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Frances M. Weaver, PhD, MA, BA – Research Career Scientist

Frances M. Weaver, PhD, MA, BA Frances M. Weaver, PhD, MA, BA
Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital
Hines, IL 


Dr. Frances Weaver is Director, Center of Innovation for Complex Chronic Healthcare (CINCCH), Hines Veterans Affairs (VA) Hospital; and Professor, Department of Medicine and Public Health Sciences, Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University. She has been an HSR&D Career Scientist Awardee since 2004. She has a BA in Psychology from the State University of New York, Plattsburgh; and an MA and PhD (1987) in Applied Social Psychology from Loyola University, Chicago. Dr. Weaver has served as principal investigator or co-investigator on several merit review projects funded through both federal and other funding sources. Her research interests include neurologic diseases, chronic disease management, health care outcomes and implementation research. She is principal investigator on a study to examine lifetime costs following deep brain stimulation for Parkinson's disease stemming from a completed study for which she was co-PI and subsequent HSR&D funded IIR to examine cost-effectiveness. She is PI on an HSR&D grant to develop and test a patient inventory to improve delivery of patient-centered care. Dr. Weaver serves on the editorial board for the journal Evaluation and the Health Professions and on FORUM (VA's HSR&D newsletter), and reviewer for several other journals including Medical Care, Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine, Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Lancet Neurology, Parkinsonism & Related Disorders, and Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. She serves as a mentor to undergraduates, graduate students, and VA career development awardees.

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