Lisa Brenner, PhD
Professor, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

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Graduate Schools :
  • MS, Wright Institute (1995)
  • PhD, Wright Institute (1997)
Undergraduate School:
  • BA, Brandeis University (MA) (1991)
Internship:
  • Denver Veterans Affairs Medical Center (1997)
Languages: English
Department: Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Professional Titles

  • Director, VA Rocky Mountain Mental Illness Research Education and Clinical Center (MIRECC)
  • Vice Chair of Research, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Professor of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Psychiatry, & Neurology

Recognition & Awards

  • Roger G. Baker Distinguished Research Contribution Award, Division 22 (Rehabilitation Psychology), American Psychological Association (2018)
  • Fellow, American Psychological Association, Division 22 (2014)
  • Special Contribution Award, Association of VA Psychology Leaders (2012)

Research Interests

Traumatic brain injury and negative mental health outcomes; suicide prevention; individual, couples and family psychotherapy.

Publications

  • Monteith LL, Kittel JA, Schneider AL, Miller CN, Holliday R, Katon JG, Brenner LA, Hoffmire CA. Military Sexual Trauma Among Women Veterans Using Veterans Health Administration Reproductive Health Care: Screening Challenges and Associations with Post-Military Suicidal Ideation and Suicide Attempts. J Interpers Violence. 2023 Jan 25;:8862605221145725. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 36695157
  • Brenner LA, Forster JE, Walsh CG, Stearns-Yoder KA, Larson MJ, Hostetter TA, Hoffmire CA, Gradus JL, Adams RS. Trends in suicide rates by race and ethnicity among members of the United States Army. PLoS One. 2023;18(1):e0280217. PubMed PMID: 36649302
  • Adams RS, Spark TL, Hoffmire CA, Forster JE, Brenner LA. Adams and colleagues' response to "Stop Analyzing Suicides, Drug- and Alcohol-Related Mortality Together". Am J Epidemiol. 2023 Jan 5. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 36611226
  • Reis DJ, Kaizer AM, Kinney AR, Bahraini NH, Holliday R, Forster JE, Brenner LA. A practical guide to random-effects Bayesian meta-analyses with application to the psychological trauma and suicide literature. Psychol Trauma. 2023 Jan;15(1):121-130. PubMed PMID: 35862085
  • Reis DJ, Kaizer AM, Kinney AR, Bahraini NH, Forster JE, Brenner LA. The unique association of posttraumatic stress disorder with hypertension among veterans: A replication of Kibler et al. (2009) using Bayesian estimation and data from the United States-Veteran Microbiome Project. Psychol Trauma. 2023 Jan;15(1):131-139. PubMed PMID: 35816586
  • Kinney AR, Gerber HR, Hostetter TA, Brenner LA, Forster JE, Stephenson RO. Morally injurious combat events as an indirect risk factor for postconcussive symptoms among veterans: The mediating role of posttraumatic stress. Psychol Trauma. 2023 Jan;15(1):144-152. PubMed PMID: 35084915
  • Plys E, Levy CR, Brenner LA, Vranceanu AM. Let's Integrate! The Case for Bringing Behavioral Health to Nursing Home-Based Post-Acute and Subacute Care. J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2022 Sep;23(9):1461-1467.e7. PubMed PMID: 35792146
  • Khair S, Brenner LA, Koval M, Samuelson D, Cucinello-Regland JA, Anton P, Piano MR, Simon L, Crotty K, Sharieh F, Travers JB, Singh V, Cannon A, Kim A, McCullough RL, Yeligar SM, Wyatt TA, McMahan RH, Choudhry MA, Kovacs EJ. New insights into the mechanism of alcohol-mediated organ damage via its impact on immunity, metabolism, and repair pathways: A summary of the 2021 Alcohol and Immunology Research Interest Group (AIRIG) meeting. Alcohol. 2022 Sep;103:1-7. PubMed PMID: 35659577
  • Monteith LL, Holliday R, Miller CN, Schneider AL, Brenner LA, Hoffmire CA. Prevalence and Correlates of Firearm Access Among Post-9/11 US Women Veterans Using Reproductive Healthcare: a Cross-Sectional Survey. J Gen Intern Med. 2022 Sep;37(Suppl 3):714-723. PubMed PMID: 36042091
  • Holliday R, Kinney AR, Smith AA, Forster JE, Liu S, Monteith LL, Brenner LA. A latent class analysis to identify subgroups of VHA using homeless veterans at greater risk for suicide mortality. J Affect Disord. 2022 Oct 15;315:162-167. PubMed PMID: 35905795
  • Kinney AR, Stephenson RO, Cogan AM, Forster JE, Gerber HR, Brenner LA. Participation Mediates the Relationship Between Postconcussive Symptoms and Suicidal Ideation Among Veterans. Am J Occup Ther. 2022 May 1;76(3). PubMed PMID: 35486717
  • Donovan ML, Forster JE, Betthauser LM, Stamper C, Penzenik M, Hernández TD, Bahraini N, Brenner LA. Association between perceived distress and salivary cortisol in veterans with mTBI. Compr Psychoneuroendocrinol. 2022 May;10:100123. PubMed PMID: 35755197
  • Britton PC, Karras E, Stecker T, Klein J, Crasta D, Brenner LA, Pigeon WR. Veterans Crisis Line Call Outcomes: Distress, Suicidal Ideation, and Suicidal Urgency. Am J Prev Med. 2022 May;62(5):745-751. PubMed PMID: 35063305
  • Adams RS, Forster JE, Gradus JL, Hoffmire CA, Hostetter TA, Larson MJ, Walsh CG, Brenner LA, Adams RS, Forster JE, Gradus JL, Hoffmire CA, Hostetter TA, Larson MJ, Walsh CG, Brenner LA. Time-dependent suicide rates among Army soldiers returning from an Afghanistan/Iraq deployment, by military rank and component. Inj Epidemiol. 2022 Dec 23;9(1):46. PubMed PMID: 36564780
  • Monteith LL, Kinney AR, Holliday R, Miller C, Schneider AL, Hoffmire CA, Simonetti JA, Brenner LA, Forster JE. Associations between deployment experiences, safety-related beliefs, and firearm ownership among women Veterans. J Psychiatr Res. 2022 Nov 14;157:72-81. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 36442409
  • Brostow DP, Smith AA, Bahraini NH, Besterman-Dahan K, Forster JE, Brenner LA. Food Insecurity and Food Worries During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Point-In-Time Study of Injured United States Veterans. J Hunger Environ Nutr. 2022 Sep 4;17. PubMed PMID: 36407058
  • Heronemus M, Hostetter TA, Smith AA, Forster JE, Brenner LA. Parkinson's disease and suicide among individuals seeking care within the United States Veterans Health Administration. Parkinsonism Relat Disord. 2022 Dec;105:58-61. PubMed PMID: 36370654
  • Morales TI, Stearns-Yoder KA, Hoffberg AS, Khan TK, Wortzel H, Brenner LA. Interactions of Glutamate and Gamma Amino Butyric Acid with the insulin-like growth factor system in traumatic brain injury (TBI) and/or cardiovascular accidents (CVA or stroke): A systematic review. Heliyon. 2022 Mar;8(3):e09037. PubMed PMID: 35309405
  • Zubizarreta JR, Umhau JC, Deuster PA, Brenner LA, King AJ, Petukhova MV, Sampson NA, Tizenberg B, Upadhyaya SK, RachBeisel JA, Streeten EA, Kessler RC, Postolache TT. Evaluating the heterogeneous effect of a modifiable risk factor on suicide: The case of vitamin D deficiency. Int J Methods Psychiatr Res. 2022 Mar;31(1):e1897. PubMed PMID: 34739164
  • Hoffmire CA, Brenner LA, Katon J, Gaeddert LA, Miller CN, Schneider AL, Monteith LL. Women Veterans' Perspectives on Suicide Prevention in Reproductive Health Care Settings: An Acceptable, Desired, Unmet Opportunity. Womens Health Issues. 2022 Jul-Aug;32(4):418-425. PubMed PMID: 35272885
  • Spark TL, Adams RS, Hoffmire CA, Forster JE, Brenner LA. Are We Undercounting the True Burden of Mortality Related to Suicide, Alcohol-Related, or Drug Use? An Analysis Using Veteran Colorado Death Certificate Data. Am J Epidemiol. 2022 Nov 4. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 36331287
  • Oslin DW, Lynch KG, Shih MC, Ingram EP, Wray LO, Chapman SR, Kranzler HR, Gelernter J, Pyne JM, Stone A, DuVall SL, Lehmann LS, Thase ME, Aslam M, Batki SL, Bjork JM, Blow FC, Brenner LA, Chen P, Desai S, Dieperink EW, Fears SC, Fuller MA, Goodman CS, Graham DP, Haas GL, Hamner MB, Helstrom AW, Hurley RA, Icardi MS, Jurjus GJ, Kilbourne AM, Kreyenbuhl J, Lache DJ, Lieske SP, Lynch JA, Meyer LJ, Montalvo C, Muralidhar S, Ostacher MJ, Paschall GY, Pfeiffer PN, Prieto S, Przygodzki RM, Ranganathan M, Rodriguez-Suarez MM, Roggenkamp H, Schichman SA, Schneeweis JS, Simonetti JA, Steinhauer SR, Suppes T, Umbert MA, Vassy JL, Voora D, Wiechers IR, Wood AE. Effect of Pharmacogenomic Testing for Drug-Gene Interactions on Medication Selection and Remission of Symptoms in Major Depressive Disorder: The PRIME Care Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA. 2022 Jul 12;328(2):151-161. PubMed PMID: 35819423
  • Kinney AR, Yan XD, Schneider AL, King S, Forster JE, Bahraini N, Brenner LA. Post-concussive symptoms mediate the relationship between sleep problems and participation restrictions among veterans with mild traumatic brain injury. Front Rehabil Sci. 2022;3:964420. PubMed PMID: 36311204
  • Adams RS, Hoover P, Forster JE, Caban J, Brenner LA. Traumatic Brain Injury Classification Variability During the Afghanistan/Iraq Conflicts: Surveillance, Clinical, Research, and Policy Implications. J Head Trauma Rehabil. 2022 Nov-Dec 01;37(6):361-370. PubMed PMID: 36075868
  • Spark TL, Kreisel C, Brenner LA, Hoffmire CA, Monteith LL. Putting it on a map: Geographic visualization to inform suicide prevention in Asian, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Veterans. Asian J Psychiatr. 2022 Jul;73:103125. PubMed PMID: 35430499
  • Monteith LL, Holliday R, Miller CN, Schneider AL, Brenner LA, Hoffmire CA. Prevalence and Correlates of Firearm Access Among Post-9/11 US Women Veterans Using Reproductive Healthcare: a Cross-Sectional Survey. J Gen Intern Med. 2022 Sep;37(Suppl 3):714-723. PubMed PMID: 36042091
  • Matarazzo BB, Eagan A, Landes SJ, Mina LK, Clark K, Gerard GR, McCarthy JF, Trafton J, Bahraini NH, Brenner LA, Keen A, Gamble SA, Lawson WC, Katz IR, Reger MA. The Veterans Health Administration REACH VET Program: Suicide Predictive Modeling in Practice. Psychiatr Serv. 2022 Aug 30;:appips202100629. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 36039552
  • Holliday R, Kinney AR, Smith AA, Forster JE, Liu S, Monteith LL, Brenner LA. A latent class analysis to identify subgroups of VHA using homeless veterans at greater risk for suicide mortality. J Affect Disord. 2022 Oct 15;315:162-167. PubMed PMID: 35905795
  • Myers CE, Dave CV, Callahan M, Chesin MS, Keilp JG, Beck KD, Brenner LA, Goodman MS, Hazlett EA, Niculescu AB, St Hill L, Kline A, Stanley BH, Interian A. Improving the prospective prediction of a near-term suicide attempt in veterans at risk for suicide, using a go/no-go task. Psychol Med. 2022 Jul 28;:1-10. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 35899406
  • Oslin DW, Lynch KG, Shih MC, Ingram EP, Wray LO, Chapman SR, Kranzler HR, Gelernter J, Pyne JM, Stone A, DuVall SL, Lehmann LS, Thase ME, Aslam M, Batki SL, Bjork JM, Blow FC, Brenner LA, Chen P, Desai S, Dieperink EW, Fears SC, Fuller MA, Goodman CS, Graham DP, Haas GL, Hamner MB, Helstrom AW, Hurley RA, Icardi MS, Jurjus GJ, Kilbourne AM, Kreyenbuhl J, Lache DJ, Lieske SP, Lynch JA, Meyer LJ, Montalvo C, Muralidhar S, Ostacher MJ, Paschall GY, Pfeiffer PN, Prieto S, Przygodzki RM, Ranganathan M, Rodriguez-Suarez MM, Roggenkamp H, Schichman SA, Schneeweis JS, Simonetti JA, Steinhauer SR, Suppes T, Umbert MA, Vassy JL, Voora D, Wiechers IR, Wood AE. Effect of Pharmacogenomic Testing for Drug-Gene Interactions on Medication Selection and Remission of Symptoms in Major Depressive Disorder: The PRIME Care Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA. 2022 Jul 12;328(2):151-161. PubMed PMID: 35819423
  • Robinson JM, Redvers N, Camargo A, Bosch CA, Breed MF, Brenner LA, Carney MA, Chauhan A, Dasari M, Dietz LG, Friedman M, Grieneisen L, Hoisington AJ, Horve PF, Hunter A, Jech S, Jorgensen A, Lowry CA, Man I, Mhuireach G, Navarro-Pérez E, Ritchie EG, Stewart JD, Watkins H, Weinstein P, Ishaq SL. Twenty Important Research Questions in Microbial Exposure and Social Equity. mSystems. 2022 Feb 22;7(1):e0124021. PubMed PMID: 35089060
  • Brenner LA, Stearns-Yoder KA, Stamper CE, Hoisington AJ, Brostow DP, Hoffmire CA, Forster JE, Donovan ML, Ryan AT, Postolache TT, Lowry CA. Rationale, design, and methods: A randomized placebo-controlled trial of an immunomodulatory probiotic intervention for Veterans with PTSD. Contemp Clin Trials Commun. 2022 Aug;28:100960. PubMed PMID: 35812820
  • Plys E, Levy CR, Brenner LA, Vranceanu AM. Let's Integrate! The Case for Bringing Behavioral Health to Nursing Home-Based Post-Acute and Subacute Care. J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2022 Sep;23(9):1461-1467.e7. PubMed PMID: 35792146
  • Brenner LA, Stearns-Yoder KA, Stamper CE, Hoisington AJ, Brostow DP, Hoffmire CA, Forster JE, Donovan ML, Ryan AT, Postolache TT, Lowry CA. Rationale, design, and methods: A randomized placebo-controlled trial of an immunomodulatory probiotic intervention for Veterans with PTSD. Contemp Clin Trials Commun. 2022 Aug;28:100960. PubMed PMID: 35812820
  • Donovan ML, Forster JE, Betthauser LM, Stamper C, Penzenik M, Hernández TD, Bahraini N, Brenner LA. Association between perceived distress and salivary cortisol in veterans with mTBI. Compr Psychoneuroendocrinol. 2022 May;10:100123. PubMed PMID: 35755197
  • Bahraini N, Reis DJ, Matarazzo BB, Hostetter T, Wade C, Brenner LA. Mental health follow-up and treatment engagement following suicide risk screening in the Veterans Health Administration. PLoS One. 2022;17(3):e0265474. PubMed PMID: 35298536
  • Khair S, Brenner LA, Koval M, Samuelson D, Cucinello-Regland JA, Anton P, Piano MR, Simon L, Crotty K, Sharieh F, Travers JB, Singh V, Cannon A, Kim A, McCullough RL, Yeligar SM, Wyatt TA, McMahan RH, Choudhry MA, Kovacs EJ. New insights into the mechanism of alcohol-mediated organ damage via its impact on immunity, metabolism, and repair pathways: A summary of the 2021 Alcohol and Immunology Research Interest Group (AIRIG) meeting. Alcohol. 2022 Sep;103:1-7. PubMed PMID: 35659577
  • Kinney AR, Stephenson RO, Cogan AM, Forster JE, Gerber HR, Brenner LA. Participation Mediates the Relationship Between Postconcussive Symptoms and Suicidal Ideation Among Veterans. Am J Occup Ther. 2022 May 1;76(3). PubMed PMID: 35486717
  • Stearns-Yoder KA, Ryan AT, Smith AA, Forster JE, Barnes SM, Brenner LA. Computerized Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Intervention for Depression Among Veterans: Acceptability and Feasibility Study. JMIR Form Res. 2022 Apr 25;6(4):e31835. PubMed PMID: 35468088
  • Spark TL, Kreisel C, Brenner LA, Hoffmire CA, Monteith LL. Putting it on a map: Geographic visualization to inform suicide prevention in Asian, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Veterans. Asian J Psychiatr. 2022 Jul;73:103125. PubMed PMID: 35430499
  • Hoffmire CA, Mohatt NV, Holliday R, Barnes SM, Brenner LA, Monteith LL. ASCEND for veteran suicide prevention: Enhancing surveillance to save lives. Psychiatry Res. 2022 Apr;310:114432. PubMed PMID: 35150969
  • Postolache TT, Upadhyaya SK, Spector AM, Mohyuddin I, Constantine N, Ernst RK, Wadhawan A, Dutra SVO, Dagdag A, Makkar H, Lowry CA, Akram F, Fuchs D, Brenner LA, Groer MW, Reynolds MA. Decreasing Tryptophan and Increasing Neopterin Plasma Levels During Pregnancy are Associated with High First Trimester Porphyromonas gingivalis K-Serotype IgG Serointensity in a Cohort of Hispanic Women. Curr Top Med Chem. 2022;22(25):2126-2144. PubMed PMID: 35379151
  • Robinson M, Holliday R, Monteith LL, Blosnich JR, Elbogen EB, Gelberg L, Hooshyar D, Liu S, McInnes DK, Montgomery AE, Tsai J, Grassmeyer R, Brenner LA. Establishing a Research Agenda for Suicide Prevention Among Veterans Experiencing Homelessness. Front Psychol. 2022;13:683147. PubMed PMID: 35197892
  • Morales TI, Stearns-Yoder KA, Hoffberg AS, Khan TK, Wortzel H, Brenner LA. Interactions of Glutamate and Gamma Amino Butyric Acid with the insulin-like growth factor system in traumatic brain injury (TBI) and/or cardiovascular accidents (CVA or stroke): A systematic review. Heliyon. 2022 Mar;8(3):e09037. PubMed PMID: 35309405
  • Bahraini N, Reis DJ, Matarazzo BB, Hostetter T, Wade C, Brenner LA. Mental health follow-up and treatment engagement following suicide risk screening in the Veterans Health Administration. PLoS One. 2022;17(3):e0265474. PubMed PMID: 35298536
  • Brenner LA, Betthauser LM, Penzenik M, Bahraini N, Gibbons RD. Validation of a Computerized Adaptive Test Suicide Scale (CAT-SS) among United States Military Veterans. PLoS One. 2022;17(1):e0261920. PubMed PMID: 35061760
  • Hoffmire CA, Brenner LA, Katon J, Gaeddert LA, Miller CN, Schneider AL, Monteith LL. Women Veterans' Perspectives on Suicide Prevention in Reproductive Health Care Settings: An Acceptable, Desired, Unmet Opportunity. Womens Health Issues. 2022 Jul-Aug;32(4):418-425. PubMed PMID: 35272885
  • Kinney AR, Bahraini N, Forster JE, Brenner LA. Factors Influencing the Implementation of Guideline-Recommended Practices for Postconcussive Sleep Disturbance and Headache in the Veterans Health Administration: A Mixed Methods Study. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2022 Nov;103(11):2153-2163. PubMed PMID: 35235828
  • Robinson M, Holliday R, Monteith LL, Blosnich JR, Elbogen EB, Gelberg L, Hooshyar D, Liu S, McInnes DK, Montgomery AE, Tsai J, Grassmeyer R, Brenner LA. Establishing a Research Agenda for Suicide Prevention Among Veterans Experiencing Homelessness. Front Psychol. 2022;13:683147. PubMed PMID: 35197892
  • Betthauser LM, Hoffberg AS, Stearns-Yoder KA, Harmon M, Coons D, Brenner LA. A systematic review of suicidal ideation and behaviors among adults with spinal cord injury. J Spinal Cord Med. 2022 Feb 22;:1-12. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 35192444
  • Hoffmire CA, Mohatt NV, Holliday R, Barnes SM, Brenner LA, Monteith LL. ASCEND for veteran suicide prevention: Enhancing surveillance to save lives. Psychiatry Res. 2022 Apr;310:114432. PubMed PMID: 35150969
  • Zubizarreta JR, Umhau JC, Deuster PA, Brenner LA, King AJ, Petukhova MV, Sampson NA, Tizenberg B, Upadhyaya SK, RachBeisel JA, Streeten EA, Kessler RC, Postolache TT. Evaluating the heterogeneous effect of a modifiable risk factor on suicide: The case of vitamin D deficiency. Int J Methods Psychiatr Res. 2022 Mar;31(1):e1897. PubMed PMID: 34739164
  • Brenner LA, Betthauser LM, Penzenik M, Bahraini N, Gibbons RD. Validation of a Computerized Adaptive Test Suicide Scale (CAT-SS) among United States Military Veterans. PLoS One. 2022;17(1):e0261920. PubMed PMID: 35061760
  • Britton PC, Karras E, Stecker T, Klein J, Crasta D, Brenner LA, Pigeon WR. Veterans Crisis Line Call Outcomes: Distress, Suicidal Ideation, and Suicidal Urgency. Am J Prev Med. 2022 May;62(5):745-751. PubMed PMID: 35063305
  • Robinson JM, Redvers N, Camargo A, Bosch CA, Breed MF, Brenner LA, Carney MA, Chauhan A, Dasari M, Dietz LG, Friedman M, Grieneisen L, Hoisington AJ, Horve PF, Hunter A, Jech S, Jorgensen A, Lowry CA, Man I, Mhuireach G, Navarro-Pérez E, Ritchie EG, Stewart JD, Watkins H, Weinstein P, Ishaq SL. Twenty Important Research Questions in Microbial Exposure and Social Equity. mSystems. 2022 Feb 22;7(1):e0124021. PubMed PMID: 35089060
  • Reger MA, Brenner LA, du Pont A. Traumatic Brain Injury and Veteran Mortality After the War in Afghanistan. JAMA Netw Open. 2022 Feb 1;5(2):e2148158. PubMed PMID: 35147691
  • Taylor WL, Schuldt SJ, Delorit JD, Chini CM, Postolache TT, Lowry CA, Brenner LA, Hoisington AJ. A framework for estimating the United States depression burden attributable to indoor fine particulate matter exposure. Sci Total Environ. 2021 Feb 20;756:143858. PubMed PMID: 33293092
  • Lear MK, Penzenik ME, Forster JE, Starosta A, Brenner LA, Nazem S. Characteristics of nonsuicidal self-injury among veterans. J Clin Psychol. 2021 Jan;77(1):286-297. PubMed PMID: 32662073
  • Monteith LL, Holliday R, Brown TL, Brenner LA, Mohatt NV. Preventing Suicide in Rural Communities During the COVID-19 Pandemic. J Rural Health. 2021 Jan;37(1):179-184. PubMed PMID: 32282968
  • Wyrwa JM, Shirel TM, Hostetter TA, Schneider AL, Hoffmire CA, Stearns-Yoder KA, Forster JE, Odom NE, Brenner LA. Suicide After Stroke in the United States Veteran Health Administration Population. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2021 Sep;102(9):1729-1734. PubMed PMID: 33811852
  • Matarazzo BB, Gerard GR, Jankovsky MC, Oslin DW, Brenner LA. Feasibility and Acceptability of the HOME Program for Veterans Recently Discharged from a Psychiatric Hospitalization. Adm Policy Ment Health. 2021 Nov;48(6):974-982. PubMed PMID: 33523330
  • Betthauser LM, Forster JE, Bortz A, Penzenik M, Hernández TD, Bahraini N, Brenner LA. Strength and awareness in action: Feasibility of a yoga-based intervention for post-acute mild TBI headaches among veterans. Contemp Clin Trials Commun. 2021 Jun;22:100762. PubMed PMID: 34013090
  • Miles SR, Brenner LA, Hammond FM, Neumann D, Tang X, Eapen BC, Nakase-Richardson R. Response to Letter to the Editor About: "Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Symptoms Contribute to Staff Perceived Irritability, Anger, and Aggression after TBI in a Longitudinal Veteran Cohort: A VA TBI Model Systems Study". Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2021 Jun;102(6):1240-1241. PubMed PMID: 33716116
  • Lund EM, Hostetter TA, Forster JE, Hoffmire CA, Stearns-Yoder KA, Brenner LA, Tahmasbi Sohi M. Suicide among veterans with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Muscle Nerve. 2021 Jun;63(6):807-811. PubMed PMID: 33470429
  • Bajaj JS, Shamsaddini A, Fagan A, McGeorge S, Gavis E, Sikaroodi M, Brenner LA, Wade JB, Gillevet PM. Distinct gut microbial compositional and functional changes associated with impaired inhibitory control in patients with cirrhosis. Gut Microbes. 2021 Jan-Dec;13(1):1953247. PubMed PMID: 34346283
  • Hoffmire CA, Denneson LM, Monteith LL, Dichter ME, Gradus JL, Cappelletti MM, Brenner LA, Yano EM. Accelerating Research on Suicide Risk and Prevention in Women Veterans Through Research-Operations Partnerships. Med Care. 2021 Feb 1;59:S11-S16. PubMed PMID: 33438877
  • Stanislawski MA, Stamper CE, Stearns-Yoder KA, Hoisington AJ, Brostow DP, Forster JE, Postolache TT, Lowry CA, Brenner LA. Characterization of the gut microbiota among Veterans with unique military-related exposures and high prevalence of chronic health conditions: A United States-Veteran Microbiome Project (US-VMP) study. Brain Behav Immun Health. 2021 Dec;18:100346. PubMed PMID: 34988495
  • Brenner LA, Grassmeyer RP, Biffl S, Kinney AR, Dise-Lewis JE, Betthauser LM, Forster JE. Met and unmet rehabilitative needs among pediatric patients with moderate to severe TBI. Brain Inj. 2021 Aug 24;35(10):1162-1167. PubMed PMID: 34554040
  • Holliday R, Liu S, Brenner LA, Monteith LL, Cappelletti MM, Blosnich JR, Brostow DP, Gelberg L, Hooshyar D, Koget J, McInnes DK, Montgomery AE, O'Brien R, Rosenheck RA, Strickland S, Workman GM, Tsai J. Preventing Suicide Among Homeless Veterans: A Consensus Statement by the Veterans Affairs Suicide Prevention Among Veterans Experiencing Homelessness Workgroup. Med Care. 2021 Apr 1;59(Suppl 2):S103-S105. PubMed PMID: 33710080
  • Borges LM, Holliday R, Barnes SM, Bahraini NH, Kinney A, Forster JE, Brenner LA. A longitudinal analysis of the role of potentially morally injurious events on COVID-19-related psychosocial functioning among healthcare providers. PLoS One. 2021;16(11):e0260033. PubMed PMID: 34767617
  • Mohatt NV, Kreisel CJ, Brenner LA. Engaging Those Living With Moderate to Severe TBI and Their Caregivers in Research. J Patient Exp. 2021;8:2374373521998852. PubMed PMID: 34179408
  • Postolache TT, Wadhawan A, Rujescu D, Hoisington AJ, Dagdag A, Baca-Garcia E, Lowry CA, Okusaga OO, Brenner LA. Toxoplasma gondii , Suicidal Behavior, and Intermediate Phenotypes for Suicidal Behavior. Front Psychiatry. 2021;12:665682. PubMed PMID: 34177652
  • Akram F, Gragnoli C, Raheja UK, Snitker S, Lowry CA, Stearns-Yoder KA, Hoisington AJ, Brenner LA, Saunders E, Stiller JW, Ryan KA, Rohan KJ, Mitchell BD, Postolache TT. Seasonal affective disorder and seasonal changes in weight and sleep duration are inversely associated with plasma adiponectin levels. J Psychiatr Res. 2020 Jan 2;122:97-104. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31981963
  • Wadhawan A, Reynolds MA, Makkar H, Scott AJ, Potocki E, Hoisington AJ, Brenner LA, Dagdag A, Lowry CA, Dwivedi Y, Postolache TT. Periodontal pathogens and neuropsychiatric health. Curr Top Med Chem. 2020 Jan 10. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31924157
  • Miles SR, Brenner LA, Neumann D, Hammond FM, Ropacki S, Tang X, Eapen BC, Smith A, Nakase-Richardson R. Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Symptoms Contribute to Staff Perceived Irritability, Anger, and Aggression After TBI in a Longitudinal Veteran Cohort: A VA TBI Model Systems Study. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2020 Jan;101(1):81-88. PubMed PMID: 31513779
  • Betthauser LM, Albanese BJ, Cochran KL, McGarity S, Schneider AL, Schmidt NB, Brenner LA, Barnes SM. Acceptability of cognitive anxiety sensitivity treatment among veterans with mTBI. Rehabil Psychol. 2020 Dec 31. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 33382335
  • Scher AI, McGinley JS, Wirth RJ, Lipton RB, Terrio H, Brenner LA, Cole WR, Schwab K. Headache complexity (number of symptom features) differentiates post-traumatic from non-traumatic headaches. Cephalalgia. 2020 Nov 27;:333102420974352. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 33242991
  • Brenner LA, Forster JE, Stearns-Yoder KA, Stamper CE, Hoisington AJ, Brostow DP, Mealer M, Wortzel HS, Postolache TT, Lowry CA. Evaluation of an Immunomodulatory Probiotic Intervention for Veterans With Co-occurring Mild Traumatic Brain Injury and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: A Pilot Study. Front Neurol. 2020;11:1015. PubMed PMID: 33192959
  • Bahraini N, Brenner LA, Barry C, Hostetter T, Keusch J, Post EP, Kessler C, Smith C, Matarazzo BB. Assessment of Rates of Suicide Risk Screening and Prevalence of Positive Screening Results Among US Veterans After Implementation of the Veterans Affairs Suicide Risk Identification Strategy. JAMA Netw Open. 2020 Oct 1;3(10):e2022531. PubMed PMID: 33084900
  • Holliday R, Borges LM, Stearns-Yoder KA, Hoffberg AS, Brenner LA, Monteith LL. Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Suicidal Ideation, and Suicidal Self-Directed Violence Among U.S. Military Personnel and Veterans: A Systematic Review of the Literature From 2010 to 2018. Front Psychol. 2020;11:1998. PubMed PMID: 32982838
  • Brenner LA, Stamper CE, Hoisington AJ, Stearns-Yoder KA, Stanislawksi MA, Brostow DP, Hoffmire CA, Forster JE, Schneider AL, Postolache TT, Lowry CA. Microbial Diversity and Community Structures Among Those With Moderate to Severe TBI: A United States-Veteran Microbiome Project Study. J Head Trauma Rehabil. 2020 Sep Oct;35(5):332-341. PubMed PMID: 32881767
  • Brenner LA, Morales TI. Traumatic Brain Injury and Inflammation: The Role of Local and Peripheral Participants in Short- and Long-Term Outcomes. J Head Trauma Rehabil. 2020 Sep Oct;35(5):297-299. PubMed PMID: 32881762
  • Gaeddert LA, Schneider AL, Miller CN, Monteith LL, Brenner LA, Katon J, Hoffmire CA. Recruitment of women veterans into suicide prevention research: Improving response rates with enhanced recruitment materials and multiple survey modalities. Res Nurs Health. 2020 Sep;43(5):538-547. PubMed PMID: 32827237
  • Matarazzo BB, Brenner LA, Wortzel HS, Bahraini NH. Balancing Scientific Evidence, Clinical Expertise, and Patient Preferences: VHA's Suicide Risk Identification Strategy. Psychiatr Serv. 2020 Dec 1;71(12):1303-1305. PubMed PMID: 32781925
  • Betthauser LM, Stearns-Yoder KA, McGarity S, Smith V, Place S, Brenner LA. Mobile App for Mental Health Monitoring and Clinical Outreach in Veterans: Mixed Methods Feasibility and Acceptability Study. J Med Internet Res. 2020 Aug 11;22(8):e15506. PubMed PMID: 32779572
  • Postolache TT, Benros ME, Brenner LA. Targetable Biological Mechanisms Implicated in Emergent Psychiatric Conditions Associated With SARS-CoV-2 Infection. JAMA Psychiatry. 2020 Jul 31. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 32735332
  • Bahraini NH, Matarazzo BB, Barry CN, Post EP, Forster JE, Dollar KM, Dobscha SK, Brenner LA. Protocol: examining the effectiveness of an adaptive implementation intervention to improve uptake of the VA suicide risk identification strategy: a sequential multiple assignment randomized trial. Implement Sci. 2020 Jul 22;15(1):58. PubMed PMID: 32698812
  • Kinney AR, Anderson D, Stearns-Yoder KA, Brenner LA, Forster JE. Risk and recovery among high school athletes who sustained at least one sports-related concussion. Concussion. 2020 Apr 9;5(2):CNC72. PubMed PMID: 32509324
  • Borges LM, Barnes SM, Farnsworth JK, Bahraini NH, Brenner LA. A commentary on moral injury among health care providers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Psychol Trauma. 2020 Aug;12(S1):S138-S140. PubMed PMID: 32496101
  • Blosnich JR, Monteith LL, Holliday R, Brenner LA, Montgomery AE. Differences in methods of suicide among veterans experiencing housing instability, 2013-2016. Psychiatry Res. 2020 Jun;288:112947. PubMed PMID: 32315878
  • Simonetti JA, Dorsey Holliman B, Holliday R, Brenner LA, Monteith LL. Correction: Firearm-related experiences and perceptions among United States male veterans: A qualitative interview study. PLoS One. 2020;15(4):e0231493. PubMed PMID: 32240267
  • Monteith LL, Holliday R, Dorsey Holliman BA, Brenner LA, Simonetti JA. Understanding female veterans' experiences and perspectives of firearms. J Clin Psychol. 2020 Sep;76(9):1736-1753. PubMed PMID: 32227687
  • Simonetti JA, Piegari R, Maynard C, Brenner LA, Mori A, Post EP, Nelson K, Trivedi R. Characteristics and Injury Mechanisms of Veteran Primary Care Suicide Decedents with and without Diagnosed Mental Illness. J Gen Intern Med. 2020 Mar 26. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 32219647
  • Postolache TT, Akram F, Lee EE, Lowry CA, Stiller JW, Brenner LA, Streeten EA, Turecki G, Dwivedi Y. Increased brain vitamin D receptor expression and decreased expression of cathelicidin antimicrobial peptide in individuals who died by suicide. J Psychiatr Res. 2020 Jun;125:75-84. PubMed PMID: 32213352
  • Simonetti JA, Dorsey Holliman B, Holiday R, Brenner LA, Monteith LL. Firearm-related experiences and perceptions among United States male veterans: A qualitative interview study. PLoS One. 2020;15(3):e0230135. PubMed PMID: 32155211
  • Brenner LA, Henry BR, Shepard JA, Martin DN, Goodkin HP. Is the Neurological Disorders Depression Inventory-Epilepsy for Youth (NDDI-E-Y) more sensitive than a neurologist? A quality improvement project. Epilepsy Behav. 2020 Mar;104(Pt A):106913. PubMed PMID: 32036241
  • Akram F, Gragnoli C, Raheja UK, Snitker S, Lowry CA, Stearns-Yoder KA, Hoisington AJ, Brenner LA, Saunders E, Stiller JW, Ryan KA, Rohan KJ, Mitchell BD, Postolache TT. Seasonal affective disorder and seasonal changes in weight and sleep duration are inversely associated with plasma adiponectin levels. J Psychiatr Res. 2020 Mar;122:97-104. PubMed PMID: 31981963
  • Miles SR, Brenner LA, Neumann D, Hammond FM, Ropacki S, Tang X, Eapen BC, Smith A, Nakase-Richardson R. Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Symptoms Contribute to Staff Perceived Irritability, Anger, and Aggression After TBI in a Longitudinal Veteran Cohort: A VA TBI Model Systems Study. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2020 Jan;101(1):81-88. PubMed PMID: 31513779
  • Simonetti JA, Brenner LA. Promoting Firearm Safety as a Suicide Prevention Strategy Within Health Care Systems: Challenges and Recommendations. Psychiatr Serv. 2020 Mar 1;71(3):298-300. PubMed PMID: 31722648
  • Wadhawan A, Reynolds MA, Makkar H, Scott AJ, Potocki E, Hoisington AJ, Brenner LA, Dagdag A, Lowry CA, Dwivedi Y, Postolache TT. Periodontal Pathogens and Neuropsychiatric Health. Curr Top Med Chem. 2020;20(15):1353-1397. PubMed PMID: 31924157
  • Metti A, Schwab K, Finkel A, Pazdan R, Brenner L, Cole W, Terrio H, Scher AI. Posttraumatic vs nontraumatic headaches: A phenotypic analysis in a military population. Neurology. 2020 Mar 17;94(11):e1137-e1146. PubMed PMID: 31924681
  • Ferdosi H, Schwab KA, Metti A, Brenner LA, Terrio H, Pazdan RM, Cole WR, Scher AI. Trajectory of Postconcussive Symptoms 12 Months After Deployment in Soldiers With and Without Mild Traumatic Brain Injury: Warrior Strong Study. Am J Epidemiol. 2019 Jan 1;188(1):77-86. PubMed PMID: 30203085
  • Hoffberg AS, Stearns-Yoder KA, Brenner LA. The Effectiveness of Crisis Line Services: A Systematic Review. Front Public Health. 2019;7:399. PubMed PMID: 32010655
  • Simonetti JA, Brenner LA. Promoting Firearm Safety as a Suicide Prevention Strategy Within Health Care Systems: Challenges and Recommendations. Psychiatr Serv. 2019 Nov 14;:appips201900286. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31722648
  • Duffy AR, O'Connell JR, Pavlovich M, Ryan KA, Lowry CA, Daue M, Raheja UK, Brenner LA, Markon AO, Punzalan CM, Dagdag A, Hill DE, Pollin TI, Seyfang A, Groer MW, Mitchell BD, Postolache TT. Toxoplasma gondii Serointensity and Seropositivity: Heritability and Household-Related Associations in the Old Order Amish. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2019 Oct 3;16(19). PubMed PMID: 31623376
  • Matarazzo BB, Forster JE, Hostetter TA, Billera M, Adler G, Ganzini LK, Oslin DW, Brenner LA. Efficacy of the Home-Based Mental Health Evaluation (HOME) Program for Engaging Patients in Care After Hospitalization. Psychiatr Serv. 2019 Dec 1;70(12):1094-1100. PubMed PMID: 31451065
  • Hostetter TA, Hoffmire CA, Forster JE, Adams RS, Stearns-Yoder KA, Brenner LA. Suicide and Traumatic Brain Injury Among Individuals Seeking Veterans Health Administration Services Between Fiscal Years 2006 and 2015. J Head Trauma Rehabil. 2019 Sep Oct;34(5):E1-E9. PubMed PMID: 31369450
  • Ferdosi H, Schwab KA, Metti A, Brenner LA, Terrio H, Pazdan RM, Cole WR, Scher AI. Trajectory of Postconcussive Symptoms 12 Months After Deployment in Soldiers With and Without Mild Traumatic Brain Injury: Warrior Strong Study. Am J Epidemiol. 2019 Jan 1;188(1):77-86. PubMed PMID: 30203085
  • Matarazzo BB, Brown GK, Stanley B, Forster JE, Billera M, Currier GW, Ghahramanlou-Holloway M, Brenner LA. Predictive Validity of the Columbia-Suicide Severity Rating Scale among a Cohort of At-risk Veterans. Suicide Life Threat Behav. 2019 Oct;49(5):1255-1265. PubMed PMID: 30368871
  • Shura RD, Nazem S, Miskey HM, Hostetter TA, Rowland JA, Brenner LA, Va Mid-Atlantic Mirecc Workgroup, Taber KH. Relationship between traumatic brain injury history and recent suicidal ideation in Iraq/Afghanistan-era veterans. Psychol Serv. 2019 May;16(2):312-320. PubMed PMID: 30382745
  • Brenner LA, Bahraini NH. Concussion and risk of suicide: who, when and under what circumstances?. Nat Rev Neurol. 2019 Mar;15(3):132-133. PubMed PMID: 30696951
  • Huston NJ, Brenner LA, Taylor ZC, Ritter RC. NPY2 receptor activation in the dorsal vagal complex increases food intake and attenuates CCK-induced satiation in male rats. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol. 2019 Apr 1;316(4):R406-R416. PubMed PMID: 30726118
  • Brostow DP, Warsavage TJ, Abbate LM, Starosta AJ, Brenner LA, Plomondon ME, Valle JA. Mental illness and obesity among Veterans undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention: Insights from the VA CART program. Clin Obes. 2019 Apr;9(2):e12300. PubMed PMID: 30793500
  • Brostow DP, Gunzburger E, Abbate LM, Brenner LA, Thomas KS. Mental Illness, Not Obesity Status, is Associated with Food Insecurity Among the Elderly in the Health and Retirement Study. J Nutr Gerontol Geriatr. 2019 Apr-Jun;38(2):149-172. PubMed PMID: 30794096
  • Dise-Lewis JE, Forster JE, McAvoy K, Stearns-Yoder KA, Bahraini NH, Laker SR, Brenner LA. The Natural History of Postconcussion Recovery Among High School Athletes. J Head Trauma Rehabil. 2019 Sep Oct;34(5):E36-E44. PubMed PMID: 30829818
  • Hoffmire CA, Monteith LL, Holliday R, Park CL, Brenner LA, Hoff RA. Administrative Military Discharge and Suicidal Ideation Among Post-9/11 Veterans. Am J Prev Med. 2019 May;56(5):727-735. PubMed PMID: 30898536
  • Filley CM, Arciniegas DB, Brenner LA, Anderson CA, Kelly JP. Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy: A Clinical Perspective. J Neuropsychiatry Clin Neurosci. Spring 2019;31(2):170-172. PubMed PMID: 31012827
  • Sharma A, Richardson M, Cralle L, Stamper CE, Maestre JP, Stearns-Yoder KA, Postolache TT, Bates KL, Kinney KA, Brenner LA, Lowry CA, Gilbert JA, Hoisington AJ. Longitudinal homogenization of the microbiome between both occupants and the built environment in a cohort of United States Air Force Cadets. Microbiome. 2019 May 2;7(1):70. PubMed PMID: 31046835
  • McCarthy MS, Hoffmire C, Brenner LA, Nazem S. Sleep and timing of death by suicide among U.S. Veterans 2006-2015: analysis of the American Time Use Survey and the National Violent Death Reporting System. Sleep. 2019 Aug 1;42(8). PubMed PMID: 31180507
  • Matarazzo BB, Brenner LA, Reger MA. Positive Predictive Values and Potential Success of Suicide Prediction Models. JAMA Psychiatry. 2019 Jun 26. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31241754
  • Betthauser LM, Adams RS, Hostetter TA, Scher AI, Schwab K, Brenner LA. Characterization of lifetime TBIs in a cohort of recently deployed soldiers: The warrior strong study. Rehabil Psychol. 2019 Nov;64(4):398-406. PubMed PMID: 31368742
  • Hoffberg AS, Stearns-Yoder KA, Brenner LA. The Effectiveness of Crisis Line Services: A Systematic Review. Front Public Health. 2019;7:399. PubMed PMID: 32010655
  • Hebert JR, Forster JE, Stearns-Yoder KA, Penzenik ME, Brenner LA. Persistent Symptoms and Objectively Measured Balance Performance Among OEF/OIF Veterans With Remote Mild Traumatic Brain Injury. J Head Trauma Rehabil. 2018 Jan 30. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29385020
  • Brenner LA, Hoisington AJ, Stearns-Yoder KA, Stamper CE, Heinze JD, Postolache TT, Hadidi DA, Hoffmire CA, Stanislawski MA, Lowry CA. Military-Related Exposures, Social Determinants of Health, and Dysbiosis: The United States-Veteran Microbiome Project (US-VMP). Front Cell Infect Microbiol. 2018;8:400. PubMed PMID: 30510919
  • Shura RD, Nazem S, Miskey HM, Hostetter TA, Rowland JA, Brenner LA, Va Mid-Atlantic Mirecc Workgroup, Taber KH. Relationship between traumatic brain injury history and recent suicidal ideation in Iraq/Afghanistan-era veterans. Psychol Serv. 2018 Nov 1. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30382745
  • Matarazzo BB, Brown GK, Stanley B, Forster JE, Billera M, Currier GW, Ghahramanlou-Holloway M, Brenner LA. Predictive Validity of the Columbia-Suicide Severity Rating Scale among a Cohort of At-risk Veterans. Suicide Life Threat Behav. 2018 Oct 9. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30368871
  • Akram F, Fuchs D, Daue M, Nijjar G, Ryan A, Benros ME, Okusaga O, Baca-Garcia E, Brenner LA, Lowry CA, Ryan KA, Pavlovich M, Mitchell BD, Snitker S, Postolache TT. Association of plasma nitrite levels with obesity and metabolic syndrome in the Old Order Amish. Obes Sci Pract. 2018 Oct;4(5):468-476. PubMed PMID: 30338117
  • Hoisington AJ, Billera DM, Bates KL, Stamper CE, Stearns-Yoder KA, Lowry CA, Brenner LA. Exploring service dogs for rehabilitation of veterans with PTSD: A microbiome perspective. Rehabil Psychol. 2018 Nov;63(4):575-587. PubMed PMID: 30211604
  • Peng X, Brenner LA, Mathai AJ, Cook TB, Fuchs D, Postolache N, Groer MW, Pandey JP, Mohyuddin F, Giegling I, Wadhawan A, Hartmann AM, Konte B, Brundin L, Friedl M, Stiller JW, Lowry CA, Rujescu D, Postolache TT. Moderation of the relationship between Toxoplasma gondii seropositivity and trait impulsivity in younger men by the phenylalanine-tyrosine ratio. Psychiatry Res. 2018 Dec;270:992-1000. PubMed PMID: 30057257
  • Stanley B, Brown GK, Brenner LA, Galfalvy HC, Currier GW, Knox KL, Chaudhury SR, Bush AL, Green KL. Comparison of the Safety Planning Intervention With Follow-up vs Usual Care of Suicidal Patients Treated in the Emergency Department. JAMA Psychiatry. 2018 Sep 1;75(9):894-900. PubMed PMID: 29998307
  • Bahraini NH, Hostetter TA, Forster JE, Schneider AL, Brenner LA. A Rasch analysis of the Neurobehavioral Symptom Inventory in a national cohort of Operation Enduring and Iraqi Freedom veterans with mild traumatic brain injury. Psychol Assess. 2018 Aug;30(8):1013-1027. PubMed PMID: 29878819
  • Betthauser LM, Brenner LA, Cole W, Scher AI, Schwab K, Ivins BJ. A Clinical Evidence-Based Approach to Examine the Effects of mTBI and PTSD Symptoms on ANAM Performance in Recently Deployed Active Duty Soldiers: Results From the Warrior Strong Study. J Head Trauma Rehabil. 2018 Mar Apr;33(2):91-100. PubMed PMID: 29517590
  • Hebert JR, Forster JE, Stearns-Yoder KA, Penzenik ME, Brenner LA. Persistent Symptoms and Objectively Measured Balance Performance Among OEF/OIF Veterans With Remote Mild Traumatic Brain Injury. J Head Trauma Rehabil. 2018 Nov Dec;33(6):403-411. PubMed PMID: 29385020
  • Brenner LA, Forster JE, Hoffberg AS, Matarazzo BB, Hostetter TA, Signoracci G, Simpson GK. Window to Hope: A Randomized Controlled Trial of a Psychological Intervention for the Treatment of Hopelessness Among Veterans With Moderate to Severe Traumatic Brain Injury. J Head Trauma Rehabil. 2018 Mar Apr;33(2):E64-E73. PubMed PMID: 29084101
  • Dreer LE, Tang X, Nakase-Richardson R, Pugh MJ, Cox MK, Bailey EK, Finn JA, Zafonte R, Brenner LA. Suicide and traumatic brain injury: a review by clinical researchers from the National Institute for Disability and Independent Living Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) and Veterans Health Administration Traumatic Brain Injury Model Systems. Curr Opin Psychol. 2018 Aug;22:73-78. PubMed PMID: 28963946
  • Hoffberg AS, Spitzer E, Mackelprang JL, Farro SA, Brenner LA. Suicidal Self-Directed Violence Among Homeless US Veterans: A Systematic Review. Suicide Life Threat Behav. 2018 Aug;48(4):481-498. PubMed PMID: 28731200
  • Bahraini NH, Monteith LL, Gerber HR, Forster JE, Hostetter TA, Brenner LA. The Association Between Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Perceptions of Deployment-Related Injury in Veterans With and Without Mild Traumatic Brain Injury. J Head Trauma Rehabil. 2018 Mar Apr;33(2):E7-E15. PubMed PMID: 28422900
  • Jobes DA, Comtois KA, Gutierrez PM, Brenner LA, Huh D, Chalker SA, Ruhe G, Kerbrat AH, Atkins DC, Jennings K, Crumlish J, Corona CD, Connor SO, Hendricks KE, Schembari B, Singer B, Crow B. A Randomized Controlled Trial of the Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality versus Enhanced Care as Usual With Suicidal Soldiers. Psychiatry. 2017 Winter;80(4):339-356. PubMed PMID: 29466107
  • Brenner LA, Forster JE, Hoffberg AS, Matarazzo BB, Hostetter TA, Signoracci G, Simpson GK. Window to Hope: A Randomized Controlled Trial of a Psychological Intervention for the Treatment of Hopelessness Among Veterans With Moderate to Severe Traumatic Brain Injury. J Head Trauma Rehabil. 2017 Oct 27. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29084101
  • Brenner LA, Hostetter TA, Barnes SM, Stearns-Yoder KA, Soberay KA, Forster JE. Traumatic brain injury, psychiatric diagnoses, and suicide risk among Veterans seeking services related to homelessness. Brain Inj. 2017;31(13-14):1731-1735. PubMed PMID: 29064288
  • Dreer LE, Tang X, Nakase-Richardson R, Pugh MJ, Cox MK, Bailey EK, Finn JA, Zafonte R, Brenner LA. Suicide and traumatic brain injury: a review by clinical researchers from the National Institute for Disability and Independent Living Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) and Veterans Health Administration Traumatic Brain Injury Model Systems. Curr Opin Psychol. 2017 Aug 26;22:73-78. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28963946
  • Gutierrez PM, Wortzel HS, Forster JE, Leitner RA, Hostetter TA, Brenner LA. Blister Packaging Medication Increases Treatment Adherence in Psychiatric Patients. J Psychiatr Pract. 2017 Sep;23(5):320-327. PubMed PMID: 28961661
  • Stanley B, Green KL, Ghahramanlou-Holloway M, Brenner LA, Brown GK. The construct and measurement of suicide-related coping. Psychiatry Res. 2017 Dec;258:189-193. PubMed PMID: 28865719
  • Amritwar AU, Lowry CA, Brenner LA, Hoisington AJ, Hamilton R, Stiller JW, Postolache TT. Mental Health in Allergic Rhinitis: Depression and Suicidal Behavior. Curr Treat Options Allergy. 2017 Mar;4(1):71-97. PubMed PMID: 28966902
  • Barnes SM, Monteith LL, Gerard GR, Hoffberg AS, Homaifar BY, Brenner LA. Problem-solving therapy for suicide prevention in veterans with moderate-to-severe traumatic brain injury. Rehabil Psychol. 2017 Nov;62(4):600-608. PubMed PMID: 28795831
  • Hoffberg AS, Spitzer E, Mackelprang JL, Farro SA, Brenner LA. Suicidal Self-Directed Violence Among Homeless US Veterans: A Systematic Review. Suicide Life Threat Behav. 2017 Jul 21. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28731200
  • Hemmings SMJ, Malan-Müller S, van den Heuvel LL, Demmitt BA, Stanislawski MA, Smith DG, Bohr AD, Stamper CE, Hyde ER, Morton JT, Marotz CA, Siebler PH, Braspenning M, Van Criekinge W, Hoisington AJ, Brenner LA, Postolache TT, McQueen MB, Krauter KS, Knight R, Seedat S, Lowry CA. The Microbiome in Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Trauma-Exposed Controls: An Exploratory Study. Psychosom Med. 2017 Oct;79(8):936-946. PubMed PMID: 28700459
  • Kessler RC, van Loo HM, Wardenaar KJ, Bossarte RM, Brenner LA, Ebert DD, de Jonge P, Nierenberg AA, Rosellini AJ, Sampson NA, Schoevers RA, Wilcox MA, Zaslavsky AM. Using patient self-reports to study heterogeneity of treatment effects in major depressive disorder. Epidemiol Psychiatr Sci. 2017 Feb;26(1):22-36. PubMed PMID: 26810628
  • Matarazzo BB, Farro SA, Billera M, Forster JE, Kemp JE, Brenner LA. Connecting Veterans at Risk for Suicide to Care Through the HOME Program. Suicide Life Threat Behav. 2017 Dec;47(6):709-717. PubMed PMID: 28150329
  • Nazem S, Forster JE, Brenner LA. Initial validation of the Self-Directed Violence Picture System (SDVPS). Psychol Assess. 2017 Dec;29(12):1496-1504. PubMed PMID: 28206783
  • Schwab K, Terrio HP, Brenner LA, Pazdan RM, McMillan HP, MacDonald M, Hinds SR 2nd, Scher AI. Epidemiology and prognosis of mild traumatic brain injury in returning soldiers: A cohort study. Neurology. 2017 Apr 18;88(16):1571-1579. PubMed PMID: 28314862
  • Gould TD, Georgiou P, Brenner LA, Brundin L, Can A, Courtet P, Donaldson ZR, Dwivedi Y, Guillaume S, Gottesman II, Kanekar S, Lowry CA, Renshaw PF, Rujescu D, Smith EG, Turecki G, Zanos P, Zarate CA Jr, Zunszain PA, Postolache TT. Animal models to improve our understanding and treatment of suicidal behavior. Transl Psychiatry. 2017 Apr 11;7(4):e1092. PubMed PMID: 28398339
  • Pease JL, Forster JE, Davidson CL, Holliman BD, Genco E, Brenner LA. How Veterans Health Administration Suicide Prevention Coordinators Assess Suicide Risk. Clin Psychol Psychother. 2017 Mar;24(2):401-410. PubMed PMID: 28401708
  • Bahraini NH, Monteith LL, Gerber HR, Forster JE, Hostetter TA, Brenner LA. The Association Between Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Perceptions of Deployment-Related Injury in Veterans With and Without Mild Traumatic Brain Injury. J Head Trauma Rehabil. 2017 Apr 18. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28422900
  • Raheja UK, Fuchs D, Lowry CA, Stephens SH, Pavlovich MA, Mohyuddin H, Yousufi H, Ryan KA, O'Connell J, Brenner LA, Punzalan C, Hoisington AJ, Nijjar GK, Groer M, Shuldiner AR, Pollin TI, Stiller JW, Mitchell BD, Postolache TT. Heritability of plasma neopterin levels in the Old Order Amish. J Neuroimmunol. 2017 Jun 15;307:37-41. PubMed PMID: 28495136
  • Brenner LA, Stearns-Yoder KA, Hoffberg AS, Penzenik ME, Starosta AJ, Hernández TD, Hadidi DA, Lowry CA. Growing literature but limited evidence: A systematic review regarding prebiotic and probiotic interventions for those with traumatic brain injury and/or posttraumatic stress disorder. Brain Behav Immun. 2017 Oct;65:57-67. PubMed PMID: 28606462
  • Fogleman ND, Naaz F, Knight LK, Stoica T, Patton SC, Olson-Madden JH, Barnhart MC, Hostetter TA, Forster J, Brenner LA, Banich MT, Depue BE. Reduced lateral prefrontal cortical volume is associated with performance on the modified Iowa Gambling Task: A surface based morphometric analysis of previously deployed veterans. Psychiatry Res. 2017 Sep 30;267:1-8. PubMed PMID: 28672256
  • Mohyuddin H, Georgiou P, Wadhawan A, Daue ML, Brenner LA, Gragnoli C, Saunders EFH, Fuchs D, Lowry CA, Postolache TT. Seasonality of blood neopterin levels in the Old Order Amish. Pteridines. 2017;28(3-4):163-176. PubMed PMID: 29657362
  • Wadhawan A, Dagdag A, Duffy A, Daue ML, Ryan KA, Brenner LA, Stiller JW, Pollin TI, Groer MW, Huang X, Lowry CA, Mitchell BD, Postolache TT. Positive association between Toxoplasma gondii IgG serointensity and current dysphoria/hopelessness scores in the Old Order Amish: a preliminary study. Pteridines. 2017;28(3-4):185-194. PubMed PMID: 29657363
  • Stamper CE, Hoisington AJ, Gomez OM, Halweg-Edwards AL, Smith DG, Bates KL, Kinney KA, Postolache TT, Brenner LA, Rook GA, Lowry CA. The Microbiome of the Built Environment and Human Behavior: Implications for Emotional Health and Well-Being in Postmodern Western Societies. Int Rev Neurobiol. 2016;131:289-323. PubMed PMID: 27793224
  • Mathai AJ, Lowry CA, Cook TB, Brenner LA, Brundin L, Groer MW, Peng X, Giegling I, Hartmann AM, Konte B, Friedl M, Fuchs D, Rujescu D, Postolache TT. Reciprocal moderation by Toxoplasma gondii seropositivity and blood phenylalanine - tyrosine ratio of their associations with trait aggression. Pteridines. 2016 Dec;27(3-4):77-85. PubMed PMID: 28943719
  • Okusaga O, Fuchs D, Reeves G, Giegling I, Hartmann AM, Konte B, Friedl M, Groer M, Cook TB, Stearns-Yoder KA, Pandey JP, Kelly DL, Hoisington AJ, Lowry CA, Eaton WW, Brenner LA, Rujescu D, Postolache TT. Kynurenine and Tryptophan Levels in Patients With Schizophrenia and Elevated Antigliadin Immunoglobulin G Antibodies. Psychosom Med. 2016 Oct;78(8):931-939. PubMed PMID: 27359171
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Professional Memberships

  • American Psychological Association, Fellow
  • APA Division 22 – Rehabilitation Psychology, Past President
  • International Academy of Suicide Research, Member

Practice Locations

Executive Health Services
12605 E. 16th Ave
12th Floor
Aurora, CO 80045
720-848-2370

Hospital Affiliation
  • Veterans Affairs Medical Center
  • Children's Hospital Colorado
  • University of Colorado Hospital

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Psychology, Board Certification
  • Rehabilitation Psychology, Board Certification (2006)
  • Clinical Psychology, License (1999)
Conditions & Treatments
  • Mental Health and Behavior
  • Brain and Nervous System - Traumatic and Acquired Brain Injuries
  • Brain and Nervous System
Clinical Interests
For information regarding clinical research interests and funding see: https://profiles.ucdenver.edu/display/225950

Care Philosophy
Using evidence-based interventions to help individuals improve their mental health and overall functioning.

Public Speaking
Yes

General Information

Graduate Schools:
  • MS, Wright Institute (1995)
  • PhD, Wright Institute (1997)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BA, Brandeis University (MA) (1991)
Internships:
  • Denver Veterans Affairs Medical Center (1997)
Languages: English
Department: Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
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