Gregory K. Brown, Ph.D.
Dr. Brown (Vanderbilt University, 1987) is a Research Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology in Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania. He currently serves as the Co-Principal Investigator of the Center for the Prevention of Suicide (CPS) at the University of Pennsylvania. His research has focused on developing, evaluating and disseminating targeted, psychotherapy interventions for individuals who are indicated as being at high risk for suicide. Currently, he is investigating the effectiveness of cognitive therapy for adult patients who recently attempted suicide, for adolescent patients with suicide ideation, for patients with substance abuse and recent suicide behavior and for suicidal older men. These clinical trials focus on training therapists and case managers in community mental health, addiction treatment and primary care settings. In addition to his treatment research, Dr. Brown has conducted studies to develop and evaluate assessment measures of risk factors for suicide attempts and completed suicide.
Paul Grant, Ph.D.
The goal of my research efforts is to improve functioning and quality of life in individuals diagnosed with schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder. I am, therefore, interested in describing the experience of affected individuals in terms of cognitive products and processes that might be amenable to treatment intervention. Defeatist and negativistic beliefs, for example, soak up a significant portion of the variance in the commonly observed association between cognitive impairment and functional outcome in schizophrenia. I am currently investigating the hypothesis that change in these beliefs and attitudes will produce corresponding improvement in negative symptoms, functioning and quality of life. Most generally, I am interested to extend the scope and efficacy of cognitive behavioral interventions for individuals diagnosed with schizophrenia.