Brenna Renn, PhD
Manager, ALACRITY Center
Acting Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
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.