Dr. Staab's research is in the area of psychosomatic and behavioral medicine, a field that explores problems at the interface of medicine and psychiatry. Current studies are examining factors associated with unexplained physical symptoms, such as chronic dizziness and recurrent spells.
Dr. Staab's work in dizziness has helped to define interactions between neurotologic and behavioral variables that trigger and sustain persistent dizziness. He and his colleagues described a syndrome of chronic subjective dizziness (CSD) that afflicts many patients in the aftermath of acute vertigo or imbalance. He led the first studies of medications to treat CSD and his colleagues have been on the forefront of developing physical rehabilitation strategies for it. Dr. Staab's current research includes efforts to improve diagnostic strategies for patients with dizziness and identify those who may be prone to chronic symptoms because of the characteristics of their neurotologic illnesses or individual temperament. Genomic studies and translational research into primary care will be added in the near future.
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- Consultant, Department of Psychiatry & Psychology
- Professor of Psychiatry
- Fellow Clinical Scientist Training Program, Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
- Assistant Chief Resident - Psychiatry National Naval Medical Center
- Resident - Psychiatry National Naval Medical Center
- Internship - Internal Medicine National Naval Medical Center
- MD University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
- MS - Bioengineering (degree conferred 1992) Carnegie Mellon University
- BS - Chemical Engineering Northwestern University