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Research Goals

CoE Research Goals:

1) Continually enhance a leading edge suicide surveillance system;

2) Identify target populations and settings for future intervention;

3) Shape the development of effective interventions;

4) Develop novel suicide prevention training programs and disseminate new knowledge related to prevention;

5) Facilitate information exchange and collaboration to align our efforts with others.

CoE Prioritizes Research and Interventions that:

1) reach large populations of veterans (e.g., primary care, media campaigns);

2) address targets that cut across disorders and populations (e.g. sleep difficulties);

3) address targets that occur upstream from suicidal behavior and are conceptualized as preventative;

4) focus on women Veterans, Veterans outside VHA care, and/or OEF/OIF/OND Veterans;

5) address firearm safety.

Research Projects

VA VISN 2 Center of Excellence for Suicide Prevention
Current Funded Projects


Britton (Co-I)
Opiod Misuse and Overdose Risk Patterns in Recent Veterans
Sponsor: NIDA
Period of Award: 2014-2018
Description: The aim of this study is to track the changing dimensions of Veterans' reintegration experiences that impact prescription opioid misuse behavior and other substance use patterns.

Britton (PI)
Motivational Interviewing to Prevent Suicide in High Risk Veterans
Sponsor: VA/CSRD
Period of Award: 2012-2017
Description: The aim of this project is to test the efficacy of Motivational Interviewing to Address Suicidal Ideation (MI-SI) with psychiatrically hospitalized Veterans at high risk for suicide.

Britton (PI)
Influences on Call Outcomes among Veteran Callers to the National Crisis Line
Sponsor: VA/QUERI
Period of Award: 2011
Description: The aim of this project is to examine the associations between call characteristics and outcomes for the Veterans Crisis Line.

Britton (Consultant)
Development of an Intervention for Soldiers and Veterans with Co-Occurring Traumatic Brain Injury and Substance Abuse
Sponsor: CDMRP
Date of Award: 2009-2011
Description: This study will design a novel SA intervention and related treatment manual and educational materials for individuals who served in the military and have co-occurring mild TBI and SA.

Britton (Co-I)
Facilitating Use of the Veterans Crisis Line in High Risk Patients
Sponsor: VA/HSRD
Period of Award: 2014-2017
Description: The aim of this study is to test the impact of a brief intervention to increase Veteran Crisis Line usage in high risk Veterans on Crisis Line usage, health service usage, and suicide attempts.

Conner(Co-I)
Warning Signs for Suicide Attempts
Sponsor: Military Suicide Research Consortium (MSRC) of U.S. Army Medical Research and Material Command (MOMRP)
Period of Award: 9/1/13 – 9/1/15
Description: Identify warning signs for suicide attempts in Veterans and civilians recruited from 3 VHA hospitals and 2 civilian hospitals.

Conner (Co-I)
Increasing Treatment Seeking Among At-Risk Veterans Calling the Crisis Line
Sponsor: VA HSR&D Merit Award 1 I01 HX00805-01A2
Period of Award: 8/15/14 – 8/15/15
Description: Examine a brief phone intervention to promote treatment follow through in treatment resistant Veteran callers to a national crisis line who report suicidal ideation.
VA VISN 2 Center of Excellence for Suicide Prevention
Current Funded Projects 2014

Conner (Co-I)
Increasing Treatment Seeking among At-Risk Service Members Returning from Warzones
Sponsor: U.S. Army Medical Research and Material Command, HRPO Log No. A-17345 (Proposal No. 11108008)
Period of Award: 12/1/13 – 12/1/18
Description: RCT to examine the efficacy of a brief phone intervention to promote treatment follow through in 1,200 military service members, reservists, and Veterans identified through internet media who report suicidal ideation.

Conner (PI)
Modeling the Social Environmental Influences and Mechanisms of Suicide
Sponsor: NIMH (R01 MH099436)
Period of Award: 12/1/12 – 8/30/15
Description: Analysis of social and environmental variables underlying the etiology of suicide at multiple levels using National Violence Data Reporting System (NVDRS) and Census Bureau’s American Community Study.

Conner (Mentor)
Motivational interviewing to prevent suicide in high risk Veterans
Sponsor: VA CSR&D 1IK2CX000641-01
Peroiod of Award: 4/1/12 – 3/31/17
Description: Career Development Award to establish a program of research examining the use of Motivational Interviewing to prevent suicide with psychiatrically hospitalized Veterans.

Conner (Co-I)
Acute alcohol use and suicide
Sponsor: National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism R01 AA020063-01
Period of Award: 9/1/11 – 8/31/15
Description: Analysis of NVRS data to examine the role of acute alcohol use in suicide.

Conner (PI)
Meta-analysis of case-control psychological autopsy studies of suicide
Sponsor: American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Period of Award: 10/1/11 – 9/30/13
Description: Meta-analysis of case-control studies of suicide, with a focus on mood and substance use disorders.

Conner (Mentor)
Behavioral treatment for alcohol dependent women with co-occurring depression
Sponsor: NIAAA K23 AA017246-01
Period of Award: 9/5/08 – 1/31/14
Description: I was mentor on this Career Development Award to adapt Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Depression to the treatment of women with concurrent alcohol dependence and depression.

Conner (PI)
Etiology of suicide attempts during adolescence and emerging adulthood
Sponsor: CDC R01 CE001882-01
Period of Award: 8/1/10 – 7/31/13
Description: Secondary analysis project examined risk and protective factors for suicide attempts among youth using longitudinal datasets gathered for the Collaborative Study on the Genetics of Alcoholism (COGA).


Karras (PI)
Evaluation of the VA’s communication and outreach activities implemented by the Suicide Prevention Program
Sponsor: Mental Health Services, Department of Veterans Affairs
Period of Award: 10/1/2014 - 9/30/2015
Description: This evaluation examines the broader effects of communication and outreach initiatives implemented by the VA’s Suicide Prevention Program. More specifically, data will be collected to determine the impact of communication on key determinants of behavior (e.g., attitudes, perceptions, social norms) that can help to mitigate risk, support the development of environments that motivate healthy action (e.g., individual feels comfortable seeking help, family encouraged to link those in crisis to care), and promote suicide prevention among Veteran communities (e.g., facilitate timely engagement in care).

Karras (PI)
Unlocking the potential of VA means safety programs: An evaluation of the use of public messaging to promote firearm safety to Veterans
Sponsor: Mental Health Services, Department of Veterans Affairs
Period of Award: 10/1/2014 - 9/30/2015
Description: Examine the efficacy of firearm safety messages to increase cognitive and behavioral outcomes related to the safe storage of firearms in the home among Veteran populations.

Karras (Co-I)
Implementation and evaluation of a lethal means counseling training to VA behavioral health providers
Sponsor: Mental Health Services, Department of Veterans Affairs
Period of Award: 10/1/2013 - 9/30/2015
Description: Implement a pilot training program on lethal means counseling at the San Francisco VA Medical Center (CA) that seeks to improve the way VHA mental health service providers counsel their at-risk patients on reducing access to firearms.

Knox (PI)
Outcomes in Veteran Callers to VA’s 24/7 Suicide Hotline
Sponsor: National Institute of Mental Health
Period of Award: 10/1/2012-12/31/2014
Description: The goal of this study is to achieve a better understanding of the clinical outcomes associated with calling VA’s 24/7 Suicide Hotline. Key to evaluating whether VA’s Suicide Hotline is an effective component of VA’s overall comprehensive suicide prevention plan is to (1) To assess the extent to which Veteran callers to the hotline demonstrate reduced distress (as manifested by anxiety, depression, anger or confusion) at the beginning and then again at the end of calling the hotline.; (2) determine the extent to which suicidal callers have attempted or reattempted suicide, been placed on the Suicide Prevention Coordinator high-risk list, or have been hospitalized and; (3) to describe responder intervention behaviors and determine whether intervention styles impact changes in distress during the call and a Veteran’s willingness to accept a referral to a VA Suicide Prevention Coordinator.

Knox (PI)
A Brief Intervention to Reduce Suicide Risk in Military Service Members and Veterans
Sponsor: Military Operational Medicine Research Program
VA VISN 2 Center of Excellence for Suicide Prevention
Current Funded Projects 2014
Period of Award: 9/30/2009-09/29/2013
Description: The project leaders in SAFE VET [Brown, Currier, Knox, Stanley] along with VISN19 Site Lead [Brenner] successfully applied for a Department of Defense research grant to study the effectiveness of the SAFE VET intervention.

Pigeon (Co-I)
RCT of Behavioral Activation for Depression and Suicidality in Primary Care
Sponsor: VA/HSRD
Period of Award: 9/1/14 – 8/31/18
Description: The major goal of this RCT is to compare a brief behavioral activation intervention delivered in primary care to treatment as usual for veterans with depression.

Pigeon (PI)
An Adjunctive Behavioral Sleep Intervention to Prevent Veteran Suicides
Sponsor: VA/HSRD
Period of Award: 8/1/14 - 6/30/15
Description: The major goal of this project is to test CBT for insomnias an adjunctive treatment in depressed veterans with suicidal ideation.

Pigeon (Co-I)
Yoga for Sleep in Cancer: The Role of Circadian, Physical and Immune Function
Sponsor: NIH/NCI
Period of Award: 7/1/14 – 6/30/19
Description: RCT to test a yoga intervention against cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia on sleep and functional outcomes in cancer survivors with insomnia.

Pigeon (Co-I)
Cognitive Rehabilitation for Gulf War Veterans’ Illnesses
Sponsor: VA/CSRD
Period of Award: 7/1/14 – 6/30/17
Description: The major goal of this RCT is to test the effectiveness of delivering phone-based problem solving therapy on cognitive function in Veterans with Gulf War Illness symptoms.

Pigeon (Co-I)
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) to Decrease Suicidal Ideation and Enhance Well-Being in Women Veterans Exposed to Military Sexual Trauma
Sponsor: VA HSR&D/QUERI
Period of Award: 5/1/13 – 4/30/14
Description: A small, pilot efficacy study to determine if women Veterans with a history of military sexual trauma and past-year suicidal ideation receiving MBSR will have greater improvements than a waitlist control condition.

Pigeon (PI)
Pilot Test of Behavioral Activation for Depression & Suicidality in Primary Care
Sponsor: VA Center of Excellence for Suicide Prevention
Period of Award: 1/1/13 – 12/31/13
Description: This study is testing the comparative effectiveness of 2 versus 4-session behavioral activation in depressed primary care Veterans.
Role: Principal Investigator (with J. Funderburk)

Pigeon (PI)
Managing Sleep Symptoms & Modifying Mechanisms of Traumatic Stress
Sponsor: NIH/NINR
Period of Award: 9/27/12 – 7/31/16
Description: This RCT will test whether, and how, CBT for insomnia (CBT-I) may directly improve PTSD and depression symptoms and lead to enhanced response to cognitive processing therapy for PTSD and whether effects on PTSD and depression are associated with changes in stress hormone output and cytokine levels.

Pigeon (PI)
Slow Wave Sleep and Inflammatory Processes in Pain
Sponsor: NIH/NIA
Period of Award: 9/27/12 – 8/31/15
The goal of this project is to generate proof of concept for an inflammatory pathway that may contribute to links between poor sleep and chronic pain.

Pigeon (Co-I)
Integrative Physiology of Gulf War Illness: Role of Autonomic Function, Central Neural Processing, and Sleep
Sponsor: DOD/CDMRP
Period of Award: 8/1/11 – 7/30/12
Description: A one year consortium development award to develop the infrastructure to study the physiology of Gulf War Illness in a consortium composed of multiple institutions.

Pigeon (PI)
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction for Primary Care Veterans with PTSD Symptoms
Sponsor: VA Patient Care Services – Meditation Clinical Demonstration Projects Program
Period of Award: 7/1/11 – 9/30/13
Description: Small RCT to test feasibility, acceptability and initial efficacy of a brief form of mindfulness based stress reduction for primary care patients with PTSD.

Pigeon (PI)
Brief CBT for Insomnia in VA Primary Care Patients with Depression & Insomnia to Reduce Suicide Risk
Sponsor: VA Center of Excellence for Suicide Prevention
Period of Award: 4/1/11 – 3/31/14
Description: Small pilot RCT to test the efficacy of a brief behavioral sleep intervention on depression and suicidal ideation among veterans from VA primary care with depression and sleep disturbance.

Rasmussen (PI)
Risk and Protective Factors for Veteran Suicide Following Discharge from VA Nursing Homes
Sponsor: VISN2 Center of Excellence for Suicide Prevention
Period of Award: 2014-2015
Description: This project will utilize chart reviews of VA medical records to differentiate Veterans who die by suicide in the six months following discharge from VA nursing homes from those who did not die by suicide.

Simons (PI)
Veterans in Transition: Returning to the Community after a Community Living Center Stay
Sponsor: VISN2 Center of Excellence for Suicide Prevention – Pilot Award
Period of Award: 2014-2016
Description: This qualitative pilot study will gather preliminary data related to the experiences of Veterans who return to the community from a VA nursing facility in order to explore factors that contribute to successful transitions. Results will inform a broader study focused on biopsychosocial well-being and risk for suicide during late life care transitions.

For an easily downloadable pdf version of the funded research projects, please follow the link below:

CoE Funded Research Projects

Publications

Ashrafioun, L., Gamble, S., Herrmann, M., & Baciewicz, G. (in press). Evaluation of knowledge and confidence following opioid overdose prevention training: a comparison of training groups and naloxone administration methods. Substance Abuse.

Ashrafioun, L., Bonar, E. E., & Conner, K. R. (in press). Health attitudes and suicidal ideation among university students. Journal of American College Health.

Ashrafioun, L., Pigeon, W., Conner, K. R., Leong, S., & Oslin, D. W. (2016). Prevalence and correlates of suicidal ideation and suicide attempts among veterans in primary care referred to a mental health evaluation. Journal of Affective Disorder, 189, 344-350.

Bamonti, P., Lombardi, S., Duberstein, P. R., King, D., & Van Orden, K. A. (2016). Spirituality attenuates the association between depression symptom severity and meaning in life. Aging and Mental Health, 20, 494-499.

Bishop, T., Britton, P., Knox, K. L., & Pigeon, W. (2016). Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia and Imagery Rehearsal in Combat Veterans with Comorbid Posttraumatic Stress: a Case Series. Military Behavioral Health, 4(1), 58-64.

Bishop, T. M., Britton, P., Knox, K. L., & Pigeon, W. (2015). Cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia and imagery rehearsal in combat veterans with comorbid posttraumatic stress: a case series. Military Behavioral Health. Advance online publication. doi:10.1080/21635781.2015.1100564

Bishop, T. M., Maisto, S. A., Britton, P., & Pigeon, W. (in press). Considerations in the use of interactive voice recording for the temporal assessment of suicidal ideation and alcohol use. Crisis.

Bishop, T. M., Lavigne, J., & Pigeon, W. (2016). The epidemiology of suicidality, mortality and overdose associated with the z-drugs. in Advances in Psychology Research, Volume 115. Hauppage, NY: Nova Science Publishers.

Blosnich, J., Kopacz, M., McCarten, J., & Bossarte, R. M. (2015). Mental health and self-directed violence among student service members/veterans in postsecondary education. Journal of American College Health, 63(7), 418-426.

Britton, P., Kopacz, M., Stephens, B., & Bossarte, R. M. (2015). Veterans Crisis Line callers with and without prior VHA service use. Archives of Suicide Research. Advance online publication. doi:10.1080/13811118.2015.1017681

Britton, P., Bryan, C. J., & Valenstein, M. (2016). Motivational Interviewing for Means Restriction Counseling with Patients at Risk for Suicide. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 23(1), 51-61.

Britton, P., Kopacz, M., Stephens, B., & Bossarte, R. M. (2015). Veterans Crisis Line callers with and without prior VHA service use. Archives of Suicide Research, 9 Dec 2015. Advance online publication.

Britton, P. (2016). Motivational interviewing to address suicidal ideation. In H. Arkowitz, W. R. Miller, & S. Rollnick (Eds.), Motivational interviewing in the treatment of psychological problems: Second edition (pp. 0-0). New York, NY: Guilford Press.

Britton, P., Stephens, B., Wu, J., Kane, C., Gallego, A., Ashrafioun, L., Tu, X., & Conner, K. R. (2015). Comorbid depression and alcohol use disorders and prospective risk for suicide attempt in the year following inpatient hospitalization. Journal of Affective Disorders, 187, 151-155.

Bryan, C. J., & Britton, P. (2016). Treating suicide risk in primary care settings. In C. J. Bryan (Ed.), A Guide to Brief Cognitive Behavioral Treatments Across Clinical Settings (pp. 0-0). New York, NY: Routledge.

Conner, K. R. (in press). Commentary on “the modal suicide decedent did not consume alcohol just prior to the time of death. ” Journal of Abnormal Psychology.

Denneson, L. M., Kovas, A. E., Britton, P., Kaplan, M. S., Bentson, M. H., & Dobscha, S. (2016). Suicide Risk Documented During Veterans' Last Veterans Affairs Health Care Contacts Prior to Suicide. Suicide and Life Threatening Behavior, epub ahead of print. Advance online publication.

Duberstein, P., Wittink, M., & Pigeon, W. (in press). Person-centered prevention of suicide in primary care settings. In James LC, Bogner B, Sullivan G, James LC (eds): Suicidal Behavior in Military and Veteran Populations. New York: Oxford University Press.

Elder, H., Karras, E., & Bossarte, R. M. (in press). Promoting help seeking to veteran households: Associations between exposure to multiple health messages and intentions to utilize related hotlines. Military Medicine.

Heffner, K., Crean, H. F., & Kemp, J. (in press). Meditation programs for veterans with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: Aggregate findings from a multi-site evaluation. : .

Jakubczyk, A., Ashrafioun, L., Ilgen, M. A., Klikiewicz, A., Krasowska, A., & Solowiej, M. (in press). Physical pain and history of suicide attempts in alcohol-dependents patients entering treatment in Poland. Substance Use & Misuse.

Kaplan, M. S., Giesbrecht, N., Caetano, R., Conner, K. R., Huguet, N., McFarland, B. H., & Nolte, K. B. (in press). Acute alcohol consumption as a contributing factor. Comments on “Forging an Agenda for Suicide Prevention in the United States. ” American Journal of Public Health.

Karras, E., Lu, N., Zuo, G., Tu, X., Stephens, B., Draper, J., Thompson, C., & Bossarte, R. M. (2015). Measuring associations of Department of Veterans Affairs’ suicide prevention campaign on the use of crisis support services. Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior. Advance online publication. DOI: 10.1111/sltb.12231

Karras, E., Lu, N., Stephens, B., Tu, X., Draper, J., Thompson, C., & Bossarte, R. M. (in press). Measuring Associations of the VA’s Suicide Prevention Campaign on the Use of Crisis Support Services. Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior.

Kopacz, M., Rasmussen, K., Searle, R. F., Wozniak, B. M., & Titus, C. E. (2016). Veterans, guilt, and suicide risk: An opportunity to collaborate with chaplains?. Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicin, 83(2), 101-105.

Kopacz, M., Morley, S. W., Wozniak, B. M., Simons, K. V., Bishop, T. M., & Vance, C. G. (in press). Religious Well-Being and Suicide Ideation in Veterans – an Exploratory Study. Pastoral Psychology.

Kopacz, M., & Connery, A. L. (2015). The Veteran Spiritual Struggle (invited commentary). Spirituality in Clinical Practice, 2(1), 61-67.

Kopacz, M., Kane, C., Stephens, B., & Pigeon, W. (2016). Use of ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code V62.89 (Other Psychological or Physical Stress, Not Elsewhere Classified) Following a Suicide Attempt. Psychiatric Services, appi.ps.2015003. Advance online publication. doi:10.1176/appi.ps.201500302

Kopacz, M., Hoffmire, C., Morley, S. W., & Vance, C. G. (2015). Using a Spiritual Distress Scale to Assess Suicide Risk in Veterans – an Exploratory Study. Pastoral Psychology, 64(3), 381-390.

Kopacz, M. (2015). Spirituality and Suicide Prevention: Charting a Course for Research and Clinical Practice (invited commentary). Spirituality in Clinical Practice, 2(1), 79-81.

Kopacz, M., & Karras, E. (2015). Student service members and Veterans who access pastoral care for the purposes of mental health support. Journal of American College Health, 63(7), 496-501.

Kopacz, M., Currier, J. M., Drescher, K., & Pigeon, W. (2016). Suicidal behavior and spiritual functioning in a sample of veterans diagnosed with PTSD. Journal of Injury and Violence Research, 8, 6-14. doi:10.5249/jivr.v8i1.728.

Kopacz, M., Connery, A. L., Bishop, T. M., Bryan, C. J., Currier, J., & Drescher, K. (2016). Moral Injury: a New Challenge for Complementary and Alternative Medicine. Complementary Therapies in Medicine, 24, 29-33.

Kopacz, M., Feldstein, B., Asekoff, C., Kaprow, M., Smith-Coggins, R., & Rasmussen, K. (2016). How Involved are Non-VA Chaplains in Supporting Veterans?. Journal of Religion and Health. Advance online publication. doi:10.1007/s10943-016-0223-x

Kopacz, M., & Pollitt, M. J. (2015). Delivering Chaplaincy Services to Veterans at Increased Risk of Suicide. Journal of Health Care Chaplaincy, 21(1), 1-13.

Kopacz, M., Nieuwsma, J., Jackson, G. L., Rhodes, J. E., Cantrell, W. C., Bates, M. J., & Meador, K. G. (2015). Chaplains’ engagement with suicidality among their service users: Findings from the VA/DoD Integrated Mental Health Strategy. Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/sltb.12184

Kopacz, M., Connery, A. L., Bishop, T. M., Bryan, C. J., Currier, J., & Drescher, K. (2016). Moral injury: A new challenge for complementary and alternative medicine. Complementary Therapies in Medicine, 24, 29-33.

Kopacz, M., McCarten, J., Vance, C. G., & Connery, A. (2015). A preliminary study for exploring different sources of guilt in a sample of Veterans who sought chaplaincy services. Military Psychology, 27(1), 1-8.

Kopacz, M., Nieuwsma, J., Jackson, G., Rhodes, J., Cantrell, W., Bates, M., & Meador, K. (2015). Chaplains' Engagement with Suicidality among Their Service Users: Findings from the VA/DoD Integrated Mental Health Strategy. Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior. Advance online publication. doi:10.1111/sltb.12184

Kopacz, M., Simons, K. V., & Chitaphong, K. (2015). Moral Injury: an Emerging Clinical Construct with Implications for Social Work Education. Journal of Religion & Spirituality in Social Work, 34(3), 252-264.

Landes, S. J., Matthieu, M. M., Smith, B. N., Trent, L. R., Rodriguez, A., Kemp, J., & Thompson, C. (in press). Dialectical behavior therapy training and desired resources for implementation: Results from a national program evaluation in the Veterans Health Administration. Military Medicine.

Lavigne, J. (2016). Suicidal ideation and behavior as adverse events of prescribed medications: an update for pharmacists. Journal of the American Pharmacists Association. Advance online publication.

Peltz, J. S., Rogge, R. D., Sturge-Apple, M. L., O’Connor, T. G., & Pigeon, W. (in press). Reciprocal influences among family processes and toddlers’ sleep problems. Journal of Family Psychology.

Pigeon, W., Bishop, T. M., & Titus, C. E. (2016). A systematic review of the relationship of sleep disturbance to suicidal ideation, suicide attempts and suicide among adults. Psychiatric Annals, 46(3), 177-186.

Pigeon, W., Heffner, K. L., Crean, C., Gallegos, A. M., Walsh, P., Seehuus, M., & Cerulli, C. (2015). Responding to the need for sleep among survivors of interpersonal violence: a randomized controlled trial of a behavioral insomnia intervention followed by PTSD treatment. Contemporary Clinical Trials, 45(B), 252-260.

Pigeon, W., & Gallegos, A. (2015). Posttraumatic stress disorder & sleep. Sleep Medicine Clinics, 10, 41-48. Advance online publication. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jsmc.2014.11.010

Pigeon, W., & Orff, H. (in press). Neurobiology of insomnia. In M. Johnston, H. Adam, & A. Fatemi (Eds.), The Neurobiology of Disease, 2nd Edition. London: Oxford University Press.

Pigeon, W., & Mellman, T. A. (2016). Dreams and nightmares in posttraumatic stress disorder. In M. Kryger, T. Roth, & W. Dement (Eds.), Principles and Practice of Sleep Medicine, 6th Edition (pp. 0-0). Philadelphia: Elsevier.

Pigeon, W., & Carr, M. (2015). Nightmares and PTSD: Characterization, theories and treatment approaches. In V. R. Preedy (Ed.), The Comprehensive Guide to Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders (pp. 0-0). New York: Springer.

Possemato, K., Bergen-Cico, D., Treatman, S., Allen, C. A., Brooks, E., & Pigeon, W. (2015). A randomized clinical trial of a primary care brief mindfulness program for veterans with PTSD. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 72, 179-193. DOI: 10.1002/jclp.22241

Swogger, M. T., Conner, K. R., Caine, E. D., Trabold, N., Parkhurst, M. N., Prothero, L., & Maisto, S. A. (2016). A test of core psychopathic traits as a moderator of the efficacy of a brief motivational intervention for substance using offenders. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology. Advance online publication.

Tong, Y., Phillips, M. R., & Conner, K. R. (in press). DSM-IV axis II personality disorders and suicide and attempted suicide in China. British Journal of Psychiatry.

Wood, J. R., & Kopacz, M. (2015). Accelerated Nursing Programs. American Journal of Nursing, 115(9), 12.

Xia, Y., Lu, N., Katz, I., Bossarte, R., Arora, J., He, H., Tu, J. X., Stephens, B., Watts, A., & Tu, X. M. (in press). Models for surveillance data under reporting delay: Applications to the VA SPAN Surveillance System for veteran first-time suicide attempters. Applied Statistics.

 

 

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Ashrafioun, L., Bohnert, A...S...B..., Jannausch, M., & Ilgen, M. A. (2015). Evaluation of the Current Opioid Misuse measure among substance use disorder treatment patients. Journal of Substance Abuse, 55, 15-20. Advance online publication. doi:10.1016/j.jsat.2015.02.007.

Ashrafioun, L., Bonar, E. E., & Conner, K. R. (in press). Health attitudes and suicidal ideation among university students. Journal of American College Health.

Ashrafioun, L., Bohnert, K. M., Jannuasuch, M., & Ilgen, M. A. (2015). Characteristics of substance use disorder treatment patients using medical cannabis for pain. Addictive Behaviors, 42, 185-188. doi: 10.1016/j.addbeh.2014.11.024.

Ashrafioun, L., Pigeon, W., Conner, K. R., Leong, S., & Oslin, D. W. (in press). Prevalence and correlates of suicidal ideation and suicide attempts among veterans in primary care referred to a mental health evaluation. Journal of Affective Disorder.

Bagge, C. L., Conner, K. R., Reed, L., Dawkins, M., & Murray, K. (2015). Alcohol use to facilitate a suicide attempt: an event-based examination. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 76, 474-481.

Bagge, C. L., Littlefield, A. K., Conner, K. R., Schumacher, J. A., & Lee, H. J. (2014). Near-term predictors of the intensity of suicidal ideation: An examination of the 24 hours prior to a recent suicide attempt. Journal of Affective Disorders, 165, 53-58. DOI:org/10.1016/j.jad.2014.04.010

Bamonti, P., Lombardi, S., Duberstein, P. R., King, D., & Van Orden, K. A. (in press). Spirituality attenuates the association between depression symptom severity and meaning in life. Aging and Mental Health.

Bishop, T. M., & Pigeon, W. (2014). Using behavioral therapies in primary care. In J. Pagel & P. Ratnas (Eds.), Primary Care Sleep Medicine a Practical Guide, 2nd edition (p. 2nd edition). New York: Springer Science.

Blosnich, J., Kopacz, M. S., McCarten, J., & Bossarte, R. M. (2014). Mental health and self-directed violence among student service members/veterans in postsecondary education. Journal of American College Health, published online ahead of print June 11, 2014. doi: 10.1080/07448481.2014.931282

Blosnich, J., Gordon, A. J., & Bossarte, R. M. (2014). Suicidal ideation among adults with military service history: Results from 5 U.S. states, 2010. American Journal of Public Health, 104(S4), S595-S602.

Bossarte, R. M., Karras, E., Lue, N., Tue, X., Draper, J., & Kemp, J. (2014). Associations between the VA's suicide prevention campaign and calls to related crisis lines. Public Health Reports, 120(5), 0.

Britton, P., Stephens, B., Wu, J., Kane, C., Gallego, A., Ashrafioun, L., Tu, X., & Conner, K. R. (in press). Comorbid depression and alcohol use disorders and prospective risk for suicide attempt in the year following inpatient hospitalization. Journal of Affective Disorders.

Britton, P., Bryan, C. J., & Valenstein, M. (in press). Motivational Interviewing for Means Restriction Counseling with Patients at Risk for Suicide. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice.

Britton, P., Kopacz, M., Stephens, B., & Bossarte, R. M. (in press). Veterans Crisis Line callers with and without prior VHA service use. Archives of Suicide Research.

Britton, P., Van Orden, K., Hirsch, J. K., & Williams, G. C. (2014). Basic psychological needs, suicidal ideation, and risk for suicidal behavior in young adults. Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior. Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, 44(4), 362-371.

Caetano, R., Kaplan, M. S., Huguet, N., Conner, K. R., McFarland, B. H., Giesbrecht, N., & Nolte, K. B. (2015). Precipitating circumstances of suicide and alcohol intoxication among U.S. ethnic groups. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 39, 1510-1517. DOI: 10.1111/acer.12788

Conner, K. R., & Simons, K. V. (2014). State of innovation in suicide intervention research with military populations. Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, October 2014. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/sltb.12130

Conner, K. R., Gamble, S...A...*., Bagge, C. L., He, H., Swogger, M. T., Watts, A., & Houston, R. J. (2014). Substance-induced depression and independent depression in proximal risk for suicidal behavior. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 75, 567-572.

Conner, K. R., Wyman, P., Goldston, D. B., Lu, N., Kaukeinen, K., Tu, X. M., Bossarte, R. M., Houston, R. J., Lamis, D. A., Bucholz, K. K., Chan, G., & Hesselbrock, V. M. (in press). Connectedness to parents and suicidality in youth. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology. doi: 10.1080/15374416.2014.952009

Conner, K. R., Bagge, C. L., Goldston, D. B., & Ilgen, M. A. (2014). Alcohol and suicidal behavior: What is known and what can be be done. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 47, S204-S208.

Conner, K. R., Bossarte, R. M., He, H., Arora, J., Lu, N., Tu, X. M., & Katz, I. R. (2014). Posttraumatic stress disorder and suicide in 5.9 million individuals receiving care in the Veterans Health Administration health system. Journal of Affective Disorders, 166, 1-5. doi: 10.1016/j.jad.2014.04.067. Epub 2014 May 5.

Conner, K. R., Huguet, N., Caetano, R., Giesbrecht, N., McFarland, B. H., Nolte, K. B., & Kaplan, M. S. (2014). Acute use of alcohol and methods of suicide in a US national sample. American Journal of Public Health, 104, 171-178. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2013.301352

Conner, K. R., Bossarte, R. M., Lu, N., Kaukeinen, K., Chan, G., Wyman, P., Tu, X. M., Goldston, D. B., Houston, R. J., Bucholz, K. K., & Hesselbrock, V. M. (2014). Parent- and child psychopathology and suicide attempts among children of parents with alcohol use disorder. Archives of Suicide Research, 18, 117-130. DOI: 10.1080/13811118.2013.826154

Conner, K. R. (in press). Commentary on “the modal suicide decedent did not consume alcohol just prior to the time of death. ” Journal of Abnormal Psychology.

Duberstein, P., Wittink, M., & Pigeon, W. (in press). Person-centered prevention of suicide in primary care settings. In James LC, Bogner B, Sullivan G, James LC (eds): Suicidal Behavior in Military and Veteran Populations. New York: Oxford University Press.

Elder, H., Karras, E., & Bossarte, R. M. (in press). Promoting help seeking to veteran households: Associations between exposure to multiple health messages and intentions to utilize related hotlines. Military Medicine.

Gallegos, A., Cross, W., & Pigeon, W. (2015). Mindfulness-Based stress reduction for veterans exposed to military sexual trauma: Rationale and implementation considerations. Military Medicine, 180, 684-689.

Gallegos, A. M., Cross, W., & Pigeon, W. (2015). Mindfulness-Based stress reduction for veterans exposed to military sexual trauma: Rationale and implementation considerations. Military Medicine, 180(6), 684-689.

Ghahramanlou-Halloway, M., Brown, G. K., Currier, G. W., Brenner, L., Knox, K. L., Grammer, G., Carreno-Ponce, J. T., & Stanley, B. (2014). Safety Planning for Military (SAFE MIL): Rationale, Design, and Safety Considerations of a Randomized Controlled Trial to Reduce Suicide Risk among Psychiatric Inpatients. Contemporary Clinical Trials, 39(1), 113-123. Advance online publication. doi:10.1016/j.cct.2014.07.003

Giesbrecht, N., Huguet, N., Ogden, L., Kaplan, M., McFarland, B., Caetano, R., Conner, K. R., & Nolte, K. (2014). Acute alcohol use among suicide decedents in 14 U.S. States: Impacts of off-premise and on-premise alcohol outlet density. Addiction, Epub ahead of print October 14. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/add.12762

Hoffmire, C., & Bossarte, R. M. (2014). A Reconsideration of the Correlation between Veteran Status and Firearm Suicide in the General Population. Injury Prevention, 20(5), 317-321.

Hoffmire, C., Kemp, J., & Bossarte, R. M. (2015). Chances in Suicide Mortality for Veterans Relative to Non-Veterans by Gender and History of VHA service utilization, 2000-2010. Psychiatry Services, 66, 959-65.

Hoffmire, C., Kemp, J., & Thompson, C. (2015). Suicide Prevention in Patient and Nonpatient Populations: in Reply. Psychiatr Serv, 66, 1120-1.

Kaplan, M. S., Huguet, N., McFarland, B. H., Caetano, R., Conner, K. R., Giesbrecht, N., & Nolte, K. B. (2014). Use of alcohol before suicide in the United States. Annals of Epidemiology, 24, 588-592.e2. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.annepidem.2014.05.008

Kaplan, M. S., Giesbrecht, N., Caetano, R., Conner, K. R., Huguet, N., McFarland, B. H., & Nolte, K. B. (in press). Acute alcohol consumption as a contributing factor. Comments on “Forging an Agenda for Suicide Prevention in the United States. ” American Journal of Public Health.

Karras, E., Lu, N., Stephens, B., Tu, X., Draper, J., Thompson, C., & Bossarte, R. M. (in press). Measuring Associations of the VA’s Suicide Prevention Campaign on the Use of Crisis Support Services. Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior.

King, D., O’Riley, A. A., King, D., Thompson, C., Conwell, Y., He, H., & Kemp, J. (2014). Age-Related concerns of male veteran callers to a suicide crisis line. Archives of Suicide Research, May 8; Epub 2014. Advance online publication.

Knox, K. L., & Rasmussen, K. (2015). Evidence-based public health approaches to suicide prevention. In D. A. Lamis & N. J. Kaslow (Eds.), Advancing the science of suicidal behavior: Understanding and intervention (pp. 3-19). Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers.

Kopacz, M., Hoffmire, C., Morley, S. W., & Vance, C. G. (in press). Using a Spiritual Distress Scale to Assess Suicide Risk in Veterans – an Exploratory Study. Pastoral Psychology. doi: 10.1007/s11089-014-0633-1

Kopacz, M., McCarten, J., & Pollitt, M. J. (2014). VHA Chaplaincy Contact with Veterans at Increased Risk of Suicide. Southern Medical Journal, 107(10), 661-664. DOI: 10.14423/SMJ.0000000000000182

Kopacz, M., Hoffmire, C., Morley, S. W., & Vance, C. G. (2015). Using a Spiritual Distress Scale to Assess Suicide Risk in Veterans: an Exploratory Study. Pastoral Psychology, 64, 381-391.

Kopacz, M., & Karras, E. (2014). Student service members and Veterans who access pastoral care for the purposes of mental health support. Journal of American College Health, published online ahead of print May 21, 2014. doi: 10.1080/07448481.2014.923430

Kopacz, M., Currier, J. M., Drescher, K., & Pigeon, W. (2015). Suicidal behavior and spiritual functioning in a sample of veterans diagnosed with PTSD. Journal of Injury and Violence Research, 8. Advance online publication. doi: 10.5249/jivr.v8i1.728.

Kopacz, M., & Karras, E. (2015). Student service members and Veterans who access pastoral care for the purposes of mental health support. Published Ahead of Print May 2014 in Journal of American CollegeHealth, 63, 7. doi: 10.1080/07448481.2014.923430

Kopacz, M. (2014). The Spiritual Health of Veterans with a History of Suicide Ideation. Health Psychology and Behavioral Medicine: an Open Access Journal, 2(1), 349-358. doi: 10.1080/21642850.2014.881260

Kopacz, M. (in press). Spirituality and Suicide Prevention: Charting a Course for Research and Clinical Practice (invited commentary). Spirituality in Clinical Practice.

Kopacz, M., O’Reilly, L. M., Van Inwagen, C. C., Bleck-Doran, T. L., Smith, W. D., & Cornell, N. (2014). Understanding the Role of Chaplains in Veteran Suicide Prevention Efforts - A Discussion Paper. Sage Open, 4, 1-10. DOI: 10.1177.2158244014553589

Kopacz, M., & Connery, A. L. (in press). The Veteran Spiritual Struggle (invited commentary). Spirituality in Clinical Practice.

Kopacz, M., Simons, K. V., & Chitaphong, K. (2015). Moral injury: an emerging clinical construct with implications for social work education. Journal of Religion & Spirituality in Social Work, 34(3), 252-264.

Kopacz, M., Nieuwsma, J., Jackson, G. L., Rhodes, J. E., Cantrell, W. C., Bates, M. J., & Meador, K. G. (2015). Chaplains’ engagement with suicidality among their service users: Findings from the VA/DoD Integrated Mental Health Strategy. Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/sltb.12184

Kopacz, M., & Pollitt, M. J. (2015). Delivering Chaplaincy Services to Veterans at Increased Risk of Suicide. Journal of Health Care Chaplaincy, 21(1), 1-13. DOI: 10.1080/08854726.2014.967525

Kopacz, M. (2014). Moral injury – a war trauma affecting current and former military personnel. International Journal of Social Psychiatry, 60(7), 722-723. doi: 10.1177/0020764014547063

Kopacz, M., Silver, E., & Bossarte, R. M. (2014). A Position Article for Applying Spirituality to Suicide Prevention. Journal of Spirituality in Mental Health, 16(2), 133-146. doi: 10.1080/19349637.2014.896856

Kopacz, M., Rasmussen, K., Searle, R. F., Wozniak, B. M., & Titus, C. E. (in press). Alleviating Guilt in Veterans at Increased Risk of Suicide – an Opportunity for Collaboration with Chaplains?. Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicin.

Kopacz, M., McCarten, J., Vance, C. G., & Connery, A. (in press). A preliminary study for exploring different sources of guilt in a sample of Veterans who sought chaplaincy services. Military Psychology.

Kopacz, M. S., Currier, J. M., Drescher, K. D., & Pigeon, W. (in press). Suicidal behavior and spiritual functioning in a sample of veterans diagnosed with PTSD. 24, Journal of Injury & Violence Research.

McCarten, J., Hoffmire, C., & Bossarte, R. M. (2015). Changes in Overall and Firearm Suicide Rates by Gender 2001-2010. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 48(3), 360-364.

McCarthy, J., Bossarte, R., Katz, I., Thompson, C., Kemp, J., Hannemann, C., Nielson, C., & Schoenbaum, M. (in press). Predictive Modeling and Concentration of the Risk of Suicide: Implication for Preventive Interventions in the US Department of Veterans Affairs. American Journal of Public Health.

Miller, C. B., Espie, C. A., Epstein, D. R., Friedman, L., Morin, C. M., Pigeon, W., Spielman, A. J., & Kyle, S. D. (2014). The evidence base of sleep restriction therapy for treating insomnia disorder. Sleep Medicine Reviews, 18, 415-424. DOI:10.1016/j.smrv.2014.01.006

Pheister, G., Kangas, G., Thompson, C., Lehrmann, J., & Kemp, J. (2014). Suicide Prevention and Postvention Resources: What Psychiatry Residencies can learn from the Veteran’s Administration Experience. Academic Psychiatry, May 2014, 0. doi:10.10007/s40596-014-0132-9.

Pigeon, W., Allen, C., Possemato, K., Treatman, S., & Bergen-Cico, D. (2014). Development of a Primary Care Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Program for Veterans with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. Mindfulness. Advance online publication.

Pigeon, W., & Mellman, T. A. (in press). Dreams and nightmares in posttraumatic stress disorder. In M. Kryger, T. Roth, & W. Dement (Eds.), Principles and Practice of Sleep Medicine, 6th Edition. Philadelphia: Elsevier.

Pigeon, W., Heffner, K. L., Crean, C., Gallegos, A. M., Walsh, P., Seehuus, M., & Cerulli, C. (in press). Responding to the need for sleep among survivors of interpersonal violence: a randomized controlled trial of a behavioral insomnia intervention followed by PTSD treatment. Contemporary Clinical Trials.

Pigeon, W., & Gallegos, A. (2015). Posttraumatic stress disorder & sleep. Sleep Medicine Clinics, 10, 41-48. Advance online publication. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jsmc.2014.11.010

Pigeon, W., & Carr, M. (in press). Nightmares and PTSD: Characterization, theories and treatment approaches. In V. R. Preedy (Ed.), The Comprehensive Guide to Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders. New York: Springer.

Pigeon, W., & Mellman, T. A. (in press). Dreams and nightmares in posttraumatic stress disorder. In M. Kryger, T. Roth, & W. Dement (Eds.), Principles and Practice of Sleep Medicine, 6th Edition. Philadelphia: Elsevier.

Pigeon, W., Allen, C., Possemato, K., Treatman, S., & Bergen-Cico, D. (2014). Feasibility and acceptability of a brief mindfulness program for veterans in primary care with posttraumatic stress disorder. Mindfulness. DOI 10. 1007/S12671-014-0340-0. Advance online publication. DOI: 10.1007/s12671-014-0340-0

Redeker, N. S., Pigeon, W., & Boudreau, E. A. (2015). Incorporating measures of sleep quality into cancer studies. Supportive Care in Cancer. Supportive Care in Cancer, 23, 1145-1155. doi:10.1007/s12671-014-0340-0

Shepardson, R. L., Funderburk, J. S., Pigeon, W., & Maisto, S. A. (2014). Insomnia treatment experience and preferences among VA primary care patients. Military Medicine, 179 (10), 1072-1076.

Swogger, M. T., Walsh, Z., Christie, M., Priddy, B. M., & Conner, K. R. (2014). Impulsive versus premeditated aggression in the prediction of violent criminal recidivism. Aggressive Behavior, Epub ahead of print Jul 8. Advance online publication.

Swogger, M. T., Walsh, Z., Maisto, S. A., & Conner, K. R. (2014). Reactive and proactive aggression and suicide attempts among criminal offenders. Criminal Justice and Behavior, 41, 337-344.

Swogger, M. T., Van Orden, K. A., & Conner, K. R. (2014). The relationship of outwardly directed aggression to suicidal ideation and suicide attempts across two high-risk samples. Psychology of Violence, 4, 184-195.

Tong, Y., Phillips, M. R., & Conner, K. R. (in press). DSM-IV axis II personality disorders and suicide and attempted suicide in China. British Journal of Psychiatry.

Xia, Y., Lu, N., Katz, I., Bossarte, R., Arora, J., He, H., Tu, J. X., Stephens, B., Watts, A., & Tu, X. M. (in press). Models for surveillance data under reporting delay: Applications to the VA SPAN Surveillance System for veteran first-time suicide attempters. Applied Statistics.

Yurcheshen, M., Seehuus, M., & Pigeon, W. (2015). Updates on Nutraceutical Sleep Therapeutics and Investigational Research. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 2015, 1-9. doi:10.1155/2015/105256.

 

2016

Presentations

2016

Bishop, T. M., Pigeon, W., Stephens, B., Kane, C. P., & Hoff, R. (2016, June). Insomnia and its association with psychopathology in OEF/OIF/OND Veterans. 30th Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies, Denver, CO.

Bishop, T. M., Lavigne, J., Titus, C. E., & Pigeon, W. (2016, June). The Z-Drugs and their Association with Suicidality, Mortality, and Overdose: a Systematic Review. 30th Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies, Denver, CO.

Bui, A., Bishop, T. M., Heffner, K., Cerulli, C., Crean, H., & Pigeon, W. (2016, June). Brief CBT-I Disproportionally Reduces Depression, Posttraumatic Stress, and Insomnia Severity Among Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence who are Objective Short Sleepers. Poster to be presented at the 30th Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies, Denver, CO.

Bui, A., Bishop, T. M., Cerulli, C., Crean, H., Heffner, K., & Pigeon, W. (2016, April). Effects of cognitive-behavioral therapy for insomnia on subjective insomnia severity and objective REM sleep among survivors of interpersonal violence with posttraumatic stress disorder. Poster to be presented at the 30th annual National Conference on Undergraduate Research, Asheville, NC.

Cole, J., & Lavigne, J. (2016, July). Veterans’ access to community pharmacies in Monroe County, New York: an application of geographic information systems analysis. ESRI User Conference, San Diego, CA.

Kopacz, M. (2016, February). Spirituality and Resiliency: the Example of the Chaplaincy Services. Military and Veteran Resiliency Medicine Summit, Naval Medical Center San Diego, CA.

Pigeon, W., Funderburk, J. S., Bishop, T. M., Crean, H., & Titus, C. (2016, June). Results of a small RCT comparing brief CBT-I to treatment as usual in primary care patients endorsing suicidal ideation. 30th Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies, Denver, CO.

 

2015

Abar, B., Derienzo, V., Conner, K. R., Botelho, S., Wiegand, T. J., & Investigators Consortium, T. (2015, March). Intentional pharmaceutical overdoses related to therapeutic misadventures --a description of ToxIC entries. Abstract submitted to the American College of Medical Toxicology (ACMT) Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM), Clearwater, FL.

Ashrafioun, L., Pigeon, W., Conner, K. R., Bishop, T. M., Leong, S., & Oslin, D. W. (2015, June). The association between drug use and suicidal ideation and attempt among at-risk primary care patients. Oral presentation at the College on Problems of Drug Dependence 77th Annual Meeting, Phoenix, AZ.

Bagge, C. L., Conner, K. R., Reed, L., & Murray, K. (2015, June). Relations between motives to use alcohol to facilitate a suicide attempt and proximal suicide premeditation and intent. Paper presented at the World Congress of the International Association of Suicide Prevention, Montreal, Canada.

Bishop, T. M., Maisto, S. A., & Ashrafioun, L. (2015, June). Cocaine use and sexual risk among individuals with severe mental illness: a narrative review. Poster presented at the College on Problems of Drug Dependence 77th Annual Meeting, Phoenix, AZ.

Bishop, T. M., Maisto, S. A., Ditre, J., Ashrafioun, L., & Pigeon, W. (2015, April). Feasibility of using interactive voice recording in the temporal assessment of suicidal ideation and substance use among veterans in primary care. Poster to be presented at the Annual Conference of the American Association for Suicidology, Atlanta, GA.

Bossarte, R. M., Karras, E., & Thompson, C. (2015, May). Strategies and interventions for promoting means safety [Webinar]. Invited presentation for the VA HSR&D suicide prevention lecture series. Retrieved from Washington, DC

Conner, K. R., Wu, J., Britton, P., Stephens, B., Gallegos, A., & Tu, X. M. (2015, June). Suicide attempt in the year following hospitalization among Veterans with depression and alcohol use disorder. Paper presented at the World Congress of the International Association of Suicide Prevention, Montreal, Canada.

Conner, K. R., Lathrop, S., Caetano, R., Silenzio, V., & Nolte, K. B. (2015, June). Use of alcohol prior to suicide and motor vehicle collision fatalities during young- and middle adulthood. Poster presented at the World Congress of the International Association of Suicide Prevention, Montreal, Canada.

Conner, K. R., Bridge, J. A., Davidson, D. J., & Brent, D. A. (2015, June). Meta-Analysis of case-control psychological autopsy studies: Focus on mood- and alcohol use disorders. Paper presented at the World Congress of the International Association of Suicide Prevention, Montreal, Canada.

Gamble, S. (2015, August). Screening & Brief Intervention for Alcohol and Substance Use. GRECC CBOC Connection Case Conference Series [Webinar]. presented for EES and Geriatric Research Education Clinical Center (GRECC)

Gamble, S., Cross, W., & Baciewicz, G. (2015, June). A preliminary evaluation of a SBIRT curriculum for trainees in Psychiatry. Poster presented at the Screening, Brief Intervention, & Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) for alcohol and other drug use: An interprofessional conference.

Giesbrecht, N. A., Huguet, N., Ogden, L., Kaplan, M. S., McFarland, B. H., Caetano, R., Conner, K. R., & Nolte, K. B. (2015, June). Off-Premise and on-premise alcohol outlet density and acute alcohol use among 51,547 suicide decedents in 14 U. S. states. Paper presented at the World Congress of the International Association of Suicide Prevention, Montreal, Canada.

Hoffmire, C., Katon, J. G., Kemp, J., Morley, S., & Bossarte, R. M. (2015, April). Pregnancy Among Women Veteran Suicide Attempters. 48th Annual Conference of the American Association of Sociology, Atlanta, GA.

Karras, E., McCarten, J., Stephens, B., & Thompson, C. (2015, July). Communication strategies to increasereceptivity to help seeking and promote mental health service use. Presented at the VA HSR&D/QUERINational Conference, Philadelphia, PA.

Karras, E., Lu, N., Wojcio, S., Stephens, B., Tu, X., & Bossarte, R. M. (2014, November). Measuring theassociations between public education campaigns and use of crisis support services. American Public Health Association, New Orleans, LA.

Karras, E., McCarten, J., Stephens, B., & Thompson, C. (2015, July). Communication strategies to increase receptivity to help seeking and promote mental health service use. Presented at the VA HSR&D/QUERI National Conference, Philadelphia, PA.

Karras, E., Lu, N., Wojcio, S., Stephens, B., Tu, X., & Bossarte, R. M. (2014, November). Measuring the associations between public education campaigns and use of crisis support services. American Public Health Association, New Orleans, LA.

Karras, E., McCarten, J., Elder, H., Kane, C., & Stephens, B. (2015, April). Normalizing help- seeking: Anexamination of the use of public messaging to address mental health stigma. Presented at the annual conference of the American Association for Suicidology, Atlanta, GA.

Karras, E., McCarten, J., Elder, H., Kane, C., & Stephens, B. (2015, April). Normalizing help- seeking: Anexamination of the use of public messaging to address mental health stigma. American Association for Suicidology, Atlanta, GA.

Kopacz, M., Wojcio, S., & Wozniak, B. (2015, April). Religious Well-Being and Suicide Ideation in Veterans – an Exploratory Study. American Association of Suicidology, 48th Annual AAS Conference, Atlanta.

Kopacz, M., Currier, J., Drescher, K., & Pigeon, W. (2015, January). Suicidal behavior and spiritual functioning in a sample of Veterans diagnosed with PTSD. VA/DoD Suicide Prevention Conference, Dallas, TX.

Levandowski, B. (2015, January). Safety Planning Update. VA/DoD Suicide Prevention Conference: One Connection, Once Conversation, One Small Act- It Matters.

Levandowski, B., Cass, C., & Conner, K. R. (2015, April). Experiences with safety planning among Veteran Health Administration (VHA) providers serving a large, southeastern metropolitan area. American Association of Suicidiology Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA.

McCarten, J., Hoffmire, C., & Bossarte, R. M. (2014, November). Changes in Total and Mechanism Specific Veteran Suicide Rates by Age Group in 23 US States, 2001 – 2010. 142nd Annual American Public Health Association Meeting, New Orleans, LA.

McCaslin, S. E., Kemp, J., Thompson, C., Homaifar, B. Y., & Weaver, S. (2015, April). Connecting Veterans to key VHA suicide prevention and treatment services. Workshop presented at the 48th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Suicidology, Atlanta, GA.

Pigeon, W. (2015, June). Two-Hour Workshop presentation to Sleep Research Trainees: “Writing Pilot, Dissertation, and Individual Training Grant Proposals. ” Sleep 2015 Annual Meeting, June 6-10th, Seattle WA.

Pigeon, W. (2015, June). Writing & Preparing Pilot, Dissertation & Individual Training Grant Proposals. SLeep 2015 Trainee Day, Seattle, WA.

Pigeon, W. (2015, June). Case Study. In Christi Ulmer (Chair), Current & Future Models of Care in Behavioral Sleep Medicine. Sleep 2015, Seattle, WA.

Pigeon, W. (2015, January). “Sleep & Suicide”. VA-DOD Suicide Prevention Conference, Dallas, TX.

Pigeon, W. (2015, January). Chronic Illness - the Case of Sleep Disorder. Undergraduate lecture in Department of Public Health Sciences, University of Rochester Rochester, NY.

Pigeon, W., Cerulli, C., Crean, H., Gallegos, A. M., Nelson, L., Casey, C., Gorman, C., Walsh, P., Seehuus, M., Hoh, B., Akinpelu, N., Bui, A., Bishop, T. M., & Heffner, K. (2015, June). Cognitive-Behavioral therapy for insomnia for survivors of interpersonal violence whosubsequently receive cognitive processing therapy. Poster presented at the 29th Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies, Seattle, WA.

Pigeon, W. (2015, July). Development, Results & Refinement of a Primary Care-based insomnia Intervention for Depressed veterans with and without Suicidal ideation. HSRD/QUERI Conference, Philadelphia, PA.

Pigeon, W., & Funderburk, J. S. (2015, July). Oral Presentation. Development, Results and Refinement of a Primary Care-Based Insomnia intervention for Depressed Veterans With and Without Suicidal Ideation 2015 HSRD/QUERI Conference, July 9.

Pigeon, W. (2015, June). “Managing Sleep in VA PC” symposium presenter. Sleep 2015 Annual Meeting (VA Sleep Medicine Providers sub-conferrence), June 6-10th, Seattle WA.

Pigeon, W. (2015, January). “Brief Behavioral Insomnia Interventions”. War Related Injury & Illness Research Center, East Orange, NJ.

Rasmussen, K. (2015, February). Promoting emotional well-being of older Veterans: Depression and suicide prevention training. In-service training provided to nursing staff at Rochester Outpatient Clinic, Rochester, NY.

Rasmussen, K., Kaukeinen, K. A., Tu, X., Tang, W., Cross, W., & Knox, K. L. (2015, April). Crisis line utilization by older Veterans. Poster accepted for presentation at the American Association of Suicidology 48th Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA.

Rasmussen, K., Gould, M., Cross, W., Bridges, V., Tu, X., Tang, W., Kaukeinen, K., King, D., & Knox, K. L. (2015, June). Concerns of older Veteran callers to the VA Crisis Line. Paper presented to the 28th World Congress of the International Association for Suicide Prevention, Montreal, Quebec.

Wiegand, T. J., Abar, B., Derienzo, V., Conner, K. R., Botelho, S., & Investigators Consortium, T. (2015, March). Intentional pharmaceutical overdoses -comparison of self-harm, misuse/abuse and therapeutic misadventure ToxIC Case Registry entries. Abstract submitted to the American College of Medical Toxicology (ACMT) Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM), Clearwater, Florida.

 

2014

Bagge, C. L., Littlefield, A. K., Conner, K. R., Schumacher, J. A., & Lee, H. (2014, June). An event-based analysis of acute alcohol use and intensity of suicidal ideation prior to a suicide attempt. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the Research Society on Alcoholism, Seattle, WA.

Britton, P. C. & Rasmussen, K. (2014, July). Self-determination theory and the study and prevention of suicide. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Association of Suicidology, Los Angeles, CA.

Britton, P. C., Conner, K. R. & Maisto, S.A. (2014, July). Motivational interviewing three and its use with patients at risk for duicidal behavior. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Association of Suicidology, Los Angeles, CA.

Britton, P. C., Conner, K. R. & Maisto, S. A. (2014, July). Motivational interviewing to address suicidal ideation (MI-SI): An update. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Association of Suicidology, Los Angeles, CA.

Conner, K. R., Gamble, S. A., Bagge, C. L., He, H., Swogger, M. T., Watts, A., & Houston, R. J. (2014, August). Substance-induced depression and independent depression in proximal risk for suicidal behavior. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.

Conner, K. R. (2014, May). Alcohol and suicidal behavior: role of acute alcohol use and alcohol use disorder. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychiatric Association, New York, NY.

Conner, K. R. (2014, January). The intersection of suicide research and public health practice: Alcohol abuse and suicide. Webinar provided for the CDC-Sponsored Injury Control Research Center for Suicide Prevention (ICRC-S); http://suicideprevention-icrc-s.org/forums/alcohol-abuse-and-suicide-forum.

Conwell, Y. (2014, November). Depression/hypertension in Chinese Older Adults - Collaborations in Health - The ‘COACH’ Study. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, New Orleans, LA.

Conwell, Y. (2014, October). Suicide and its prevention in later life. Paper presented at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Department of Psychiatry Grand Rounds, Worchester, MA.

Conwell, Y. (2014, September). Suicide and suicide prevention in older adults. Paper presented at the World Suicide Prevention Day Keynote Address, The Institute of Living, Hartford, CT.

Conwell, Y. (2014, March). The Senior Connection (TSC): Does peer companionship reduce risk for suicide in later life? Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry, Orlando, FL.

Conwell, Y. (2014, January). Suicide and suicide prevention in later life. Paper presented at the Grand Rounds, Sheppard Pratt Health System, Baltimore, MD.

Grandner, M., Schuschu, J., & Pigeon, W. R. (2014, June). The relationship between race/ethnicity and sleep duration depends on geographic location. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies, LLC (APSS), Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Hoffmire, C. A., McCarten, J. M., Bossarte, R. M. (2014, April). The role of gender in understanding veteran suicide rates. Paper present at the annual meeting of the American Association of Sociology, Los Angeles, CA.

Karras, E., Wojcio, S., Stephens, B., & Bossarte, R. M. (2014, April). Promoting help seeking: Considerations for the evaluation of public communication efforts for suicide prevention. Paper presented at the annual meetiing of the American Association of Suicidology, Los Angeles, CA.

Karras, E., Lu, N., Wojcio, S., Stephens, B., Tu, X., & Bossarte, R. M. (2014, November). Measuring the associations between public education campaigns and use of crisis support services. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Public Health Association, New Orleans, LA.

Karras, E. (2014, April). Considerations for the evaluation of public communication efforts for suicide prevention. Psprt pesented at the annual meeting of the American Association of Suicidology, Los Angeles, CA.

Pigeon, W. R. (2014, July). Delivering CBT-I in primary care. Webinar presented to the VA PC-MHI Webinar Series.

Pigeon, W. R. (2014, July). Behavioral insomnia interventions: Moving from clinical trial efficacy to real-world effectiveness. Paper presented at the Psychiatry Grand Rounds, URMC, Rochester, NY.

Pigeon, W. R. & Funderburk, J. S. (2014, June). Effects of 2 vs. 4 session behavioral treatment of insomnia on depression and suicidality. Symposium presented at the annual meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies, LLC (APSS), Minneapolis, MN.

Rath, J. F., Lange, G., Lu, S., Pigeon, W. R., Quigley, K., Santos, S., & McAndrew, L. (2014, March). Problem-solving cognitive rehabilitation for veterans with Gulf War Illness. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the American Board of Rehabilitation Psychology and APA Division of Rehabilitation Psychology, San Antonio, TX.

 

 

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