Dr. Brown is a Research Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania and a VISN 4 MIRECC Investigator and Clinical Psychologist at the Philadelphia VA Medical Center. He is the Director of the Center for the Prevention of Suicide 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. His areas of expertise include suicide risk assessment and developing and testing interventions for the prevention of suicide behavior. Dr. Brown serves as a standing member of two grant review panels, VA Mental Health Services (A) and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. He has served as a consultant to NIMH for evaluating suicide risk assessment measures for intervention research and analysis of NIH suicide research portfolio.
Dr. Green is a Senior Research Investigator in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine and is a licensed psychologist. Her driving goal is to ensure that suicidal individuals seeking help in healthcare settings receive effective, collaborative, and empathic care. To this end, her current research focuses on the development, evaluation, and refinement of evidence-based practices (EBPs) for suicide prevention, including the Stanley & Brown Safety Planning Intervention and Cognitive Therapy for Suicide Prevention. She also investigates the implementation of EBPs in a variety of large healthcare settings. Dr. Green’s clinical expertise includes cognitive behavioral interventions for the treatment of suicidal ideation and behaviors, in addition to mood and anxiety disorders in adults and adolescents. She provides training and consultation in effective suicide care and in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to clinicians in diverse settings internationally.
Dr. Jager-Hyman is a licensed clinical psychologist and a Senior Research Investigator in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine. She received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Temple University and her B.A. from Vassar College. Dr. Jager-Hyman completed her predoctoral clinical internship at Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein School of Medicine in New York and joined the Penn Center for the Prevention of Suicide as a postdoctoral fellow in September of 2011. Dr. Jager-Hyman’s primary research interests focus on risk factors and evidence-based treatments for self-directed violence and associated disorders. Her clinical interests include cognitive behavioral interventions for suicidal thoughts and behaviors, as well as mood and anxiety disorders. Dr. Jager-Hyman also provides therapist training and consultation in suicide risk assessment and management and cognitive behavioral therapy.
Gabriela Kattan Khazanov, PhD
Dr. Khazanov is a postdoctoral fellow at the Mental Illness Research, Education, and Clinical Center (MIRECC) at the Philadelphia VA who collaborates with the Penn Center for the Prevention of Suicide. She has a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Pennsylvania and a B.A. in psychology from UCLA. She completed her clinical internship at the Philadelphia VA. Dr. Khazanov's research focuses on enhancing individuals' engagement in evidence-based treatments for depression and suicide. She is also interested in how positive emotional deficits in individuals experiencing depression and suicidal ideation impact treatment outcome, and in finding ways to better address these deficits in treatment.
Michelle Gordon is a Clinical Research Coordinator for the Center for the Prevention of Suicide and is currently working on the Safety Planning Intervention to Reduce Short Term Risk study and the Project Life Force study at the Philadelphia VA. Michelle earned her Bachelor’s degree in Public Health from Temple University and her Master of Public Health from Drexel University with a concentration of Community Health and Prevention. Her research interests include trauma-informed care, child abuse prevention, and health disparities. Michelle is from the Philadelphia region and in her free time enjoys exploring vegan and vegetarian restaurants, traveling, and reading.
Karoline Myhre is a Clinical Research Coordinator for the Penn Center for the Prevention of Suicide. She is currently working on the Project Life Force study at the Philadelphia VA. Karoline earned her Bachelor’s degree in psychology from Temple University in 2015 and her Master’s degree in counseling psychology from Temple University in 2018. Her research interests include suicide risk and protective factors and family dynamics. Karoline is interested in pursuing a Ph.D. in clinical psychology. She enjoys going for walks with her dog, trying new foods, and traveling.
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