Dr. Greg Reger is the Deputy Associate Chief of Staff for Mental Health at the VA Puget Sound Health Care System and Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington School of Medicine. He received his PhD in Clinical Psychology from Fuller Theological Seminary and completed his psychology internship at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. He served with the 98th Combat Stress Control Detachment at Joint Base Lewis-McChord and deployed to Iraq for a year prior to working for the Department of Defense National Center for Telehealth and Technology (T2). Dr. Reger’s research is focused on the design, development, and evaluation of innovative technologies to support Service Member and Veteran psychological health. He has investigated immersive virtual reality for several clinical purposes with an emphasis on virtual reality exposure therapy for PTSD.
Greg Reger, PhD
Deputy Associate Chief of Staff, VA Puget Sound Health Care System
Associate Professor, University of Washington
Dr. Reger is currently evaluating the effectiveness of a computerized virtual patient to support provider training in motivational interviewing. Dr. Reger has designed virtual world experiences to support psychoeducation on PTSD. He also led the DoD/VA team that designed PE Coach, a treatment companion mobile application to support patients and providers working through a gold standard psychotherapy for PTSD. Dr. Reger’s accomplishments have been recognized by the American Psychological Association who awarded him three National Awards, the Arthur C. Melton Early Achievement Award (Division 19), the Outstanding Contribution to Practice in Trauma Psychology (Division 56), and the Peter J. N. Linnerooth National Service Award (Division 18).