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.

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

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. 2015 Nov 27. pii: gnv663. [Epub ahead of print]  PMID: 26615021

Katon JG, Lehavot K, Simpson TL, Williams EC, Barnett SB, Grossbard JR, Schure MB, Gray KE, Reiber GE. Adverse Childhood Experiences, Military Service, and Adult Health. Am J Prev Med. 2015 Oct;49(4):573-82. doi: 10.1016/j.amepre.2015.03.020. Epub 2015 Jun 16.  PMID: 26091925

Bouldin ED, Taylor LL, Littman AJ, Karavan M, Rice K, Reiber GE. Chronic Lower Limb Wound Outcomes Among Rural and Urban Veterans. J Rural Health. 2015 May 7. doi: 10.1111/jrh.12115. [Epub ahead of print]  PMID: 25953330

Hoerster KD, Millstein RA, Hall KS, Gray KE, Reiber GE, Nelson KM, Saelens BE. Individual and contextual correlates of physical activity among a clinical sample of United States Veterans. Soc Sci Med. 2015 Aug 3;142:100-108. doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2015.07.034. [Epub ahead of print]  PMID: 26298646

Karavan M, Olerud J, Bouldin E, Taylor L, Reiber GE. Evidence-based chronic ulcer care and lower limb outcomes among Pacific Northwest Veterans. Wound Repair Regen. 2015 Jul 14. doi: 10.1111/wrr.12341. [Epub ahead of print]  PMID: 26171654

Chair, thesis committee for Mahsa Karavan
Evidence-based chronic ulcer care and 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.