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Mary Katherine Howell, Ph.D. Email:Mary.Howell@va.gov Research Interests: PTSD and insomnia treatment, in particular, massed treatment schedules, brief interventions, and providing evidence-based treatments (EBTs) to Veterans with co-occurring serious mental illness (SMI); role of vigilant thoughts and behaviors in sleep disturbance; patterns of subjective and physiological distress associated with improvement in exposure-based treatments (i.e., Written Exposure Therapy and Prolonged Exposure); linguistic features of trauma narratives; psychological impacts of living or working in threatening environments.
Peter Phalen. Psy.D. Phone: (410) 706-1058 Email: Peter.Phalen2@va.gov Research Interests: Psychosis; Suicidality; Community mental health.
Natasha Tonge, Ph.D. Email:Natasha.Tonge@va.gov Research Interests: Effects of anxiety, anxiety-related, and mood disorders on psychosis experiences among veterans with serious mental illness; quantitative methods for understanding recovery process over time; using common factors approaches to deliver evidence-based interventions to veterans with serious mental illness; applications of complex and dynamic systems to understanding mental health, resilience, and recovery; improving social functioning and social engagement.