Seattle-Denver Center of Innovation (COIN)
COIN Investigators & Staff
Katherine Hoerster, PhD, MPH
- Title: COIN Core Investigator and Clinical Psychologist
Associate Professor, University of Washington, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Health Systems and Population Health, School of Public Health
- Contact: Katherine.Hoerster@va.gov
- Location: Seattle
- University of Washington webpage
- See Dr. Hoerster's Dimensions profile that includes: publications, grants, datasets, patents and clinical trials
- My research focuses on understanding and addressing the contextual factors like social support and policy that affect health and health behavior. I’m also fortunate to work with Veterans with PTSD as a staff psychologist in the VA Puget Sound-Seattle PTSD Outpatient Clinic. Last, I’m invested in maximizing research impact by communicating about science to the public and policymakers.
As a clinician, it is a true honor to get to work alongside Veterans with PTSD and other mental health conditions as they pursue recovery and a full and meaningful life. I hope that the research I do builds on those meaningful relationships to bring health to Veterans throughout the country.
One of the most powerful tools for healing I’ve observed is Veterans partnering with other Veterans to provide support and solve problems. Through research and clinical work I hope to be a facilitator of Veteran-driven solutions that promote resilience, joy, and well-being.
The following images visualize Dr. Hoerster's work. The word cloud is drawn from publication titles. The research collaboration map shows research relationships (click the image to enlarge):
|Behavioral and Social Science||Health Services|
|Mental Health||Behavioral and Social Science|
|Brain Disorders||Clinical Research|
|Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)||Clinical Trials and Supportive Activities|
|Anxiety Disorders||Mental Health|
|Nutrition||Mind and Body|
|Obesity||Comparative Effectiveness Research|
Persad-Clem R, Hoerster KD, Romano EFT, Huizar N, Maier KJ. Climate to COVID, global to local, policies to people: a biopsychosocial ecological framework for syndemic prevention and response in behavioral medicine. Transl Behav Med. 2022 May 25;12(4):516-525. doi: 10.1093/tbm/ibac021.
Gray KE, Hoerster KD, Spohr SA, Breland JY, Raffa SD. National Veterans Health Administration MOVE! Weight Management Program Participation During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Prev Chronic Dis. 2022 Mar 10;19:E11. doi: 10.5888/pcd19.210303.
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Hendrickson RC, Slevin RA, Hoerster KD, Chang BP, Sano E, McCall CA, Monty GR, Thomas RG, Raskind MA. The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Mental Health, Occupational Functioning, and Professional Retention Among Health Care Workers and First Responders. J Gen Intern Med. 2021 Dec 16. doi: 10.1007/s11606-021-07252-z. Epub ahead of print.
Robustelli BL, Campbell SB, Greene PA, Sayre GG, Sulayman N, Hoerster KD. Table for two: Perceptions of social support from participants in a weight management intervention for veterans with PTSD and overweight or obesity. Psychol Serv. 2021 Sep 13. doi: 10.1037/ser0000577. Epub ahead of print.
Gray KE, Hoerster KD, Taylor L, Krieger J, Nelson KM. Improvements in physical activity and some dietary behaviors in a community health worker-led diabetes self-management intervention for adults with low incomes: results from a randomized controlled trial. Transl Behav Med. 2021 Aug 23:ibab113. doi: 10.1093/tbm/ibab113. Epub ahead of print.
Chen JA, Jakupcak M, McCann R, Fickel JJ, Simons CE, Campbell DG, Stryczek KC, Hoerster KD, Chaney EF, Oishi SM, Miner MN, Bonner LM, Fortney JC, Felker BL. Posttraumatic stress disorder collaborative care: A quality improvement study in veterans affairs primary care. Fam Syst Health. 2021 Jun;39(2):198-211. doi: 10.1037/fsh0000623.
Hoerster KD, Tanksley L, Sulayman N, Bondzie J, Brier M, Damschroder L, Coggeshall S, Houseknecht D, Hunter-Merrill R, Monty G, Saelens BE, Sayre G, Simpson T, Wong E, Nelson K. Testing a tailored weight management program for veterans with PTSD: The MOVE! + UP randomized controlled trial. Contemp Clin Trials. 2021 Jun 16;107:106487. doi: 10.1016/j.cct.2021.106487. Epub ahead of print.
Firth CL, Baquero B, Berney R, Hoerster KD, Mooney SJ, Winters M. Not quite a block party: COVID-19 street reallocation programs in Seattle, WA and Vancouver, BC. SSM Popul Health. 2021 Mar 9;14:100769. doi: 10.1016/j.ssmph.2021.100769. PMCID: PMC7966863.
Hoerster KD, Gray K, Raffa SD. Weight Management and Healthy Lifestyles. JAMA Intern Med. 2020 Oct 1;180(10):1403-1404. doi: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.2765.
Hoerster KD, Collins MP, Au DH, Lane A, Epler E, McDowell J, Barón AE, Rise P, Plumley R, Nguyen T, Schooler M, Schuttner L, Ma J. Testing a self-directed lifestyle intervention among veterans: The D-ELITE pragmatic clinical trial. Contemp Clin Trials. 2020 Aug;95:106045. doi: 10.1016/j.cct.2020.106045. Epub 2020 May 28. PMID: ; PMCID: PMC7253950.
Campbell SB, Gray KE, Hoerster KD, Fortney JC, Simpson TL. Differences in functional and structural social support among female and male veterans and civilians. Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol. 2020 Apr 6;. Doi: 10.1007/s00127-020-01862-4. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed
Hoerster KD, Tanksley L, Simpson T, Saelens BE, Unützer J, Black M, Greene P, Sulayman N, Reiber G, Nelson K. Development of a Tailored Behavioral Weight Loss Program for Veterans With PTSD (MOVE!+UP): A Mixed-Methods Uncontrolled Iterative Pilot Study. Am J Health Promot. 2020 Jul;34(6):587-598. doi: 10.1177/0890117120908505. Epub 2020 Mar 12. PMID: ; PMCID: PMC7478932.
Haibach JP, Hoerster KD, Dorflinger L, McAndrew LM, Cassidy DG, Goodrich DE, Bormann JE, Lowery J, Asch SM, Raffa SD, Moin T, Peterson AL, Goldstein MG, Neal-Walden T, Talcott GW, Hunter CL, Knight SJ. Research translation for military and veteran health: research, practice, policy. Transl Behav Med. 2020 Feb 11:ibz195. doi: 10.1093/tbm/ibz195. Epub ahead of print.
Browne KC, Hoerster KD, Piegari R, Fortney JC, Nelson KN, Post EP, Fihn SD, Mori AM, Trivedi RB. Clinical Care Quality Among Veterans Health Administration Patients With Mental Illness Following Medical Home Implementation. Psychiatr Serv. 2019 Sep 1;70(9):816-823. doi: 10.1176/appi.ps.201800474. Epub 2019 Jul 16.
Hoerster KD, Campbell S, Dolan M, Stappenbeck CA, Yard S, Simpson T, Nelson KM. PTSD is associated with poor health behavior and greater Body Mass Index through depression, increasing cardiovascular disease and diabetes risk among U.S. veterans. Prev Med Rep. 2019 Jun 28;15:100930. doi: 10.1016/j.pmedr.2019.100930. eCollection 2019 Sep. PMC6627033
MOVE!+UP: Testing a Tailored Weight Management Program for Veterans with PTSD
NIH website: https://reporter.nih.gov/project-details/9951878