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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Scholarly Expertise

Recent Publications

Evaluation of the Recovery Engagement and Coordination for Health-Veterans Enhanced Treatment Suicide Risk Modeling Clinical Program in the Veterans Health Administration.
(2021 Oct 1)
JAMA Netw Open 4(10): e2129900
McCarthy JF, Cooper SA, Dent KR, Eagan AE, Matarazzo BB, Hannemann CM, Reger MA, Landes SJ, Trafton JA, Schoenbaum M, Katz IR

Brief Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Suicide Prevention (BCBT-SP) via Video Telehealth: A Case Example During the COVID-19 Outbreak.
(2021 Feb 4)
Cogn Behav Pract
Rojas SM, Gold SD, Bryan CJ, Pruitt LD, Felker BL, Reger MA

Suicide Attempts Among Racial and Ethnic Groups in a Nationally Representative Sample.
(2021 Jul 21)
J Racial Ethn Health Disparities
Carter SP, Campbell SB, Wee JY, Law KC, Lehavot K, Simpson T, Reger MA

Association of Combat Experiences With Suicide Attempts Among Active-Duty US Service Members.
(2021 Feb 1)
JAMA Netw Open 4(2): e2036065
LeardMann CA, Matsuno RK, Boyko EJ, Powell TM, Reger MA, Hoge CW, Millennium Cohort Study.

Examination of potential disparities in suicide risk identification and follow-up care within the Veterans Health Administration.
(2020 Dec)
Suicide Life Threat Behav 50(6): 1127-1139
Carter SP, Malte CA, Rojas SM, Hawkins EJ, Reger MA

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