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Dr. Bahraini, Assistant Professor
        Nazanin Bahraini, PhD


VA VISN 19 Mental Illness Research Education and Clinical Center (MIRECC)

1055 Clermont Street, Denver, CO  80220


Nazanin Bahraini, PhD

Assistant Professor


Postitions and Employment:

Fellowship in Mental Illness Research and Treatment, VA VISN 19 Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical Center 2010

Assistant Professor, Univerisity of Colorado School of Medicine 2010-present

Clinical Research Psychologist, Director of Regulatroy Affairs, VA VISN 19 MIRECC, ECHCS 2010-present


Other Experience and Professional Memberships:

American Psychological Association

American Association of Suicidology

Colorado Neuropsychological Society



Bahraini, N. (2010 Jun). Facilitating Recovery in Those with Traumatic Brain Injury. Presented at the Mental Health Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program Conference, St.Louis, MO.

Gutierrez, P., Bahraini, N., Basham, C., Brenner, L., Hedegaard, H., Denneson, L., & Dobscha, S. (2010 APR). Lessons Learned About Veteran Suicide from the Colorado and Oregon Violent Death Reporting Systems. Presented at the American Association of Suicidology Conference, Orlando, FL.

Bahraini, N.H. (2010 Jan). An Overview of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injury in Returning Military Personnel. Presented at Colorado Center For The Blind, Littleton, CO.

Bahraini, N.H., Brenner, L.A., Harwood, J.E.F., Homaifar, B.Y., Ladley-O'Brien, S.E., Filley, C.M., Kelly, J.P., & Adler, L.E. (2009). Utility of the Trauma Symptom Inventory for the assessment of posttraumatic stress symptoms in Veterans with a history of psychological trauma and/or brain injury. Military Medicine, 174(10), 1005-9.

Olson-Madden, J.H., & Bahraini, N.H. (2009 Oct). Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injury: What Employers Need to Know. Presented at Warriors to Work Symposium, Golden, CO.

Bahraini, N., Gutierrez, P., Brenner, L., Hedegaard, H., Shupe, A., & Chase, M. (2009 Aug). The Colorado Violent Death Reporting System: Exploring Factors Associated With Suicide in VA and Non-VA Service Utilizing Veterans. Poster presented at the American Psychological Association Annual Conference, Toronto, ON.

Bahraini, N. (2009 May). Meeting the needs of soldiers returning OEF/OIF service members: Understanding traumatic brain injury. Presented at the County Veteran Service Officer Annual Training, Northglenn, CO.

American Suicide Foundation & Prevention. (2008). Providing support for suicide survivors: Understanding issues pertaining to military suicides. [Brochure]. New York, NY: Bahraini, N.H., Breshears, R.E., & Brenner, L.A.

Bahraini, N. (2008 December). Meeting the educational needs of soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. Presented to the faculty of University of Colorado at Colorado Springs.

Bahraini, N., & Gutierrez, P. (2008). Factors Contributing to Habituation to Painful Stimuli in OEF/OIF Veterans. Poster presented at the American Association of Suicidology Conference, Boston, MA.

Bahraini, N. (2008). Development and validation of the professional support inventory for mental health professionals. Dissertation Abstracts International.

Brenner, L.A., Gutierrez, P.M., Cornette, M.M., Betthauser, L.M., Bahraini, N., & Staves, P.J. (2008). A qualitative study of potential suicide risk factors in returning combat veterans. Journal of Mental Health Counseling, 30(3), 211-225.

Breshears, R.E., Bahraini, N.H., & Brenner, L.A. (2008). Providing support for suicide survivors: Understanding issues pertaining to military suicides. (developed for the American Suicide Foundation & Prevention’s Suicide Survivor Support Group Facilitator Training Program).

Owen, J. J., Stratton, J. S., Gafford, J., Clark, J., Bahraini, N., Zarra, J., & Sherry, P. (2003). Fatigue and Work Performance. Rocky Mountain Psychological Association, Denver, CO.

Sherry, P., Bahraini, N., Philbrick, K., Graham, D., & Hartman, M. (2005). Factors Influencing the Development of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Railroad Employees. Poster presented at the American Psychological Society Conference, Los Angeles, CA.

Sherry, P., Bahraini, N., Bishop, K., Kearney, L., & Sherry, M. (2005). Developing Women as Global Leaders in Corporate, Governmental, and Academic Settings: Mentorship Milestones and Lessons Learned. Zayed University Leadership Conference: Women as Global Leaders, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Sherry, P., Bahraini, N., & Graham, D. (2004). Individualized Feedback on Fatigue Related Performance Effectiveness Using Ambulatory Wrist Monitoring Actigraphy. American Psychological Association, Honolulu, HI.

Sherry, P., Bahraini, N., Clark, J., & Zarra, J. (2003). Factors Predicting Job Stress and Traffic Violations in Urban Bus Drivers. Poster presented at the American Psychological Society Conference, Atlanta, GA.

Smith, R.D., & Bahraini, N. (2006, February). The beat goes on: Professional development after licensure. Colorado Psychological Association Bulletin, 34(2),1-5.



07.01.2010-06.30.2012: Co-Investigator. U.S. Army Office of the Surgeon General (OTSG). Hyperbaric oxygen for persistent post-concussive symptoms after mild traumatic brain injury (HOPPS): A pilot feasibility study. Amount Awarded: $315,325

04.01.2010 – 03.31.2013: Co-Investigator. Veterans Affairs Merit Review. Executive dysfunction and suicide in psychiatric outpatients and inpatients. Amount Awarded: $688,367

04.01.2010-03.31.2012: Principal Investigator. VISN 19 Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical (MIRECC) Pilot Award. Experiential avoidance in combat Veterans with and without posttraumatic stress disorder. Amount Rewarded: $2000

09.01.2009-08.31.2011: Principal Investigator. VISN 19 Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical (MIRECC) Pilot. Examining the relationship between personal values, interpersonal needs and suicidal ideation in a Veteran population. Amount Awarded: $3000