Director: William Mann, Ph.D., O.T.R.
Co-Directors: Tampa - Gail Powell-Cope, Ph.D., A.R.N.P., and Steven Scott, D.O.; Gainesville - Diane Cowper Ripley, Ph.D., and Charles E. Levy, M.D.
About the COIN
CINDRR's mission is to identify and develop strategies for improving inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services, as well as the long term management of disability, including issues that impact family members, for Veterans of all ages.
Focused Areas of Research
CINDRR's focused areas of research include:
Through technologies and innovative engagement strategies improve: (1) Veterans'
experiences of rehabilitation, and (2) Veterans' outcomes including, but not limited to,
function, safety, community (re)integration, QOL, and access.
Projects under Focus Area 1 address the following:
- Virtual Care
- Assistive Technology
- VA-Community Partnerships
- Patient and Family Engagement
- Interdisciplinary Team Functioning
Rehabilitation Analytics Research
Develop analytic systems and predictive analytics to proactively identify patients at
risk for adverse events [informatics]; and Develop and test patient-reported outcomes to increase engagement in care and evaluate outcomes of rehab interventions [measurement].
Projects under Focus Area 2 can address the following
- Patient-reported outcomes
- Natural language processing
- Text mining
- Network / Baysian techniques
Shorten the time between evidence production and implementation into rehabilitation practice and policy, including but not limited to rehabilitation programs and strategies, patient-reported outcome measures, and point of care decision support tools.
Projects under Focus Area 3 address the following:
- Barriers and facilitators to implementing evidence-based programs and practices consistent with VA National Priorities (Blueprint)
- Projects that promote access and quality improvement efforts throughout the VA
- Rigorous evaluation methods of VA national initiatives
- Innovative implementation science projects that seek to engage national and regional partners to improve VA health care and outcomes