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Melanie Bennett, Ph.D. Phone: (410) 706-0722 Email:Melanie.Bennett@va.gov 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.
Clayton Brown, Ph.D. Phone: (410) 706-1058 Email: email@example.com 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.
Bob Buchanan, M.D. Phone: (410) 402-7876 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Research Interests: Phenomenology of schizophrenia, with a special emphasis on negative symptoms and cognition; the neuroanatomy of negative symptoms and social function; and the development of novel pharmacological approaches for people with treatment-resistant schizophrenia, impaired cognition and social function, and negative symptoms.
Amy Drapalski, Ph.D. Phone:(410) 637-1855 Email: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 mental illness and their families; women’s mental health
Richard Goldberg, Ph.D. 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.
Samantha Hack, Ph.D., L.M.S.W. 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.
Beth Klingaman, Ph.D. 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.
Julie Kreyenbuhl, Pharm.D., Ph.D. Phone: (410) 637-1864 E-mail:Julie.Kreyenbuhl@va.gov, email@example.com 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.
Alicia Lucksted, Ph.D. Phone: (410) 706-2490 E-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Deborah Medoff, Ph.D. Phone: (410) 706-2490 E-mail:email@example.com 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.
Anjana Muralidharan, Ph.D. Phone: (410) 637-1872 E-mail:Anjana.Muralidharan2@va.gov Research Interests: Promotion of holistic wellness and recovery among individuals with SMI; the intersection of SMI and aging; family and social support for recovery from SMI; the role and mechanisms of peer support; development and testing of peer-delivered interventions; caring for older adults with SMI in long-term care; promotion of patient and family centered care for individuals with mental illness.
Amanda Peeples, Ph.D. 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.
Teodor Postolache, M.D. Phone: (410) 605-7000 E-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org 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).
Neil Sandson, M.D. 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.
Letitia Travaglini, Ph.D. Phone: (410) 637-1867 E-Mail:Letitia.Travaglini@va.gov Research Interests: Co-occurring disorders among individuals with serious mental illness, particularly chronic pain; non-pharmacological pain management strategies for Veterans with co-occurring pain and serious mental illness; the use of brief interventions to enhance treatment motivation and engagement; the impact of stigma on health and well-being.
Latrice D. Vinson, Ph.D., M.P.H. 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.