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

Caring Letters Sent by a Clinician or Peer to At-Risk Veterans: A Randomized Clinical Trial.
(2024 Apr 1)
JAMA Netw Open 7(4): e248064
Reger MA, Legler A, Lauver M, Tenso K, Manchester C, Griffin C, Strombotne KL, Landes SJ, Porter S, Bourgeois JE, Garrido MM

Impact of Implementation Facilitation on the REACH VET Clinical Program for Veterans at Risk for Suicide.
(2024 Mar 6)
Psychiatr Serv
Landes SJ, Matarazzo BB, Pitcock JA, Drummond KL, Smith BN, Kirchner JE, Clark KA, Gerard GR, Jankovsky MC, Brenner LA, Reger MA, Eagan AE, Raciborski R, Painter J, Townsend JC, Jegley SM, Singh RS, Trafton JA, McCarthy JF, Katz IR

Experience and impact of inappropriate patient sexual behaviors within a large VA healthcare system.
(2024 May)
J Hosp Med 19(5): 394-398
Gebhardt HM, Norr AM, Markman JD, Reger MA

The Virtual Hope Box mobile application: A systematic review of the literature.
(2024 Jun)
Suicide Life Threat Behav 54(3): 501-514
Gerner JL, Tucker RP, Moscardini EH, Bagge CL, Reger MA

Veteran Receptiveness to Clinician Discussions About Their Firearms.
(2023 Jun 1)
JAMA Netw Open 6(6): e2321224
Reger MA, Carter SP, Teo AR

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