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Rocky Mountain MIRECC for VA Suicide Prevention - Brooke Dorsey Holliman PhD

Rocky Mountain MIRECC for Veteran Suicide Prevention

Updated: 28 September 2018


Brooke Dorsey Holliman Brooke Dorsey Holliman PhD
Title: Lead Qualitative Research / Health Science Specialist
Biography: Dr. Brooke Dorsey Holliman earned her Ph.D. in Health and Behavioral Sciences from the University of Colorado Denver in 2015. Her previous experience focused on health disparities and inequalities due to socioeconomic status, race/ethnicity, and social and structural factors. Dr. Dorsey Holliman joined the MIRECC in 2012. As a Health Science Specialist, she oversees qualitative projects to ensure that analyses and interpretation are both rigorous and sound.
Her personal research focuses on understanding more about resiliency and cultural beliefs that impact suicide risk among African American female Veterans. Dr. Dorsey Holliman is a Veteran of the U.S. Army and was stationed in Afghanistan for sixteen months during Operation Enduring Freedom.
Research Interests: Qualitative methodology, female Veterans, resiliency, protective factors for suicide, cultural beliefs and practices, military sexual trauma

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Monteith, L. L., Bahraini, N. H., Gerber, H. R., Dorsey Holliman, B., Schneider, A. L., Holliday, R., & Matarazzo, B. B. (2018). Military sexual trauma survivors’ perceptions of veterans health administration care: A qualitative examination. Psychological Services. Advance online publication.

Dorsey Holliman, B., Monteith, L.L., Spitzer, E.G., & Brenner, L.A. (2018). Resiliency, cultural beliefs and practices that mitigate suicide risk among African American female veterans. SAGE Open. Advance online publication. doi:10.1177/2158244017753506

Pease, J. L., Forster, J. E., Davidson, C. M., Dorsey Holliman, B., Genco, E., & Brenner, L.A. (In Press). How Veterans Health Administration Suicide Prevention Coordinators assess suicide risk, Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy.

Signoracci, G., Stearns, K., Dorsey Holliman, B., Huggins, J., Janoff, E., & Brenner, L. (2015). Listening to our patients: Learning about suicide risk from male veterans with HIV/AIDS, Journal of Holistic Nursing. doi: 10.1177/0898010115610688

Brenner, L.A., Bahraini, N. H., Homaifar, B.Y., Monteith, L.L., Nagamoto, H., Dorsey Holliman, B., & Forster, J.E. (2015). Executive functioning and suicidal behavior among veterans with and without a history of traumatic brain injury. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. doi:10.1016/j.apmr.2015.04.010

Matarazzo, B., Wortzel, H., Dorsey Holliman, B., & Brenner, L. (2013). Evidence-based intervention strategies for veterans and military personnel with traumatic brain injury and co-morbid mental health conditions: A systematic review, Brain Impairment, 14, 42-50.

Rooks, R., Xu, Y., Dorsey Holliman, B., & Williams, D. (2011). Discrimination and mental health among black and white adults in the YES health study, Race and Social Problems, 3, 182-196.

Miech, R., Koester, S., & Dorsey Holliman, B. (2011). Increasing U.S. mortality due to accidental poisoning: The role of the baby boom cohort, Addiction, 106(4), 806-815.

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