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:
Community Reintegration and Caregiving
Develop, test, and implement innovations that maximize activity and participation of Veterans with disabilities and their families. Through innovative engagement strategies improve Veterans' and families' experiences of rehabilitation and Veterans' outcomes including, but not limited to community (re)integration, function, safety, quality of life, and access. Studies include VA-community partnerships, patient and family engagement, employment, and meaningful activities.
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].
3.Natural language processing
5.Network / Bayesian techniques
Develop, test, and implement rehabilitation technology innovations including assistive technology and virtual medical modalities (e.g., virtual world, virtual reality, HealtheVet, mobile applications, kiosks, and telerehabilitation) to improve:
1. Veterans' experiences of and participation in rehabilitation
2. Access to rehabilitation care
3. Veterans' outcomes including, but not limited to, function, safety, community (re)integration, quality of life, and access
4. Equitable access to assistive technology