Mark Reger, PhD

Personal Statement

I am the ​Chief of Psychology at the VA Puget Sound Health Care System and Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington School of Medicine. I am a suicide prevention researcher and health services investigator who has served as the principal investigator for a variety of large federally-funded suicide prevention studies. My research focuses on Veteran and military suicide prevention. I am interested in risk and protective factors that are unique to the military community. My work focuses on systematic clinical and public health approaches to reducing suicide behaviors. I have had the opportunity to contribute to national initiatives to translate research into policy and best-practices, and I have been fortunate to have my work highlighted in interviews with numerous national TV, radio, and news outlets.

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Recent Publications

The Veterans Health Administration REACH VET Program: Suicide Predictive Modeling in Practice.
(2022 Aug 30)
Psychiatr Serv
Matarazzo BB, Eagan A, Landes SJ, Mina LK, Clark K, Gerard GR, McCarthy JF, Trafton J, Bahraini NH, Brenner LA, Keen A, Gamble SA, Lawson WC, Katz IR, Reger MA

Analysis of Methods of Suicide Among US Military Veterans Recently Separated From Military Service.
(2022 May 2)
JAMA Netw Open 5(5): e2210731
Stanley IH, Ravindran C, Morley SW, Stephens BM, Reger MA

Development of the Veterans Crisis Line Caring Letters Suicide Prevention Intervention.
(2022 Jun)
Health Serv Res 57 Suppl 1(Suppl 1): 42-52
Reger MA, Lauver MG, Manchester C, Abraham TH, Landes SJ, Garrido MM, Griffin C, Woods JA, Strombotne KL, Hughes G

Implementation strategy to increase clinicians' use of the caring letters suicide prevention intervention.
(2022 Mar 14)
Psychol Serv
Reger MA, Jegley SM, Porter SA, Woods JA, Liu L, Markman JD, Landes SJ

Traumatic Brain Injury and Veteran Mortality After the War in Afghanistan.
(2022 Feb 1)
JAMA Netw Open 5(2): e2148158
Reger MA, Brenner LA, du Pont A

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