Current Research and Scholarly Interests
My health services research aims at improving processes and outcomes of mental health care for people suffering from post-traumatic stress and other mental disorders.
My primary focus is improving the processes and outcomes of VA services for veterans with PTSD and other psychiatric disorders. My second emphasis is using telemedicine technologies to expand access to effective mental health care. My third area of work is evaluating mental health responses in communities affected by disasters and terrorism.
Telephone case monitoring for veterans with PTSD - randomized trial of telephone case management after discharge from inpatient PTSD treatment.
Homecoming Line: Telephone care for Veterans - randomized trial of telephone case management with veterans entering PTSD treatment.
Longitudinal Veterans Health Survey: Observational study of treatment utilization and outcomes in over 1,000 veterands diagnosed with PTSD.