Gabriela Khazanov, PhD is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Mental Illness Research Education and Clinical Center (MIRECC) at the Philadelphia VA. She works with Drs. Michael Thase, James McKay, and Greg Brown at the VA and at the Penn Center for the Prevention of Suicide. Dr. Khazanov completed a PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania and was a Postbaccalaureate Intramural Research Training Award fellow at the Genetic Epidemiology Research Branch at the National Institute of Mental Health.
Dr. Khazanov’s research focuses on enhancing individuals’ engagement in evidence-based treatments for suicide and depression. She is particularly interested in using financial and social incentives, as well as insights from behavioral economics, to increase engagement in these interventions. In addition to her research, Dr. Khazanov delivers individual and group psychotherapy to veterans, with a focus on treating suicidal ideation and depression.