Taressa Sergent is a Certified Clinical Research Coordinator at the Atlanta VA CVNR.  She earned a B.A. in Psychology from Emory University.  Her initial research work included several mental health studies examining the genetics of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.  Later studies included medication for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and a VA Cooperative Study exploring the utility of service dogs for PTSD.  She also served as the study coordinator for the VA Million Veteran Program, which aims to collect genetic research information from one million veterans nationwide. 

She currently works on projects for the VA Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center (GRECC) with primary focus on urinary symptoms in Parkinson disease.

Research Interests:

Current projects include:

Behavioral or Solifenacin Therapy for Urinary Symptoms in Parkinson’s -PI: Camille Vaughan, MD, MS

Optimizing Remote Access to Urinary Incontinence Treatment for Women Veterans -PI: Camille Vaughan, MD, MS

Nocturia-Insomnia protocol providing integrated (non-pharmacologic) treatment (NIP-IT) for coexisting nocturia and chronic insomnia disorder -PI: Camille Vaughan, MD, MS

Behavioral therapy to treat urinary symptoms in Parkinson disease -PI: Camille Vaughan, MD, MS

Metformin use and vitamin B-12 status among diabetic veterans-PI: Camille Vaughan, MD, MS

Phone:  404-315-4100 ext. 373124

E-mail:  Taressa.Sergent@va.gov

Title(s)/Position(s):

Research Coordinator