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Bobbi Jo Yarborough, PsyD

InstitutionKaiser Permanente Northwest
DepartmentCenter for Health Research - Northwest
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    Dr. Bobbi Jo Yarborough is a clinical psychologist and mental health services researcher. Her work focuses on improving care and outcomes and promoting recovery among individuals with serious mental illnesses, substance use problems, or both.

    Dr. Yarborough joined the Center for Health Research in 2000. Her early work with Drs. Greg Clarke and Lynn DeBar focused on modifying evidence-based treatments developed for adults to manage depression and eating disorders so that they were acceptable and developmentally appropriate for adolescents. Together with Dr. Clarke she also modified a cognitive-behavioral therapy program for adults with subclinical and clinical depression for suitability as an online treatment. With Dr. DeBar she developed a primary care-based lifestyle intervention for overweight adolescent females and a cognitive behavioral treatment for binge eating in adolescent girls.

    In 2005, Dr. Yarborough began collaborating with Dr. Carla Green on the STRIDE study, in which a weight loss program developed for adults in the general population was modified to meet the specific and unique needs of adults living with serious mental illnesses and/or taking antipsychotic medications. Materials from this study, including a facilitator guide, participant workbook, and food and fitness diary, are available for download.

    Dr. Yarborough also played a key role on a project funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality that culminated in a definition of patient-centered services specific to people with serious mental illnesses, a theoretical model of a learning care delivery system, and an analytic framework to guide future comparative effectiveness research and patient-centered outcomes research.

    Dr. Yarborough earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Oregon and her master’s in counseling and doctorate in clinical psychology from Pacific University.

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    1. Yarborough BJH, Stumbo SP, Cavese JA, Yarborough MT, Green CA. Patient perspectives on how living with a mental illness affects making and maintaining healthy lifestyle changes. Patient Educ Couns. 2018 Sep 01. PMID: 30205919.
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    2. Yarborough BJH, Stumbo SP, Perrin NA, Hanson GC, Muench J, Green CA. Effects of primary care clinician beliefs and perceived organizational facilitators on the delivery of preventive care to individuals with mental illnesses. BMC Fam Pract. 2018 Jan 12; 19(1):16. PMID: 29329520.
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    3. Yarborough BJH, Perrin NA, Stumbo SP, Muench J, Green CA. Preventive Service Use Among People With and Without Serious Mental Illnesses. Am J Prev Med. 2018 Jan; 54(1):1-9. PMID: 29056371.
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    4. Yarborough BJH, Owen-Smith AA, Stumbo SP, Yarborough MT, Perrin NA, Green CA. An Observational Study of Service Dogs for Veterans With Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. Psychiatr Serv. 2017 Jul 01; 68(7):730-734. PMID: 28292227.
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    5. Yarborough BJ, Stumbo SP, Janoff SL, Yarborough MT, McCarty D, Chilcoat HD, Coplan PM, Green CA. Understanding opioid overdose characteristics involving prescription and illicit opioids: A mixed methods analysis. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2016 10 01; 167:49-56. PMID: 27520885.
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    6. Yarborough BJ. Health promotion coaching for obese individuals with serious mental illnesses produces clinically significant reductions in cardiovascular risks up to 18 months. Evid Based Ment Health. 2016 Feb; 19(1):31. PMID: 26747874.
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    7. Yarborough BJ, Stumbo SP, McCarty D, Mertens J, Weisner C, Green CA. Methadone, buprenorphine and preferences for opioid agonist treatment: A qualitative analysis. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2016 Mar 01; 160:112-8. PMID: 26796596; PMCID: PMC4767611 [Available on 03/01/17].
    8. Yarborough BJ, Leo MC, Yarborough MT, Stumbo S, Janoff SL, Perrin NA, Green CA. Improvement in Body Image, Perceived Health, and Health-Related Self-Efficacy Among People With Serious Mental Illness: The STRIDE Study. Psychiatr Serv. 2016 Mar; 67(3):296-301. PMID: 26522674.
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    9. Green CA, Yarborough MT, Polen MR, Janoff SL, Yarborough BJ. Dual recovery among people with serious mental illnesses and substance problems: a qualitative analysis. J Dual Diagn. 2015; 11(1):33-41. PMID: 25491440; PMCID: PMC4326568.
    10. Green CA, Yarborough BJ, Leo MC, Yarborough MT, Stumbo SP, Janoff SL, Perrin NA, Nichols GA, Stevens VJ. The STRIDE weight loss and lifestyle intervention for individuals taking antipsychotic medications: a randomized trial. Am J Psychiatry. 2015 Jan; 172(1):71-81. PMID: 25219423; PMCID: PMC4282602.
    11. Green CA, Janoff SL, Yarborough BJ, Yarborough MT. A 12-week weight reduction intervention for overweight individuals taking antipsychotic medications. Community Ment Health J. 2014 Nov; 50(8):974-80. PMID: 24566560.
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    12. Green CA, Estroff SE, Yarborough BJ, Spofford M, Solloway MR, Kitson RS, Perrin NA. Directions for future patient-centered and comparative effectiveness research for people with serious mental illness in a learning mental health care system. Schizophr Bull. 2014 Jan; 40 Suppl 1:S1-S94. PMID: 24489078; PMCID: PMC3911266.
    13. Green CA, Janoff SL, Yarborough BJ, Paulson RI. The recovery group project: development of an intervention led jointly by peer and professional counselors. Psychiatr Serv. 2013 Dec 01; 64(12):1211-7. PMID: 23999845.
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    14. Green CA, Perrin NA, Leo MC, Janoff SL, Yarborough BJ, Paulson RI. Recovery from serious mental illness: trajectories, characteristics, and the role of mental health care. Psychiatr Serv. 2013 Dec 01; 64(12):1203-10. PMID: 23999823; PMCID: PMC4330090.
    15. Yarborough BJ, Leo MC, Stumbo S, Perrin NA, Green CA. STRIDE: a randomized trial of a lifestyle intervention to promote weight loss among individuals taking antipsychotic medications. BMC Psychiatry. 2013 Sep 28; 13:238. PMID: 24074269; PMCID: PMC3907020.
    16. Green CA, Johnson KM, Yarborough BJ. Seeking, delaying, and avoiding routine health care services: patient perspectives. Am J Health Promot. 2014 May-Jun; 28(5):286-93. PMID: 23971522; PMCID: PMC3933475.
    17. Clarke G, Yarborough BJ. Evaluating the promise of health IT to enhance/expand the reach of mental health services. Gen Hosp Psychiatry. 2013 Jul-Aug; 35(4):339-44. PMID: 23701698; PMCID: PMC3716575.
    18. Debar LL, Wilson GT, Yarborough BJ, Burns B, Oyler B, Hildebrandt T, Clarke GN, Dickerson J, Striegel RH. Cognitive Behavioral Treatment for Recurrent Binge Eating in Adolescent Girls: A Pilot Trial. Cogn Behav Pract. 2013 May 01; 20(2):147-161. PMID: 23645978.
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    19. Yarborough BJ, DeBar LL, Wu P, Pearson J, Stevens VJ. Responding to pediatric providers' perceived barriers to adolescent weight management. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2012 Nov; 51(11):1063-70. PMID: 22964862; PMCID: PMC3628808.
    20. DeBar LL, Stevens VJ, Perrin N, Wu P, Pearson J, Yarborough BJ, Dickerson J, Lynch F. A primary care-based, multicomponent lifestyle intervention for overweight adolescent females. Pediatrics. 2012 Mar; 129(3):e611-20. PMID: 22331335; PMCID: PMC3289521.
    21. DeBar LL, Elder C, Ritenbaugh C, Aickin M, Deyo R, Meenan R, Dickerson J, Webster JA, Jo Yarborough B. Acupuncture and chiropractic care for chronic pain in an integrated health plan: a mixed methods study. BMC Complement Altern Med. 2011 Nov 25; 11:118. PMID: 22118061; PMCID: PMC3256110.
    22. Yarborough BJ, Janoff SL, Stevens VJ, Kohler D, Green CA. Delivering a lifestyle and weight loss intervention to individuals in real-world mental health settings: Lessons and opportunities. Transl Behav Med. 2011 Sep 01; 1(3):406-415. PMID: 22229048.
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    23. DeBar LL, Striegel-Moore RH, Wilson GT, Perrin N, Yarborough BJ, Dickerson J, Lynch F, Rosselli F, Kraemer HC. Guided self-help treatment for recurrent binge eating: replication and extension. Psychiatr Serv. 2011 Apr; 62(4):367-73. PMID: 21459987; PMCID: PMC3962509.
    24. DeBar LL, Yarborough BJ, Striegel-Moore RH, Rosselli F, Perrin N, Wilson GT, Kraemer HC, Green R, Lynch F. Recruitment for a guided self-help binge eating trial: potential lessons for implementing programs in everyday practice settings. Contemp Clin Trials. 2009 Jul; 30(4):326-33. PMID: 19275947; PMCID: PMC2765399.
    25. Abbott DM, Svirsky JA, Yarborough BH. Transposition of the permanent mandibular canine. Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol. 1980; 49(1):97. PMID: 6927950.
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