Greg Reger, PhD

I am a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and I work as the Deputy Associate Chief of Staff for Mental Health at the VA Puget Sound Health Care System.  I am a licensed clinical psychologist. My research is focused on studying mental health technologies to support Veterans, Service Members, their families, and the health care staff that treat them. I research mobile applications, virtual reality, virtual standardized patients, and other innovative approaches to improve mental health education and services. I have conducted DoD and VA funded research and focus on applied interventions that may have promise to make a difference in the lives of those we serve. I am an Army Veteran and current behavioral health officer in the Washington State Army National Guard.


PhD, Clinical Psychology, Fuller Theological Seminary, 2004
Pre-doctoral Clinical Psychology Internship, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, 2004
MA, Theology, Fuller Theological Seminary, 2003
MA, Psychology, Fuller Theological Seminary 2000
BA, Psychology, Seattle Pacific University, 1994

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VA Puget Sound Health Care System

Recent Publications

Evaluation of a Psychoeducational Group to Expand Mobile Application Knowledge and Use in a Veteran Residential Treatment Program.
J Technol Behav Sci 8(2): 118-127
Harned M, Dhami M, Reger GM

Design and methods of a randomized controlled trial evaluating the effects of the PE Coach mobile application on prolonged exposure among veterans with PTSD.
(2023 Apr)
Contemp Clin Trials 127(): 107115
Reger GM, Smolenski D, Williams R, Norr AM, Foa E, Kuhn E, Schnurr PP, Weathers F, Zoellner L

FOCUS mHealth Intervention for Veterans With Serious Mental Illness in an Outpatient Department of Veterans Affairs Setting: Feasibility, Acceptability, and Usability Study.
(2022 Jan 28)
JMIR Ment Health 9(1): e26049
Buck B, Nguyen J, Porter S, Ben-Zeev D, Reger GM

Virtual Standardized Patients for Mental Health Education.
(2021 Jul 15)
Curr Psychiatry Rep 23(9): 57
Reger GM, Norr AM, Gramlich MA, Buchman JM

Mobile applications may be the future of veteran mental health support but do veterans know yet? A survey of app knowledge and use.
(2022 Aug)
Psychol Serv 19(3): 480-487
Reger GM, Harned M, Stevens ES, Porter S, Nguyen J, Norr AM

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