Successful Aging and Mental Illnesses

Colin A. Depp, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the School of Medicine of the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). He is also Staff Psychologist at the San Diego VA, Assistant Director of the Research Education and Training of the Clinical Translational Research Institute and faculty member of the Sam and Rose Stein Institute for Research on Aging. Dr. Depp received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan and his doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Louisville. He then completed a pre-doctoral internship at the Palo Alto Veteran’s Administration and a National Research Service Award post-doctoral fellowship in the Division of Geriatric Psychiatry at UCSD.

Dr. Depp’s research focuses on technological approaches to delivering psychosocial intervention to people with serious mental illnesses as well as the behavioral and biological determinants of successful aging. He has received NIMH and foundation funding as a PI including a Career Development Award (K23). He performs clinical services in the VA San Diego’s psychosocial rehabilitation and recovery center and residential Aspire Center for homeless Veterans.

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