Renee Marquett, PhD

Palo Alto University Faculty Renee_Marquett


Gronowski Clinic Supervisor

Contact Information:
(415) 509-5796


Gronowski Clinic


Post-Doctoral Scholar in Clinical Psychology, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA (2012) 
PhD, Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology, Palo Alto University, Palo Alto, CA (2010) 
MBA., Master of Business Administration, University of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA (2007) 
MS, Master of Science in Clinical Psychology, Pacific Graduate School of Psychology, Palo Alto, CA (2006) 
BS, Bachelor of Science in Psychology, and Sociology/Criminology, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL (2002)


Dr. Renee Marquett has worked in and studied the field of clinical psychology since 1998. She is passionate about the dissemination of evidenced based practices, particularly for undeserved populations. From 2005 till 2015 she worked in various research settings as a data analyst, study manager, research consultant and CBT consultant for the Stanford Geriatric Education Center, University of Wisconsin, PGSP, Stanford University School of Medicine, and the County of Santa Clara. Research topics included studying the effects of modified CBT on older adults with mild cognitive impairment, CBT for clients with bipolar disorder, providing training and consultation on group CBT, Intensive Case management for homeless clients with substance use disorders, effects of treatment courts for families with substance use disorder, and dissemination of evidenced based practices for treating clients with serious mental illness.

Dr. Marquett currently works as a Mental Health Program Specialist II for the County of Santa Clara, Behavioral Health Services Department where she manages several mental health programs, is part of the Emergency Response Clinical Team and part of the Trauma Informed Team. 

Areas of Interest:

Evidenced Based Intervention Dissemination; Serious Mental Illness Treatment; Service Utilization; Older Adult Treatment

Selected Publications:

Nguyen, T., Truong, D., Feit, A., Marquett, R. & Reiser, R. (2006). Response to group-based cognitive behavioral therapy for older adults with bipolar disorder. Clinical Gerontologist, 30(2), 103-110.

Reiser, R., Truong, D., Nguyen, T., Marquett, R., Wachsmuth, W. & Feit, A. (2007). Bipolar Disorder. In D. Gallagher-Thompson (Ed.), A. Steffen (Ed.) & L. W. Thompson (Ed.), Handbook of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies. New York City: Springer Press.

Waelde, L. C., Uddo, M., Marquett, R., Ropelato, M., Freightman, S., Pardo, A. & Salazar, J. (2008). A pilot study of meditation for mental health workers following Hurricane Katrina. Journal of Traumatic Stress.

Rodriquez, E., Marquett, R., Hinton, L., Mcbride, M. & Gallagher-Thompson, D. (2009) The Impact of Education on Care Practices: An Exploratory Study of Whether ―Action Plans‖ Influence Health Professionals‘ Behavior. International Psychogeriatrics.

McKenzie Zeiss, L., Kwon, Y., Marquett, R., & Gallagher-Thompson, D. (2010). Successful Interventions for Family Cargivers. In Principles and Practice of Geriatric Psychiatry 3rd Ed.

Waelde, L. C., Pennington, D., Mahan, C., Mahan, R., Kabour, M. & Marquett, R. (2010). Psychometric Properties of the Race-Related Events Scale. Psychological Trauma.

Marquett, R. M. (2010). Service utilization and cost outcomes of a group-based cognitive behavioral therapy for clients with bipolar disorder. ProQuest Dissertations and Theses, (ProQuest No. 3428277).

Marquett, R. M., Thompson, L. W., Reiser, R. P., Holland, J. M., O‘Hara, R. M., Kesler, S. R., & ... Thompson, D. (2013). Psychosocial predictors of treatment response to cognitive-behavior therapy for late-life depression: an exploratory study. Aging & Mental Health, 17(7), 830-838. doi:10.1080/13607863.2013.791661

Holland, J., Schatzberg, A., O'Hara, R., Marquett, R., & Gallagher-Thompson, D. (2013). Pretreatment cortisol levels predict posttreatment outcomes among older adults with depression in cognitive behavioral therapy. Psychiatry Research, 210(2), 444-450. doi:10.1016/j.psychres.2013.07.033

Thompson, D., Kesler, S., Sudheimer, K., Mehta, K., Thompson, L., Marquett, R., & ... O'Hara, R. (2014). fMRI Activation During Executive Function Predicts Response to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in Older, Depressed Adults. The American Journal Of Geriatric Psychiatry: Official Journal Of The American Association For Geriatric Psychiatry.