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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



Research Core

Research Director


Nazanin H. Bahraini PhD

Nazanin Bahraini, PhD (she/her)
Clinical Research Psychologist and Acting Director, Rocky Mountain MIRECC
Department of Veterans Affairs, Rocky Mountain Regional VAMC
Aurora, CO

Email: Nazanin.Bahraini@va.gov

Publications: PUBMED | Google Scholar


Principal Investigators


Rachel Adams, PhD

Rachel Sayko Adams, PhD, MPH (she/her)
Health Services Researcher, Rocky Mountain MIRECC
Department of Veterans Affairs, Rocky Mountain Regional VAMC
Aurora, CO

Email: Rachel.Adams6@va.gov

Publications: PUBMED


Sean Barnes

Sean Barnes, PhD (he/him)
Clinical Research Psychologist, Rocky Mountain MIRECC
Department of Veterans Affairs, Rocky Mountain Regional VAMC
Aurora, CO

Phone: 720-723-6560
Email: Sean.Barnes2@va.gov

Publications: PUBMED | Google Scholar


Lauren Borges

Lauren M. Borges, PhD (she/her)
Clinical Research Psychologist, Rocky Mountain MIRECC
Department of Veterans Affairs, Rocky Mountain Regional VAMC
Aurora, CO

Phone: 303-916-0128
Email: Lauren.Borges2@va.gov

Publications: PUBMED | Google Scholar


Diana Brostow, PhD, MPH, RDN

Diana Brostow, PhD, MPH, RDN (she/her)
Clinical Research Nutritionist, Rocky Mountain MIRECC
Department of Veterans Affairs, Rocky Mountain Regional VAMC
Aurora, CO

Email: Diana.Brostow@va.gov


Publications: PUBMED | Google Scholar


Bryann DeBeer

Bryann DeBeer, PhD (she/her)
Director of VA Patient Safety Center of Inquiry - Suicide Prevention Collaborative & Clinical Research Psychologist, Rocky Mountain MIRECC
Department of Veterans Affairs, Rocky Mountain Regional VAMC
Aurora, CO

Phone: 254-297-3108
Email: Bryann.Debeer@va.gov

Publications: PUBMED | Google Scholar


Claire Hoffmire, PhD

Claire A. Hoffmire, PhD (she/her)
Epidemiologist, Rocky Mountain MIRECC
Department of Veterans Affairs, Rocky Mountain Regional VAMC
Aurora, CO

Email: Claire.Hoffmire@va.gov

Publications: PUBMED


Ryan Holliday PhD

Ryan Holliday, PhD (he/him)
Clinical Research Psychologist, Director of Training, Rocky Mountain MIRECC
Department of Veterans Affairs, Rocky Mountain Regional VAMC
Aurora, CO

Phone: 720-723-6573
Email: Ryan.Holliday@va.gov

Publications: PUBMED | Google Scholar


Adam Kinney

Adam Kinney, PhD, OTR/L (he/him)
Research Health Science Specialist, Rocky Mountain MIRECC
Department of Veterans Affairs, Rocky Mountain Regional VAMC
Aurora, CO

Email: Adam.Kinney@va.gov

Publications: PUBMED | Google Scholar


Julie Kittel-Moseley, PhD (she/they)
Epidemiologist, Rocky Mountain MIRECC
Department of Veterans Affairs, Rocky Mountain Regional VAMC
Aurora, CO

Email: Julie.Kittel-Moseley@va.gov

Publications: PUBMED | Google Scholar


Meredith Mealer PhD

Meredith Mealer, PhD
Investigator/Regulatory Liaison, Rocky Mountain MIRECC
Department of Veterans Affairs, Rocky Mountain Regional VAMC
Aurora, CO

Phone: 720-723-4864
Email: Meredith.Mealer@ucdenver.edu


Lindsey Monteith

Lindsey L. Monteith, PhD (she/her)
Clinical Research Psychologist, Rocky Mountain MIRECC
Department of Veterans Affairs, Rocky Mountain Regional VAMC
Aurora, CO

Email: Lindsey.Monteith@va.gov

Publications: PUBMED | Google Scholar


Teo Postolache

Dr. Teodor T. Postolache
Visiting Clinical Research Psychiatrist, Rocky Mountain MIRECC, Baltimore MIRECC
Department of Veterans Affairs
Baltimore, MD

Email: TPostola@psych.umaryland.edu


Daniel Reis, PhD (he/him)
Clinical Research Psychologist, Rocky Mountain MIRECC
Department of Veterans Affairs, Rocky Mountain Regional VAMC
Aurora, CO

Phone: 720-857-5770
Email: Daniel.Reis2@va.gov

Publications:PUBMED


Joseph A Simonetti

Joseph Simonetti, MD, MPH (he/him)
Clinician Investigator, Rocky Mountain MIRECC
Department of Veterans Affairs, Rocky Mountain Regional VAMC
Aurora, CO

Email: Joseph.Simonetti@va.gov

Publications: PUBMED | Google Scholar


Postdoctoral Fellows


Ashley Griffith, PhD

Ashley Griffith, PhD (she/her)
Postdoctoral Fellow, Rocky Mountain MIRECC
Department of Veterans Affairs, Rocky Mountain Regional VAMC
Aurora, CO

Email: Ashley.Griffith2@va.gov

Publications: PUBMED | Google Scholar

I am an advanced psychology postdoctoral fellow, researcher, and Marine Corps service member spouse. I have been doing service member and Veteran research as part of my training for almost 10 years. I am conducting my research because I believe that it is important to hear from Veterans about their experiences and to apply those findings to make sure that suicide prevention programs meet their needs. I think this is especially important for transgender and gender diverse Veterans, who have often not had the chance for their voices to be heard. As such, I am strongly committed to understanding how we can adapt suicide prevention programming to meet the needs of transgender and gender diverse Veterans.


Research Clinicians, Staff and Other Investigators


Tabitha Alverio, MA (she/her)
Professional Research Assistant, Rocky Mountain MIRECC
Department of Veterans Affairs, Rocky Mountain Regional VAMC
Aurora, CO

Phone:720-298-5022
Email: Tabitha.Alverio@va.gov


Meghan Barnhart

Meghan Barnhart, MS
Health Science Specialist, Rocky Mountain MIRECC
Department of Veterans Affairs, Rocky Mountain Regional VAMC
Aurora, CO

Phone: 720-648-1722
Email: Meghan.Barnhart@va.gov


Evelyn Casiano

Eve Casiano (she/her)
Research Assistant, Rocky Mountain MIRECC
Department of Veterans Affairs, Rocky Mountain Regional VAMC
Aurora, CO

Phone: 720-723-3522
Email: Evelyn.Casiano@va.gov


Hope Gill, BA
Research Assistant, Rocky Mountain MIRECC
Department of Veterans Affairs, Rocky Mountain Regional VAMC
Aurora, CO

Phone: 720-857-5626
Email: Hope.Gill@va.gov


Christe'An Iglesias

Christe'An Iglesias, MA (she/her)
Health Science Specialist, Rocky Mountain MIRECC
Department of Veterans Affairs, Rocky Mountain Regional VAMC
Aurora, CO

Phone: 720-723-6556
Email: Christean.Iglesias@va.gov


Jacob Johnson, BA (he/him)
Program Specialist, Rocky Mountain MIRECC
Department of Veterans Affairs, Rocky Mountain Regional VAMC
Aurora, CO

Phone: 720-229-4746
Email: Jacob.Johnson4@va.gov


Joseph Mignogna, PhD
Clinical Research Psychologist, Rocky Mountain MIRECC
Department of Veterans Affairs, Rocky Mountain Regional VAMC
Aurora, CO

Phone: 405-269-6866
Email: Joseph.Mignogna@va.gov

Publications: PUBMED | Google Scholar


Theresa Morano, MA (she/her)
Health Science Specialist, Rocky Mountain MIRECC
Department of Veterans Affairs, Rocky Mountain Regional VAMC
Aurora, CO

Email: Theresa.Morano@va.gov


Morgan Nance, MA (she/her)
Senior Professional Research Assistant, Rocky Mountain MIRECC
Department of Veterans Affairs, Rocky Mountain Regional VAMC
Aurora, CO

Phone: 720-723-4868
Email: Morgan.Nance@va.gov


Carly Rohs, MPH (she/her)
Health Science Specialist, Rocky Mountain MIRECC
Department of Veterans Affairs, Rocky Mountain Regional VAMC
Aurora, CO

Email: Carly.Rohs@va.gov
Phone: 720-202-3475


Emerald Saldyt, BS (she/her)
Professional Research Assistant, Rocky Mountain MIRECC
Department of Veterans Affairs, Rocky Mountain Regional VAMC
Aurora, CO

Email: Emerald.Saldyt@va.gov
Phone: 720-723-6554


Joanna R. Sells, Ph.D.

Joanna R. Sells, PhD
Project Director and Clinical Research Psychologist, Rocky Mountain MIRECC
Department of Veterans Affairs, Rocky Mountain Regional VAMC
Aurora, CO

Email: Joanna.Sells@va.gov


Shalomi Shelton, MS
Research Assistant, Rocky Mountain MIRECC
Department of Veterans Affairs, Rocky Mountain Regional VAMC
Aurora, CO

Email: Shalomi.Shelton@va.gov


Christopher Stamper, PhD (he/him)
Health Science Specialist, Rocky Mountain MIRECC
Department of Veterans Affairs, Rocky Mountain Regional VAMC
Aurora, CO

Phone:720-723-6552
Email: Christopher.Stamper@va.gov

Publications: PUBMED | Google Scholar


Jane Stanton, LCSW (she/her)
Clinical Social Worker, Rocky Mountain MIRECC
Department of Veterans Affairs, Rocky Mountain Regional VAMC
Aurora, CO

Email: Jane.Stanton@va.gov


Kelly Stearns-Yoder, MS

Kelly A. Stearns-Yoder, MS (she/her)
Laboratory & Research Program Director, Rocky Mountain MIRECC
Department of Veterans Affairs, Rocky Mountain Regional VAMC
Aurora, CO

Phone: 720-415-1717
Email: Kelly.Stearns@va.gov

Publications: PUBMED


Suzanne Thomas

Suzanne Thomas, MA
Project Coordinator, Rocky Mountain MIRECC
Department of Veterans Affairs, Rocky Mountain Regional VAMC
Aurora, CO

Phone: 720-723-6555
Email: Suzanne.Thomas4@va.gov


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Last Updated 10 June 2024