Jessica Chen, PhD

Dr. Chen is a clinical psychologist, chronic pain specialist, and health services researcher. Her research focuses on social determinants of health and the implementation of evidence-based psychosocial interventions for chronic pain and trauma. Dr. Chen is currently supported by a VA Career Development Award and other VA and NIH grants focused on increasing patient involvement in treatment decision-making and leveraging VA’s national healthcare system data to examine disparities in access to telehealth treatments for chronic pain and co-occurring opioid use disorder.

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Recent Publications

Influence of a national transgender health care directive on receipt of alcohol-related care among transgender Veteran Health Administration patients with unhealthy alcohol use.
(2022 May 24)
J Subst Abuse Treat
Matson TE, Harris AHS, Chen JA, Edmonds AT, Frost MC, Rubinsky AD, Blosnich JR, Williams EC

What matters to psychology trainees when making decisions about internship and postdoctoral training sites: Differences between racial/ethnic minority and White VA trainees.
(2021 Nov 18)
Psychol Serv
Cheng ZH, Fujii D, Wong SN, Davis DM, Rosner CM, Chen JA, Bates J, Jackson J

"There's a huge benefit just to know that someone cares:" a qualitative examination of rural veterans' experiences with TelePain.
(2021 Oct 16)
BMC Health Serv Res 21(1): 1111
Silvestrini M, Indresano J, Zeliadt SB, Chen JA

Posttraumatic stress disorder collaborative care: A quality improvement study in veterans affairs primary care.
(2021 Jun)
Fam Syst Health 39(2): 198-211
Chen JA, Jakupcak M, McCann R, Fickel JJ, Simons CE, Campbell DG, Stryczek KC, Hoerster KD, Chaney EF, Oishi SM, Miner MN, Bonner LM, Fortney JC, Felker BL

Receipt of evidence-based alcohol-related care in a national sample of transgender patients with unhealthy alcohol use: Overall and relative to non-transgender patients.
(2021 Dec)
J Subst Abuse Treat 131(): 108565
Williams EC, Chen JA, Frost MC, Rubinsky AD, Edmonds AT, Glass JE, Lehavot K, Matson TE, Wheat CL, Coggeshall S, Blosnich JR

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