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Jennifer S. Funderburk, PhD

Biography

Publications

Presentations

Grants

Mentorship

Biography

Biography: Dr. Jennifer Funderburk earned her doctorate in clinical psychology from Syracuse University. She is currently a clinical research psychologist at the Center for Integrated Healthcare at Syracuse VA Medical Center, an Adjunct Associate Professor at Syracuse University, and an Adjunct Senior Instructor at the University of Rochester Department of Psychiatry.

Dr. Funderburk is an elected member of the Board of Directors for the Collaborative Family Healthcare association and one of the current co-chairs for the Integrated Primary Care Special Interest Group within the Society of Behavioral Medicine. She was also a guest co-editor of a Special Issue in Families, Systems, and Health (http://content.apa.org/PsycARTICLES/journal/fsh/35/2) titled Strategies for Evaluating Integrated Care in the Real World.

Research Interests: Dr. Funderburk’s research interests include the integration of behavioral health in primary care, with a special focus on brief interventions designed to address depression, alcohol use, insomnia, or multiple risk factors. She also has interests in the implementation of integrated healthcare, with specific interests in training and fidelity. Her current activities are directed towards piloting a brief behavioral activation intervention for depression in primary care and examining the preferences for treatment interventions by Veterans with multiple risk factors. She also has been recently funded to evaluate a brief sleep intervention to reduce suicide risk in veterans.

Publications

Recent Publications:

Bishop, T., Pigeon, W., Funderburk, J.S., & Crean, H. (in press). Brief cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia delivered to depressed veterans receiving primary care services: A pilot study. Journal of Affective Disorders.

Wray, J.M., Funderburk, J.S., Cooney, J.L. & Maisto, S.A. (2017). Ways that psychologists can contribute to tobacco cessation efforts in integrated primary care setting. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/pro000120

Beehler, G.P., Lilienthal, K.R., Possemato, K.P. Johnson, E.M., King, P.R., Shepardson, R.L. Vair, C.L., Reyner, J., Funderburk, J.S., Maisto, S.A., & Wray, L.O. (in press). Narrative review of provider behavior in Primary Care Behavioral Health: How process data can inform quality improvement. Families, Systems, & Health.

Haibach, J. P., Glotfelter, M., Hall, K., Masheb, R., Little, M., Shepardson, R., Dobmeyer, A., Funderburk, J., . . . Goldstein, M. (2017). Military and veteran health behavior research and practice: Challenges and opportunities. Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 40(1), 175-193.

Lilienthal, K.R., Buchholz, L.J., King, P.R., Vair, C.L., Funderburk, J.S., & Beehler, G.P. (2017). Mental health measurement among women veterans receiving co-located, collaborative care services. Psychology, Health & Medicine. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/13548506.2017.1290809

Kenneson, A. & Funderburk, J.S. (2017). Patatin-like phospholipase domain-containing protein 3 (PNPLA3): A potential role in the association between liver disease and bipolar disorder. Journal of Affective Disorders, 209, 93-96.

Funderburk, J.S. & Sheparadson, R.L. (in press). Real-world program evaluation of integrated behavioral health care: Improving scientific rigor. Families, Systems, & Health

Beehler, G., King, P., Vair, C., Gass, J., & Funderburk, J.S. (2016). Measurement of common mental health conditions in VHA co-located collaborative care. Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings, 23, 378.

Lilienthal, K., Possemato, K., Funderburk, J. S., Wade, M., Eaker, A., & Beehler, G. (2016). Predisposing characteristics, enabling factors, and need as predictors of integrated behavioral utilization. The Journal of Behavioral Health Services & Research. Advance online publication.

Shepardson, R. L., Funderburk, J. S., & Weisberg, R. B. (2016). Adapting evidence-based, cognitive-behavioral interventions for anxiety for use with adults in integrated primary care settings. Families, Systems, & Health, 34(2), 114-127.

Possemato, K., Funderburk, J., Spinola, S., Hutchison, D., Maisto, S. A.,  Lantinga, L. J., & Oslin, D. (2016). Reliability and validity of a treatment barriers scale for individuals with alcohol dependence. Substance Use and Misuse, 51(3), 383-394.

King, P. R., Beehler, G. P., Vair, C. L., Gass, J., Funderburk, J. S., Lilienthal, K. R., & Novi, J. (in press). Identifying measurement-based care practices of VHA co-located, collaborative care providers. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice.

Funderburk, J.S
., Crasta, D., & Maisto, S.A. (2016). Training and Administration of Behavioral Health Screens within the Veterans Health Administration. Quality in Primary Care, 24(3), 98-105.

Beehler, G. P., Funderburk, J. S., King, P. R., Wade, M., & Possemato, K. (2015). Using the Primary Care Behavioral Health Provider Adherence Questionnaire (PPAQ) to identify variation in practice patterns. Translational Behavioral Medicine, 5(4), 384-392.

Funderburk, J.S.,
Arigo, D. & Kenneson, A. (2015). Initial Engagement and Attrition in a National Weight Management Program: Demographic and Health Predictors. Translational Behavioral Medicine, 6(3), 358-368.

Funderburk, J.S.
, Fielder, R.L., Krenek, M. (2015). Brief Behavioral Interventions for Symptoms of Depression and Insomnia in University Primary Care. Journal of American College Health, [Epub ahead of print].Journal of American College Health, 63, 398-402.

Arigo, D., Funderburk, J. S., Hooker, S., Dundon, M., Evans-Hudnall, G., Dubbert, P., Dickinson, E., Catanese, S., & O’Donohue, J. (2015). Veterans Health Administrations MOVE! weight management program: Primary care clinicians’ perceptions of program implementation. Military Medicine, 180(10), 1027-1033.

Funderburk, J. S., Spinola, S., & Maisto, S. A. (2015). Mental health predictors of Veterans willingness to consider research participation. Military Medicine, 180, 697-701



For a complete list of Dr. Funderburk's publications please click the link below:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/myncbi/1Pq9zaaXs6okc/bibliography/47655509/public/?sort=date&direction=ascending

Presentations

Recent Presentations:

Funderburk, J.,
Polaha, J. & Sunderji, N. (2017, June). Works in Progress: Research in Integrated Healthcare. Invited presentation at the Shared Care annual conference. Ottawa, Canada.

Vasa, P., Ghavam-Rassoul, A., Funderburk, J.S., Sunderji, N. (2017, June). How to use a quality framework to guide implementation and evaluation of collaborative mental health care. Shared care annual conference Ottawa.Canada

Gass, J.C., Bayley, K.D., & Funderburk, J.S. (2017). Closing the gap between research and real-world clinical practices: Tips and resources. Outlook newsletter, Society of Behavioral Medicine.

Shepardson, R.S., Funderburk, J.S. & Tapio, J. (2017, March). Self-management strategies for stress and anxiety used by non-treatment seeking primary care patients. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, San Diego, CA.

Wray, J., Gass, J., & Funderburk, J.S. (2017, March). Willingness to engage in tobacco and alcohol interventions depends on focus but not format of the intervention. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, San Diego, CA.

Buchholz, L. & Funderburk, J.S. (2017, March). Provider practices and patient perspectives regarding the management of multimorbidity among overweight and obese veterans. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, San Diego, CA.

Funderburk, J.S., Shepardson, R., Wray, J., Acker, J., Possemato, K., Beehler, G., Wray, L., & Maisto, S. (2017, March). Brief Behavioral Interventions for Behavioral Medicine Concerns for use in Adult Primary Care Settings: A Systematic Review. Paper presentation at the annual meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, San Diego, CA.

Funderburk, J.S. & Shepardson, R.S. (2017, March). Current status and research for VA primary care and behavioral health integration. In J. Haibach (Chair), Military and Veteran Health Behavior Research and Practice Symposium conducted at the annual meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, San Diego, CA.

Funderburk, J.S. (2017, March). Which treatments factors predict treatment preference for behavioral intervention: A conjoint analysis. In J.S. Funderburk (Chair), Innovative Approaches to Improving Engagement and Effectiveness of Interventions in Integrated Primary care conducted at the annual meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, San Diego, CA.

Shepardson, R.S., Funderburk, J., & Barrie, K. (2017, March). Patient and provider acceptability of group medical visits for depression and uncontrolled hypertension. In J.S. Funderburk (Chair), Innovative Approaches to Improving Engagement and Effectiveness of Interventions in Integrated Primary care conducted at the annual meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, San Diego, CA

Levandowski, B. A., Wittink, M., Funderburk, J. S., Wood, J., Chelenza, M. & Pigeon, W. (2016, September). What we can learn from suicide prevention efforts in Veterans Health Administration practices? Poster presented at the meeting of the New York State Suicide Prevention Conference, Albany, NY.

Pigeon, W., Funderburk, J., Bishop, T. M., Crean, H. F., & Titus, C. (2016, June). Results of a pilot RCT comparing brief CBT-I to Treatment as Usual in primary care for patients endorsing suicidal ideation. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies, Denver, CO.

Funderburk, J. S., Krueger, K. M., Buchholz, L. J., & Maisto, S. (2016, May). Examining the past experiences in behavioral treatment among at-risk VHA primary care patients to help identify future directions. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Psychological Science, Chicago, IL.

Funderburk, J. S., Wittink, M., & Levandowski, B. (2016, October). Team communication within integrated primary care settings in the context of suicide prevention. Oral presentation to be presented at the annual meeting of the Collaborative Family Healthcare Association, Charlotte, NC.

Funderburk, J. S., Studts, C., Lusenhop, W., Peterson, M., & Wray, J. (2016, October). Let’s Talk! Identifying ways to improve the quality and generalizability of program evaluation or quality improvement data. To be presented at the annual meeting of the Collaborative Family Healthcare Association, Charlotte, NC.

Shepardson, R., Bernstein, L., & Funderburk, J. S. (2016, April). Suicide risk in primary care patients reporting current anxiety symptoms. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, Philadelphia, PA.

Vair, C., Beehler, G. P., & Funderburk, J. S. (2016, April). Identifying clinical practice patterns of psychology interns and postdocs in integrated primary care: Implications for training. In J. S. Funderburk (Chair), Addressing the challenges of translating evidence-based practices in VA and DoD integrated healthcare. Symposium conducted at the 37th annual meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, Washington, DC.

Wray, J., Funderburk, J. S., Shepardson, R., & Maisto, S. (2016, April). Evaluation of a brief alcohol training for integrated behavioral health providers in primary care. In J. S. Funderburk (Chair), Addressing the challenges of translating evidence-based practices in VA and DoD integrated healthcare. Symposium conducted at the 37th annual meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, Washington, DC.

Buchholz, L. J., Lilienthal, K. R., Beehler, G. P., King, P. R., Vair, C. L., & Funderburk, J. S. (2016, April). Disparity in mental health measurement among female veterans in VA integrated care. Presented at the 37th annual meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, Washington, DC.

King, P. R., Beehler, G. P., Wade, M., Buchholz, L. J., Lilienthal, K. R., Vair, C. L., & Funderburk, J. S. (April, 2016). Comparing rates of mental health measurement across VHA treatment settings. Poster presented at the 37th annual meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, Washington, DC. 

Pigeon, W. & Funderburk, J. S. (2015, July). Development, results, and refinement of a primary care-based insomnia intervention for depressed veterans with and without suicidal ideation. Paper presented at the meeting of the HSR&D/QUERI National Conference, Philadelphia, PA.

Barrie, K., Funderburk, J., & 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 World Congress on Exercise is Medicine, and World Congress on the Basic Science of Exercise Fatigue of the American College of Sports Medicine, San Diego, CA.

Lilienthal, K.R., Beehler, G.P., King, P.R., Vair, C.L., Gass, J., Funderburk, J.S., & Nov, J. (2015, April). Identifying measurement-based care practices of VA integrated behavioral health providers. Presented at 36th Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, San Antonio, TX.

Wray, J. M., Funderburk, J. S., & Maisto, S. A. (2015, February). A review of interventions for tobacco use appropriate for delivery by a behavioral health provider in primary care. Poster presented at the SRNT 21st Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA.

Funderburk, J.S., Shepardson, R., & Maisto, S. (2015, April). Implementing behavioral health screening in primary care. In J. S. Funderburk (Chair), Using Evidence-based measures in integrated primary care to improve quality of service. Symposium conducted at the 36th Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, San Antonio, TX.

MacGregor, K., Funderburk, J.S., Maisto, S.A., & Jorgensen, R. (2015, April). Obesity does not predict cognitive function in Veterans. Poster presented at the 36th Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, San Antonio, TX.

 

Grants

Recent Grants:

Co-Primary Investigator. (2017). Improving sleep as a strategy to reduce suicide risk among at-risk veterans: A real world clinical trial. Health Sciences Research and Development Grant, $1,098,875.

Co-Primary Investigator. (2017). Assessing the need, feasibility, and content of a team-delivered primary care-based intervention for Veteran smokers and drinkers with related chronic health conditions. Center for Integrated Healthcare Pilot Grant, $14,309.

Co-Investigator. (2016). Capturing Veterans’ experiences with VHA suicide prevention interventions: A quantitative and qualitative analysis. Center for Excellence in Suicide Prevention Pilot Research Grant, $150,520.

Co-Investigator. (2016). Exploring stakeholder ideas for incorporating peer support into PC-MHI. Center for Integrated Healthcare Pilot Grant, $10,781.

Co-Investigator. (2015). Measuring provider fidelity to core functions of PC-MHI. Center for Integrated Healthcare Pilot Grant, $13,264.

Co-Investigator. (2015). Comorbid tobacco use and hazardous alcohol use among Veterans in primary care. Center for Integrated Healthcare Pilot Proposal, $13,264.

Primary Investigator. (2015). Increasing Cessation Motivation and Treatment Engagement Among Smokers in Pain. Center for Integrated Healthcare Pilot Proposal, $23,498.

Co-Investigator. (2015). How do integrated behavioral health providers treat anxiety in routine clinical practice? Center for Integrated Healthcare Pilot Proposal, $3,825.

Co-Primary Investigator. (2015). RCT of behavioral activation for depression and suicidality in primary care. VHA Health Sciences Research and Development (HSR&D) Investigator Initiated Review grant, $760,473.

Principal Investigator. (2015). PC-MHI clinical outcomes: Preliminary study. Center for Integrated Healthcare Pilot Research Grant, $84,206.

Principal Investigator.  (2014). Brief alcohol intervention training for integrated providers in primary care—Part II. VHA Substance Use Disorders Quality Enhancement Research Initiative (SUD QUERI), $10,000.

Co-Investigator. (2014). An adjunctive behavioral sleep intervention to prevent suicides. VHA Health Services Research and Development (HSR&D) Pilot Grant. $99,320.

Co-Primary Investigator. (2014). RCT of behavioral activation for depression and suicidality in primary care. VHA Health Services Research and Development (HSR&D) Merit Grant. $858,784.

Co-Investigator. (2014). Identifying measurement-based care practices in co-located, collaborative care. Mental Health Quality Enhancement Research Initiative (QUERI). $5,000.

Principal Investigator. (2014). Developing a quality improvement tool for the VISN 2 Behavioral Health Laboratory depression medication monitoring program. Mental Health Quality Enhancement Research Initiative (QUERI). $5,000.

Principal Investigator. (2013). Veteran treatment peferences. Center for Integrated Healthcare Pilot Research Grant. $16,243.

Principal Investigator. (2012-2013). Brief alcohol intervention training for integrated providers in primary care. VA SUD QUERI. $15,000.

Principal Investigator. (2012-2013). Patients with multiple risk factors: How can we help them? Center for Integrated Healthcare Pilot Research Grant. $6,994.

Principal Investigator. (2012). Enhanced behavioral activation for patients with hypertension and depression. Center for Integrated Healthcare Pilot Research Grant. $33,104.

Principal Investigator. (2012). A pilot study of the effects of brief behavioral activation on depression and suicidal ideation. Center of Excellence for Suicide Prevention Pilot Research Grant. $24,142.

Principal Investigator.  (2012). Implementing the AUDIT-C Screen. VA SUD QUERI. $14,215.

Co-Investigator. (2011-2012). Brief CBT for insomnia in VA primary care patients with depression and insomnia to reduce suicide risk. Center of Excellence for Suicide Prevention Pilot Research Grant. $69,205.

Co-Primary Investigator. (2010-2011). Integrating behavioral health providers into a university health service: Is it a good idea? American College Health Foundation, United Healthcare Student Recourse Initiatives in College and Behavioral Health Grant. $5,000.

 

Mentorship

Why do I mentor? “One of the joys of my position is my role in mentorship and training. I truly find that is what helps make the journey of my position fun and fulfilling. Working with mentees no matter what level of their training allows me to build a collaboration that I think of as lasting a lifetime. Although I recognize that a mentorship relationship is often seen as unidirectional, I often view it as bidirectional. I recognize that I may give more at times to help guide specific aspects of training, but I always find I learn something in the process as well. The other fun aspect is sharing my passion for integrated primary care and watching others realize it benefits themselves.”

How do I go about mentoring? “I tend to individualize the mentorship relationship depending on the current place that mentee is at in their development as well as to be suitable to that person’s personality. However, there are some general things that likely don’t change no matter who I’m mentoring. I work very hard to create an honest supportive environment. I also am hands on, such that my team generally meets weekly and then often I’ll meet separately for an individual meetings with mentees who are postdocs or early career professionals, especially if we have a project in development. I believe in being available to my mentees, so if someone feels they need more time—I give it to them.”

Areas I tend to Emphasize within Mentorship:

  • Grant writing to pursue personal research interests
  • Further developing research and clinical skills
  • Participating in professional conferences and seminars
  • Supervising graduate and undergraduate students
  • Helping mentees to home in on their areas of interest
  • Increasing professional network
  • Balancing work and life commitments in a healthy manner
  • Learning how to consider the audience in any presentation or publication to better market information

Accomplishments of Previous Students Mentored by me:

  • Awarded pilot grants as well as large external grand funding
  • Secured excellent research and academic teaching appointments
  • Increased collaboration and professional network
  • Publications and presentations

Accepting New Mentees

As part of the Post-Doctoral Fellowship Program, I am currently accepting new mentees.

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