Brandy Núñez

Brandy Núñez joins the DCRP as a first-year Clinical Research Coordinator. Brandy graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, minors in Spanish and Mediterranean Art and Archaeology, and a Certificate in Children’s Literature. Before joining the DCRP, Brandy worked as a Training and Recovery Specialist in Pittsburgh, PA, where she provided trainings for a peer-to-peer anti-stigma initiative to middle and high school students. In 2019, she worked as a Research Project Assistant at the Enhancing Treatment and Utilization for Depression and Emergent Suicidality Center (ETUDES).  At ETUDES, Brandy assisted in the testing and development of novel interventions aimed at helping pediatric primary care professionals to better support youth who may be experiencing depression or suicidality. Brandy has also worked with a variety of populations presenting with various concerns from her experiences working at Western Psychiatric Hospital with dual-diagnosed patients and Services for Adolescents and Family Enrichment (SAFE), an outpatient treatment program for youth with problematic sexual behaviors and their families. After the DCRP, Brandy hopes to pursue a PhD in Clinical Psychology and is broadly interested in studying novel interventions aimed at decreasing symptoms of depression within marginalized communities.