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About Sarah E. Linke, PhD, MPH

Sarah E. Linke, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in behavioral medicine, particularly the role of health behaviors in health problems.

As a staff psychologist at UC San Diego Health, Dr. Linke uses a cognitive-behavioral approach to assess and treat adults with a wide variety of mental health challenges, such as depression, anxiety and substance use disorders.

She also works with patients to help them adjust to stressful life situations, such as illness or relationship problems, and helps individuals quit smoking and control their weight.

She is an assistant professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Public Health and assistant director of community engagement for UC San Diego's Institute for Public Health. Her research focuses on developing, implementing and evaluating the effects of exercise as an adjunctive prevention or treatment for substance use disorders, depression and anxiety, cardiovascular diseases and obesity, as well as other health issues.

Dr. Linke completed a postdoctoral fellowship within the Department of Family Medicine and Public Health at UC San Diego School of Medicine and a clinical internship at the Brown Clinical Psychology Training Consortium. She earned her doctorate degree in clinical psychology, with a specialty in behavioral medicine, from the San Diego State University/UC San Diego Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology and holds master's degrees in both public health and clinical psychology from San Diego State University.

She is a member of the American College of Sports Medicine, the Society of Behavioral Medicine and the American Psychological Association.

In her spare time, Dr. Linke enjoys long-distance running, live music, animals and spending time in nature.

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For more information, see Psychiatry.

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UC San Diego Health accepts most major health insurance plans, but you should verify that your plan covers this provider and all services and locations. The information in the link below does not apply to affiliate providers, who are not employed by UC San Diego Health.
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Degree

  • San Diego State University/University of California, San Diego Joint Doctoral Program, San Diego, CA

Master's Degree

  • San Diego State University, San Diego, CA

Master's Degree

  • San Diego State University, San Diego, CA

Gender

  • Female

Date Joined Staff

  • 2016-01-01

Conditions and Treatments

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Relationship Concerns
  • Weight Management
  • Substance Use Disorders
  • Smoking Cessation
Insurance Information
UC San Diego Health accepts most major health insurance plans, but you should verify that your plan covers this provider and all services and locations. The information in the link below does not apply to affiliate providers, who are not employed by UC San Diego Health.
Health Insurance Plans Accepted