- The interpersonal domain of doctor-patient interaction
- The interview
- Mind/brain models
Her interests include examining MD-Patient interaction as well as psychological approaches to severely disturbed patients and teaching clinical skills in the UCB/UCSF Joint Medical Program. She is on the attending staff of Alta Bates Summit Medical Center.
Hartley, Sara. "The Humanoscope: Adding a Dimension to the MD-Patient Experience." WGEA Conference, Stanford University, 2011.
Hartley, Letter: A Response to "Brain Lesions Manifesting as Psychiatric Disorders: Six Cases" by Bunevicius et al, November 2008, CNS Spectr. 2009;14(1):e
Hartley, Franck, Lundgren, "Concerns Regarding Maintenance Sedation of Agitated Infants in the NICU," Journal of Perinatology, 1989.
Hartley, Letter: "Psychosocial Aspects of Valproate Teratogenicity," Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, 1997.