Martha Bruce, PhD, MPH
Dr. Bruce is a Professor of in Psychiatry iat Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. A sociologist and psychiatric epidemiologist, Dr. Bruce conducts community-based services research that promotes the mental health of older adults. Her research focuses specifically on reducing the risk of depression, suicidality, and disability, increasing the ability of older adults to live independently, and improving their access to quality mental health care. Dr. Bruce has conducted research in partnership with community-based homecare agencies and has developed an evidence-based depression care management protocol called the Depression CAREPATH.
Yolonda Pickett, MD, MS
Dr. Pickett is Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Weill Cornell Medical College. She is a fellowship-trained geriatric psychiatrist who has worked at Montefiore Medical Center for seven years as a consulting psychiatrist to their Home Healthcare and Medical Housecalls programs, and she is the former Medical Director to the Care Guidance Program. Dr. Pickett completed a master’s degree of clinical research methods in 2010. She conducts research on racial and cultural disparities in depression treatment, focusing on home healthcare patients.
Judith Pomerantz, RN, MS, PMHCNS-BC
Ms. Pomerantz is an ANCC board certified Adult Psychiatric Mental Health Clinical Specialist who has worked in home healthcare for two decades. She has provided supervision, consultation, and continuing education to medical/surgical nurses and home care administrators on the mental health needs of older adults in Westchester County. She has contributed to the design of intervention strategies that give home healthcare nurses the skills and confidence to identify and care for depression effectively. Ms. Pomerantz has given presentations on mental health issues in home care at both the ISPN and APNA conferences.
Patrick J. Raue, PhD
Dr. Raue is a Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington. He conducts research on multiple aspects of late life depression, including patient preferences and shared decision-making approaches for depression, the effectiveness of psychotherapy among older adults, and suicidal ideation. Dr. Raue has expertise in psychiatric diagnoses, developing partnerships and conducting research in medical and community settings, and developing and implementing psychosocial interventions for late life depression.
Catherine Reilly, MPH
Ms. Reilly is a research coordinator in the Department of Psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medical College. She received her Master of Public Health with a concentration in Epidemiology from New York Medical College. Ms. Reilly has worked with Dr. Bruce for nine years managing several of Dr. Bruce’s research projects. She has overseen the implementation of the Depression CAREPATH intervention in home health agencies nationwide. She has also contributed to the development of training programs for nurses to identify and manage depression effectively.
Thomas Sheeran, PhD, ME
Dr. Sheeran is an Assistant Professor at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and Adjunct Assistant Professor at Weill Cornell Medical College and the University of Rhode Island Geriatric Education Center. He has been a co-investigator on Dr. Bruce’s past research studies, and he has co-developed both the TRIAD and CAREPATH training programs. His current work focuses on systems-based and telehealth interventions to improve the delivery of evidence-based mental health care into home care and other geriatric settings.