Gayle E. Reiber

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Professor, Health Services
Professor, Epidemiology


PhD   University of Washington, 1989   (Epidemiology)
MPH   Johns Hopkins University, 1975
BA   University of Utah, 1971   (Nursing)

Contact Info


Metro Park West, Suite 1400
1100 Olive Way
Seattle, WA 98101

campus box:   358280 (152)
voice:   206-764-2089
fax:   206-764-2935


Professor Reiber's research includes prevention and treatment of diabetes and lower extremity complications and diabetes self-care and enhancement programs. Dr. Reiber is a VA Career Scientist and is active in VA pre and postdoctoral training programs. The two courses taught by Dr. Reiber are Health Services Research Methods and Grantwriting. Dr. Reiber has also been involved in State, National and International Diabetes Program Planning initiatives.

Research Interests

Diabetes mellitus; diabetic foot; foot ulcer; amputation; foot care; footwear; epidemiology; health services research

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Teaching   (Department of Health Services Courses)

  • HSERV 590
    Preparing and Writing Research Proposals

Recent Publications

Cooper DC, Trivedi RB, Nelson KM, Reiber GE, Eugenio EC, Beaver KA, Fan VS. Antidepressant Adherence and Risk of Coronary Artery Disease Hospitalizations in Older and Younger Adults with Depression. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2014 Jun 2. doi: 10.1111/jgs.12849. [Epub ahead of print]  PMID: 24890000

Brooke BS, Kraiss LW, Stone DH, Nolan B, De Martino RR, Reiber GE, Goodman DC, Cronenwett JL, Goodney PP. Improving Outcomes for Diabetic Patients Undergoing Revascularization for Critical Limb Ischemia: Does the Quality of Outpatient Diabetic Care Matter? Ann Vasc Surg. 2014 Jun 6. pii: S0890-5096(14)00309-4. doi: 10.1016/j.avsg.2014.05.009. [Epub ahead of print]  PMID: 24911812

Lehavot K, Katon JG, Williams EC, Nelson KM, Gardella CM, Reiber GE, Simpson TL. Sexual behaviors and sexually transmitted infections in a nationally representative sample of women veterans and nonveterans. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2014 Mar;23(3):246-52. doi: 10.1089/jwh.2013.4327. Epub 2013 Dec 13.  PMID: 24328438    PMCID: PMC3952661

Dougherty PJ, McFarland LV, Smith DG, Reiber GE. Bilateral Transfemoral/Transtibial Amputations Due to Battle Injuries: A Comparison of Vietnam Veterans with Iraq and Afghanistan Servicemembers. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2014 Mar 1. [Epub ahead of print]  PMID: 24585323

Katon J, Cypel Y, Raza M, Zephyrin L, Reiber G, Yano EM, Barth S, Schneiderman A. Self-reported infertility among male and female veterans serving during Operation Enduring Freedom/Operation Iraqi Freedom. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2014 Feb;23(2):175-83. doi: 10.1089/jwh.2013.4468. Epub 2013 Nov 21.  PMID: 24261648

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Dissertation, Thesis & Capstone Committees (recent HSERV graduates)

Chair, thesis committee for Mahsa Karavan
Good wound care and chronic lower limb outcomes among Pacific Northwest veterans

External Funding (sampling of recent awards from UW SAGE data)

UW Reproductive, Perinatal and Pediatric Epidemiology Training Program
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
PI:   Reiber           Dates:    5/1/2014 - 4/30/2015

UW Reproductive, Perinatal and Pediatric Epidemiology Training Program
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
PI:   Reiber           Dates:    5/1/2013 - 4/30/2014


A Randomized Controlled Trial to Improve Self-Management and Promote Healthy Lifestyles in Medicaid and Dual Eligible Medicare Recipients with Diabetes

This study will conduct a randomized clinical trial in persons with diabetes to determine if a community-based support system facilitates diabetes self-management. Participant support and health promotion (D-HEP) will improve diabetes control and reduce health care utilization and charges among Medicaid and dual enrolled Medicare-Medicaid beneficiaries.

Impact of a Quality Management Intervention Upon Foot Care Outcomes

This study is part of a VHA quality improvement initiative. The purpose of the study is to look at the relationship between the organization of foot care systems and outcomes for veterans with diabetes. The primary objectives are to describe facility-level variations in structural features, amputation rate, ulcer rate, quality of clinician- provided diabetes foot care, and patient-reported foot care practices; and, evaluate variations in case severity across facilities.