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 Virtual Hope Box mobile application: A systematic review of the literature.
(2024 Feb 21)
Suicide Life Threat Behav
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

Surveying veterans affairs mental health care providers on experiences working with veteran patients with antagonistic clinical presentations.
(2023 Jun 26)
Psychol Serv
Hyatt CS, Sleep CE, Hemmy Asamsama O, Reger MA

Qualitative Evaluation of a Caring Letters Suicide Prevention Intervention for the Veterans Crisis Line.
(2023 Dec 1)
Psychiatr Serv 74(12): 1234-1239
Landes SJ, Abraham TH, Woods JA, Curtis ND, Lauver M, Manchester C, Garrido MM, Porter S, Hughes G, Reger MA

Lessons Learned From Implementing a Caring Contacts Clinical Practice Guideline Recommendation.
(2023 Dec 1)
Psychiatr Serv 74(12): 1307-1310
Liu L, Porter SA, Gebhardt H, Markman JD, Buchholz JR, Reger MA

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