration: Duke University Medical Center

Postdoctoral Associate: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, specializing in interpersonal functioning and emotion in borderline personality disorder

Editorial Activities: 
Abstract Reviewer: Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapy, mindfulness special interest group, 2018-present
Ad hoc Reviewer: 
Journal of Personality Disorders 
Journal of Clinical Psychology 
Psychological Medicine 
Journal of Affective Disorders 
Psychiatry Research 

Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapy
American Psychological Association 

2018: Board of Educational Affairs Conferences and Workshops Grant: American Psychological Foundation
2018: Contemplative Fellowship for Healthcare Professionals, Hemera Foundation
2012: Graduate Research Excellence Award, The Ohio State University
2012: Alumni Grant for Graduate Research and Scholarship, The Ohio State University
2012: Career Development Award, Council of Graduate Students, The Ohio State University
2012: Meritorious Teaching Award for Introductory Psychology, The Ohio State University
2010-2014 Ray Travel Award for Scholarship and Service, The Ohio State University

Selected Publications: 

Zandi, P.Z., Wang, Y, Patel, P. Katzelnik, D., Turvey, C., Wright, J.H., Aijilore, O., Coryell, W., Schneck, C.D., Guille, C., Saunders, E., Lazarus, S.A., Cuellar, V., Selvaraj, S., Rinvelt, P.D., Greden, J., & DePaulo, J.R. (in press). Development of the National Network of Depression Centers Mood Outcomes Program: A Multi-site Platform for Measurement-based Care. Psychiatric Services. 

Lazarus. S.A., Beeney, J.E., Howard, K.P., Strunk, D.R., Pilkonis, P.A., & Cheavens, J.S. (in press). Characterization of relationship instability in women with borderline personality disorder: A social network analysis. Personality Disorders: Theory, Research, and Treatment. 

Lazarus, S.A., Choukas-Bradley, S., Beeney, J.E., Byrd, A.L., Vine, V. & Stepp, S.D. (2019). Too much too soon? Borderline personality disorder symptoms and romantic relationships in adolescent girls. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology. Advance online publication. doi; 10.1007/s10802-019-00570-1. 

Gillespie, S.L., Anderson, C.M, Zhao, S., Tan, Y., Kline, D., Brock, G., Odei, J., O’Brien, E., Sims, M. Lazarus, S.A., Hood, D.B., Williams, K.P., & Joseph, J.J. (2019). Allostatic Load in the association of depressive symptoms with incident coronary heart disease: The Jackson Heart Study. Psychoneuroendocrinology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.psyneuen.2019.06.020 

Lazarus, S.A., Scott, L.N., Beeney, J.E., Wright, A.G.C., Stepp, S.D., & Pilkonis, P.A. (2018). Borderline personality disorder symptoms and affective responding to perceptions of rejection and acceptance from romantic versus non-romantic partners. Personality Disorders: Theory, Research, and Treatment, 9, 197-206 

Stepp, S.D., & Lazarus, S.A. (2017). Identifying a borderline personality disorder prodrome: Implications for community screening. Personality and Mental Health, 11, 195-205. 

Lazarus, S.A., Beardslee, J., Pedersen, S.L., & Stepp, S.D. (2017). A within-person analysis of the association between borderline personality disorder symptoms and alcohol use in adolescents. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 45, 1157-1167. 

Lazarus, S.A. & Cheavens, J.S. (2017). An examination of social network quality and composition in women with and without borderline personality disorder. Personality Disorders: Theory, Research, and Treatment, 8, 340-348. 

Stepp, S.D., Lazarus, S.A., & Byrd, A.L. (2016). A systematic review of risk factors prospectively associated with borderline personality disorder: Taking stock and moving forward. Personality Disorders: Theory, Research, and Treatment, 7, 316-323. 

Lazarus, S.A., Cheavens, J.S., Festa, F., & Rosenthal, M.Z. (2014). Interpersonal functioning in borderline personality disorder: A systematic review. Clinical Psychology Review, 35, 193-205. 

Cheavens, J.S., Strunk, D.R., Lazarus, S.A., & Goldstein, L.A. (2012). Compensation and capitalization models: A test of two approaches to individualizing the treatment of depression. Behavior Research and Therapy, 50, 699-706. 

New, A.S., aan het Rot, M., Ripoll, L.H., Perez-Rodriguez, M.M., Lazarus, S.A., Zipursky, E., Weinstein, S.R., Koenigsberg, H.W., Hazlett, E.A., Goodman, M., & Siever, L.J. (2012). Empathy and alexithymia in borderline personality disorder: Clinical and laboratory measures. Journal of Personality Disorders, 26, 660-675.

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