Brig Gen (Dr.) Kathleen Flarity, DNP PhD (USAF)

Interim Executive Director

Center for Combat ResearchBrig Gen (Ret) Kathleen Flarity, DNP, PhD, FAEN, FAAN is the Interim Executive Director of the Marcus Institute for Brain Health, and the Co-Founder and Deputy Director of the CU Center for COMBAT Research, the Director of the COMBAT Research Scholar and Fellow Program and Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine. She is an experienced researcher, nurse practitioner and emergency and critical care flight nurse. She has over 41 years of military service from Army combat medic to Air Force General. Her service includes multiple deployments and commands, most recently serving as the Mobilization Assistant to the Command Surgeon, Air Mobility Command (Scott AFB, IL). She has published 16 book chapters and 38 journal articles, including 20 peer-reviewed research manuscripts, and has delivered hundreds of national and internationally invited lectures or keynote addresses. Dr. Flarity’s passion for treatment and research interest is in PTSD, TBI and resiliency for our nation’s heroes. She has provided her resiliency intervention (grounded in positive psychology, neuroscience, cognitive psychology, and human performance science) to over 30K military/civilian heroes.

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Kathleen Flarity

Marcus Institute for Brain Health

CU Anschutz Health and Wellness Center

12348 East Montview Boulevard

Aurora, CO 80045

Fax: 303.724.3590


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