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Joseph W Frank, MD, MPH – Career Development Awardee

Joseph W Frank, MD, MPH Joseph W Frank, MD, MPH
Rocky Mountain Regional VA Medical Center, Aurora, CO
Aurora, CO 


Joseph Frank, MD, MPH is a general internist and health services researcher at the VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System. His research focuses on the safe, effective management of chronic pain in primary care settings. His HSR&D-funded Career Development Award seeks to explore Veterans' views on discontinuation of long-term opioid therapy and to develop and pilot a team-based intervention to support tapering of long-term opioid therapy and engagement with non-opioid pain care strategies. He received his MD from Indiana University School of Medicine and completed residency training at the Alpert Medical School at Brown University. He then completed a General Medicine fellowship and MPH at Brigham and Women's Hospital and the Harvard School of Public Health. He is a Core Investigator with the Denver/Seattle Center of Innovation for Veteran-Centered and Value-Driven Care (DiSCOVVR) and an Assistant Professor at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.

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