Rocky Mountain MIRECC, Department of Veterans Affairs
Dr. Bahraini is a Clinical Research Psychologist and Director of Education at the Rocky Mountain MIRECC for suicide prevention. In addition, she is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. She obtained a PhD in Counseling Psychology from the University of Denver in 2008 and completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the Rocky Mountain Mental Illness, Research, Education and Clinical Center (MIRECC) in 2010. She is a licensed clinical psychologist in the state of Colorado.
Dr. Bahraini's research primarily focuses on designing and testing implementation interventions to improve the uptake of evidence-based practices in suicide prevention in the Veterans Health Administration (VHA). Along these lines, she is interested in stepped implementation strategies and adaptive designs to examinine which types of interventions may be more effective in different healthcare settings. She has worked closely with the Office of Mental Health and Suicide Prevention (OMHSP) to develop and implement national suicide prevention programs and initiatives, including REACH VET and the VA Suicide Risk Identification Strategy (VA Risk ID). She recently received a QUERI Partnered Evaluation Initiative to develop an adaptive implementation strategy, which provides different degrees of implementation support in a step-wise fashion, to improve the uptake of suicide risk screening and evaluation in VHA ambulatory care settings.
Other areas of research interests include:
· Development and validation of quality metrics and clinical performance measures for suicide prevention
· Effective strategies for implementation of clinical practice guidelines for suicide prevention
· Optimization of audit and feedback interventions to increase the quality of suicide risk screening, assessment and management
· Use of social media to improve dissemination of suicide prevention research
Monday, September 27, 2021
4:30 PM – 4:47 PM ET