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Margaret Sewell

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  • PHD, New York University

  • Internship, Psychology
    Kings County Hospital Center

  • Fellowship, Psychology
    Weill Medical College of Cornell University


    Dr. Margaret C. Sewell is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and the Co-Director of the Information and Education Transfer Core of the ADRC. In 1999, Dr. Sewell joined the faculty of Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Specializing in geriatric psychiatry, Dr. Sewell is the Director of the Memory Enhancement Program, a wellness program aimed at memory improvement in older healthy adults. In 2000 she won Mount Sinai's Zinberg Award for her contribution to women's issues in psychiatry. Dr. Sewell conducts studies on the relationship between decisional capacity and end-of-life care choices in those with mild Alzheimer's disease. She is also involved in longitudinal research concerning neuropsychological predictors of conversion to Alzheimer's disease. Dr. Sewell is a supervisor and teacher in the Neuropsychology Training Program. She also maintains a busy neuropsychological evaluation and psychotherapy practice. Dr. Sewell received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from New York University (1996). She was Chief Postdoctoral Fellow at Cornell Medical Center where she specialized in psychiatric treatment and clinical research for those with AIDS. Her research concerned treatment adherence and cognitive performance in those with HIV-1 infection. She won the Eugene Jerez Fellowship Award and the Stonewall Fellowship Award for research in AIDS in 1995.


Evans S, Ferrando S, Sewell M, Goggin K, Fishman B, Rabkin J. Pain and depression in HIV illness. Psychosomatics 1998; 39: 528-535.

Ferrando S, Van Gorp W, Goggin K, McElhiney M, Sewell M, Rabkin J. Highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) in HIV infection: Benefits for neuropsychological function. AIDS 1998; 12: F65-F70.

Swartz HA, Markowitz JC, Sewell MC. Psychosocial characteristics of HIV Seropositive pregnant and non-pregnant women. Psychiatric Services 1998; 49(12): 1612-1614.

Sewell MC, Goggin K, Rabkin J, Ferrando SJ, McElhiney MC, Evans S. Anxiety syndromes and symptoms among men with AIDS: A longitudinal controlled study. Psychosomatics 2000; 41(4): 294-300.

Rabkin JG, Ferrando SJ, Lin SH, Sewell MC, McElhiney MC. Psychological effects of HAART: A two-year study. Psychosomatic Medicine 2000; 62(3): 413-422.

Goggin K, Sewell M, Ferrando S, Evans S, Fishman B, Rabkin J. Plans to hasten death among gay men with AIDS: Relationship to psychological adjustment. AIDS Care 2000; 12(2): 125-136.

Marin D, Sewell M, Schlechter A. Alzheimer's disease: Accurate and early diagnosis in the primary care setting. Geriatrics 2002; 57(Feb): 36-40.

Fillit H, Mohs R, Lewis B, Hill J, Sewell M, Mills C, Tsymuk M. A brief telephonic instrument to screen for cognitive impairment in a managed care population. Journal of Clinical Outcomes Management 2003; 10(8): 419-430.

Dugue M, Neugroschl J, Sewell M, Marin D. Review of Dementia. The Mount Sinai Journal of Medicine 2003; 70(1): 45-53.

Dahlman KL, Sewell M, Mohs RC. Cognition in the geripause. In: Eskin BA, Troen BR, editors. The Geripause: Medical Management During the Late Menopause. New York, Parthenon Publishing Group; 2004.

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Dr. Sewell did not report having any of the following types of financial relationships with industry during 2012 and/or 2013: consulting, scientific advisory board, industry-sponsored lectures, service on Board of Directors, participation on industry-sponsored committees, equity ownership valued at greater than 5% of a publicly traded company or any value in a privately held company. Please note that this information may differ from information posted on corporate sites due to timing or classification differences.

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Dr. Margaret Sewell

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