Emily Lenard, MSW

Clinical Research Coordinator

Professional Experience

Emily Lenard has worked with Dr. Lenze conducting research since August of 2010. During that time, she has worked on over a half dozen research studies involving older adults. Emily currently coordinates the Optimum Study for older adults with treatment-resistant depression.


  • Bachelor of Arts, Hendrix College, Psychology
  • Masters in Social Work, George Warren Brown School of Social Work, Washington University in St. Louis


Bland MD, Birkenmeier RL, Barco P, Lenard E, Lang CE, Lenze EJ. Enhanced Medical Rehabilitation: Effectiveness of a Clinical Training Model. NeuroRehabilitation. 2016;39(4):481-498. doi:10.3233/NRE-161380.

Cristancho P, Lenard, Lenze EJ, Miller JP, Brown PJ, Roose SP, Montes-Garcia C, Blumberger DM, Mulsant BH, Lavretsky H, Rollman BL, Reynolds CF 3rd, Karp JF. Optimizing Outcomes of Treatment-Resistant Depression in Older Adults (OPTIMUM): Study Design and Treatment Characteristics of the First 396 Participants Randomized. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 10.1016/j.jagp.2019.04.005


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