Steven Sayers, PhD has been a psychologist in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine since 2001 and associate professor since 2010.
His primary area of research includes family factors in mental health and he is currently focusing on family issues in returning combat veterans. He has also worked with VA Central Office on several clinical initiatives over past several years to improve veteran and family services at the Philadelphia VA Medical Center and other medical centers. Sayers currently directs an outreach project involving telephone-based coaching of family members who are trying to encourage a veteran to seek mental health care. In 2008, he presented testimony to the Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs regarding his research with veterans and their family members.