Rocky Mountain MIRECC for Veteran Suicide Prevention - Leadership and Senior Staff - MIRECC / CoE
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Rocky Mountain MIRECC for Veteran Suicide Prevention - Leadership and Senior Staff

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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.


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

Lisa A. Brenner, Ph.D., is a Board-Certified Rehabilitation Psychologist, a Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R), Psychiatry, and Neurology at the University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus, and the Director of the Department of Veterans Affairs Rocky Mountain Mental Illness Research, Education, and Clinical Center (MIRECC). She is also Vice Chair of Research for the Department of PM&R. She has over 20 years of experience working with Veterans and has championed numerous national efforts to prevent suicide among Veterans. Her primary area of research interest is traumatic brain injury, co-morbid psychiatric disorders, and negative psychiatric outcomes including suicide.


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, Rocky Mountain MIRECC
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.


Education Core Leadership

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


Clinical Core Leadership

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 | Curriculum Vitae


Data & Statistical Core Leadership

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


Administrative Core Leadership

John C. Clark

John Carlton Clark, PhD
Program Specialist, 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 (she/her/hers)
Clinical Research Psychologist & Co-Director of the VASLC Advanced Fellowship Program in Mental Illness Research and Treatment, 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

Dr. McGlade is Co-Director of the Advanced Fellowship Program in Mental Illness Research and Treatment at the Salt Lake City MIRECC and an Associate Professor in the University of Utah School of Medicine and Huntsman Mental Health Institute (HMHI). Her research interests include the neurobiological bases and clinical correlates of suicide behavior in female veterans.


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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