Christopher Comer, Dean
Duncan G Campbell, Ph.D.
Associate ProfessorFax: 406.243.6366
Office: Skaggs Bldg 312
Office hours for spring 2018: Monday 2 - 3:30 and Wednesday 9 - 10:30
NOTE: I look forward to reviewing applications to the Clinical Psychology training progam for the 2018 admissions cycle.
Associate Professor of Psychology
Psychology 385: Psychology of Personality; Psychology 383: Health Psychology; Psychology 526: Psychological Evaluation II, Objectives and Applications; Psychology 534: Applied Clinical Methods; Psychology 551: Advanced Theories of Personality; Psychology 631: Interventions, Behavioral Medicine/Clinical Health Psychology
Postdoctoral Fellowship: Health Services R&D, VA Puget Sound, 2003-2005
PhD: Washington State University, 2003
BA: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1991
I enjoy a variety of interests related to the development and treatment of depression and other common mental health concerns. My recent work implicates efforts within Veterans Affairs to integrate mental health treatment into primary care settings. In concert with a longstanding group of geographically dispsersed VA scientists and clinicians, my work has examined evidence-based models for depression care and their adaptation to account for patient/client based-variability in attitudes/beliefs and knowledge regarding depression, stigma, treatment preferences, race/ethnicity, gender and psychiatric comorbidities. My research team at UM is very interested in models of depression resilience, depression treatment seeking/engagement, stigma that is activated by health care system encounters, the impact of conceptual models of depression on clients' treatment behavior, and the interaction of depression with other health-related conditions, like cigarette smoking, chronic pain, and heart disease.
Planned and upcoming research in our lab will include tests of whether stigma varies in relation to particular mental health treatment modalities (i.e., medication v. psychotherapy). We are also planning to examine reasons why mental health specialists and medical providers might avoid closer collaboration and communication regarding the care of shared clients/patients. Finally, our work over the past few years with Veterans Affairs culminated in an Expert Panel on collaborative depression care redesign. This group of leading clinicians and policy makers within Veterans Affairs helped us translate our recently published research into recommendations for redesign of primary care-mental health treatment efforts.
Graduate Students' Work:
Casey N. Ruggiero. Explanatory models of depression: influences on self-efficacy, self-stigma, causal beliefs & treatment preference
Laura Boucher. Depression is a brain disease: an examination of the impact of biological explanations of mental illness
Anayansi Lombardero. Prevalence and correlates of smoking status among depressed individuals in VA primary care
Kali Strickland. The effects of depression treatment type on public stigma
Ivie English. Universal depression screening in student health centers across U.S. college campuses
Elizabeth A. Harwood PhD. Attachment, personality, and conflict behaviors in romantic couples: examining vulnerability to depression.
Holly E. Schleicher PhD. Evaluation of a cognitive-behavioral mood management intervention for depressed college smokers.
Casey N. Ruggiero PhD. Telephone-based motivational interviewing health promotion in vocational rehabilitation
Laura Boucher PhD. From self-stigma to self-care: Effects of a psychoeducational intervention on college mental health treatment engagement
Leslie C. Croot, PhD. Trait hope as a moderator of hassles and uplifts on depressive symptoms.
Anayansi Lombardero, PhD. Smoking cessation for chronic pain patients in multidisciplinary pain treatment settings: A preliminary test of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
William Meyer, MA. Does stigma moderate the effects of physicians' depression descriptions on mental health treatment seeking intentions?
Field of Study
Lin P, Campbell DG, Chaney EF, Liu CF, Heagerty P, Felker BL, Hedrick SC. (2005). The influence of patient preference on depression treatment in primary care. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 30, 164-173.
Campbell DG, Turner AP, Williams RM, Hatzakis M, Bowen JD, Rodriquez A, Haselkorn JK. (2006). Alternative/complementary medicine use among VHA patients with multiple sclerosis: Predictors and demographic associations. Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development, 43, 99-110.
Liu CF, Campbell DG, Chaney EF, Li YF, McDonell M, Fihn SD. (2006). Depression diagnosis and antidepressant treatment among depressed VA primary care patients. Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research, 33, 331-341.
Campbell DG, Felker B, Liu CF, Yano EM, Kirchner JE, Chan D, Rubenstein LV, Chaney EF. (2007). Prevalence of depression-PTSD comorbidity: Implications for clinical practice guidelines and primary care-based interventions. Journal of General Internal Medicine, 22, 711-718.
Sommers-Flannagan J, Campbell DG. (2009). Psychotherapy and (or) medications for depression in youth? An evidence-based review with recommendations for treatment. Journal of Contemporary Psychotherapy, 39, 111-120.
Campbell DG, Bonner LM, Bolkan, C, Chaney EF, Felker BL, Sherman S, Rubenstein LV. (2011). Suicide risk management: Development and analysis of a telephone-based approach to patient safety. Translational Behavioral Medicine: Practice, Policy and Research, 1, 372-383. doi: 10.1007/s13142-011-0055-x
Schleicher HE, Harris KJ, Campbell DG, Harrar, SW. (2012). Mood management intervention for college smokers with elevated depressive symptoms: A pilot study. The Journal of American College Health, 60, 37-45.
Yano EM, Chaney EF, Campbell DG, Klap R, Simon BF, Bonner LM, Lanto AB, Rubenstein LV. (2012). Yield of depression screening in routine primary care practice. Journal of General Internal Medicine, 27, 331-338. doi: 10.1007/s11606-011-1904-5
Zivin K, Campbell DG, Lanto AB, Chaney EF, Bolkan C, Bonner LM, Miller EM, Valenstein M, Waltz TJ, Rubenstein LV. (2012). Relationships between mood and employment over time among depressed VA primary care patients. General Hospital Psychiatry, 34, 468-477. doi: 10.1016/j.genhosppsych.2012.05.008
Downs A, Boucher LA, Campbell DG, Dasse M. (2013). Development and initial validation of the Symptoms and Assets Screening Scale. The Journal of American College Health, 61, 164-174.
Bonner LM, Lanto AB, Bolkan C, Watson GS, Campbell DG, Chaney EF, Rubenstein LV. (2013). Help-seeking from clergy and spiritual counselors among Veterans with depression and PTSD in primary care. Journal of Religion and Health, 52, 707-718.
Bolkan C, Bonner LM, Campbell DG, Lanto AB, Zivin K, Chaney EF, Rubenstein LV. (2013). Family involvement, medication adherence, and depression outcomes among patients in Veterans Affairs primary care. Psychiatric Services, 64, 472-478. doi: 10.1176/appi.ps.201200160
Boucher LA, Campbell DG. (2014). An examination of the impact of a biological anti-stigma message for depression on college students. Journal of College Student Psychotherapy, 28, 74-81. doi: 10.1080/87568225.2014.854686
Lombardero A, Campbell DG, Harris HJ, Chaney EF, Lanto AB, Rubenstein LV. (2014). Prevalence and correlates of smoking status among Veterans Affairs primary care patients with probable Major Depressive Disorder. Addictive Behaviors, 39. 538-545. doi: 10.1016/j.addbeh.2013.10.030
Ipsen C, Ruggiero C, Rigles B, Campbell D, Arnold, N. (2014). Evaluation of an online health promotion program for Vocational Rehabilitation consumers. Rehabilitation Psychology, 59, 125-135. doi: 10.1037/a003618822.
Waltz TJ, Campbell DG, Kirchner J, Lombardero A, Bolkan C, Zivin K, Lanto A, Chaney EF, Rubenstein LV. (2014). Veterans with depression in primary care: Treatment preferences, treatment matching and satisfaction with care. Families, Systems, and Health, 32, 367-377. doi: 10.1037/fsh0000071
Meyer WJ, Morrison P, Lombardero A, Swingle K & Campbell DG. (2016). College students’ reasons for depression nondisclosure in primary care. Journal of College Student Psychotherapy, 30, 197-205. doi: 10.1080/87568225.2016.1177435
Campbell DG, Bonner LM, Bolkan C, Lanto A, Zivin K, Waltz TJ, Klap R, Rubenstein LV, Chaney EF. (2016). Stigma predicts treatment preferences and care engagement among Veterans Affairs primary care patients with depression. Annals of Behavioral Medicine. doi: 10.1007/s12160-016-9780-1
Downs A, Boucher LA, Campbell DG, Polyakov A. (2017). Using the WHO-5 Well-Being Index to identify college students who are at-risk for mental health problems. Journal of College Student Development, 58, 113-117.
Davis TD, Campbell DG, Bonner LM, Bolkan CR, Lanto A, Chaney EF, Waltz T, Zivin K, Yano EM, & Rubenstein LV. (2017). Women Veterans with depression in VA primary care: An assessment of needs and preferences. Women’s Health Issues.26, 656-666. doi: 10.1016/j.whi.2016.08.001
Montana Psychological Association, President Elect
American Psychological Association
Society of Behavioral Medicine