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such as remote patient monitoring and mobile health plat-
forms (for example, laptops, smartphone apps, tablets, etc.)
appear to be as effective as in-person treatment. These meth-
ods offer alternatives where traditional mental health care is
not easy to obtain, such as in rural areas, and are less likely to
pose a stigma for some individuals, which makes it more likely
that they will seek treatment.
The ultimate goal of this line of research is to determine the
optimal methods and modes of delivering care by providing
access to evidence-based clinical treatments that service mem-
bers will be more likely to accept and use.
These efforts will directly improve readiness across DOD. In
addition, the research will advance the science and clinical
care of other populations of civilian trauma survivors, includ-
ing those with occupational risk, those impacted by natural
disasters and catastrophic accidents, and those who suffer severe
trauma in the course of everyday living.
For more information, please visit the MOMRP website at https://
COL. DENNIS MCGURK is director of MOMRP at
USAMRMC, Fort Detrick, Maryland. He holds a Ph.D .
in experimental psychology from Texas Tech University. He
was a distinguished military graduate in his ROTC class at
Loyola College in Maryland while earning an M.S . in clinical
psychology, and he holds a B.S . in psychology from the University
of Delaware. He entered the military in 1990 as an infantryman
in the U.S . Army Reserve and was commissioned as a Medical
Service Corps officer in 1994. He has served as a platoon leader,
operations officer, company commander, research branch chief
and detachment commander and has deployed to Haiti, Kosovo,
Iraq and Afghanistan. He is Level III certified in science and
technology (S&T) management.
LT. CMDR. CHRISTOPHER STEELE is deputy director of
MOMRP. He received a Ph.D. from North Carolina State Uni-
versity in 2005 and accepted a commission as a U.S . Navy officer.
He holds a B.S . in biology from King University. He served three
years in the U.S . Army as an artilleryman and 12 years in the Army
National Guard, serving in aviation, armor and engineering units
as a noncommissioned officer in nuclear, biological and chemical
operations and military intelligence. He has deployed to Iraq and
Afghanistan. He is Level III certified in S&T management and
Level I certified in program management, and is a member of the
Navy Acquisition Corps.
CAPT. LEONARD D. SKIPPER is MOMRP’s deputy director
for advanced development. He holds a Ph.D. in psychology from
Capella University, an M.S . in human relations from the Uni-
versity of Oklahoma and a B.S . in psychology from the University
of Maryland University College. After enlisting and receiving an
honorable discharge from the U.S . Air Force, Skipper transitioned
to the U.S . Army under the Blue to Green Program. As a member
of the Medical Service Corps, he served as a research psychologist
at WR AIR and as a medical product manager at the U.S . Army
Medical Materiel Development Activity. He is Level III certified in
program management, Level II certified in S&T management and
Level I certified in information technology.
DR. RONDA RENOSKY is the deputy portfolio manager of the
Psychiatry and Clinical Psychology Disorders Portfolio at MOMRP.
She holds a Ph.D. in biobehavioral health and an M.Ed. in reha-
bilitation counseling from The Pennsylvania State University. She
completed a rehabilitation psychology traineeship at Johns Hop-
kins University’s Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology and
Clinical Research and Johns Hopkins Hospital’s comprehensive
DR. RONALD L. HOOVER is the clinical and psychologi-
cal health portfolio manager within MOMRP. A licensed
clinical psychologist, he holds a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from
the University of Cincinnati and a B.A . in biology from
Wittenberg University. He is a retired captain from the
Naval Reserve Intelligence Program.
To address the challenge of lengthy
treatment protocols, MOMRP funded a
study that demonstrated that three weeks
of daily [prolonged exposure therapy],
for 90 minutes each day, was as effective
as 15 weekly sessions, dramatically
shortening recovery time.
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