Doyanne Darnell, PhD

Personal Statement

My research aims to improve the public health impact of evidence-based behavioral health interventions for addressing comorbidities common among ethnoculturally diverse and underserved victims of trauma, including PTSD, depression, suicidal ideation, and risky substance use. I study the integration of behavioral interventions into general medical settings, with an emphasis on provider-centered training methods to support the delivery of patient-centered interventions. My current interest is in harnessing technologic innovations in machine learning and artificial intelligence, along with user-centered design, to enhance suicide prevention training scalability and sustainability.



Mental Health Services Research Postdoctoral Fellowship, UW at Harborview Medical Center, 2012-2015
Clinical Psychology Internship, VA Puget Sound HCS - American Lake Division, 2011-2012
PhD, Clinical & Community Psychology, Georgia State University, 2012
MA, Clinical & Community Psychology, Georgia State University, 2007
BA, Psychology, University of California at Berkeley, 2000

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Recent Publications

Understanding the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on U.S. older adults: self-reported pandemic-related concerns and consequences in a cross-sectional survey study.
Front Psychol 14(): 1203473
Sams N, Darnell D, Fisher D, Allred R, Huyhn K, Mosser BA, Areán PA

Using Principles of an Adaptation Framework to Adapt a Transdiagnostic Psychotherapy for People With HIV to Improve Mental Health and HIV Treatment Engagement: Focus Groups and Formative Research Study.
(2023 May 30)
JMIR Form Res 7(): e45106
Darnell D, Ranna-Stewart M, Psaros C, Filipowicz TR, Grimes L, Henderson S, Parman M, Gaddis K, Gaynes BN, Mugavero MJ, Dorsey S, Pence BW

Acute and intensive care nurses' perspectives on suicide prevention with medically hospitalized patients: Exploring barriers, facilitators, interests, and training opportunities.
(2023 Sep)
J Adv Nurs 79(9): 3351-3369
Darnell D, Pierson A, Whitney JD, Wolkow CA, Dorsey S, Boudreaux ED, Areán PA, Comtois KA

Predictors of Disengagement and Symptom Improvement Among Adults With Depression Enrolled in Talkspace, a Technology-Mediated Psychotherapy Platform: Naturalistic Observational Study.
(2022 Jun 22)
JMIR Form Res 6(6): e36521
Darnell D, Pullmann MD, Hull TD, Chen S, Areán P

Harnessing Innovative Technologies to Train Nurses in Suicide Safety Planning With Hospitalized Patients: Protocol for Formative and Pilot Feasibility Research.
(2021 Dec 15)
JMIR Res Protoc 10(12): e33695
Darnell D, Areán PA, Dorsey S, Atkins DC, Tanana MJ, Hirsch T, Mooney SD, Boudreaux ED, Comtois KA

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