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Gayle E. Reiber

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Professor Emeritus, Health Services


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.

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

Katon J, Cypel Y, Raza M, Zephyrin L, Reiber G, Yano EM, Barth S, Schneiderman A. Deployment and Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes: Primary Findings and Methodological Considerations. Matern Child Health J. 2016 Jul 23. [Epub ahead of print]  PMID: 27449782

Bouldin ED, Littman AJ, Wong E, Liu CF, Taylor L, Rice K, Reiber GE. Medicare-VHA dual use is associated with poorer chronic wound healing. Wound Repair Regen. 2016 Sep;24(5):913-922. doi: 10.1111/wrr.12454.  PMID: 27292283

Padula CB, Weitlauf JC, Rosen AC, Reiber G, Cochrane BB, Naughton MJ, Li W, Rissling M, Yaffe K, Hunt JR, Stefanick ML, Goldstein MK, Espeland MA. Longitudinal Cognitive Trajectories of Women Veterans from the Women's Health Initiative Memory Study. Gerontologist. 2016 Feb;56(1):115-25. doi: 10.1093/geront/gnv663. Epub 2015 Nov 27.  PMID: 26615021

LaCroix AZ, Rillamas-Sun E, Woods NF, Weitlauf J, Zaslavsky O, Shih R, LaMonte MJ, Bird C, Yano EM, LeBoff M, Washington D, Reiber G. Aging Well Among Women Veterans Compared With Non-Veterans in the Women's Health Initiative. Gerontologist. 2016 Feb;56 Suppl 1:S14-26. doi: 10.1093/geront/gnv124.  PMID: 26768388

Gray KE, Katon JG, Rillamas-Sun E, Bastian LA, Nelson KM, LaCroix AZ, Reiber GE. Association Between Chronic Conditions and Physical Function Among Veteran and Non-Veteran Women With Diabetes. Gerontologist. 2016 Feb;56 Suppl 1:S112-25. doi: 10.1093/geront/gnv675.  PMID: 26768385

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.