VISN 5 MIRECC - Fellows
Mary Katherine Howell, PhDEmail: Mary.Howell@va.gov
Research Interests: Culturally responsive treatment of stress and trauma for Veterans with serious mental illness (SMI); PTSD and insomnia treatment broadly, and more specifically brief interventions such as Written Exposure Therapy (WET), massed treatment schedules, and providing evidence-based treatments (EBTs) to Veterans with co-occurring SMI; role of vigilant thoughts and behaviors in sleep disturbance; patterns of subjective and physiological distress associated with improvement in exposure-based treatments; linguistic features of trauma narratives; psychological impacts of living or working in threatening environments; culturally responsive assessment and treatment.
Corinne N. Kacmarek, PhDEmail: Corinne.Kacmarek2@va.gov
Research Interests: Health care services research; economic evaluations (cost-effectiveness and cost-benefit) of mental health interventions; implementation science; increasing access to evidence-based mental health interventions; co-occurring substance use disorder and serious mental illness; tobacco cessation; moderators of treatment outcomes; motivational interviewing; health care policy.
Haley A. Miles-McLean, PhDEmail: Haley.Miles-Mclean@va.gov
Research Interests: Trauma-informed and gender-responsive interventions for Veterans; impact of gender-based discrimination on Women’s mental health; use and experiences of intimate partner violence; interpersonal relationships among Veterans with serious mental illness (SMI).