Martha Sajatovic, MD
Professor of Psychiatry and of Neurology
Willard Brown Chair in Neurological Outcomes Research
Director, Neurological Outcomes Center
University Hospitals Case Medical Center
10524 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44106
Dr. Sajatovic is Professor of Psychiatry at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio. She is a researcher, educator, and clinician who has devoted herself to the study and treatment of traditionally hard-to-treat populations with neuropsychiatric disorders. Dr. Sajatovic is Director of Geropsychiatry at University Hospitals Case Medical Center (UHCMC) and holds the Willard Brown Chair in Neurological Outcomes at UHCMC/Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.
Dr. Sajatovic’s research interests have focused on illness outcomes in serious mental illness such as bipolar disorder and schizophrenia and in outcomes in a variety of neurological conditions including stroke, epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease and dementia. Dr. Sajatovic is a recognized expert in the areas of treatment adherence in CNS disorders and in health promotion. She also has research interests in the psychopharmacology of psychosis and serious mood disorders, and in mental health rating scales. Over the last two decades, Dr. Sajatovic has been the recipient of multiple research grants to study serious mental illness including support from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), the National Institute of Aging (NIA), the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR), the Ohio Department of Mental Health (ODMH), the Veterans Health Administration (VHA), a variety of Mental Health Foundations, and Industry Sponsored clinical trials.
Dr. Sajatovic has published widely on treatments and health services delivery among individuals with serious mental illness including geriatric and mixed-age individuals with bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder as well as in the area of treatment adherence and health promotion in a variety of CNS disorders. She has authored or co-authored nearly 130 peer-reviewed publications, and has published over 40 book chapters or books on neuropsychiatric topics.
Dr. Sajatovic has been a guest lecturer at numerous academic and community settings, both on a national and international level, including speaking to consumer and family advocacy groups for individuals with psychiatric illness. Dr. Sajatovic has been a recipient of the Exemplary Psychiatrist Award bestowed by the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI), and was a Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) 2006 Gerald Klerman Young Investigator Award winner.
Related MEW publications
Kobau R, Cui W, Kadima N, Zack MM, Sajatovic M, Kaiboriboon, Jobst B. (2014). Tracking psychosocial health in adults with epilepsy—Estimates from the 2010 National Health Interview Survey, Epilepsy Behav. 41:66-73.
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LaFrance W, Ranieri R, Bamps Y , S Stoll SC, Sahoo SS, Welter E, Sams J, Tatsuoka C, Sajatovic M.(2015).Comparison of common data elements from the Managing Epilepsy Well (MEW) Network integrated database and a well-characterized sample with nonepileptic seizures. Epilepsy & Behavior. 45: 136-141. doi:10.1016/j.yebeh.2015.02.021
Sahoo S, Zhang GQ, Bamps Y, Fraser RT, Stoll SC, Lhatoo SD, Tatsuoka C, Welter E, Sajatovic M. (2015).Managing Information Well: Towards an Ontology-driven Informatics Platform for Data Sharing and Secondary Use in Epilepsy Self-Management Research Centers. Health Informatics Journal. [ePub ahead of print March 13, 2015]
Sahoo S, Ramesh P, Welter E, Bukach A, Valdez J, Tatsuoka C, Bamps Y, Stoll S, Jobst B, Sajatovic M.(in press). Insight: An Ontology-based Integrated Database and Analysis Platform for Epilepsy Self-Management Research. International Journal of Medical Informatics
Related MEW interviews and presentations
Dr. Joseph Sirven, Professor of Neurology at Mayo Clinic Arizona and Editor-in-Chief of Epilepsy.com/Professionals, interviews Martha Sajatovic, MD, Director, Neurological Outcomes Center, University Hospitals Case Medical Center about the Managing Epilepsy Well TIME Intervention.