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  • Sherry Ann Beaudreau

    Sherry Ann Beaudreau

    Clinical Professor (Affiliated), Psych/General Psychiatry and Psychology (Adult)
    Staff, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

    BioDr. Beaudreau is a licensed clinical psychologist with board certification in geropsychology. As PI of the Mental Health, Neurocognition, and Treatment in Older Adults lab, she conducts late life clinical research and mentors trainees in the Sierra Pacific Mental Illness Research Education and Clinical Center at VA Palo Alto. Nationally, she directs the 28-site VA Advanced Fellowship Program in Mental Illness Research and Treatment. She holds appointments as Clinical Professor (Affiliated) in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University School of Medicine and as an Honorary Associate Professor in the School of Psychology at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia. In her capacity as a VA Subject Matter Expert in Problem Solving Training, she is actively involved in clinician trainings, consultation, and development of program materials for the national roll-out of Problem Solving Therapy for Suicide Prevention.

    Her overarching research aims to leverage knowledge about the cognitive profiles of older adults with psychiatric disorders or at risk for suicide to inform the development and optimization of psychiatric behavioral interventions, including Problem Solving Therapy. She is the PI of a 5-year, multi-site randomized control trial to determine the efficacy of Problem Solving Therapy for reducing suicidal ideation over and above usual care. She is a Fellow of the Behavioral and Social Sciences section for Gerontological Society of America and the division of Adult Aging and Development for American Psychological Association. Additionally, she serves on several journal editorial boards including American Psychologist, Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice, and Clinical Gerontologist. In the department, she co-chairs the Stanford/VA Palo Alto interdepartmental Geriatric Psychiatry and Neuroscience Grand Rounds, an interdisciplinary forum featuring national and international experts in geriatrics ( and is a member of the departmental Nominations and Awards committee.

  • Daniel Michael Blonigen

    Daniel Michael Blonigen

    Clinical Associate Professor (Affiliated), Psych/General Psychiatry and Psychology (Adult)
    Staff, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

    BioDr. Blonigen is an Investigator and an Associate Director at the Center for Innovation to Implementation, VA Palo Alto Health Care System. He is also an Affiliate Investigator with the VA National Center for Homelessness Among Veterans, and a Clinical Associate Professor (Affiliated) in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University School of Medicine. He received his doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Minnesota and is a former VA Career Development Awardee in Clinical Sciences R&D. He is licensed as a clinical psychologist in the State of California.

    Dr. Blonigen’s research mission is to identify and develop innovations to increase access and engagement in substance use and mental health care for vulnerable populations. In particular, he is interested in testing the effectiveness and implementation potential of mobile health and peer-based interventions for justice-involved and homeless veterans. He is currently leading or co-leading multisite trials of behavioral interventions for justice-involved and homeless veterans. He is also funded by VA HSR&D to tailor smartphone applications for self-management of unhealthy drinking for veteran primary care patients and use of peer specialists to increase patient engagement with these apps.

    In addition to research, Dr. Blonigen is actively involved in mentoring and teaching VA research fellows and Stanford University residents. These roles include serving as a faculty mentor for the Stanford Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship Program, as well as directing the research training program for clinical psychology interns at VA Palo Alto. He is a member of several VA management and oversight committees and has served as a grant reviewer for national and international funders. He is an invited speaker at national conferences and cyberseminars devoted to substance use and mental health research, and he holds editorial positions for leading addiction, personality, and assessment journals.

  • Geno Carvalho

    Geno Carvalho

    YogaX Program Manager, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

    BioGeno Carvalho (He/Him)

    YogaX Program Manager

    Geno is a passionate health educator dedicated to helping people make healthy choices and increasing access to health services. As a health educator, teacher, trainer, and coach Geno integrates yoga services with exercise and nutrition programs in clinical settings to promote wellness, prevent disease, rehabilitate injuries, and manage pain. His work is grounded in yoga teachings, the pillars of lifestyle medicine, and the essential services of public health.

    Geno has a Master's of Public Health and Recreation with an emphasis on Community Health Education. He is a 500HR Experienced-Registered Yoga Teacher, National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach, Certified Personal Trainer, and Functional Nutritional Therapy Practioner.

    Geno works to promote complete physical, mental, and social well-being and address health equity through coalition building and policy innovation. His work aims to increase individual and collective access to integrative care and build community capacity to empower people to proactively embrace a healthy life informed by their communities' collective experiences.