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Research Team

Photo of Dr. Linda Garand Linda Garand, Ph.D., RN
Dr. Garand is an Associate Professor at the School of Nursing, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA. As a board certified gerontological clinical nurse specialist, her specialty is the mental health of family caregivers. She is the Principal Investigator of the study.
garandl@duq.edu
Photo of Dr. Jennifer Morse Jennifer Morse, Ph.D.
Dr. Morse is an Associate Professor at Chatham University, Pittsburgh, PA. She works in the areas of personality disorders, late life mood disorders, learning-based psychotherapies and is a problem-solving training (PST) specialist. She is a Co-Investigator of the study.
morsej1@duq.edu
Mary Amanda Dew, Ph.D.
Dr. Dew is Professor of Psychiatry, Psychology, Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Clinical and Translational Science at the University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA. She specializes in mental health, quality of life outcomes in high risk populations. She is a Co-Investigator of the study.
dewma@upmc.edu

Photo of Dr. Rebecca Chia

Rebecca (Luchun) Chia, Ph.D., RN
Dr. Chia is an Assistant Professor at the School of Nursing, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA. She works in the areas of diabetes self-management, health disparities, and health information technology. She is a Co-Investigator of the study.
chial@duq.edu

Photo of Elizabeth LaRue Elizabeth M. LaRue, Ph.D., MLS
Dr. LaRue is Research Project Director at the School of Nursing, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA. She works in areas of health informatics and specializes in communication technologies within healthcare. She is managing the study and is the person to contact if you have questions or concerns.
laruee@duq.edu
1-800-704-6163
Photo of BreAnne Healey BreAnne Healey, M.S., LPC
BreAnne is a doctoral student in Counseling Psychology at Chatham University, Pittsburgh, PA. She is training in Problem Solving Therapy (PST) under the supervision of PST-Specialist, Dr. Jennifer Morse. BreAnne's clinical and research interests focus on trauma, depression, ADHD, health and family functioning. She has previous clinical experience working with both active duty and national guard and reserve service members and families. BreAnne is a Research Interventionist for the study.
healeyb@duq.edu
Photo of Josh McKinney Josh McKinney, M.Ed., NCC
Josh is a doctoral student in Counseling Psychology at Chatham University, Pittsburgh, PA. He has been certified in Problem Solving Therapy (PST) under the supervision of PST-Specialist, Dr. Jennifer Morse. Josh's clinical and research interests focus on traumatic brain injuries, neuropsychological assessments, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and sexual violence prevention on college campuses. He has worked with caregivers for the past 10 months and has previous clinical experience working with children and adolescents in the community. Josh is a Research Interventionist for the study.
mckinneyj@duq.edu
Photo of Lee Wagner Lee Wagner, B.S.
Mr. Wagner is the Veterans Outreach Program Specialist for the White Oak Vet Center. Vet Centers provide counseling services for combat and war zone veterans and Lee's work focuses on connecting with those men and women who are facing challenges with their readjustment to civilian life. Lee is a US Marine veteran and he is the Veteran/Military Information source of the study.
lee.wagner@va.gov