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Kimberly Barrie, MPH, LCSW

Research Social Worker and Research Coordinator


Research Projects



Biography: Ms. Kimberly Barrie currently serves as a CIH Social Worker and Project Coordinator. She earned her Master of Public Health Degree in the Arnold School of Public Health at the University of South Carolina. During her time at South Carolina, she became interested in research with Veterans when she served as a graduate research assistant working on an randomized clinical trial (RCT) VA Merit Grant for Dr. Shawn Youngstedt examining the impact of bright light therapy on PTSD symptoms and sleep. Kim earned her Master of Social Work degree at Syracuse University in 2011. She is interested in a career coordinating Veteran-focused research projects, as well as serving in other administrative and clinical roles for the Center. In addition to her other Center duties, Kim is a Center-certified trainer of clinical assessments, e.g., Clinician Administered PTSD Scale (CAPS). Kim's independent research interests focus on the role of physical activity and exercise in managing mental health concerns and other chronic and comorbid conditions, as well as the role of exercise prescription in primary care.

Research Projects

Research Activities:

Project Coordinator: Daily fluctuations of PTSD and alcohol use among OIF/OEF veterans, Web-Based CBT for substance misusing and PTSD symptomatic OEF/OIF veterans

Co-Investigator: Enhanced behavioral activation for patients with hypertension and depression

Study Interventionist: CBT for PTSD in veterans with co-occurring substance use disorders, PTSD Coach Self-Management vs. Care Management for Primary Care Veterans: A Feasibility Study, RCT of behavioral activation for depression and suicidality in primary care.


Publications & Presentations:


Johnson, E.M., Barrie, K.A., Possemato, K., Wade, M., Eaker, A., & Ouimette, P.C. (in press). Predictors of mental healthcare utilization in veterans with PTSD symptoms and hazardous drinking. Military Medicine.

Possemato, K., Maisto, S. A., Wade, M., Barrie, K., Mckenzie, S., Lantinga, L. J., & Ouimette, P. (2015). Ecological Momentary Assessment of PTSD symptoms and Alcohol Use in Recent Combat Veterans. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 29, 4, 894-905.

Possemato, K., Pratt, A., Barrie, K., Ouimette, P. (2015). The Relationship of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Alcohol Use and Depression with Family Functioning Among Recent OEF/OIF Combat Veterans. Traumatology, 4, 267-272.

Banda, J., Clouston K., Sui, X., Hooker, S. P., Lee, C., Blair, S. N. (2010). Protective health factors and incident hypertension in men. American Journal of Hypertension, 23(6), 599–605. doi:10.1038/ajh.2010.26


Barrie, K., Funderburk, J.S., Possemato, K. (2015, May). Integrated physical activity behavioral activation group medical visit for veterans with hypertension and depressed mood. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the  American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) San Diego, CA.

Possemato, K., Barrie, K., Maisto, S.A., Wade, M., Mckenzie, S., Lantinga, L.J., Ouimette, P. (2014, June). Ecological Momentary Assessment of PTSD symptoms and alcohol use in recent combat veterans. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Research Society on Alcoholism (RSA) Seattle, WA.

Barrie, K., Cristiano, S., Possemato, K., De Stefano, L., Maisto, S.A., Ouimette, P. (2014, June). Is college a risk or protective factor for combat veterans with PTSD and alcohol misuse? Poster presented at the annual meeting of the  Research Society on Alcoholism (RSA) Seattle, WA.

Hutchison, D., Emery, J.B., Possemato, K., Lantinga, L J., Barrie, K., Maisto, S.A., Acosta, M., Marsch, L.A., & Rosenblum, A. (2014, April). Associations of Nicotine Use, Pain, and Quality of Life with Subthreshold Versus Diagnostic-Level PTSD in OEF/OIF Veterans with Co Occurring Substance Misuse. Poster presented at the 35th Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions of the Society for Behavioral Medicine. Philadelphia, PA.

Pratt, A., Barrie, K., Allen, C.; McKenzie, S. M., Campbell, C., Bruder, T., Possemato, K. (2012, November). The Relationship between posttraumatic stress disorder and self-reported family functioning among recent OEF/OIF combat veterans. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavior and Cognitive Therapies, Washington, DC.

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