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Center of Excellence Personnel

 Robert M. Bossarte, Ph.D.

West Virginia University: Associate Professor, Department of Behavioral Medicine & Psychiatry

Rob B.

Contact Info
(304) 293-6682


Research Interests

My research focuses on predictive modeling for suicide risk and integration of big data analytics into mental health practice.

Current Funding

07/19-07/25 Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Remote Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Major Depression in Primary Care PI
This project is an innovative clinical trial for patients experiencing depression in rural areas, comparing three strategies across 8,000 patients living in West Virginia and Kentucky. It is focused on examining the intersections of antidepressants, guided and unguided online cognitive behavioral therapy as treatment strategies in different combinations.
10/17-09/20 VA Office of Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Precision Treatment for Veterans PI
The main objective of this project is to predict heterogeneity and treatment effects.  
05/19-04/19 VA Post Deployment Health Services Characterizing Gulf War Illnesses PI
The main objective of this project is to characterize Gulf War illness.

Past Funding

09/08-08/11CDCTrajectories of Adolescent SuicideCo-PI
09/16-08/19 West Virginia DHHR Enhanced State Surveillance PI
The main objective of this project is to enhance local surveillance of opioid overdoses in West Virginia  
01/19-08/19 West Virginia DHHR Collecting Violent Death Information Using the National Violent Death Reporting System (NVDRS) PI
The main objective of this project is to assess processes associated with the implementation of the NVDRS in West Virginia  
08/16-07/19 Henry M. Jackson Foundation Veteran's Health, Mental Health and Suicide PI
The main objective for this project is to participate in development, design, conduct, analysis and interpretation of research projects that involve Veterans.  
08/17-08/19 U.S. DHHS/CDC Global Evaluation and Applied Research Solution PI
The main objective of this project is to systematically collect, analyze and disseminate information to descrive suicide prevention efforts and perceived gaps across all these jurisdictions  
08/12-07/19 CDC Injury Control Research Center PI
The main objective of this grant is to serve as a regional and national resource for injury prevention research and education  
09/18-08/19 West Virginia DHHR Prescription Drug Overdose, Prevention for States PI
The main objective of this project is to enhance and maximize prescription drug monitoring programs.  
09/16-08/19 West Virginia DHHR Prescription Drug Overdose, Grant Evaluation Program PI
The main objective of this project is to evaluate the State Prescription Drug Overdose Project and naloxone distribution programs  
03/19-08/19 West Virginia DHHR Evaluation of Medication Assisted and Abstinence-Based Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder in WV Medicaid: Phase I PI
This project will develop an evaluation plan and survey protocol to examine outcomes associated with MAT and abstinence-based treatment for OUD among West Virginia Medicaid beneficiaries.  
09/08-08/11 CDC Trajectories of Adolescent Suicide Co-I
07/07-07/09 American Foundation for Suicide Prevention: Young Investigator Grant Risk for Suicide in Rural Areas PI
09/08-08/10  American Foundation for Suicide Prevention The Relationships Between Age of Alcohol Use and Risk for Suicide Attempts Co-I
05/10-07/11 NYS Office of Mental Health Evaluation of a Community Program to Reduce Suicide Following a Cluster of Adolescent Suicides, 15% effort PI
05/09-04/11 VISN 2 Center of Excellence for Suicide Prevention Community-Based Assessment of the VA's Public Transit Suicide Prevention Media Campaign PI
04/09-10/13 VISN 2 Center of Excellence for Suicide Prevention Veteran's Health Module for the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey PI
03/12-02/13  VA Ofice of Research & Development, QUERI Documenting Variability in Suicide Event Reporting among Veterans who receive VHA services PI
08/10-07/13  CDC Connectedness and Suicide among Adolescents Co-I
10/10-10/13  VA National Center for Homelessness Suicide among homeless Veterans PI
07/09-10/13  VISN 2 Center of Excellence for Suicide Prevention Suicide attempts and health status among male Veterans (feasability study)1 PI
10/10-10/13  VISN 2 Center of Excellence for Suicide Prevention/Office of Mental Health Services Evaluation of the VA's Public Education Media Campaigns PI
10/12-09/14  Department of Veterans Affairs, National Center for Patient Safety Patient Saety Center of Inquiry for Suicide Prevention PI
01/10-12/14  NYS Office of Mental Health Epidemiology of Suicide in NYS PI
08/12-07/15  CDC Community Characteristics and Suicide Risk PI