University of Colorado, School of Medicine, PM&R Faculty

Associate Professor


Jeri Forster PhD

Data and Statistical Core Director, VA Rocky Mountain Mental Illness Research Education and Clinical Center (MIRECC) Associate Professor
  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (SOM)

Dr. Jeri Forster, PhD, is a biostatistician, Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R), and the Director of the Data and Statistical Core (DASC) in the VA Rocky Mountain Mental Illness, Research, Education, and Clinical Center (MIRECC) for Suicide Prevention. Dr. Forster serves on the Board of Governors for the VA/DoD Mortality Data Repository and on the Editorial Board for the Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation. Her primary areas of research collaboration include suicide, traumatic brain injury, co-morbid psychiatric disorders, physical therapy for older and medically complex individuals.

Research Interests: Longitudinal data analysis; nonignorable dropout; varying-coefficient models
Statement about Research Program: My research has focused on methods that adjust for potential nonignorable dropout in longitudinal observational studies and clinical trials. I have additionally led analyses on numerous studies related to TBI, PTSD and suicide risk.

Areas of Expertise

Longitudinal data analysis, handling nonignorable dropout, varying-coefficient models, RCTs, pilot and feasibility/acceptability studies.



Military Suicide Research Consortium
A novel approach to identifying behavioral and neural markers of active suicidal ideation: Effects of cognitive and emotional stress on working memory in OEF/OIF/OND Veterans. Role: Co-Investigator
Military Suicide Research Consortium
Home-Based Mental Health Evaluation (HOME) to Assist Suicidal Veterans with the Transition from Inpatient to Outpatient Settings: A Multi-Site Interventional Trial. Role: Co-Investigator

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