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

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Gretchen A. Brenes, Ph.D.

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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.

Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine
Office of Women in Medicine and Science
Associate Professor, Social Sciences & Health Policy

Research Interests

Anxiety Disorders; Anxiety; Cognitive Therapy; Telephone; Disabled Persons
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Contact Information

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

Email: gbrenes@wakehealth.edu

Recent Publications

Associations between anxiety and depression symptoms and cognitive testing and neuroimaging in type 2 diabetes. Raffield LM, Brenes GA, Cox AJ, Freedman BI, Hugenschmidt CE, Hsu FC, Xu J, Wagner BC, Williamson JD, Maldjian JA, Bowden DW.. J Diabetes Complications. 2016;30(1):143-149.

Global quality of life among WHI women aged 80 years and older. Naughton MJ, Brunner RL, Hogan PE, Danhauer SC, Brenes GA, Bowen DJ, Snively BM, Goveas JS, Saquib N, Zaslavsky O, Shumaker SA.. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2016;71(Suppl 1):S72-S78.

Barriers to mental health treatment in rural older adults. Brenes GA, Danhauer SC, Lyles MF, Hogan PE, Miller ME.. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2015;23(11):1172-1178.

Telephone-delivered cognitive behavioral therapy and telephone-delivered nondirective supportive therapy for rural older adults with generalized anxiety disorder: a randomized clinical trial. Brenes GA, Danhauer SC, Lyles MF, Hogan PE, Miller ME.. JAMA Psychiatry. 2015;72(10):1012-1020.

Prospective data from the Women's Health Initiative on depressive symptoms, stress, and inflammation. Jones SM, Weitlauf J, Danhauer SC, Qi L, Zaslavsky O, Wassertheil-Smoller S, Brenes GA, LaCroix AZ.. J Health Psychol. 2015;():.

Depression and quality of life before and after breast cancer diagnosis in older women from the Women's Health Initiative. Jones SM, LaCroix AZ, Li W, Zaslavsky O, Wassertheil-Smoller S, Weitlauf J, Brenes GA, Nassir R, Ockene JK, Caire-Juvera G, Danhauer SC.. J Cancer Surviv. 2015;9(4):620-629.

Telephone-delivered psychotherapy for rural-dwelling older adults with generalized anxiety disorder: study protocol of a randomized controlled trial. Brenes GA, Danhauer SC, Lyles MF, Miller ME.. BMC Psychiatry. 2014;14():34.

Associations of stressful life events and social strain with incident cardiovascular disease in the Women's Health Initiative. 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.. J Am Heart Assoc. 2014;3(3):e000687.

Concordance of self- and proxy-rated worry and anxiety symptoms in older adults with dementia. Bradford A, Brenes GA, Robinson RA, Wilson N, Snow AL, Kunik ME, Calleo J, Petersen NJ, Stanley MA, Amspoker AB.. J Anxiety Disord. 2013;27(1):125-130.

The peaceful mind program: a pilot test of a cognitive-behavioral therapy-based intervention for anxious patients with dementia. 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.. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2013;21(7):696-708.

Major life events and social strain are associated with incident coronary heart disease: results from the Women's Health Initiative (WHI) [abstract]. 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.. Circulation. 2013;127(12 Suppl):AMP87.

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

A randomized controlled trial of telephone-delivered cognitive-behavioral therapy for late-life anxiety disorders. Brenes GA, Miller ME, Williamson JD, McCall WV, Knudson M, Stanley MA.. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2012;20(8):707-716.

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

Feasibility and acceptability of bibliotherapy and telephone sessions for the treatment of late-life anxiety disorders. Brenes GA, McCall WV, Williamson JD, Stanley MA.. Clin Gerontol. 2010;33(1):62-68.

Obesity and onset of significant depressive symptoms: results from a prospective community-based cohort study of older men and women. Vogelzangs N, Kritchevsky SB, Beekman AT, Brenes GA, Newman AB, Satterfield S, Yaffe K, Harris TB, Penninx BW.. J Clin Psychiatry. 2010;71(4):391-399.

A new home-based mental health program for older adults: description of the first 100 cases. Johnston D, Smith M, Beard-Byrd K, Albert A, Legault C, McCall WV, Singleton A, Brenes G, Hogan P, Reifler B.. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2010;18(12):1141-1145.

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

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

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

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. Spencer SM, Schulz R, Rooks RN, Albert SM, Thorpe RJ Jr, Brenes GA, Harris TB, Koster A, Satterfield S, Ayonayon HN, et al.. J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci. 2009;64(1):87-94.

Insomnia in older adults with generalized anxiety disorder. Brenes GA, Miller ME, Stanley MA, Williamson JD, Knudson M, McCall WV.. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2009;17(6):465-472.

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

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

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

Age and racial differences in the presentation and treatment of Generalized Anxiety Disorder in primary care. Brenes GA, Knudson M, McCall WV, Williamson JD, Miller ME, Stanley MA.. J Anxiety Disord. 2008;22(7):1128-1136.

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

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

Anxiety symptoms and decline in physical function over 5 years in the Health, Aging and Body Composition Study. Mehta KM, Yaffe K, Brenes GA, Newman AB, Shorr RI, Simonsick EM, Ayonayon HN, Rubin SM, Covinsky KE.. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2007;55(2):265-270.

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

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

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

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Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine

Clinical Interests

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