Facilitating Assessment of At-Risk Sailors using Technology (FAAST)



Facilitating Assessment of At-Risk Sailors using Technology

Naval personnel experience high levels of anxiety, stress, and suicidal thoughts while deployed. We want to find better ways to address Sailors’ mental health needs, particularly as they transition to civilian life. We are interested in exploring how a smartphone application can be used to assess emotional distress in Sailors, as well as evaluating Sailors’ experiences and preferences in using the application.

This research study (COMIRB #18-2844) is being conducted by Lisa A. Brenner, PhD. (Principal Investigator). This work is in part supported by the Military Suicide Research Consortium (MSRC), funded by the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs under Award No. (W81XWH-16-2-0004). Opinions, interpretations, conclusions and recommendations are those of the author and are not necessarily endorsed by the MSRC or the Department of Defense.

Feel free to call us with any questions you may have!

Lisa A. Brenner, Principal Investigator, (303) 724-4588

For more information about the study, visit: Clinical Trials.gov and Rocky Mountain MIRECC for Veteran Suicide Prevention.

Our Team

Lisa A. Brenner, PhD Principal Investigator / Director, VA Rocky Mountain Mental Illness Research Education and Clinical Center
Lisa Betthauser, MBA, PhD Co-Investigator
Diana Brostow, PhD, MPH, RDN   Co-Investigator / Assistant Professor
Jeri Forster, PhD  Co-Investigator / Assistant Professor
Erin Higgins, LCSWStudy Clinician / CU Employee
Morgan Nance, MA   Study Coordinator / CU Employee
Molly Penzenik    Data Analyst / CU Non-Employee
Kelly Stearns-Yoder, MA  Co-Investigator
Aaron Werbel, PhD Co-Investigator
Emerald SaldytResearch Assistant / CU Employee
CMS Login