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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.


Contact Us


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


Staff



Leadership

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.


Erin C. McGlade

Erin C. McGlade, PhD (she/her)
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.


Research Core Principal Investigators

Douglas Kondo MD

Douglas Kondo, MD(he/him)
Principal Investigator & Staff Psychiatrist, Rocky Mountain MIRECC
US Dept. of Veterans Affairs, Salt Lake City VAMC
Salt Lake City, UT

Phone: 801-582-1565 ext. 2821
Email: Douglas.Kondo@va.gov



Margaret Legarreta

Margaret Legarreta, PhD
Research Psychologist, Salt Lake City VAMC
US Dept. of Veterans Affairs, Salt Lake City VAMC
Salt Lake City, UT

Phone: 801-582-1565 x2763
Email: Margaret.Legarreta@va.gov


Research Core Staff

Javier Ballester
Salt Lake City VAMC
US Dept. of Veterans Affairs, Salt Lake City VAMC
Salt Lake City, UT

Email: Javier.Ballester@hsc.utah.edu


Elliott Bueler
Salt Lake City VAMC
US Dept. of Veterans Affairs, Salt Lake City VAMC
Salt Lake City, UT

Email: e.bueler@utah.edu


Kirsten Cline, BS-Psychology (she/her)
Clinical Project Manager, Rocky Mountain MIRECC
US Dept. of Veterans Affairs, Salt Lake City Health Care System,
Salt Lake City, UT

Email: Kirsten.Cline@hsc.utah.edu


Matthew Hodgkinson, BSN, RN
Clinical Research Nurse, Salt Lake City VAMC
US Dept. of Veterans Affairs, Salt Lake City VAMC
Salt Lake City, UT

Email: Matthew.Hodgkinson@va.gov


Chandni Sheth, PhD (she/her)
Research Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry
University of Utah
Salt Lake City VAMC
US Dept. of Veterans Affairs, Salt Lake City VAMC
Salt Lake City, UT

Email: Chandni.Sheth@utah.edu

Publications: PUBMED | Google Scholar


Punitha Subramaniam
Salt Lake City VAMC
US Dept. of Veterans Affairs, Salt Lake City VAMC
Salt Lake City, UT

Email: Punitha.Subramaniam@utah.edu


Administrative Core

Nicole Davis(she/her)
Administrative Officer
Rocky Mountain MIRECC
US Dept. of Veterans Affairs, Salt Lake City VAMC
Salt Lake City, UT

Email: Nicole.Davis8@va.gov


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Last Updated 29 August 2022