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 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
05/19-04/19  VA Post Deployment Health Services  Characterizing Gulf War Illnesses  PI 
10/17-09/20 VA Office of Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Precision Treatment for Veterans PI

Past Funding

09/16-08/19 West Virginia DHHR Enhanced State Surveillance PI
01/19-08/19 West Virginia DHHR Collecting Violent Death Information Using the National Violent Death Reporting System (NVDRS) PI
08/16-07/19 Henry M. Jackson Foundation Veteran's Health, Mental Health and Suicide PI
08/17-08/19 U.S. DHHS/CDC Global Evaluation and Applied Research Solution PI
08/12-07/19 CDC Injury Control Research Center PI
09/18-08/19 West Virginia DHHR Prescription Drug Overdose, Prevention for States PI
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
09/16-08/19  West Virginia DHHR  Prescription Drug Overdose, Grant Evaluation Program  PI 
07/07-07/09 American Foundation for Suicide Prevention: Young Investigator Grant Risk for Suicide in Rural Areas PI
09/08-08/11  CDC  Trajectories of Adolescent Suicide  Co-I 
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