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Newsletter 1 – December 2021
Newsletter 2 – September 2022
Newsletter 3 – December 2022
Newsletter 4 - October 2023


    BMJ 2019: Supporting a Distressed              Patient


Health Expectations 2022: myPATH Trauma-Informed, Stakeholder-Driven Research


Trauma-Informed Care: Where to StartTrauma


Peer-reviewed journal articles

1.      Gum, A. M., Schonfeld, L., Tyler, S., Fishleder, S., & Guerra, L. (2016). One-visit behavioral intervention for older primary care patients with mild-moderate depressive symptoms: A pilot study. Southern Medical Journal, 109, 442-447. doi: 10.14423/SMJ.0000000000000497

Prior to focusing on trauma, we conducted pilot research on a brief version of behavioral activation (i.e., doing more of meaningful, rewarding activities) delivered in primary care settings for older patients with depressive symptoms. The intervention worked well for almost all participants, and they were highly satisfied. 

2.      Gum, A. M., Epstein-Lubow, G., Gaudiano, B., Wittink, M., & Horvath, C. (2019). Brief behavioural strategies for distressed primary care patients. The BMJ (formerly The British Medical Journal), 366, l5360. doi: 10.1136/bmj.l5360

In this BMJ article, we reviewed brief behavioral interventions that have evidence of helping primary care patients reduce depression, anxiety, and distress. This article includes practical strategies and links to helpful resources for providers. This article also includes a helpful infographic.

3.      Gum, A., Jensen, C., Schonfeld, L., Conner, K., & Guerra, L. (2022). A pilot study of brief, stepped behavioral activation for primary care patients with depressive symptoms. Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings. doi: 0.1007/s10880-022-09864-x

As a follow-up to Gum et al., 2016, we adapted the behavioral intervention to include more visits and phone calls for patients who did not improve, and allowed patients aged 18 and older. As with the first pilot study, the intervention worked well for almost all participants, and they were highly satisfied.

4.      Gum, A. M., Goldsworthy, M., Guerra, L., Salloum, A., Grau, M., Gottstein, S., Horvath, C., Fields, A., Crowder, J., Holley, R., Ruth, L. J., & Hanna, K. (2022). Trauma-informed patient and public-engaged research: Development and evaluation of an online training programme. Health Expectations. doi: 10.1111/hex.13668

This article describes the formation of myPATH, which we initiated after deciding to focus more explicitly on trauma. This article also describes the training we developed about trauma and applying trauma-informed care to patient-centered research and feedback received from individuals who completed the training, which was very positive. This article includes an infographic detailing the myPATH strategies for trauma-informed, stakeholder-driven research. This article could be useful for other research groups that want to incorporate trauma-informed strategies into their research.

PCORI reports

1.      Gum, A. M., & Holley, R. July 27, 2021. Trauma-informed care and patient-centered, trauma-informed research training: Curriculum development, dissemination, and evaluation (contract number 17443-USF). Washington, DC: PCORI.

          This PCORI report describes the training development and evaluation in more detail                      than the article published in Health Expectations.


  1.     Gum, A. M., Holley, R., Goldsworthy, M., Tentis, S., Moore, T., Pass, L., Horvath, C., Foster, C., Guerra, L., Salloum, A., Ruth, L., Brock, L., Hanna, K., & King-Kallimanis, B. (2023, October). Telehealth experiences and preferences for behavioral health and trauma services: Mixed methods analysis of patient and professional perspectives. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Collaborative Family Healthcare Association, Phoenix, AZ.