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VISN 5 MIRECC - Research Investigators

 

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Melanie Bennett

Melanie Bennett, PhD
Phone: (410) 706-0722
E-mail: mbennett@psych.umaryland.edu

Research Interests: Assessment and treatment of substance use disorders in people with serious mental illness; treatment development; tailoring evidence-based interventions for people with serious mental illness; assessment and treatment of negative symptoms in schizophrenia; treatment of young adults with schizophrenia.

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Clayton Brown

Clayton Brown, PhD
Phone: (410) 706-1058
E-mail: cbrown@epi.umaryland.edu

Research Interests: Longitudinal and multilevel statistical models; models for zero-inflated and other non-normal outcomes; analysis of data from clinical trials; survival analysis; transition models.

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Bob Buchanan

Bob Buchanan, MD
Phone: (410) 402-7876
E-mail: rwbuchanan@mprc.umaryland.edu<

Research Interests: Phenomenology of schizophrenia and related psychoses, with a special emphasis on negative symptoms and cognition; pharmacological treatment of schizophrenia; evidence-based pharmacological practices; neuropharmacology of cognition; the use of clozapine for treatment-resistant patients with schizophrenia and related disorders.

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Lisa Dixon

Lisa Dixon, MD, MPH
Phone: (410) 637-1851
E-mail: ldixon@psych.umaryland.edu

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Amy Drapalski

Amy L. Drapalski, PhD
Phone: (410) 637-1855
E-mail: Amy.Drapalski@va.gov

Research Interests: Consumer-oriented tools and strategies to improve quality of care; internalized stigma and its effects; barriers and facilitators of mental illness recovery; development and evaluation of psychosocial interventions for individuals with serious mental illness and their families.

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Richard Goldberg

Richard Goldberg, PhD
Phone: (410) 637-1851
E-mail: Richard.Goldberg@va.gov

Research Interests: Serious Mental Illness; Services Research; Medical Co-Morbidity; Quality of Care; Behavioral Health Interventions; Implementation Science; Consumer-led services.

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Samantha Hack, Ph.D., LGSW

Samantha Hack, Ph.D., LGSW
Phone: 410-637-1857
E-mail: samantha.hack@va.gov

Research Interests: Person-centerd mental health care; mental health care consumer activation and treatment participation; identity-related dispariities in service access and outcomes for mental health disorders; development and testing of interventions for serious mental illness and stress-related disorders; participatory action research, qualitative and arts based research

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Beth Klingaman

Beth Klingaman, PhD
Phone: (410) 637-1875
E-mail: Elizabeth.Klingaman@va.gov

Research Interests: Self-efficacy, shared decision making, and behavioral health interventions with individuals with serious mental illness, including women and ethnic minorities; cognitive functioning; neurocognitive effects of health behaviors (e.g., sleep, exercise); impacts of internalized stigma on mental illness recovery; implementation science.

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Julie Kreyenbuhl

Julie Kreyenbuhl, PharmD, PhD
Phone: (410) 637-1864
E-mail: Julie.Kreyenbuhl@va.gov

Research Interests: Patient-centered approaches to enhance screening for and management of side effects of psychotropic medications; interventions to improve medication adherence among individuals with serious mental illness (SMI), use of innovative technologies to improve functioning and outcomes of individuals with SMI; pharmacoepidemiology of SMI; use of large automated healthcare databases for research.

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 Alicia Lucksted

Alicia Lucksted, PhD
Phone: (410) 706-2490
E-mail: aluckste@psych.umaryland.edu

Research Interests: Applied research towards improving public mental health services for people with serious mental illnesses; self-help interventions among mental health consumers and their family members, qualitative and mixed methods in mental health services research; psychosocial intervention development, testing, and implementation.

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 Deborah Medoff

Deborah Medoff, PhD
Phone: (410) 706-2490
E-mail: dmedoff@psych.umaryland.edu

Research Interests: Design of technology supported mental health services; dissemination of evidence based mental health treatments and services; comparative effectiveness of antipsychotic drug treatments; the role of consumer preferences in mental health treatment choices.

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Anjana Muralidharan

Anjana Muralidharan, PhD
Phone: (410) 637-1872
E-mail: Anjana.Muralidharan2@va.gov

Research Interests: Barriers to health and wellness in older adults with serious mental illness (SMI); holistic functional rehabilitation of older adults with SMI; family and social support for recovery from SMI; promotion of patient-and-family-centered care for individuals with SMI.

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 Amanda Peeples

Amanda Peeples, PhD
Phone: (410) 637-1863
E-mail: amanda.peeples@va.gov

Research Interests: Qualitative research methods; older adults and aging; dementia; improving the quality of dementia care; management of dementia and co-morbidities; long-term and residential care settings; stigma of dementia; autonomy in residential care; long-term care needs, anticipation, and planning of individuals and groups; social support and social control of people with dementia; the social environment of residential care; ethical issues in qualitative research.

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Teodor Postolache, MD

Teodor Postolache, MD
Phone: (410) 605-7000
E-mail: tpostola@psych.umaryland.edu

Research Interests: Suicide and suicide risk factors; mood disorders; environmental factors (physical, biological, socio-economical) in relationship to brain function and behavior, and physiological mediation of environment-brain-behavior associations (e.g., neuroimmunology, sleep and chronobiology).

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 Neil Sandson

Neil Sandson, MD
Phone: (410) 605-7506
E-mail: Neil.Sandson@va.gov

Research Interests: Drug-Drug Interactions; general psychopharmacology; treatment-resistant mood and psychotic disorders; resident teaching; ethical issues in psychopharmacology.

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Barbara Schwartz, PhD
Phone: (202) 745-8156
E-mail: Barbara.Schwartz@va.gov

 

Latrice Vinson

Latrice D. Vinson, PhD, MPH
MIRECC Fellow
Phone: (202) 632-9592
E-Mail: Latrice.Vinson@va.gov

Research Interests: Improving services for older adults with complex neurocognitive disorders, serious mental illness, and comorbid medical conditions; workforce diversity management in long-term care; promotion of cultural transformation and person-centered care practices in long-term care; and minority aging and health disparities.

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