About Sabine Wilhelm, PhD

Sabine Wilhelm, Ph.D., is a Professor at Harvard Medical School (HMS), and Chief of Psychology as well as Director of the Center for OCD and Related Disorders (CORD) at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). She is also the Chair of the Digital Health Think Tank in Psychiatry at MGH.

Dr. Wilhelm is recognized as a leading researcher in obsessive-compulsive and related disorders. Her recent research focuses on the use of cutting-edge technology to improve and personalize mental health care for a range of mental health concerns. Dr. Wilhelm has published 293 papers and seven books and has given more than 220 lectures on these subjects. She has been a mentor to more than 40 junior investigators in the field.  She is currently working on smartphone-based treatments for OCD, depression and body dysmorphic disorder, as well as on interventions that promote general well-being. Her ultimate goal is to use technology-based interventions to enhance access to high-quality mental health interventions globally.

Dr. Wilhelm is the Vice-Chair of the Scientific Advisory Board of the International OCD Foundation, and she serves on the Scientific Council for the Anxiety and Depression Association of America as well as on the Tourette Syndrome Association Behavioral Science Consortium.  Dr. Wilhelm is past president for the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) and she was an Associate Editor for the journals Depression and Anxiety and Behavior Therapy.  She currently serves on eight editorial boards. She was the Scientific Program Chair of the World Congress of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies held in Boston in June 2010. Additionally, Dr. Wilhelm is a fellow of the Association for Psychological Science.  Dr. Wilhelm received many awards, including the Peter K. Ranney Innovation Award from the World Medical Innovation Forum for her presentation “Bridging the Mental Health Treatment Gap” as well as the Claflin Distinguished Scholar in Medicine Award.

Dr. Wilhelm has been the principal investigator or site principal investigator of seven NIMH-funded research grants. She is also the principal investigator of several privately funded clinical research studies investigating medication, cognitive-behavioral therapy, digital services, and other treatments for a range of psychiatric disorders in children and adults.

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Locations

Richard B. Simches Research Center
185 Cambridge Street
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: 617-726-6766
Fax: 617-643-3080

Medical Education

  • PhD, University of Marburg
  • Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital

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Publications

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    Peterson TJ, Sprich S, Wilhelm S (Eds.), The Massachusetts General Hospital Handbook of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.  Springer.  (2015).

    Wilhelm S, Phillips KA, Steketee G. A cognitive behavioral treatment manual for body dysmorphic disorder. New York, Guilford Press (2013). 
     
    Woods D, Piacentini J, Chang S, Deckersbach T, Ginsburg G, Peterson A, Scahill L, Walkup J, Wilhelm S. Managing tourette syndrome: A behavioral intervention adult  workbook (Treatments that work). New York, NY: Oxford University Press (2008).
     
    Woods D, Piacentini J, Chang S, Deckersbach T, Ginsburg G, Peterson A, Scahill L, Walkup J, Wilhelm S. Managing tourette syndrome: A behavioral intervention parent  workbook (Treatments that work). New York, NY: Oxford University Press (2008).
     
    Woods D, Piacentini J, Chang S, Deckersbach T, Ginsburg G, Peterson A, Scahill L, Walkup J, Wilhelm S. Managing tourette syndrome: A behavioral intervention for  children and adults: Therapist guide (Treatments that work). New York, NY: Oxford University Press (2008).
     
    Wilhelm S. Feeling good about the way you look: A program for overcoming body image problems. New York, NY: Guilford Press (2006).
     
    Wilhelm S, Steketee G. Cognitive therapy for obsessive compulsive disorder: A guide for professionals. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Press (2006).