Health Services Research

Suicide prevention • Adverse event tracking • Diversity in mental health research

Combining clinical and public health backgrounds gives us a clear perspective on what’s needed to understand and improve health services. We’ve been involved in projects ranging from plastic surgery outcomes to electroconvulsive therapy regulatory review and can quickly use our skills to address a variety of problems.

Selected projects

Operation HEAL: Suicide prevention through video games and social media

This 2018 conference, co-created by Dr. Colder Carras and Mike Jonas and sponsored by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Veterans Integrated Service Network 5 (VISN 5), brought together leaders from healthcare, business, and academia to talk about promising practice and research in using video games and social media to promote good mental health. The interactive online conference offered continuing education credits and featured contributions from the VA, the National Center for Veterans Studies, Stack Up, Qntfy, Warfighter Engaged, Digital Vets, and Anxiety Gaming.