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Pre-Funded HSR&D Studies


Below are the projects that were selected for funding from the Winter 2021 HSR&D SMRB cycle. These projects are currently going through the JIT compliance process and abstracts for these projects will become available on an individual basis as they receive funding.

NOTE: Abstracts for the pre-funded projects listed here will be available once they receive funding.

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Project No. 
CDA 19-075 Building better pain teams across disciplines Giannitrapani, Karleen Palo Alto, CA
CDA 20-047 Development of a Veteran-Centered Approach to ICD Decision-Making in the VA Sandhu, Amneet Aurora, CO
CDA 20-223 Identifying Risk and Improving Care for Elder Abuse among Veterans Makaroun, Lena Pittsburgh, PA
CDA 20-231 Data to Clinical Action: Using Predictive Analytics to Improve the Care of Veterans with Opioid Use Disorder Hayes, Corey No. Little Rock, AR
CDA 20-261 Understanding Community-based Mental Healthcare for Rural Veterans with Military Sexual Trauma Boykin, Derrecka Houston, TX
CDA 20-272 Helping Veterans Navigate Dual Pharmacy Benefits Hung, Anna Durham, NC
CDA 20-275 Assessing Trends in STI Screening among Women Veterans in the VHA Keddem, Shimrit Philadelphia, PA
CDA 21-083 Health informatics approaches to reduce missed opportunities in diagnosis of pancreatic cancer Khalaf, Natalia Houston, TX
CDA 21-116 Aligning Post-Acute Care with Veterans Values and Priorities Manges, Kirstin Philadelphia, PA
CDA 21-194 Improving Care for Veterans by Understanding and Facilitating Transition to Recommended PTSD Treatment Holder, Nicholas San Francisco, CA
IIR 19-097 Mindful Hand Hygiene to Reduce Infections Among Veterans While Enhancing Provider Well-Being Greene, Michael Ann Arbor, MI
IIR 19-137 A web-based program to improve chronic illness self-management by engaging patients and informal caregivers Trivedi, Ranak Palo Alto, CA
IIR 19-187 Using Data Analytics and Targeted Whole Health Coaching to Reduce Frequent Utilization of Acute Care among Homeless Veterans Blonigen, Daniel Palo Alto, CA
IIR 19-422 The EMBER Trial for Weight Management Engagement Breland, Jessica Palo Alto, CA
IIR 20-058 Multi-site Pilot Trial of Strengths-based Linkage to Alcohol Care (SLAC) for Hazardous Drinkers in Primary Care Cucciare, Michael No. Little Rock, AR
IIR 20-093 Stand Down-Think Before You Drink: An RCT of a Mobile App for Hazardous Drinking with Peer Phone Support Blonigen, Daniel Palo Alto, CA
IIR 20-162 Implementation of shared decision making in rheumatoid arthritis: A stepped wedge, cluster-randomized trial Barton, Jennifer Portland, OR
IIR 20-222 Post-Acute Home Health Care for Veterans: Examining Payer Source, Quality, and Outcomes Thomas, Kali Providence, RI
IIR 20-237 Surveillance priorities and outcomes for Veterans treated with endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair Goodney, Philip White River Junction, VT
IIR 20-241 Patient Experience of Specialty Care Coordination under the MISSION Act Vimalananda, Varsha Bedford, MA
IIR 20-242 Self-Administered Acupressure for Veterans with Chronic Back Pain: A Multisite Evaluation of Effectiveness and Implementation Murphy, Susan Ann Arbor, MI
IIR 20-246 Dissemination and Implementation of a Videoconference Antimicrobial Stewardship Team (VAST) Jump, Robin Cleveland, OH
IIR 20-253 Path To Better Sleep + Virtual Coaching: The Effectiveness and Implementation of Internet-Based Self-Management Program for Insomnia in a Regional Healthcare System Hermes, Eric West Haven, CT
IIR 20-256 MOTIVATE to Improve Outcomes for Older Veterans with Musculoskeletal Pain and Depression Makris, Una Dallas, TX
IIR 20-270 Impact of the MISSION Act on Quality and Outcomes of Interventional Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery among Veterans Groeneveld, Peter Philadelphia, PA
IIR 20-278 From Training to Practice: Understanding the Integration of Evidence-Based Psychotherapies for Depression (INTEGRATE) Ackland, Princess Minneapolis, MN
IIR 20-280 Leveraging inpatient antimicrobial stewardship infrastructure to improve antimicrobial-prescribing at hospital discharge Livorsi, Daniel Iowa City, IA
IIR 20-283 A Novel Acceptance-based Treatment for Insomnia in Veterans with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Martin, Jennifer Sepulveda, CA
IIR 20-288 Clinical outcomes for asynchronous teledermatology Oh, Dennis San Francisco, CA
IIR 20-309 Developing a New Method to Improve Primary Care Workforce Management Nelson, Karin Seattle, WA
IIR 20-314 A comprehensive assessment of maternal health and pregnancy outcomes among women veterans Phibbs, Ciaran Palo Alto, CA
IIR 20-318 Impact of COVID-19 on implementation and outcomes of VA's Life-Sustaining Treatment Decisions Initiative Linsky, Amy Boston, MA
IIR 20-322 Teaching Obesity Treatment Options to Adult Learners (TOTAL): A Multi-site RCT Funk, Luke Madison, WI
IIR 21-014 Pragmatic trial to increase quality of care in State Veterans Homes: Improving safety using an evidence-based, frontline staff huddling practice Hartmann, Christine Bedford, MA
IIR 21-026 Virtual Care Strategies to Improve Participation in Cardiac Rehabilitation among Veterans Park, Linda San Francisco, CA
IIR 21-036 Leveraging a natural experiment to identify the effects of VA community care programs on health care quality, equity, and Veteran experiences Gellad, Walid Pittsburgh, PA
IIR 21-065 Putting the puzzle together: Leveraging dual use to improve care for Veterans living with dementia Maust, Donovan Ann Arbor, MI
IIR 21-088 Using the Multiphase Optimization Strategy to Adapt Cognitive Processing Therapy Sripada, Rebecca Ann Arbor, MI
IIR 21-100 Telehealth-delivered peer support to improve quality of life among Veterans with multimorbidity Gray, Kristen Seattle, WA
IIR 21-101 Collaborate2Lose: Collaborating with romantic and non-romantic support persons to improve long-term weight loss Voils, Corrine Madison, WI
IIR 21-104 Development and Validation of a Patient Reported Experience Measure for VA Women's Health Care Katon, Jodie Seattle, WA
IIR 21-168 Comparative and cost effectiveness of diabetes medications Conlin, Paul Brockton, MA
IIR 21-205 CompreHEnsive ViRtual Care for WOmen VEteranS (HEROES) Goldstein, Karen Durham, NC
PPO 21-074 Addressing loneliness and substance use with telehealth CBT Ashrafioun, Lisham Canandaigua, NY
PPO 21-204 Understanding Reasons for Underdiagnosis and Undertreatment of Primary Hyperparathyroidism in the VA Makris, Konstantinos Houston, TX
PPO 21-221 Prn Blood Pressure Medication Use in VA Hospitals: A Mixed Methods Approach Canales, Muna Gainesville, FL
PPO 21-272 Designing a novel post-incident intervention to address patient harassment of staff in VA primary care settings Fenwick, Karissa West Los Angeles, CA
SDR 21-001 Addressing Social Determinants of Health among Rural Veterans Gurewich, Deborah Boston, MA
SDR 21-018 Telehealth CBT to increase engagement in pain treatment among Veterans using prescription opioids Ashrafioun, Lisham Canandaigua, NY
SDR 21-046 Exposure to Suicide Among Post 9/11 Veterans: Prevalence, Correlates and Treatment Needs Sayer, Nina Minneapolis, MN
SDR 21-063 Applying Critical Race Theory to investigate the impact of COVID-19-related policy changes on racial/ethnic disparities in medication treatment for opioid use disorder Williams, Emily Seattle, WA
SDR 21-075 Measurement-Based Transition Assistance (MBTA): Evaluating the Promise of a Web-Based Approach to Promoting Veterans' Support Seeking Vogt, Dawne Boston, MA
SDR 21-087 Increasing Social Connection Through Crisis Caring Contacts: A Pragmatic Trial Teo, Alan Portland, OR
SDR 21-089 Strategies to improve Utilization of Post-overdose Evidence-based Risk mitigation among Non-fatal Overdoses in VA (SUPER NOVA) Oliva, Elizabeth Palo Alto, CA
SDR 21-092 COVID-19 Impact on Pain management: Highlighting, Explaining, and Realigning services (CIPHER) McGuire, Alan Indianapolis, IN
SDR 21-098 Engaging Veterans in Developing an Intervention to Address Racial Disparities in Cesarean Sections Mattocks, Kristin Leeds, MA
SDR 21-108 Role of non-pharmacological pain treatments in safe and effective opioid tapering in chronic pain Black, Anne West Haven, CT
SDR 21-114 Virtual MOUD Treatment: Virtual Point-of-Care Toxicology Testing to Accompany Virtual Medication Assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder Hermes, Eric West Haven, CT
SDR 21-123 Clinical context of SuicIde following OPIOID transitionS in Veterans, CSI: OPIOIDS-V Kertesz, Stefan Birmingham, AL
SDR 21-133 Identifying Modifiable Factors that Affect Veterans At-Risk due to Social Determinants of Health and Psychological Distress Access to Care Within Integrated Primary Care Settings Funderburk, Jennifer Syracuse, NY
SDR 21-227 Impact of COVID-era Disrupted Care on Disparities in Outcomes among Veterans with Kidney Failure Wang, Virginia Durham, NC

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