Rocky Mountain MIRECC for Veteran Suicide Prevention - MIRECC / CoE
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Rocky Mountain MIRECC for Veteran Suicide Prevention

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Our Mission & Vision

 

The mission of the Rocky Mountain MIRECC is to study suicide with the goal of reducing suicidal ideation and behaviors in the Veteran population. Towards this end, the work of the Rocky Mountain MIRECC is focused on promising clinical interventions, as well as the cognitive and neurobiological underpinnings of suicidal thoughts and behaviors that may lead to innovative prevention strategies.

The vision of the Rocky Mountain MIRECC is to increase information and treatment options available to Veterans, their families and the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) so that care decisions and care provided are aimed at decreasing suicide risk.


Contact Us

 

If you have questions or comments, please reach out to us via email: RockyMountainMIRECC@va.gov


Staff

Leadership


Lisa Brenner

Lisa A. Brenner, PhD (She/her/hers)
Clinical Research Psychologist
Director, Rocky Mountain MIRECC
US Dept. of Veterans Affairs, Rocky Mountain Regional VAMC
Aurora, CO

Phone: 720-723-6488
Email: Lisa.Brenner@va.gov

Publications: PUBMED | Google Scholar

Dr. Brenner has over 20 years of experience working with Veterans and has championed numerous national efforts to prevent suicide among Veterans. Her research interests include traumatic brain injury and comorbid mental health conditions, including suicide. Providing high-quality, evidence-based care to Veterans is her priority.


Deborah Yurgelun-Todd PhD

Deborah Yurgelun-Todd, PhD
Associate Director, Rocky Mountain MIRECC
US Dept. of Veterans Affairs, Salt Lake City VAMC
Salt Lake City, UT

Phone: 801-582-1565 x2821
Email: Deborah.YurgelunTodd@va.gov

Publications: PUBMED | Google Scholar

Dr. Yurgelun-Todd is an Associate Director for the Rocky Mountain MIRECC and a USTAR Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Utah School of Medicine as well as the Director of the Cognitive Neuroimaging Laboratory at the Brain Institute at the University of Utah. Her research focus is on identifying the neuropsychological and neurobiological bases of major psychiatric disorders including substance abuse and mood disorders.


Perry F. Renshaw MD PhD MBA

Perry F. Renshaw, MD, PhD, MBA
Medical Director, Salt Lake City VAMC
US Dept. of Veterans Affairs, Salt Lake City VAMC
Salt Lake City, UT

Phone: 801-582-1565 x2776
Email: Perry.Renshaw@va.gov

Publications: PUBMED | Google Scholar

Dr. Perry Renshaw is a USTAR Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Utah School of Medicine as well as the Director of the Magnetic Resonance Laboratory at the Brain Institute at the University of Utah. Prior to Dr. Renshaw's recruitment to the University of Utah and the Rocky Mountain MIRECC in 2008, he spent fifteen years on the psychiatry faculty at Harvard Medical School, where he served as director of the Brain Imaging Center at McLean Hospital.His work with the Rocky Mountain MIRECC has focused on the role of altitude as a novel risk factor for suicide.


Nazanin H. Bahraini PhD

Nazanin H. Bahraini, PhD (She/her/hers)
Clinical Research Psychologist
Director of Education, Rocky Mountain MIRECC
US Dept. of Veterans Affairs, Rocky Mountain Regional VAMC
Aurora, CO

Phone: 720-723-6490
Email: Nazanin.Bahraini@va.gov

Publications: PUBMED


Bridget B. Matarazzo PsyD

Bridget B. Matarazzo, PsyD
Clinical Research Psychologist
Co-Director of the Suicide Risk Management (SRM) Consultation Program
Associate Director of Clinical Services, Rocky Mountain MIRECC
US Dept. of Veterans Affairs, Rocky Mountain Regional VAMC
Aurora, CO

Phone: 720-723-6482
Email: Bridget.Matarazzo@va.gov

Publications: PUBMED


Hal S Wortzel, MD

Hal S. Wortzel, MD
Director VA Advanced Fellowship Program in Mental Illness - Psychiatry
Director of Neuropsychiatry Consultation Services
Co-Director of the Suicide Risk Management (SRM) Consultation Program
Rocky Mountain MIRECC
US Dept. of Veterans Affairs, Rocky Mountain Regional VAMC
Aurora, CO

Phone: 720-723-6481
Email: Hal.Wortzel@va.gov

Publications: PUBMED


Jeri E. Forster PhD

Jeri E. Forster, PhD
Director of Data and Statistical Core, Rocky Mountain MIRECC
US Dept. of Veterans Affairs, Rocky Mountain Regional VAMC
Aurora, CO

Phone: 720-938-2708
Email: Jeri.Forster@ucdenver.edu

Publications: PUBMED


John C. Clark

John C. Clark, PhD
Administrative Officer
Rocky Mountain MIRECC
US Dept. of Veterans Affairs, Rocky Mountain Regional VAMC
Aurora, CO

Phone: 720-723-6493
Email: John.Clark8@va.gov


Erin C. McGlade

Erin C. McGlade, PhD
Co-director of the VA Advanced Fellowship Program in Mental Illness
Rocky Mountain MIRECC
US Dept. of Veterans Affairs, Salt Lake City VAMC
Salt Lake City, UT

Email: Erin.McGlade@va.gov
Publications: PUBMED | Google Scholar


Nicole Davis
Administrative Officer
Rocky Mountain MIRECC
US Dept. of Veterans Affairs, Salt Lake City VAMC
Salt Lake City, UT

Email: Nicole.Davis8@va.gov


Maurand (Randi) Robinson, PhD
Director of Research Operations & Administrative Core
Rocky Mountain MIRECC
US Dept. of Veterans Affairs, Rocky Mountain Regional VAMC
Aurora, CO

Phone: 720-723-6478
Email: Maurand.Robinson@va.gov

Publications: PUBMED


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