Mark Reger, PhD, ABPP

Core Faculty

Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington



Dr. Reger is a suicide prevention researcher and health services investigator. He is the Chief of Psychology at VA Puget Sound Health Care System.  He specializes in military and Veteran suicide prevention.


Dr. Reger has served as the principal investigator for multiple large suicide prevention studies including large epidemiological and intervention studies. He has authored many high impact peer-reviewed articles. In a previous position, he led the development and implementation of the Department of Defense’s world-wide suicide surveillance program. Dr. Reger is a frequent contributor to national initiatives to translate research into policy and best-practices, and he is often asked to consult with national leaders on suicide prevention issues. He has been interviewed by numerous national TV, radio, and news outlets.

 Selected Interventions

  • Predictive models for suicide
  • Caring Contacts

 Notable Grant Funders

  • Department of Defense
  • Department of Veterans Affairs

Credentials and Education

  • PhD, Clinical Psychology, Rosemead School of Psychology, La Mirada, CA
  • MA, Clinical Psychology, Rosemead School of Psychology, La Mirada, CA
  • BA, Psychology, Western Washington University
  • American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP) certification in Clinical Psychology

 Publications (Selected Work)

 Selected Honors

American Psychological Association (Division 19) Charles S. Gersoni Award for outstanding contributions to military psychology, 2021              

Citizen Scientist Professional Award. Awarded by the American Association of Suicidology for effective mentorship and fostering of a new generation of productive and civically minded scientists, 2021              

2016 Outstanding Researcher Award.  American Psychological Association, Div 18 (VA Section)