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Rocky Mountain MIRECC for Veteran Suicide Prevention - Clinical Core 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.


Contact Us


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


Staff



Clinical Core Leadership


Bridget B. Matarazzo PsyD

Bridget B. Matarazzo, PsyD (she/her)
Director of Clinical Services, Rocky Mountain MIRECC
US Dept. of Veterans Affairs, Rocky Mountain Regional VAMC
Aurora, CO

Email: Bridget.Matarazzo@va.gov

Publications: PUBMED | Google Scholar


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


Clinicians & Clinical Core Staff


Lisa Betthauser

Lisa M. Betthauser, PhD, MBA (she/her)
Clinical Research Psychologist, Rocky Mountain MIRECC
US Dept. of Veterans Affairs, Rocky Mountain Regional VAMC
Aurora, CO

Phone: 720-723-4867
Email: Lisa.Betthauser@va.gov

Publications: PUBMEDGoogle Scholar


Carolyn Gass

Carolyn Gass, MSW, LCSW (she/her)
Program Specialist, Rocky Mountain MIRECC
US Dept. of Veterans Affairs, Rocky Mountain Regional VAMC
Aurora, CO

Phone: 720-723-6708
Email: Carolyn.Gass@va.gov


Georgia Gerard LCSW

Georgia Gerard, LCSW
Social Worker, Rocky Mountain MIRECC
US Dept. of Veterans Affairs, Rocky Mountain Regional VAMC
Aurora, CO

Phone: 720-723-6563
Email: Georgia.Gerard@va.gov

Publications: PUBMED


Megan Harvey, PhD

Megan Harvey, PhD (she/her)
Clinical Research Psychologist, Rocky Mountain MIRECC
US Dept. of Veterans Affairs, Rocky Mountain Regional VAMC
Aurora, CO

Email: Megan.Harvey2@va.gov


Christie Machan, MSW, LCSW

Christie Machan, MSW, LCSW (she/her)
Licensed Clinical Research Social Worker, Rocky Mountain MIRECC
US Dept. of Veterans Affairs, Rocky Mountain Regional VAMC
Aurora, CO

Phone:303-562-4340
Email: Christie.Machan@va.gov


Suzanne McGarity, PhD

Suzanne McGarity, PhD(she/her)
Clinical Pscyhologist, Rocky Mountain MIRECC
US Dept. of Veterans Affairs, Rocky Mountain Regional VAMC
Aurora, CO

Email: Suzanne.McGarity@va.gov


Tiara Peterkin

Tiara Peterkin, LCSW
Senior Program Analyst (she/her)
US Dept. of Veterans Affairs, Rocky Mountain Regional VAMC
Aurora, CO

Email: Tiara.Peterkin@va.gov


Ann Weatherby, MSW, LCSW

Ann Weatherby, MSW, LCSW  (she/her)
Clinical Social Worker, Rocky Mountain MIRECC
US Dept. of Veterans Affairs, Rocky Mountain Regional VAMC
Aurora, CO

Phone:720-322-5428
Email: Ann.Weatherby@va.gov


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Last Updated 29 August 2022