Natalie Purcell, PhD, MPA

Title(s)Associate Professor, Social Behavioral Sciences
SchoolSchool of Nursing
Address490 Illinois Street, #12136
San Francisco CA 94158
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    Department of Veterans Affairs, San Francisco, CAPresidential Management Fellowship2013Public Administration
    University of California, Santa Cruz, CAPhD2011Sociology
    University of California, Santa Cruz, CAMA2008Sociology
    Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJMPA2003Public Administration

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    I am a sociologist who specializes in the study of violence, trauma, and pain across healthcare contexts. My work uses mixed methods drawn from the social sciences and the humanities, as well as program-evaluation and implementation-science techniques. Since joining the VA in 2011, my research has centered on understanding the impact of violence and combat trauma in the lives of US military veterans, identifying and evaluating care interventions to address violence-related trauma and pain among veterans, and identifying ways to reduce violence against healthcare workers. My work at VA involves not only violence and trauma-related research, but also transformation of the institutional culture to promote organizational health and patient centered care.

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    1. Tobacco Cessation Prescription Utilization Rates Among Veterans with Cancer Who Smoke. J Gen Intern Med. 2023 Dec; 38(16):3644-3647. Herbst E, Hoggatt KJ, Leonard S, Purcell N, Rossi N, Bialous S. PMID: 37715093; PMCID: PMC10713503.
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    2. Developing and testing a COVID-19 vaccination acceptance intervention: A pragmatic trial comparing vaccine acceptance intervention vs usual care - Rationale, methods, and implementation. Contemp Clin Trials. 2023 Oct; 133:107325. Pyne JM, Seal KH, Manuel JK, DeRonne B, Oliver KA, Bertenthal D, Esserman D, Purcell N, Petrakis BA, Elwy AR. PMID: 37652356.
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    3. Virtual Worlds Technology to Enhance Training for Primary Care Providers in Assessment and Management of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Using Motivational Interviewing: Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial. JMIR Med Educ. 2023 Aug 28; 9:e42862. Manuel JK, Purcell N, Abadjian L, Cardoos S, Yalch M, Hill C, McCarthy B, Bertenthal D, McGrath S, Seal K. PMID: 37639299; PMCID: PMC10495852.
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    4. Advancing health equity by understanding race disparities and other factors associated with PTSD symptom improvement following evidence-based psychotherapy. J Anxiety Disord. 2023 08; 98:102747. Maguen S, Batten A, Hubbard A, Holder N, Burkman K, Cottonham D, Purcell N, Mehlman H, Shiner B. PMID: 37515867.
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    5. Integration of Health Coaches in a Whole Health Team Model of Chronic Pain Care: a Qualitative Study. J Gen Intern Med. 2023 Dec; 38(16):3574-3580. Denneson LM, Purcell N, McGrath SL, Abadjian LR, Becker WC, Seal KH. PMID: 37464147; PMCID: PMC10713909.
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    6. Lung Cancer Screening Among U.S. Military Veterans by Health Status and Race and Ethnicity, 2017-2020: A Cross-Sectional Population-Based Study. AJPM Focus. 2023 Jun; 2(2):100084. Rustagi AS, Byers AL, Brown JK, Purcell N, Slatore CG, Keyhani S. PMID: 37790642; PMCID: PMC10546514.
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    7. Barriers to positive airway pressure adherence among veterans with sleep apnea: a mixed methods study. Transl Behav Med. 2022 08 17; 12(8):870-877. Goldstein LA, Purcell N, Sarmiento KF, Neylan TC, Maguen S. PMID: 35640475.
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    8. Assessing the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on pragmatic clinical trial participants. Contemp Clin Trials. 2021 12; 111:106619. Coleman BC, Purcell N, Geda M, Luther SL, Peduzzi P, Kerns RD, Seal KH, Burgess DJ, Rosen MI, Sellinger J, Salsbury SA, Gelman H, Brandt CA, Edwards RR. PMID: 34775101; PMCID: PMC8585559.
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    9. "Then COVID happened…": Veterans' Health, Wellbeing, and Engagement in Whole Health Care During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Glob Adv Health Med. 2021; 10:21649561211053828. Purcell N, Sells J, McGrath S, Mehlman H, Bertenthal D, Seal KH. PMID: 35174002; PMCID: PMC8842446.
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    10. Women Veterans' Experiences with Integrated, Biopsychosocial Pain Care: A Qualitative Study. Pain Med. 2021 09 08; 22(9):1954-1961. Nicosia FM, Gibson CJ, Purcell N, Zamora K, Tighe J, Seal KH. PMID: 33547797.
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    11. How VA Whole Health Coaching Can Impact Veterans' Health and Quality of Life: A Mixed-Methods Pilot Program Evaluation. Glob Adv Health Med. 2021; 10:2164956121998283. Purcell N, Zamora K, Bertenthal D, Abadjian L, Tighe J, Seal KH. PMID: 33747639; PMCID: PMC7940726.
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    12. Reducing Barriers to Behavioral Treatments for Insomnia: A Qualitative Examination of Veterans' Perspectives of BBTI. Behav Sleep Med. 2022 Jan-Feb; 20(1):37-49. Holder N, Kanady JC, Straus LD, Khan AJ, Purcell N, Huggins J, Gloria R, Neylan TC, Lujan C, Maguen S. PMID: 33502265.
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    13. Whole Health Options and Pain Education (wHOPE): A Pragmatic Trial Comparing Whole Health Team vs Primary Care Group Education to Promote Nonpharmacological Strategies to Improve Pain, Functioning, and Quality of Life in Veterans-Rationale, Methods, and Implementation. Pain Med. 2020 12 12; 21(Suppl 2):S91-S99. Seal KH, Becker WC, Murphy JL, Purcell N, Denneson LM, Morasco BJ, Martin AM, Reddy K, Iseghem TV, Krebs EE, Painter JM, Hagedorn H, Pyne JM, Hixon J, Maguen S, Neylan TC, Borsari B, DeRonne B, Gibson C, Matthias MS, Frank JW, Krishnaswamy A, Li Y, Bertenthal D, Chan A, Nunez A, McCamish N. PMID: 33313734; PMCID: PMC7825011.
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    14. Tailored to Fit: How an Implementation Framework Can Support Pragmatic Pain Care Trial Adaptation for Diverse Veterans Affairs Clinical Settings. Med Care. 2020 09; 58 Suppl 2 9S:S80-S87. Purcell N, Becker WC, Zamora KA, McGrath SL, Hagedorn HJ, Fabian ER, McCamish N, Seal KH. PMID: 32826776; PMCID: PMC7444583.
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    15. An Integrated Pain Team Model: Impact on Pain-Related Outcomes and Opioid Misuse in Patients with Chronic Pain. Pain Med. 2020 09 01; 21(9):1977-1984. Gibson CJ, Grasso J, Li Y, Purcell N, Tighe J, Zamora K, Nicosia F, Seal KH. PMID: 32100002.
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    16. Profiles of moral distress and associated outcomes among student veterans. Psychol Trauma. 2020 Oct; 12(7):669-677. Griffin BJ, Williams CL, Shaler L, Dees RF, Cowden RG, Bryan CJ, Litz B, Purcell N, Burkman K, Maguen S. PMID: 32352806.
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    17. Patient Experiences With Integrated Pain Care: A Qualitative Evaluation of One VA's Biopsychosocial Approach to Chronic Pain Treatment and Opioid Safety. Glob Adv Health Med. 2019; 8:2164956119838845. Purcell N, Zamora K, Gibson C, Tighe J, Chang J, Grasso J, Seal KH. PMID: 31041143; PMCID: PMC6480990.
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    18. Moral Injury: An Integrative Review. J Trauma Stress. 2019 06; 32(3):350-362. Griffin BJ, Purcell N, Burkman K, Litz BT, Bryan CJ, Schmitz M, Villierme C, Walsh J, Maguen S. PMID: 30688367.
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    19. Provider perspectives on a novel moral injury treatment for veterans: Initial assessment of acceptability and feasibility of the Impact of Killing treatment materials. J Clin Psychol. 2019 01; 75(1):79-94. Burkman K, Purcell N, Maguen S. PMID: 30368815.
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    20. "Opening a Door to a New Life": The Role of Forgiveness in Healing From Moral Injury. Front Psychiatry. 2018; 9:498. Purcell N, Griffin BJ, Burkman K, Maguen S. PMID: 30405451; PMCID: PMC6203131.
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    21. The Integrated Pain Team: A Mixed-Methods Evaluation of the Impact of an Embedded Interdisciplinary Pain Care Intervention on Primary Care Team Satisfaction, Confidence, and Perceptions of Care Effectiveness. Pain Med. 2018 09 01; 19(9):1748-1763. Purcell N, Zamora K, Tighe J, Li Y, Douraghi M, Seal K. PMID: 29040715.
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    22. Healing from Moral Injury: A Qualitative Evaluation of the Impact of Killing Treatment for Combat Veterans. Journal of Aggression Maltreatment & Trauma. 2018 Jul 3; 27(6):1-29. Purcell PN, Burkman BK, Keyser KJ, Fucella FP, Maguen MS. .
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    23. Behavioral threat assessment and management: Lessons learned in one VA health care system. Journal of Threat Assessment and Management. 2018 Mar 1; 5(1):42-62. Purcell PN, Drexler DM. .
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    24. Violence in a U.S. Veterans Affairs healthcare system: worker perspectives on prevalence, causes, and contributors. Policy and Practice in Health and Safety. 2017 Jan 2; 15(1):1-19. Purcell PN, Shovein SE, Hebenstreit HC, Drexler DM. .
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    25. Veterans’ Perspectives on the Psychosocial Impact of Killing in War. The Counseling Psychologist. 2016 Oct 1; 44(7):1062-1099. Purcell PN, Koenig KC, Bosch BJ, Maguen MS. .
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    26. Violence and the Pornographic Imaginary: The Politics of Sex, Gender, and Aggression in Hardcore Pornography. 2012. Purcell, N. View Publication.
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