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COIN Investigator

COIN Investigator


‪David E. Reed, II, PhD
Title: Clinical Investigator; Former Associate Health Fellow
Location: Seattle
See Dr. Reed's Dimensions profile that includes: publications, grants, datasets, patents and clinical trials

I am a clinical psychologist and researcher whose research focuses on ensuring complementary and integrative health interventions (e.g., non-pharmacologic mind-body interventions such as mindfulness) are available for Veterans with co-occurring mental and physical health conditions. I also study existential self-regulation (e.g., meaning in life) and how to better incorporate existential perspectives into healthcare systems.

My work is based on the idea that we are human, first and foremost. Veterans, no matter what diagnoses they may have, deserve care that aims to ensure they reach their potential in every aspect of their lives.

I hope that my work leads to better access to mind-body interventions for Veterans, continued improvement in Veteran care, and a greater acknowledgement that existential concerns should be a focus of psychological treatment among patients and clinicians.

The following images visualize Dr. Reed's work. The word cloud is drawn from publication titles. The research collaboration map shows research relationships (click the image to enlarge):

Dr. Reed's publication titles indicate their primary work is Veteran health
Word cloud from pub titles
Dr. Reed's collaborations are primarily from the University of Washington
Research collaboration map
The following research fields have been used to summarize Dr. Reed's publications.
Mental Health
Clinical Research
Behavioral and Social Science
Pain Research
Chronic Pain
Anxiety Disorders
Mind and Body
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Brain Disorders
Injury (total) Accidents/Adverse Effects

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Grants & Funding

Evaluating the Role of Virtual Whole Health in PC-MHI

The COVID-19 pandemic facilitated simultaneous paradigm shifts in healthcare delivery: virtual care (telehealth and videoconferencing) and the need for “Whole Person” healthcare that targets mind, body, and spirit, per recent US Surgeon General and National Academy of Medicine calls-to-action.
The pandemic also highlighted treatment delivery inequities involving rural Veterans.
The current proposal will address these trends, assessing virtual VA Whole Health care use in Primary Care-Mental Health Integration (PC-MHI) for rural and non-rural Veterans with chronic pain and co-occurring posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Funder: Seattle-Denver COIN HSR Small award Initiative For impacT (SWIFT) Grant

K99/R00 Pathway to Independence Award from the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health

The current proposal positions the candidate as a leading independent investigator focused on developing and evaluating systems-based approaches for effectively delivering complementary and integrative health (CIH) interventions (e.g., non-pharmacologic mind-body interventions such as mindfulness meditation) for common chronic conditions.

The proposal focuses on chronic pain and co-occurring posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a population of patients who often seek treatment in primary care, where effective CIH interventions may not be available due to limited resources or patient access (e.g., community care in rural settings).

The current proposal utilizes user-centered design strategies to incorporate CIH interventions into proven stepped-care approaches designed for primary care settings and then pragmatically tests the novel approach.

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Recent Publications



Reed DE 2nd, Fischer IC, Williams RM, Na PJ, Pietrzak RH. Co-occurring Chronic Pain and PTSD Among US Military Veterans: Prevalence, Correlates, and Functioning. J Gen Intern Med. 2024 May 23. doi: 10.1007/s11606-024-08803-w. Epub ahead of print.
PMID: 38780882
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Reed DE 2nd, Lehinger EA, Cobos B, Williams RM, McGeary CA, McGeary DD. The mediating role of posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms in pain cognitions among Veterans with chronic pain. Mil Psychol. 2024 Feb 20:1-10. doi: 10.1080/08995605.2024.2309897. Epub ahead of print.
PMID: 38376946
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Reed DE, Engel CC, DeFaccio R, Gaj L, Douglas JH, Williams RM, Etingen B, Kroenke K, Bokhour BG, Zeliadt SB. Examining the Veterans Health Administration whole health model of care within the context of posttraumatic stress disorder. Psychol Serv. 2023 Dec 11. doi: 10.1037/ser0000822. Epub ahead of print.
PMID: 38079475
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Reed DE, Williams RM, Engel CC, Zeliadt SB. Introducing the integrated model of co-occurring chronic pain and posttraumatic stress disorder: Adding meaning-making and existential concepts to current theory. Psychol Trauma. 2023 Oct 19. doi: 10.1037/tra0001591. Epub ahead of print.
PMID: 37856393
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Blanchard BE, Johnson M, Campbell SB, Reed DE 2nd, Chen S, Heagerty PJ, Marx BP, Kaysen D, Fortney JC. Minimal important difference metrics and test-retest reliability of the PTSD Checklist for DSM-5 with a primary care sample. J Trauma Stress. 2023 Oct 16. doi: 10.1002/jts.22975. Epub ahead of print.
PMID: 37845820
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Reed DE 2nd, Stump TE, Monahan PO, Kroenke K. Comparable Minimally Important Differences and Responsiveness of Brief Pain Inventory and PEG Pain Scales across Six Trials. J Pain. 2023 Aug 4:S1526-5900(23)00493-5. doi: 10.1016/j.jpain.2023.07.028. Epub ahead of print.
PMID: 37544394
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Reed DE, Chen C, Harvey K, Engel CC, Kroenke K, Defaccio R, Coggeshall S, Taylor SL, Bokhour BG, Zeliadt SB. Utilization of Whole Health and Longitudinal Outcomes After Screening Positive for Possible Depression Documented in Veterans Health Administration's Electronic Health Record. J Integr Complement Med. 2023 Apr 11. doi: 10.1089/jicm.2022.0772. Epub ahead of print.
PMID: 37040272
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Reed DE 2nd, Patel SG, Bagheri-Pele T, Dailami M, Kapoor-Pabrai M, Husic A, Kohli S, Wickham RE, Brown LM. A Comparison of Psychosocial Services for Enhancing Cultural Adaptation and Global Functioning for Immigrant Survivors of Torture. J Immigr Minor Health. 2023 Jan 6. doi: 10.1007/s10903-022-01439-0. Epub ahead of print.
PMID: 36607594
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McGeary DD, Resick PA, Penzien DB, McGeary CA, Houle TT, Eapen BC, Jaramillo CA, Nabity PS, Reed DE 2nd, Moring JC, Bira LM, Hansen HR, Young-McCaughan S, Cobos BA, Mintz J, Keane TM, Peterson AL. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Veterans With Comorbid Posttraumatic Headache and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Symptoms: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Neurol. 2022 Jun 27:e221567. doi: 10.1001/jamaneurol.2022.1567. Epub ahead of print. PMCID: PMC9237802.
PMID: 35759281
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Lehinger E, Reed DE 2nd, McGeary DD, Hager BN, Roache JD. Impact of Chronic Pain and Perceived Opioid Benefit on Value Domains. J Clin Psychol Med Settings. 2022 Jun 24. doi: 10.1007/s10880-022-09889-2. Epub ahead of print.
PMID: 35750972
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Reed DE 2nd, Cobos B, Lehinger EA, Nabity PS, Vail KE 3rd, McGeary DD. Pain-related disability, PTSD symptoms, and mood among a comorbid chronic pain and PTSD sample prior to and during the COVID-19 pandemic. J Health Psychol. 2022 May;27(6):1515-1532. doi: 10.1177/13591053211051821. Epub 2021 Oct 25.
PMID: 34689654
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Reed DE 2nd, Bokhour BG, Gaj L, Barker AM, Douglas JH, DeFaccio R, Williams RM, Engel CC, Zeliadt SB. Whole Health Use and Interest Across Veterans With Co-Occurring Chronic Pain and PTSD: An Examination of the 18 VA Medical Center Flagship Sites. Glob Adv Health Med. 2022 Feb 11;11:21649561211065374. doi: 10.1177/21649561211065374. PMCID: PMC8841911.
PMID: 35174004
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Reed, II, D. E., Lehinger, E., Cobos, B., Vail, III, K. E., Nabity, P., Helm, Peter J., Galgali, M., McGeary, D. D. (2021) Authenticity as a Resilience Factor Against CV-19 Threat Among those with Chronic Pain and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. Frontiers in Psychology. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2021.643869 View online.

Reed DE 2nd, Cobos B, Nagpal AS, Eckmann M, McGeary DD. The role of identity in chronic pain cognitions and pain-related disability within a clinical chronic pain population. Int J Psychiatry Med. 2021 Jan 24:91217421989141. doi: 10.1177/0091217421989141. Epub ahead of print.
PMID: 33487093.


Lehinger E, Reed DE, Nabity P, Brackins N, Villarreal R, McGeary C, Blount T, Cobos B, Jaramillo C, Eapen BC, Pugh MJ, Potter J, Peterson A, Young-McCaughan S, Houle T, McGeary DD. An Examination of Chronic Pain Indices and the Updated Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Checklist for Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental-Disorders-Fifth Edition. Mil Med. 2020 Dec 10:usaa529. doi: 10.1093/milmed/usaa529. Epub ahead of print.
PMID: 33301040.

Palacios, M. P., Patel, S. G., Reed, II, D. E., & Poe, C.H., Barrera, A. (2020). A Mixed methods approach to understanding complex risk among newcomer Latina immigrant adolescents. Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology, 26(4), 414-426. doi:10.1037/pac0000405 View online.

Reed, DE, Williamson, RE, Wickham, RE. Memento mori: Understanding existential anxiety through the existential pathway model. J Theo Soc Psychol. 2020; 00: 1– 12. View online.

Reed, II, D. E. (2020). Future Time Perspective as an Operationalization of Existential Concerns Related to Time. Journal of Humanistic Psychology. 1-14. doi:10.1177/0022167820945067 View online.

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Award & Honors

Society of Behavioral Medicine: 2023 Integrative Health and Spirituality Award

David was named the Outstanding Trainee for 2023. The Integrative Health and Spirituality SIG (IHS SIG) focuses on spiritual and integrative health approaches as they relate to behavioral medicine. They are a multidisciplinary group dedicated to promoting the understanding of several domains that are not generally considered part of conventional Western medicine, including: mind and body practices; religious and/or spiritual practices; natural products; and nutritional approaches. The IHS SIG seeks to encourage and support well-designed empirical research to contribute to our understanding of the efficacy of these approaches as well as which biopsychosocial processes underlie specific spiritual and/or complementary and integrative health practices.

K99/R00 Pathway to Independence Award from the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health

David Reed, a clinical psychologist and postdoctoral fellow with the VA Puget Sound Seattle-Denver COIN, was recently awarded a K99/R00 Pathway to Independence Award from the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health. The coveted career development award seeks to help outstanding postdoctoral researchers transition from mentored to independent research positions and is composed of two phases: a mentored phase (K99) lasting 1-2 years and an independent phase (R00) lasting up to 3 years. Dr. Reed’s K99/R00 proposal aims to develop a complementary and integrative health (CIH)-based stepped care approach for treating patients with co-occurring chronic pain and PTSD, and to then test it in a pragmatic clinical trial. This proposal aligns well with one of Dr. Reed’s research interests, namely the development and evaluation of CIH interventions which impact the mind-body connection and seek to improve both physical and emotional wellbeing. His prior work has demonstrated that Veterans with co-occurring chronic pain and PTSD were more likely to engage in CIH therapies than Veterans with chronic pain only. With this award, Dr. Reed hopes to build upon these findings and improve health and well-being outcomes for this group of Veterans.

Dr. Reed’s research efforts have also recently been recognized by the Society of Behavioral Medicine, as the Integrative Health and Spirituality Special Interest Group (SIG) awarded him their 2023 Postdoctoral Trainee Award. The Integrative Health and Spirituality SIG is a multidisciplinary group which focuses on spiritual and integrative health approaches as they relate to behavioral medicine. Dr. Reed’s interest in investigating self-regulatory mechanisms of the mind-body connection, his scholarly accomplishments and contributions, and his work to promote equitable hiring practices for attracting a diverse workforce all played roles in his selection for this award.

Beyond his research activities, Dr. Reed also maintains a clinical presence as a study therapist for a clinical trial focused on examining moderators of hypnosis and mindfulness-based cognitive therapy for chronic pain. When he’s not working, you may find him out for a run or cheering for the South Carolina Gamecocks.

Written by Dr. Steven Zeliadt.