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Anne Sadler, Ph.D., R.N.
Anne Sadler, Ph.D., R.N.
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
Iowa City VA Health Care System, Iowa City, IA

Research Interests: Access, Mental Health, PTSD, Rural Telehealth, Women Health, Primary Prevention of Sexual Violence in Military Populations, Shared Decision Making

Dr. Anne Sadler is a health services researcher at the Comprehensive Access & Delivery Research and Evaluation (CADRE) COIN at the Iowa City VA Health Care System, and an associate professor in the Department of Psychiatry at The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. Dr. Sadler also serves as the VA Women’s Practice Based Research Network post-deployment health site lead. She was selected for this position given her work as PI of 5 grants funded by VA HSR&D, QUERI, and The Department of Defense (DoD) to investigate the health, safety, and post-deployment adjustment of Reserve, National Guard, and Regular military service women returning from Iraq/Afghanistan. In addition, Dr. Sadler completed a Nursing Research Initiative (NRI) study investigating reproductive health outcomes associated with women veteran’s lifespan sexual violence exposures. Dr. Sadler is PI on one of the grants comprising the Evidence Based Treatment for PTSD CREATE, leading a study that uses internet based approaches to improve post-deployment mental health education and access to VA care for OEF/OIF Reserve and National Guard service women following their return from deployment to combat areas. Dr. Sadler is generative with mentoring new women’s health researchers, including Career Development Award (CDA) applicants. She is also a panel member for the CDA study section. Dr. Sadler is a licensed Marital & Family Therapist and works clinically with women and families impacted by trauma, including gender-based and domestic violence, as well as combat. Dr. Sadler additionally serves as the Deputy Director of the Mental Health Service Line at the Iowa City VA and oversees a multi-disciplinary mental health care team within the Mental Health Service Line.

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