Brenna N. Renn, PhD
Brenna Renn is a licensed clinical psychologist, health services researcher, and Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She earned her PhD in Psychology with an emphasis in geropsychology from the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs followed by a psychology residency at the Baylor College of Medicine. She completed an NIMH-funded T32 fellowship in geriatric mental health services research at the University of Washington Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, followed by two years on the UW PBSCI faculty.
Dr. Renn’s research focuses on increasing access to mental health services to adults and older adults, particularly in the context of depression and co-occurring conditions (mild cognitive impairment, chronic disease). She is interested in evidence-based care delivered in nonspecialist settings such as primary care and through novel ways of expanding the behavioral health workforce and works with UW on both the Premera Rural Mental Health Integration Initiative and the development of the Behavioral Health Support Specialist.