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Gretchen A. Brenes, Ph.D.Wake Forest School of Medicine

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Gretchen A. Brenes, Ph.D.

Associate Professor,





Clinical Interests

Behavioral Medicine, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Psychotherapy, Stress, Anxiety, Geriatric Psychiatry

Contact Information

New Patient Appointments: 336-716-WAKE
Returning Patient Appointments: 336-716-4551
Department: 336-716-4551

Email: gbrenes@wakehealth.edu

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Education & Training

  • B.S., Louisiana State University & A&M College , 1993
  • M.A., Washington University , 1995
  • Ph.D., Washington University , 1998
  • Fellowship, WFU School of Medicine, 2000

Memberships

  • Am Assn Of Geriatric Psychiatr
  • Am Psychological Assn
  • Assn of Beh & Cognitive Ther
  • Gerontological Society Of Amer

NPI Number

  • 1972587921
Gretchen A. Brenes, Ph.D.

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Gretchen A. Brenes, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine
Office of Women in Medicine and Science
Sticht Center on Aging
Center for Integrative Medicine
Maya Angelou Center for Health Equity
Social Sciences & Health Policy

Research Interests

aging, mental disorders/psychiatry/ps

Contact Information

Academic: 336-716-1103 | Department: 336-716-4551

Email: gbrenes@wakehealth.edu

Recent Publications


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;3(3):e000687.

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;27(1):125-130.

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;21(7):696-708.

Kershaw KN, Brenes G, Charles LE, Coday M, Daviglus ML, Denburg N, Kroenke C, Safford M, Savla T, Tindle HA, Tinker LF, Van Horn L. Major life events and social strain are associated with incident coronary heart disease: results from the Women's Health Initiative (WHI) [abstract]. Circulation. 2013;127(12 Suppl):AMP87.

Brenes GA, Ingram CW, Danhauer SC. Telephone-delivered psychotherapy for late-life anxiety. Psychol Serv. 2012;9(2):219-220.

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;20(8):707-716.

Brenes GA, Ingram CW, Danhauer SC. Benefits and challenges of conducting psychotherapy by telephone. Prof Psychol Res Pr. 2011;42(6):543-549.

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;33(1):62-68.

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;71(4):391-399.

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;18(12):1141-1145.

Brenes GA, Miller ME, McCall V, Knudson M, Williamson J, Stanley M. Recruitment of anxious older adults into an RCT of psychotherapy [abstract]. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2010;18(3 Suppl 1):S64-S65.

Brenes GA, Miller ME, Stanley MA, Williamson JD, Knudson M, McCall V. Insomnia in older adults with generalized anxiety disorder [abstract]. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2009;17(3 Suppl 1):A57.

Reifler BV, Smith ML, Beard-Byrd KL, Albert AD, Legault C, McCall WV, Singleton AH, Brenes GA, Johnston DM. The Wake Forest Geriatric Outreach (GO) Program: the first 100 cases [abstract]. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2009;17(3 Suppl 1):A80.

Spencer SM, Schulz R, Rooks RN, Albert SM, Thorpe RJ Jr, Brenes GA, Harris TB, Koster A, Satterfield S, Ayonayon HN, et al. 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;64(1):87-94.

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;17(6):465-472.

Brenes GA, Penninx BW, Judd PH, Rockwell E, Sewell DD, Wetherell JL. Anxiety, depression and disability across the lifespan. Aging Ment Health. 2008;12(1):158-163.

Brenes GA, Knudson M, McCall V, Williamson J, Miller M, Stanley MA. Age and racial differences in the presentation and treatment of generalized anxiety disorder in primary care [abstract]. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2008;16(3 Suppl 1):A88-A89.

Brenes GA, Wagener P, Stanley MA. Treatment of late-life generalized anxiety disorder in primary care settings In: Gallagher-Thompson D, Steffen AM, Thompson LW, eds. Handbook of behavioral and cognitive therapies with older adults. New York: Springer;2008: 33-47.

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;22(7):1128-1136.

Brenes GA, Williamson JD, Messier SP, Rejeski WJ, Pahor M, Ip E, Penninx BWJH. Treatment of minor depression in older adults: a pilot study comparing sertraline and exercise. Aging Ment Health. 2007;11(1):61-68.

Brenes GA, Kritchevsky SB, Mehta KM, Yaffe K, Simonsick EM, Ayonayon HN, Rosano C, Rubin SM, Satterfield S, Penninx BWJH. Scared to death: results from the Health, Aging, and Body Composition Study. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2007;15(3):262-265.

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;55(2):265-270.

Brenes GA, Newman A, Simonsick E, Houston D, Penninx B, Yaffe K, Harris T, Ayonayon H, Rubin S, Satterfield S, Visser M, Kritchevsky S. Emotional, cognitive and physical reserve and incident functional limitations: results from the Health ABC Study [abstract]. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2007;55(4 Suppl):S28-S29.

Elliott HW, Arnold EM, Brenes GA, Silvia L, Rosenquist PB. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder accommodations for psychiatry residents. Acad Psychiatry. 2007;31(4):290-296.

Brenes GA. Anxiety, depression, and quality of life in primary care patients. Prim Care Companion J Clin Psychiatry. 2007;9(6):437-443.

All Publications

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Associate Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine

Clinical Interests

Behavioral Medicine, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Psychotherapy, Stress, Anxiety, Geriatric Psychiatry
Gretchen A. Brenes, Ph.D.
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11/12/2014

This provider consistently provides exceptional care. I have an active part in my treatment plan. Complex material is explained in a manner that I understand and can conceptualize. Make no mistake, she is the only reason I come to your institution.

10/2/2014

Dr. Brenes does an excellent job the whole way around. Her care is excellent and I trust what she tells me. These are two qualities imperative to her practice and these are my highest badge of hone. She is very good at what she does.

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