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Last Name

Gretchen A. Brenes, Ph.D.

InstitutionWake Forest School of Medicine
DepartmentInternal Medicine - Gerontology
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    TitleAssociate Professor
    InstitutionWake Forest School of Medicine
    DepartmentPublic Health Sciences-Social Sciences

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    K23MH065281     (BRENES, GRETCHEN A)Jan 1, 2004 - Dec 31, 2009
    Treatment of Late-Life Anxiety in a Primary Care Setting
    Role: Principal Investigator

    R01MH083664     (BRENES, GRETCHEN A)Feb 5, 2010 - Dec 31, 2014
    An RCT of CBT-Telephone for Late-Life GAD
    Role: Principal Investigator

    R21CA198237     (DANHAUER, SUZANNE C)Apr 14, 2016 - Jul 31, 2019
    A Stepped-Care Telehealth Approach to Treat Distress in Rural Cancer Survivors
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator

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    1. Brenes GA, Divers J, Miller ME, Danhauer SC. A randomized preference trial of cognitive-behavioral therapy and yoga for the treatment of worry in anxious older adults. Contemp Clin Trials Commun. 2018 Jun; 10:169-176. PMID: 30009275.
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    2. Brenes GA, Danhauer SC, Lyles MF, Anderson A, Miller ME. Long-Term Effects of Telephone-Delivered Psychotherapy for Late-Life GAD. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2017 Nov; 25(11):1249-1257. PMID: 28673741.
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    3. Jones SM, Weitlauf J, Danhauer SC, Qi L, Zaslavsky O, Wassertheil-Smoller S, Brenes GA, LaCroix AZ. Prospective data from the Women's Health Initiative on depressive symptoms, stress, and inflammation. J Health Psychol. 2017 03; 22(4):457-464. PMID: 26349616.
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    4. Brenes GA, Danhauer SC, Lyles MF, Anderson A, Miller ME. Effects of Telephone-Delivered Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and Nondirective Supportive Therapy on Sleep, Health-Related Quality of Life, and Disability. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2016 10; 24(10):846-54. PMID: 27421617.
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    5. Naughton MJ, Brunner RL, Hogan PE, Danhauer SC, Brenes GA, Bowen DJ, Snively BM, Goveas JS, Saquib N, Zaslavsky O, Shumaker SA. Global Quality of Life Among WHI Women Aged 80 Years and Older. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2016 Mar; 71 Suppl 1:S72-8. PMID: 26858327.
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    6. Brenes GA, Danhauer SC, Lyles MF, Hogan PE, Miller ME. Telephone-Delivered Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Telephone-Delivered Nondirective Supportive Therapy for Rural Older Adults With Generalized Anxiety Disorder: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Psychiatry. 2015 Oct; 72(10):1012-20. PMID: 26244854; PMCID: PMC4939613 [Available on 10/01/16].
    7. Raffield LM, Brenes GA, Cox AJ, Freedman BI, Hugenschmidt CE, Hsu FC, Xu J, Wagner BC, Williamson JD, Maldjian JA, Bowden DW. Associations between anxiety and depression symptoms and cognitive testing and neuroimaging in type 2 diabetes. J Diabetes Complications. 2016 Jan-Feb; 30(1):143-9. PMID: 26476474; PMCID: PMC4698057 [Available on 01/01/17].
    8. Brenes GA, Danhauer SC, Lyles MF, Hogan PE, Miller ME. Barriers to Mental Health Treatment in Rural Older Adults. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2015 Nov; 23(11):1172-8. PMID: 26245880; PMCID: PMC4663185 [Available on 11/01/16].
    9. Jones SM, LaCroix AZ, Li W, Zaslavsky O, Wassertheil-Smoller S, Weitlauf J, Brenes GA, Nassir R, Ockene JK, Caire-Juvera G, Danhauer SC. Depression and quality of life before and after breast cancer diagnosis in older women from the Women's Health Initiative. J Cancer Surviv. 2015 Dec; 9(4):620-9. PMID: 25708515; PMCID: PMC4547920 [Available on 12/01/16].
    10. Kershaw KN, Brenes GA, Charles LE, Coday M, Daviglus ML, Denburg NL, Kroenke CH, Safford MM, Savla T, Tindle HA, Tinker LF, Van Horn L. Associations of stressful life events and social strain with incident cardiovascular disease in the Women's Health Initiative. J Am Heart Assoc. 2014 Jun 27; 3(3):e000687. PMID: 24973226; PMCID: PMC4309050.
    11. Brenes GA, Danhauer SC, Lyles MF, Miller ME. Telephone-delivered psychotherapy for rural-dwelling older adults with generalized anxiety disorder: study protocol of a randomized controlled trial. BMC Psychiatry. 2014 Feb 08; 14:34. PMID: 24506950; PMCID: PMC3926701.
    12. Stanley MA, Calleo J, Bush AL, Wilson N, Snow AL, Kraus-Schuman C, Paukert AL, Petersen NJ, Brenes GA, Schulz PE, Williams SP, Kunik ME. The peaceful mind program: a pilot test of a cognitive-behavioral therapy-based intervention for anxious patients with dementia. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2013 Jul; 21(7):696-708. PMID: 23567399; PMCID: PMC3411894.
    13. Bradford A, Brenes GA, Robinson RA, Wilson N, Snow AL, Kunik ME, Calleo J, Petersen NJ, Stanley MA, Amspoker AB. Concordance of self- and proxy-rated worry and anxiety symptoms in older adults with dementia. J Anxiety Disord. 2013 Jan; 27(1):125-30. PMID: 23270995; PMCID: PMC3578141.
    14. Brenes GA, Miller ME, Williamson JD, McCall WV, Knudson M, Stanley MA. A randomized controlled trial of telephone-delivered cognitive-behavioral therapy for late-life anxiety disorders. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2012 Aug; 20(8):707-16. PMID: 22828172; PMCID: PMC3407971.
    15. Brenes GA, Ingram CW, Danhauer SC. Telephone-delivered psychotherapy for late-life anxiety. Psychol Serv. 2012 May; 9(2):219-220. PMID: 22662740.
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    16. Brenes GA, Ingram CW, Danhauer SC. Benefits and Challenges of Conducting Psychotherapy by Telephone. Prof Psychol Res Pr. 2011 Dec; 42(6):543-549. PMID: 22247588.
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    17. Johnston D, Smith M, Beard-Byrd K, Albert A, Legault C, McCall WV, Singleton A, Brenes G, Hogan P, Reifler B. A new home-based mental health program for older adults: description of the first 100 cases. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2010 Dec; 18(12):1141-5. PMID: 20808099.
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    18. Brenes GA, McCall WV, Williamson JD, Stanley MA. Feasibility and Acceptability of Bibliotherapy and Telephone Sessions for the Treatment of Late-life Anxiety Disorders. Clin Gerontol. 2010 Jan; 33(1):62-68. PMID: 20661315.
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    19. Vogelzangs N, Kritchevsky SB, Beekman AT, Brenes GA, Newman AB, Satterfield S, Yaffe K, Harris TB, Penninx BW. Obesity and onset of significant depressive symptoms: results from a prospective community-based cohort study of older men and women. J Clin Psychiatry. 2010 Apr; 71(4):391-9. PMID: 20021992.
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    20. Brenes GA, Miller ME, Stanley MA, Williamson JD, Knudson M, McCall WV. Insomnia in older adults with generalized anxiety disorder. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2009 Jun; 17(6):465-72. PMID: 19472436; PMCID: PMC2699110.
    21. Spencer SM, Schulz R, Rooks RN, Albert SM, Thorpe RJ, Brenes GA, Harris TB, Koster A, Satterfield S, Ayonayon HN, Newman AB. Racial differences in self-rated health at similar levels of physical functioning: an examination of health pessimism in the health, aging, and body composition study. J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci. 2009 Jan; 64(1):87-94. PMID: 19176485; PMCID: PMC2654984.
    22. Brenes GA, Knudson M, McCall WV, Williamson JD, Miller ME, Stanley MA. Age and racial differences in the presentation and treatment of Generalized Anxiety Disorder in primary care. J Anxiety Disord. 2008 Oct; 22(7):1128-36. PMID: 18182275; PMCID: PMC2567913.
    23. Elliott HW, Arnold EM, Brenes GA, Silvia L, Rosenquist PB. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder accommodations for psychiatry residents. Acad Psychiatry. 2007 Jul-Aug; 31(4):290-6. PMID: 17626191.
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    24. Brenes GA, Kritchevsky SB, Mehta KM, Yaffe K, Simonsick EM, Ayonayon HN, Rosano C, Rubin SM, Satterfield S, Penninx BW. Scared to death: results from the Health, Aging, and Body Composition study. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2007 Mar; 15(3):262-5. PMID: 17322138; PMCID: PMC2879643.
    25. Mehta KM, Yaffe K, Brenes GA, Newman AB, Shorr RI, Simonsick EM, Ayonayon HN, Rubin SM, Covinsky KE. Anxiety symptoms and decline in physical function over 5 years in the health, aging and body composition study. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2007 Feb; 55(2):265-70. PMID: 17302665; PMCID: PMC2939733.
    26. Brenes GA. Anxiety, depression, and quality of life in primary care patients. Prim Care Companion J Clin Psychiatry. 2007; 9(6):437-43. PMID: 18185823; PMCID: PMC2139931.
    27. Rapp SR, Feldman SR, Graham G, Fleischer AB, Brenes G, Dailey M. The Acne Quality of Life Index (Acne-QOLI): development and validation of a brief instrument. Am J Clin Dermatol. 2006; 7(3):185-92. PMID: 16734506.
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    28. Brenes GA, Guralnik JM, Williamson J, Fried LP, Penninx BW. Correlates of anxiety symptoms in physically disabled older women. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2005 Jan; 13(1):15-22. PMID: 15653936; PMCID: PMC1343492.
    29. Brenes GA, Guralnik JM, Williamson JD, Fried LP, Simpson C, Simonsick EM, Penninx BW. The influence of anxiety on the progression of disability. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2005 Jan; 53(1):34-9. PMID: 15667373; PMCID: PMC1343490.
    30. Mihalko SL, Brenes GA, Farmer DF, Katula JA, Balkrishnan R, Bowen DJ. Challenges and innovations in enhancing adherence. Control Clin Trials. 2004 Oct; 25(5):447-57. PMID: 15465615.
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    31. Brenes GA. Anxiety and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: prevalence, impact, and treatment. Psychosom Med. 2003 Nov-Dec; 65(6):963-70. PMID: 14645773.
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    32. Brenes GA. Cognitive training may improve targeted cognitive functions in older adults. Evid Based Ment Health. 2003 May; 6(2):54. PMID: 12719361.
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    33. Brenes GA, Rapp SR, Rejeski WJ, Miller ME. Do optimism and pessimism predict physical functioning? J Behav Med. 2002 Jun; 25(3):219-31. PMID: 12055774.
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