Core Team

Brenna Renn, PhD

Manager, ALACRITY Center 
Acting Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences

More about Dr. Renn

Brenna is a licensed clinical psychologist who earned her PhD in Clinical Psychology, with an emphasis in Geropsychology, from the University of Colorado Colorado Springs. 

Brenna joined the University of Washington as a postdoctoral fellow in Geriatric Mental Health Services Research before becoming a faculty member. Her research focuses on behavioral health assessments and interventions in older adults, including evidence-based psychosocial treatment for depression and behavioral treatments of comorbid physical health conditions like diabetes and other chronic conditions.

Brenna is interested in increasing access to evidence-based psychosocial interventions in primary care via modified treatment protocols, provider task-sharing, and leveraging mobile applications. She currently has a funded ALACRITY pilot study to investigate a technology-based intervention deployed in primary care medicine.