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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:

(past five years;*denotes Postdoctoral mentee)

Funderburk, J.S., Dollar, K.M., King, P.R., Pomerantz, A., Bernstein, L., Aspnes, A., Tenhula, W., & Wray, L. (in press). Problem-solving training for VA integrated primary care providers: Real-world outcomes. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice.

Beehler, G. P., Funderburk, J. S., King, P. R., Possemato, K., Maddoux, J. A., Goldstein, W. R., & Wade, M. (2020). Validation of an expanded measure of integrated care provider fidelity: PPAQ-2. Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings, 27, 158-172. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10880-019-09628-0

Beehler, G.P., Murphy, J., King, P.R., Dollar, K., Kearney, L., Haslam, A., Wade, M., & Goldstein, W. (2019). Brief Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Chronic Pain: Results from a Clinical Demonstration Project in Primary Care Behavioral Health. Clinical Journal of Pain, 35, 809-817.

King, P.R., Beehler, G.P., *Buchholz, L.J., Johnson, E.M., & Wray, L.O. (2019). Functional Concerns and Treatment Priorities among Veterans Receiving VHA Primary Care Behavioral Health Services. Families, Systems and Health, 37(1), 68-73. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/fsh0000393

King, P.R., Beehler, G.P., Wade, M., *Buchholz, L.J., Funderburk, J.S., Lilienthal, K.R., & Vair, C.L. (2018). Opportunities to Improve Measurement-Based Care Practices in Mental Health Care Systems: A Case Example of Electronic Mental Health Screening and Measurement. Families, Systems and Health, 36(4), 427-438. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/fsh0000379

*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

Presentations

Recent Presentations:

(past five years; *denotes Postdoctoral mentee)

Beehler, G.P., Dollar, K.M., Kearny, L.K., Murphy, J., King, P.R., & Goldstein, W. (2020, February). Brief Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Chronic Pain: Perspectives of VA Integrated Care Providers. Poster presented at the American Academy of Pain Medicine 36th Annual Meeting. National Harbor, MD.

King, P., Beehler, G., Donnelly, K., Funderburk, J., & Wray, L. (2019, December). Applying the Delphi Technique in Mental Health Treatment Adaptation: Enhancing Cultural Relevance while Maintaining Fidelity. Poster presented at the Academy Health 12th Annual Conference on the Science of Dissemination and Implementation in Health. Arlington, VA.

Wray, L.O., Vest, B.M., Brady, L.L., & King, P.R. (2019, November). Behavioral Health Workforce Development to Improve Dementia Care in Integrated Primary Care. In M.F. Wyman, Ph.D. (Chair), Dementia Care & Behavioral Health Workforce Development: Innovations in Training Across Settings. Symposium presented at the Gerontological Society of America’s 2019 Annual Scientific Meeting. Austin, TX.

Possemato, K., Mastroleo, N., King, P., Balderamma-Durbin, C., Castro, I., & Rauch, S. (2019, November). A Delphi Study to Integrate Prolonged Exposure for Primary Care and Motivational Enhancement Therapy for Heavy Alcohol Use. Poster presented at the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies 35th Annual Meeting. Boston, MA.

Loughran, T., Beehler, G., King, P., Dollar, K., Murphy, J., Kearney, L., & Goldstein, W. (2019, October). Patients’ Perspectives of Brief Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Chronic Pain: Treatment Satisfaction, Perceived Utility, and Global Assessment of Change. Poster presented at the Collaborative Family Healthcare Association’s 21st Annual Conference. Denver, CO.

Funderburk, J.S., Dollar, K., Wray, L., Pomerantz, A., King, P. & Tenhula, W. (2019, March). Problem Solving Training for Primary Care Settings: Real-World Outcomes. Poster presented at the Anxiety and Depression Association for America’s 39th Annual Conference. Chicago, IL.

Beehler, G.P., King, P.R., & Goldstein, W. (2019, March). Using a Continuum of Qualitative Data to Advance Brief Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Chronic Pain. In Jennifer Funderburk, Ph.D. (Chair), Development of Brief Interventions for Integrated Primary Care: A Focus on Qualitative Data, Symposium presented at the Society of Behavioral Medicine’s 40th Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions. Washington, D.C.

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 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 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 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 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 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.

Grants

Recent Grants:

(*denotes Postdoctoral mentee)

Principal Investigator. (Co-I’s: W. Guyker, C. Cook-Cottone, A. Ramon). Exploration of Women Veterans’ Health and Wellness Activities in Primary Care. VA Center for Integrated Healthcare Pilot Grant Program. $12,210. (2020-2021).

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). $864,011. (2018 – 2023).

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. (2018 – 2021).

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).

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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