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

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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.

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

Hoerster KD, Jakupcak M, Hanson R, McFall M, Reiber G, Hall KS, Nelson KM. PTSD and depression symptoms are associated with binge eating among US Iraq and Afghanistan veterans. Eat Behav. 2015 Feb 4;17C:115-118. doi: 10.1016/j.eatbeh.2015.01.005. [Epub ahead of print]  PMID: 25687231

Lowe JR, Raugi G, Reiber GE, Whitney JD. Changes in Classifications of Chronic Lower-Limb Wound Codes in Patients with Diabetes: ICD-9-CM Versus ICD-10-CM. Adv Skin Wound Care. 2015 Feb;28(2):84-92. doi: 10.1097/01.ASW.0000459576.85574.3f.  PMID: 25608014

Cooper DC, Trivedi RB, Nelson KM, Reiber GE, Eugenio EC, Beaver KA, Fan VS. Response to Thomas e. Finucane, MD. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2015 Jan;63(1):203-4. doi: 10.1111/jgs.13209.  PMID: 25597586

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    PMCID: PMC4160512

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 Oct;28(7):1719-28. doi: 10.1016/j.avsg.2014.05.009. Epub 2014 Jun 6.  PMID: 24911812    PMCID: PMC4165745

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

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.