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Sarah Hartz, MD, PhD

Current Position
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

Education and Training
BA: Knox College, Galesburg, IL, 1996
PhD in Statistics: University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 2003
MD: University of Iowa 2005
Residency: Psychiatry, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics and Washington University/Barnes-Jewish Hospital, 2005-2009

Major Awards
-The George Winokur Award for Resident Research, First Prize, 2007
-National Council on Measurement in Education Educational Technology Applications Award, 2005
American Psychological Association Distinguished Dissertation, Division of Evaluation, Measurement and Statistics, 2003
-National Council on Measurement in Education Brenda H Lloyd Outstanding Dissertation Award, 2003
-Horace W. Norton Prize for the most outstanding thesis research in statistics, 2002
-Maurice Tatsuoka award for excellence in educational measurement, 2001

Areas of Clinical Interest
Substance dependence, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia


Areas of Research Interests
Psychiatric Genetics


Key Publications
Hartz, SM, S Short, NL Saccone, R Culverhouse, L Chen, T Schwantes-An, H Coon, Y Han, SH Stephens, J Sun, X Chen, F Ducci, N Dueker, N Franceschini, J Frank, F Geller, D Guðbjartsson, N Hansel, C Jiang, K Keskitalo-Vuokko, J Liu, LP Lyytikäinen, M Michel, R Rawal, A Rosenberger, P Scheet, JR Shaffer, A Teumer, JR Thompson, J Vink, N Vogelzangs, A Wenzlaff, W Wheeler, X Xiangjun , BZ Yang, SH Aggen, A Balmforth, S Baumeister, T Beaty, S Bennett, A Bergen, H Boyd, U Broms, H Campbell, N Chatterjee, J Chen, YC Cheng, S Cichon, D Couper, F Cucca, D Dick, T Foroud, H Furberg, I Giegling, F Gu, A S Hall, J Hällfors, S Han, AM. Hartmann, C Hayward, K Heikkilä, JK. Hewitt, J Hottenga, M Jensen, P Jousilahti, M Kaakinen, S Kittner, B Konte, T Korhonen, MT Landi, T Laatikainen, M Leppert, SM. Levy, R Mathias, DW. McNeil, S Medland, G Montgomery, T Muley, T Murray, M Nauck, K North, M Pergadia, O Polasek, E Ramos, S Ripatti, A Risch, I Ruczinski, I Rudan, V Salomaa, D Schlessinger, U Styrkársdóttir, A Terracciano, M Uda, G Willemsen, X Wu, G Abecasis, K Barnes, H Bickeböller, E Boerwinkle, DI. Boomsma, N Caporaso, J Duan, HJ. Edenberg, C Francks, PV. Gejman, J Gelernter, HJ Grabe, H Hops, MR Jarvelin, V Jorma, M Kähönen, K. Kendler, T Lehtimäki, DF. Levinson, ML. Marazita, J Marchini, M Melbye, B Mitchell, JC. Murray, MM. Nöthen, BW. Penninx, O Raitakari, M Rietschel, D Rujescu, NJ Samani , AR. Sanders, A Schwartz, S Shete, J Shi, M Spitz, K Stefansson, G Swan, T Thorgeirsson, H Völzke, Q Wei, H.-E Wichmann, C Amos, N Breslau, D Cannon, M Ehringer, R Grucza, D Hatsukami, A Heath, E Johnson, J Kaprio, P Madden, N G. Martin, V Stevens, JA. Stitzel, RB. Weiss, P Kraft, LJ. Bierut. Increased genetic vulnerability to smoking at CHRNA5 in early-onset smokers. Archives of General Psychiatry, in press.

Hartz, SM, Eric Johnson, Nancy L. Saccone, Dorothy Hatsukami, Naomi Breslau, Laura J. Bierut (2011). Barrier to inclusion of African American subjects in genetic studies: engagement rather than participation. American Journal of Epidemiology. 174(3):336-44.  Full Article ->

Hartz SM, Lin P, Edenberg HJ, Xuei X, Rochberg N, Saccone S, Berrettini W, Nelson E, Nurnberger J, Bierut LJ, Rice JP; NIMH Genetics Initiative Bipolar Disorder Consortium (2010). Genetic association of bipolar disorder with the ß3 nicotinic receptor subunit gene. Psychiatric Genetics. 21(2):77-84  Full Article ->

Hartz, SM, BC Ho, NC Andreasen, A Librant, D Rudd, EA Epping, TH Wassink. G72 influences longitudinal change in frontal lobe volume in schizophrenia. 2010. American Journal of Medical Genetics Part B: Neuropsychiatric Genetics. Mar 5;153B(2):640-7.  Full Article ->

Hartz SM, Bierut LJ (2010 Mar). Genetics of addictions. Psychiatr Clin North Am. 33(1): 107-24.  Full Article ->

Hartz, SM, and Bierut, L. (in press). Nicotine Dependence. In Nurnberger and Berrettini (Eds.), Principles of Psychiatric Genetics. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.


Funded Research Projects
NIDA(PI):Novel Use of GWAS for Improved Understanding of Nicotine Dependence

ICTS(PI):Return of Results in Genetic Studies