VISN 17 Center of Excellence - MIRECC / CoE
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VISN 17 Center of Excellence

Leadership

Investigators

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Leadership

Dr. Richard Seim

Director
Richard Seim, Ph.D.
richard.seim@va.gov

Dr. Laura Zambrano-Vazquez

Education & Dissemination Core Leader
Laura Zambrano-Vazquez, Ph.D.
laura.zambrano-vazquez@va.gov

Dr. Justin Benzer

Implementation Science Core Leader
Justin Benzer, Ph.D.
justin.benzer@va.gov

Dr. Rakesh Guleria

Biomarkers & Genetics Core Leader
Rakeshwar Guleria, Ph.D.
rakeshwar.guleria@va.gov

 

Investigators

Suzannah Creech, Ph.D.
Investigator, Treatment Core
Areas: relationship functioning, military sexual trauma, intimate partner violence

Sheila Frankfurt

Sheila Frankfurt, Ph.D.
Investigator, Behavioral Science Core
Areas: moral injury, PTSD

Sudhiranjan Gupta, Ph.D.
Investigator, Biomarkers & Genetics Core
Areas: traumatic brain injury, molecular & cellular cardiac dysfunction

A. Solomon Kurz, Ph.D.
Investigator, Behavioral Science Core
Areas: Acceptance & Commitment Therapy, longitudinal data analysis

Crystal Lantrip, Ph.D.
Investigator, Neuroimaging Core
Areas: neuropsychological assessment, transcranial magnetic stimulation

Geoffrey May, M.D.
Investigator, Neuroimaging Core
Areas: transcranial magnetic stimulation, electroencephalography

Dr. Adam McGuire

Adam McGuire, Ph.D.
Investigator, Behavioral Science Core
Areas: PTSD, moral elevation, positive psychology

Dr. Yvette Szabo

Yvette Szabo, Ph.D.
Investigator, Biomarkers & Genetics Core
Areas: PTSD, inflammatory processes

 

Fellows

Dr. Tara Austin

Tara Austin, Ph.D.
OAA Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Dr. Alison Krauss

Alison Krauss, Ph.D.
OAA Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Dr. Rahel Pearson

Rahel Pearson, Ph.D.
Graduate Psychologist

To learn more about our post-doctoral fellowship program, please visit our Fellowship page.

 

Research Staff

Jennifer Bakan, B.A. - Technical Writer
Christina Burns, B.S. - Psychology Technician, Biomarkers & Genetics Core
Lisa Corcoran, M.A. - Psychology Technician, Behavioral Science Core
Christina Hejl, B.S. - Laboratory Technician, Biomarkers & Genetics Core
Binh An Howard, B.S. - Psychology Technician, Behavioral Science Core
Staley Justice, MSW, LCSW - Study Coordinator, Neuroimaging & Behavioral Science Core
Jack Kelley, B.A. - Psychology Technician, Behavioral Science Core
Andrea MacCarthy, B.S. - Data Analyst, Implementation Science Core
Corina Mendoza, M.A. - Mental Health Specialist, Behavioral Science Core
LaShanda Montgomery, MSN, FNP-C - Nurse Practitioner, Behavioral Science Core
Kathryn Roe, B.S. - Psychology Technician, Behavioral Science Core
Jennifer Smith, A.S. - MRI Technician, Neuroimaging Core
Leah Smith, MSW, LCSW - Transition Counselor
William Stewart, B.S. - Laboratory Technician, Biomarkers & Genetics Core

Program Support

April Salinas - Program Support Assistant
Lisa Shafer, BBA - Acting Budget Analyst, Data Manager

  

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