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Paul R. King, Jr., PhD

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Biography

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Biography: Dr. King is a Clinical Research Psychologist at the Center for Integrated Healthcare (CIH) in Buffalo, NY and the Associate Director of the CIH Postdoctoral Fellowship Program. He is a graduate of the VA Advanced Fellowship in Mental Illness (MIRECC) program at CIH, and completed his pre-doctoral psychology internship at the VA Western New York Healthcare System. He earned both his MA and PhD from the State University of New York's University at Buffalo. He is a licensed psychologist, and provides behavioral health services and consultation in an integrated VA primary care clinic.

Research Interests: Dr. King’s research interests include post-deployment health
issues in combat Veterans, mental health assessment, and processes pertaining to integrated care delivery. Recent post-deployment health studies have explored the cognitive and emotional impacts of deployment on combat Veterans, assessment and management of persistent post-concussion symptoms, the co-occurrence of traumatic brain injury (TBI) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and health care utilization among Veterans with TBI and PTSD. Other related work has investigated the utility of pre-deployment cognitive characteristics in predicting future mental health outcomes, and the psychometric properties of a common post-concussive symptom measure. Studies pertaining to assessment and care delivery have explored facilitators and barriers in Veterans’ use of primary care-based mental health services, Veterans’ experiences in treatment, and mental health providers' use of brief symptom assessments in integrated care settings.

Publications

Recent Publications:

(*denotes Postdoctoral mentee)

*Buchholz, L.J., King, P.R., & Wray, L.O. (2018). Rates and correlates of disordered eating among women veterans in primary care. Eating Behaviors, 30, 28-34. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eatbeh.2018.05.002.

Possemato, K., Johnson, E.M., Beehler, G.P., Shepardson, R.L., King, P., Vair, C.L., Funderburk, J.S., Maisto, S.A., & Wray, L.O. (2018). Patient Outcomes Associated with Primary Care Behavioral Health Services: A Systematic Review. General Hospital Psychiatry, 53, 1-11. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.genhosppsych.2018.04.002.

Donnelly, K., Donnelly, J.P., Warner, G., Kittleson, C.J. & King, P.R. (2018). Longitudinal Study of Objective and Subjective Cognitive Performance and Psychological Distress in OEF/OIF Veterans with and without Traumatic Brain Injury. The Clinical Neuropsychologist, 32(3), 436-455. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13854046.2017.1390163.

King, P.R., Beehler, G.P., Vest, B.M., Donnelly, K., & Wray, L.O. (2018). Qualitative Exploration of Traumatic Brain Injury-Related Beliefs among U.S. Military Veterans. Rehabilitation Psychology, 63(1), 121-130. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/rep0000165.

Vair, C.L, King, P.R., Gass, J., Eaker, A., Kusche, A., & Wray, L.O. (2018). Electronic Medical Record Documentation of Driving Safety for Veterans with Diagnosed Dementia. The Clinical Gerontologist, 41(1), 66-76. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/07317115.2017.1312654.

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, 22(10), 1192-1202. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13548506.2017.1290809.

Beehler, G. P., Lilienthal, K. R., Possemato, K., Johnson, E. M., King, P.R., Shepardson, R. L., Vair, C. L., Reyner, J., Funderburk, J. S., Maisto, S. A., & Wray, L. O. (2017). Narrative Review of Provider Behavior in Primary Care Behavioral Health: How Process Data Can Inform Quality Improvement. Families, Systems, & Health, 35(3), 257- 270. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/fsh0000263.

King, P.R., Beehler, G.P., Vair, C.L., Gass, J., Funderburk, J.S., Lilienthal, K.R., & Novi, J. (2017). Identifying Measurement-Based Care Practices of VHA Co-located, Collaborative Care Providers. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 48(4), 236-242. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/pro0000048.

*Buchholz, L.J., King, P.R., & Wray, L.O. (2017). Identification and management of eating disorders in integrated primary care: Recommendations for psychologists in integrated care settings. Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings, 24, 163-177. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10880-017-9497-8.

King, P.R., Donnelly, K.T., Warner, G., Wade, M., & Pigeon, W.R. (2017). The Natural History of Sleep Disturbance among OEF/OIF Veterans with TBI and PTSD and the Role of Proxy Variables in its Measurement. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 96, 60-66. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jpsychores.2017.03.012.

Wray, L.O., Pikoff, E., King, P.R., Moskal, D.J., Beehler, G.P. & Maisto, S.A. (2016). Veterans' Mental Health Beliefs: Facilitators and Barriers to Primary Care-Mental Health Use. Families, Systems, and Health, 34(4), 404-413. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/fsh0000231.

Beehler, G.P., King, P.R., Vair, C.L., Gass, J., & Funderburk, J. (2016). Measurement of Common Mental Health Conditions in VHA Co-located, Collaborative Care. Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings, 23, 378-388. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10880-016-9478-3.

Kearney, L.K., Wray, L.O., Dollar, K., & .,King, P. (2015). Establishing Measurement-Based Care in Integrated Primary Care: Monitoring Clinical Outcomes over Time. Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings, 22, 213-227. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10880-015-9443-6.

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, 384-392. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13142-015-0325-0.

King, P.R., Beehler, G.P., & Wade, M. (2015). Self-Reported Pain and Pain Management Strategies among Veterans with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI): A Pilot Study. Military Medicine, 180(8), 863-868. https://doi.org/10.7205/MILMED-D-14-00472.

King, P.R., Vair, C., Wade, M., Gass, J., Kusche, A., Wray, L.O., Saludades, C., & Chang, J. (2015). Outpatient Health Care Utilization among a Sample of Cognitively-Impaired Veterans Receiving Care in Geriatric Evaluation and Management Clinics. Psychological Services, 12(1), 66-72. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/ser0000015.

King, P.R., Wade, M., & Beehler, G.P. (2014). Health Service and Medication Use among Veterans with Persistent Postconcussive Symptoms. The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 202(3), 231-238. DOI: 10.1097/NMD.0000000000000103.

King, P.R., Donnelly, K.T., Wade, M., Donnelly, J.P., Dunnam, M., Warner, G., Kittleson, C.J., Bradshaw, & Alt, M. (2014). The Relationships among Pre-Military Vocational Aptitude Assessment, Traumatic Brain Injury, and Post-Deployment Cognitive Functioning in Combat Veterans. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, 29(4), 391-402. https://doi.org/10.1093/arclin/acu011.

King, P.R., Wade, M., & Wray, L.O. (2013). Health Care Utilization in OEF/OIF Veterans with Closed TBI. Military Behavioral Health, 1, 75-81. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/21635781.2012.759168.

King, P.R., & Wray, L.O. (2012). Managing Behavioral Health Needs of Veterans with TBI in Primary Care. Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings, 19, 376-392. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10880-012-9345-9.

King, P.R., Donnelly, K. T., Donnelly, J. P., Dunnam, M., Warner, G., Kittleson, C. J., Bradshaw, C. B., Alt, M., & Meier, S. T. (2012). Psychometric Study of the Neurobehavioral Symptom Inventory. Journal of Rehabilitation Research & Development, 49(6), 879-888. http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2011.03.0051.

Presentations

Recent Presentations:

(*denotes Postdoctoral mentee)

Beehler, G.P., Murphy, J., King, P.R., Dollar, K.M., & Kearney, L.K. (2018, October). Leveraging Partnerships to Develop Brief Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Chronic Pain: Addressing the Needs of the System, Provider, and Patient. Special session to be presented at the Collaborative Family Healthcare Association’s 20th Annual Conference. Rochester, NY.

Johnson, E.M., King, P.R., Beehler, G.P., *Buchholz, L.J., & Wray, L.O. (2018, October). Welcome to the Team! Engaging Patients as Team Members through Shared Decision Making. Special session to be presented at the Collaborative Family Healthcare Association’s 20th Annual Conference. Rochester, NY.

King, P.R., Beehler, G.P., *Buchholz, L.J., Johnson, E.M., & Wray, L.O. (2018, April). Veterans’ Presenting Concerns in Primary Care Mental Health Services Differ by Gender. Poster presented at the Society of Behavioral Medicine’s 39th Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions. New Orleans, LA.

Beehler, G.P., Funderburk, J.S., Possemato, K., King, P.R., Maddoux, J., Goldstein, W., & Wade, M. (2018, April). Measuring Practice Variation in Integrated Primary Care: Validation of the PPAQ-2. Poster presented at the Society of Behavioral Medicine’s 39th Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions. New Orleans, LA.

Beehler, G. P., Murphy, J., King, P.R., Dollar, K. M., Kearney, L. (2018, April). Brief CBT for Chronic Pain: Development and implementation of a protocol for Integrated Primary Care. In Jennifer Funderburk, Ph.D. (Chair), Interventions for Chronic Pain in Primary Care: A Focus on Evaluation, Symposium presented at the Society of Behavioral Medicine’s 39th Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions. New Orleans, LA.

*Buchholz, L.J., King, P.R., & Wray, L.O. (2017, November). Disordered Eating and Related Correlates among Women Veterans in VA Primary Care. Poster session to be presented at the 51st annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, San Diego, CA.

Beehler, G.P., Dollar, K.M., & King, P.R. (2017, October). Mind your Ps and Qs: Conducting QI in PCBH using the PPAQ and PDSA. Special session to be presented at the Collaborative Family Healthcare Association’s 19th Annual Conference. Houston, TX.

Dollar, K.M., Kearney, L.K., King, P.R., & Wray, L.O. (2017, October). Creating a Foundation for Measurement Based Care in Integrated Primary Care. Paper to be presented at the Collaborative Family Healthcare Association’s 19th Annual Conference. Houston, TX.

King, P.R., Beehler, G.P., Wade, M., *Buchholz, L.J., Lilienthal, K.R., Vair, C.L., & Funderburk, J.S. (2016, April). Comparing Rates of Mental Health Measurement across VHA Treatment Settings. Poster presented at the Society of Behavioral Medicine’s 37th Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions. 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. Poster presented at the Society of Behavioral Medicine’s 37th Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions. Washington, DC.

Beehler, G.P., King, P.R., Vair, C.L., Gass, J., & Funderburk, J.S. (2015, April). Identifying Measurement-Based Care Practices of VA Integrated Primary Care Providers. Symposium presented at the Society of Behavioral Medicine’s 36th Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions. San Antonio, TX.

Beehler, G.P., Funderburk, J.F., King, P.R., Wade, M., Possemato, K. (2015, April). Supporting High Fidelity Practice with the Primary Care Behavioral Health Provider Adherence Questionnaire Toolkit. Symposium presented at the Society of Behavioral Medicine’s 36th Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions. San Antonio, TX.

Lilienthal, K.R., Beehler, G.P., King, P.R., Vair, C.L., Gass, J.C., Funderburk, J.S., & Novi, J. (2015, April). Identifying Measurement-Based Care Practices of VA Integrated Behavioral Health Providers. Poster presented at the Society of Behavioral Medicine’s 36th Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions. San Antonio, TX.

Vair, C. L., Gass, J. C.,King, P.R., Wade, M., & Wray, L. O. (2014, November). Dementia and Mental Health Concerns in VHA Specialty Geriatrics: Observations and Clinical Implications. Poster presented at the Gerontological Society of America’s 67th Annual Scientific Meeting. Washington, DC.

King, P.R., Vair, C.L., Wray, L.O., Wade, M., Kusche, A., Gass, J., Saludades, C., & Chang, J. (2013, November). Clinical Course and Driving Recommendations for Veterans seen in VA Geriatric Evaluation and Management (GEM) and Memory Clinics. Poster presented at the Gerontological Society of America’s 66th Annual Scientific Meeting. New Orleans, LA.

Vair, C. L.,King, P.R., Neumaier, E. R., Baughn, D., & Campbell, K. (2013, October). Development of a National Peer Network for Integrated Mental Health Trainees in the Department of Veterans Affairs. Poster presented at Collaborative Family Healthcare Association’s 15th Annual Conference. Denver, CO.

King, P.R., Wade, M., & Beehler, G.P. (2013, January). Health Service Utilization in Veterans Presenting with the Polytrauma Clinical Triad: Post-Concussion Syndrome, PTSD, and Chronic Pain. Poster presented at Association of Psychologists in Academic Health Centers Conference. Nashville, TN.

King, P.R., Wade, M., & Wray, L.O. (2013, January). Healthcare Utilization in a Sample of VA Primary Care Users with Traumatic Brain Injury. Poster presented at Association of Psychologists in Academic Health Centers Conference. Nashville, TN.

Grants

Recent Grants:

(*denotes Postdoctoral mentee)

Principal Investigator. (Co-I’s: L. Wray, G. Beehler, K. Donnelly, J. Funderburk.) Enhanced Problem-Solving Training (E-PST) to Improve Recovery from mTBI. VA Rehabilitation Research and Development Career Development Award-2 (IK2 RX002796). $847,945. (Dates TBD).

Co-Investigator/Site Principal Investigator. (Co-PI’s: N. Mastroleo, K. Possemato). An Integrated Brief Alcohol and PTSD Intervention for Veterans in Primary Care. National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism Planning Grant (R34 AA026745). $450,000. (Dates TBD).

Co-Investigator. (PI: G. Beehler). RCT of Brief Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Chronic Pain. VA Rehabilitation Research and Development SPiRE Program (I21 RX002741). $199,961. (2018-2020).

Co-Investigator. (PI: *L. Buchholz; Co-I: L. Wray). Prevalence and correlates of eating behaviors among women Veterans in primary care. VA Center for Integrated Healthcare Pilot Grant Program. $8,595. (2016-2017).

Principal Investigator. (Co-I’s: G. Beehler, L. *Buchholz, E. Johnson, L. Wray). Veterans’ Priorities for Assessment and Treatment in VHA Primary Care-Mental Health Integration (PC-MHI) Services. VA Center for Integrated Healthcare Pilot Grant Program. $18,447. (2016-2017).

Co-Investigator. (PI: G. Beehler; CO-I’s: J. Funderburk, K. Possemato). Measuring Provider Fidelity to Core Functions of PC-MHI. VA Center for Integrated Healthcare Core Grant. $144,764. (2016-2018).

Co-Principal-Investigator. (Co-PI: G. Beehler; Co-I’s: C. Vair, J. Funderburk). Identifying Measurement-Based Care Practices in Co-located, Collaborative Care. VA Mental Health QUERI, Locally-Initiated Project (QLP 55-035). $4,924. (2014).

Investigator. (Co-PI’s: K. Dollar, G. Beehler; Co-I: M. Ritchie). Can a One Person Band Really Do It? Identifying Barriers and Facilitators to Full PC-MHI Implementation: A Secondary Data Analysis. VA Mental Health QUERI, Locally-Initiated Project (QLP 55-020). $9,908. (2013).

Principal Investigator. (Co-I’s: L. Wray, G. Beehler). Knowledge, Symptom Perception, and Treatment Experiences of Veterans with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) in Primary Care. VA Center for Integrated Healthcare Pilot Grant Program. $23,076. (2012-2013).

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