Penny Brennan, PhD

SchoolUCSF School of Nursing
DepartmentInstitute for Health Aging
Address3333 California Street
San Francisco CA 94118
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    University of California, BerkeleyB.A.1976Psychology
    University of California, IrvinePh.D.1986Social Ecology
    Stanford UniversityPost-doc1988Social Psychology

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    Late Life-Span Use of Alcohol: Prospective Effects on Dementia Risk and Cognitive Functioning
    California Department of Public Health, Alzheimer's Disease Program ADRA 16-10054Jul 1, 2016 - Jun 30, 2018
    Role: Prinicipal Investigator
    Successful Implementation of Consistent Staff Assignment in VA CLCs
    NIH I21HX001400Jan 1, 2014 - Sep 30, 2015
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Effects of Mental Health Disorders on Pain Monitoring and Treatment in VA CLCs
    NIH I01HX000656Mar 1, 2013 - Feb 29, 2016
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Musculoskeletal Diagnosis Cohort: Examining Pain and Pain Care in the VA
    VA Health Services Research and Development Service CRE 12-012Jul 1, 2012 - Jun 30, 2016
    Role: Co-Investigator
    Evaluating Culture Change in VA Community Living Centers: Feasibility Issues
    VA Health Services Research and Development Service PPO 09-279Apr 1, 2010 - Mar 31, 2011
    Role: Co-Investigator
    Pain, Depression and Alcohol Use in Later Life
    NIH R01AA017477May 1, 2009 - Apr 30, 2012
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Alcohol Problems: Long-Term Course in Late-Life
    NIH R01 AA015685Apr 1, 2006 - Mar 31, 2012
    Role: Co-Investigator

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    1. Holahan, C. J., Brennan, P. L., Schutte, K. K., Holahan, C. K., & Moos, R. H. . Late-life drinking problems: the predictive roles of drinking level vs. drinking pattern. Journal of Studies of Alcohol and Drugs, (in press). 2017.
    2. Goulet JL, Kerns RD, Bair M, Becker WC, Brennan P, Burgess DJ, Carroll CM, Dobscha S, Driscoll MA, Fenton BT, Fraenkel L, Haskell SG, Heapy AA, Higgins DM, Hoff RA, Hwang U, Justice AC, Piette JD, Sinnott P, Wandner L, Womack JA, Brandt CA. The musculoskeletal diagnosis cohort: examining pain and pain care among veterans. Pain. 2016 Aug; 157(8):1696-703. PMID: 27023420; PMCID: PMC4949131 [Available on 08/01/17].
    3. Brennan P, Del Re AC, Henderson PT, Trafton JA, et al. Healthcare system-wide implementation of opioid-safety guideline recommendations: the case of urine drug screening and opioid-patient suicide- and overdose-related events in the Veterans Health Administration. Transl Behav Med. 2016 Jul 6. PMID: 27384953.
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    4. Brennan PL, SooHoo S, Lemke S, Schutte KK. Alcohol Use Predicts 10-Year Depressive Symptom Trajectories in the Health and Retirement Study. J Aging Health. 2016 Aug; 28(5):911-32. PMID: 26628481.
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    5. Holahan CJ, Schutte KK, Brennan PL, Holahan CK, Moos RH. Drinking Level, Drinking Pattern, and Twenty-Year Total Mortality Among Late-Life Drinkers. J Stud Alcohol Drugs. 2015 Jul; 76(4):552-8. PMID: 26098030; PMCID: PMC4495072 [Available on 07/01/16].
    6. Holahan CJ, Schutte KK, Brennan PL, Holahan CK, Moos RH. Episodic heavy drinking and 20-year total mortality among late-life moderate drinkers. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2014 May; 38(5):1432-8. PMID: 24588326; PMCID: PMC4141768.
    7. Rosen CS, Greenbaum MA, Schnurr PP, Holmes TH, Brennan PL, Friedman MJ. Do benzodiazepines reduce the effectiveness of exposure therapy for posttraumatic stress disorder? J Clin Psychiatry. 2013 Dec; 74(12):1241-8. PMID: 24434093.
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    8. Brennan PL, SooHoo S. Psychiatric disorders and pain treatment in community nursing homes. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2014 Aug; 22(8):792-800. PMID: 23659899; PMCID: PMC3851928.
    9. Brennan PL, Soohoo S. Pain and use of alcohol in later life: prospective evidence from the health and retirement study. J Aging Health. 2013 Jun; 25(4):656-77. PMID: 23640817; PMCID: PMC3883439.
    10. Holahan CJ, Schutte KK, Brennan PL, North RJ, Holahan CK, Moos BS, Moos RH. Wine consumption and 20-year mortality among late-life moderate drinkers. J Stud Alcohol Drugs. 2012 Jan; 73(1):80-8. PMID: 22152665; PMCID: PMC3237714.
    11. Brennan PL, Schutte KK, SooHoo S, Moos RH. Painful medical conditions and alcohol use: a prospective study among older adults. Pain Med. 2011 Jul; 12(7):1049-59. PMID: 21668742; PMCID: PMC3146463.
    12. Brennan PL, Schutte KK, Moos BS, Moos RH. Twenty-year alcohol-consumption and drinking-problem trajectories of older men and women. J Stud Alcohol Drugs. 2011 Mar; 72(2):308-21. PMID: 21388604; PMCID: PMC3052900.
    13. Moos RH, Schutte KK, Brennan PL, Moos BS. Personal, family and social functioning among older couples concordant and discordant for high-risk alcohol consumption. Addiction. 2011 Feb; 106(2):324-34. PMID: 20883458; PMCID: PMC3017234.
    14. Holahan CJ, Schutte KK, Brennan PL, Holahan CK, Moos BS, Moos RH. Late-life alcohol consumption and 20-year mortality. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2010 Nov; 34(11):1961-71. PMID: 20735372.
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    15. Moos RH, Brennan PL, Schutte KK, Moos BS. Spouses of older adults with late-life drinking problems: health, family, and social functioning. J Stud Alcohol Drugs. 2010 Jul; 71(4):506-14. PMID: 20553658; PMCID: PMC2887920.
    16. Brennan PL, Schutte KK, Moos RH. Patterns and predictors of late-life drinking trajectories: a 10-year longitudinal study. Psychol Addict Behav. 2010 Jun; 24(2):254-64. PMID: 20565151; PMCID: PMC2891546.
    17. Brennan PL, Schutte KK, Moos RH. Retired status and older adults' 10-year drinking trajectories. J Stud Alcohol Drugs. 2010 Mar; 71(2):165-8. PMID: 20230712; PMCID: PMC2841725.
    18. Holland JM, Schutte KK, Brennan PL, Moos RH. The structure of late-life depressive symptoms across a 20-year span: a taxometric investigation. Psychol Aging. 2010 Mar; 25(1):142-56. PMID: 20230135; PMCID: PMC2850820.
    19. Moos RH, Brennan PL, Schutte KK, Moos BS. Social and financial resources and high-risk alcohol consumption among older adults. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2010 Apr; 34(4):646-54. PMID: 20102567.
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    20. Moos RH, Brennan PL, Schutte KK, Moos BS. Older adults' health and late-life drinking patterns: a 20-year perspective. Aging Ment Health. 2010 Jan; 14(1):33-43. PMID: 20155519.
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    21. Moos RH, Schutte KK, Brennan PL, Moos BS. Late-life and life history predictors of older adults' high-risk alcohol consumption and drinking problems. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2010 Apr 1; 108(1-2):13-20. PMID: 19969428; PMCID: PMC2835829.
    22. Moos RH, Schutte KK, Brennan PL, Moos BS. Older adults' alcohol consumption and late-life drinking problems: a 20-year perspective. Addiction. 2009 Aug; 104(8):1293-302. PMID: 19438836; PMCID: PMC2714873.
    23. Kenney BA, Holahan CJ, Holahan CK, Brennan PL, Schutte KK, Moos RH. Depressive symptoms, drinking problems, and smoking cessation in older smokers. Addict Behav. 2009 Jun-Jul; 34(6-7):548-53. PMID: 19372009; PMCID: PMC2752429.
    24. Schutte KK, Brennan PL, Moos RH. Treated and untreated remission from problem drinking in late life: post-remission functioning and health-related quality of life. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2009 Jan 1; 99(1-3):150-9. PMID: 18829184; PMCID: PMC2673086.
    25. Lemke S, Schutte KK, Brennan PL, Moos RH. Gender differences in social influences and stressors linked to increased drinking. J Stud Alcohol Drugs. 2008 Sep; 69(5):695-702. PMID: 18781244; PMCID: PMC2575387.
    26. Lemke S, Brennan PL, Schutte KK, Moos RH. Upward pressures on drinking: exposure and reactivity in adulthood. J Stud Alcohol Drugs. 2007 May; 68(3):437-45. PMID: 17446984.
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    27. Brennan P, Schutte KK, Moos RH, et al. Long-Term Patterns and Predictors of Successful Stressor Resolution in Later Life. Int J Stress Manag. 2006 Aug; 13(3):253-272. PMID: 18084636.
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    28. Schutte KK, Moos RH, Brennan PL. Predictors of untreated remission from late-life drinking problems. J Stud Alcohol. 2006 May; 67(3):354-62. PMID: 16608144; PMCID: PMC1941658.
    29. Moos RH, Brennan PL, Schutte KK, Moos BS. Older adults' coping with negative life events: common processes of managing health, interpersonal, and financial/work stressors. Int J Aging Hum Dev. 2006; 62(1):39-59. PMID: 16454482; PMCID: PMC1948895.
    30. Lemke S, Schutte KK, Brennan PL, Moos RH. Sequencing the lifetime onset of alcohol-related symptoms in older adults: is there evidence of disease progression? J Stud Alcohol. 2005 Nov; 66(6):756-65. PMID: 16459937.
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    31. Holahan CJ, Moos RH, Holahan CK, Brennan PL, Schutte KK. Stress generation, avoidance coping, and depressive symptoms: a 10-year model. J Consult Clin Psychol. 2005 Aug; 73(4):658-66. PMID: 16173853; PMCID: PMC3035563.
    32. Moos RH, Schutte KK, Brennan PL, Moos BS. The interplay between life stressors and depressive symptoms among older adults. J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci. 2005 Jul; 60(4):P199-206. PMID: 15980287.
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    33. Brennan PL. Functioning and health service use among elderly nursing home residents with alcohol use disorders: findings from the National Nursing Home Survey. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2005 Jun; 13(6):475-83. PMID: 15956267.
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    34. Brennan PL, Schutte KK, Moos RH. Pain and use of alcohol to manage pain: prevalence and 3-year outcomes among older problem and non-problem drinkers. Addiction. 2005 Jun; 100(6):777-86. PMID: 15918808.
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    35. Brennan PL, Greenbaum MA. Functioning, problem behavior and health services use among nursing home residents with alcohol-use disorders: nationwide data from the VA minimum data set. J Stud Alcohol. 2005 May; 66(3):395-400. PMID: 16047529.
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    36. Moos RH, Brennan PL, Schutte KK, Moos BS. High-risk alcohol consumption and late-life alcohol use problems. Am J Public Health. 2004 Nov; 94(11):1985-91. PMID: 15514241; PMCID: PMC1448573.
    37. Moos RH, Schutte K, Brennan P, Moos BS. Ten-year patterns of alcohol consumption and drinking problems among older women and men. Addiction. 2004 Jul; 99(7):829-38. PMID: 15200578.
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    38. Brennan PL, Nichol AC, Moos RH. Older and younger patients with substance use disorders: outpatient mental health service use and functioning over a 12-month interval. Psychol Addict Behav. 2003 Mar; 17(1):42-8. PMID: 12665080.
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    39. Brennan PL, Nichols KA, Moos RH. Long-term use of VA mental health services by older patients with substance use disorders. Psychiatr Serv. 2002 Jul; 53(7):836-41. PMID: 12096166.
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