richard cui

Ruifeng (Richard) Cui, PhD


Dr. Cui’s postdoctoral research focuses on utilizing qualitative interviews to learn more about the mental health needs of older Veterans including their interest and ability in using mobile health applications and technologies as resources supporting their mental health.

Dr. Cui’s publications have revealed that factors such as pet ownership, cardiovascular disease, and social support are associated with mental health in older adults and has also investigated predictors of depression treatment outcomes among Veterans receiving psychotherapy and pharmacotherapy for depression.

When asked why conducting VA focused research is important, Dr. Cui responded “My research background and training focus on assessing, preventing, and treating depression and suicide risk in older adults. Issues of depression and suicide risk are major public health concerns among the Veteran population, and I wanted to apply my background, training, and research expertise to help address these issues among those who have sacrificed so much for this country.”