Brandon C Yarns

Title(s)HS Assistant Clinical Professor, Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences
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    American Psychiatric Association2022Hartford-Jeste Award for Future Leaders in Geriatric Psychiatry
    American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry2022Annual Meeting Program Chair
    UCLA/VA GLA Psychiatry Residency Program 2021Faculty of the Year (PGY-3 Class)

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    Evaluating Group-Based Psychological Treatments over Home Video Teleconference for Older Veterans with Chronic Pain
    VA HSR&D I01HX003494Oct 1, 2023 - Sep 30, 2027
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Description: To evaluate comparative effectiveness, mechanisms, and moderators of three group-based psychological treatments (Emotional Awareness and Expression Therapy, Mindfulness Meditation, or Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy) delivered over video telehealth to the homes of older Veterans with chronic musculoskeletal pain.
    Optimizing Psychotherapy for Older Veterans with Chronic Pain
    NIH IK2CX001884Apr 1, 2019 - Mar 31, 2024
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Description: To evaluate whether in-person Emotional Awareness and Expression Therapy (EAET) is superior to Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) for the treatment of chronic musculoskeletal pain in older Veterans, and to explore mediators and moderators of treatment response.

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    1. Faith-Based Organizations' Support of Veteran Congregants at Risk for Mental Health Conditions and Suicide: A Qualitative Study of Clergy Experiences in Los Angeles County. J Relig Health. 2023 Dec; 62(6):3874-3886. Santiago S, Yahalom J, Ames D, Kopacz MS, Weinreich HM, Erickson Z, Sakhno S, Van Hoof T, Hamilton AB, Koenig HG, Yarns BC. PMID: 37707768.
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    2. Managing medical and psychiatric multimorbidity in older patients. Ther Adv Psychopharmacol. 2023; 13:20451253231195274. Carlson DM, Yarns BC. PMID: 37663084; PMCID: PMC10469275.
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    3. Understanding the gaps in headache and migraine treatment with psychological and behavioral interventions: A narrative review. Headache. 2023 09; 63(8):1031-1039. Zamir O, Yarns BC, Lagman-Bartolome AM, Jobanputra L, Lawler V, Lay C. PMID: 37638484.
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    4. Editorial: The affective aspects of chronic pain and potential treatments. Front Behav Neurosci. 2023; 17:1209561. Kaufmann D, Yarns BC, Gazerani P. PMID: 37234405; PMCID: PMC10206218.
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    5. Video telehealth emotional awareness and expression therapy for older U.S. military veterans with chronic pain: A pilot study. Clin Gerontol. 2024 Jan-Dec; 47(1):136-148. Yarns BC, Molaie AM, Lumley MA, Zhu TA, Jazi AN, Ganz DA, Melrose RJ. PMID: 36541672.
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    6. Pathophysiology of Alzheimer's Disease. Psychiatr Clin North Am. 2022 12; 45(4):663-676. Yarns BC, Holiday KA, Carlson DM, Cosgrove CK, Melrose RJ. PMID: 36396271.
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    7. Geriatric Psychiatry Across the Spectrum: Medical Student, Resident, and Fellow Education. Psychiatr Clin North Am. 2022 12; 45(4):765-777. Conroy ML, Wilkins KM, van Dyck LI, Yarns BC. PMID: 36396278.
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    8. Chronic Pain in Older Adults: A Neuroscience-Based Psychological Assessment and Treatment Approach. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2022 12; 30(12):1342-1350. Yarns BC, Zhu TA, Najafian Jazi A. PMID: 35999127.
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    9. Under-Represented Populations Left Out of Alzheimer's Disease Treatment with Aducanumab: Commentary on Ethics. J Alzheimers Dis Rep. 2022; 6(1):345-348. Padala SP, Yarns BC. PMID: 35891635; PMCID: PMC9277694.
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    10. Patient experiences and reported effectiveness of a multimodal short-term pilot therapy group for veteran men with military sexual trauma. J Clin Psychol. 2022 12; 78(12):2410-2426. Yahalom J, Yarns BC, Clair K, Cloitre M, Lang AJ, Hamilton AB. PMID: 35332551.
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    11. Eliciting emotional expressions in psychodynamic psychotherapies using telehealth: a clinical review and single case study using emotional awareness and expression therapy. Psychoanal Psychother. 2022 Mar 10; 36(2):124-140. Ahlquist LR, Yarns BC. PMID: 36711048; PMCID: PMC9881109.
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    12. Cholinergic receptor binding in unimpaired older adults, mild cognitive impairment, and Alzheimer's disease dementia. Alzheimers Res Ther. 2022 02 07; 14(1):25. Sultzer DL, Lim AC, Gordon HL, Yarns BC, Melrose RJ. PMID: 35130968; PMCID: PMC8819935.
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    13. At the intersection of anger, chronic pain, and the brain: A mini-review. Neurosci Biobehav Rev. 2022 04; 135:104558. Yarns BC, Cassidy JT, Jimenez AM. PMID: 35122780.
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    14. Emotional awareness and other emotional processes: implications for the assessment and treatment of chronic pain. Pain Manag. 2021 May; 11(3):325-332. Lumley MA, Krohner S, Marshall LM, Kitts TC, Schubiner H, Yarns BC. PMID: 33533272; PMCID: PMC7923252.
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    15. Emotional Awareness and Expression Therapy Achieves Greater Pain Reduction than Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in Older Adults with Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain: A Preliminary Randomized Comparison Trial. Pain Med. 2020 11 01; 21(11):2811-2822. Yarns BC, Lumley MA, Cassidy JT, Steers WN, Osato S, Schubiner H, Sultzer DL. PMID: 32451528.
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    16. The AAGP Scholars Program: Predictors of Pursuing Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship Training. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2021 04; 29(4):365-374. Conroy ML, Yarns BC, Wilkins KM, Lane CE, Zdanys KF, Pietrzak RH, Forester BP, Kirwin PD. PMID: 32828618; PMCID: PMC7391076.
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    17. The COVID-19 AAGP Online Trainee Curriculum: Development and Method of Initial Evaluation. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2020 09; 28(9):1004-1008. Conroy ML, Garcia-Pittman EC, Ali H, Lehmann SW, Yarns BC. PMID: 32624338; PMCID: PMC7293448.
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    18. The American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry's Trainee Programs: Participant Characteristics and Perceived Benefits. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2020 11; 28(11):1156-1163. Wilkins KM, Conroy ML, Yarns BC, Pietrzak RH, Forester BP, Kirwin PD. PMID: 32268977.
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    19. Comment on: "Difficult Conversations: Training Medical Students to Assess, Educate, and Treat the Patient with Chronic Pain". Acad Psychiatry. 2020 02; 44(1):111-112. Yarns BC, Lumley MA, Schubiner H. PMID: 31755051.
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    20. Advice on How to Choose a Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2019 07; 27(7):687-694. Tampi RR, Zdanys KF, Srinivasan S, Yarns BC. PMID: 30819610.
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    21. The Physical and the Emotional: Case Report, Mixed-Methods Development, and Discussion. Psychodyn Psychiatry. 2018 12; 46(4):549-574. Yarns BC, Wells KB, Fan D, Mtume N, Bromley E. PMID: 31750018; PMCID: PMC6865280.
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    22. Grit and Ambition are Associated with Better Neurocognitive and Everyday Functioning Among Adults Living with HIV. AIDS Behav. 2018 Oct; 22(10):3214-3225. Moore RC, Hussain MA, Watson CW, Fazeli PL, Marquine MJ, Yarns BC, Jeste DV, Moore DJ. PMID: 29455265; PMCID: PMC6097949.
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    23. Sertraline for the Treatment of Depression in Vascular Cognitive Impairment. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2018 08; 26(8):908-909. Weissberger GH, Yarns BC, Chen ST, Narvaez T, Bussel N, Sultzer DL. PMID: 29779907.
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    24. Gay and Gray Session: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Transgender Aging. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2018 07; 26(7):719-738. Johnson K, Yarns BC, Abrams JM, Calbridge LA, Sewell DD. PMID: 29699765.
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    25. Why Trainees Should Consider a Career in Geriatric Psychiatry: Reflections From Two AAGP Trainee Board Members. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2017 02; 25(2):204-206. Yarns BC, Glass OM. PMID: 28040428.
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    26. The Mental Health of Older LGBT Adults. Curr Psychiatry Rep. 2016 Jun; 18(6):60. Yarns BC, Abrams JM, Meeks TW, Sewell DD. PMID: 27142205.
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    27. Clinical Experience With High-Dosage Pramipexole in Patients With Treatment-Resistant Depressive Episodes in Unipolar and Bipolar Depression. Am J Psychiatry. 2016 Feb 01; 173(2):107-11. Fawcett J, Rush AJ, Vukelich J, Diaz SH, Dunklee L, Romo P, Yarns BC, Escalona R. PMID: 26844792.
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    28. Telephone effect in akinetic mutism from traumatic brain injury. Psychosomatics. 2013 Nov-Dec; 54(6):609-10. Yarns BC, Quinn DK. PMID: 23932533.
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