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Pre-Funded HSR&D Studies


Below are the projects that were selected for funding. 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 20-227 Increasing PTSD Treatment Engagement in Women Veterans: Role of CBT for Insomnia Carlson, Gwendolyn West Los Angeles, CA
CDA 20-272 Helping Veterans Navigate Dual Pharmacy Benefits Hung, Anna Durham, NC
CDA 21-032 Designing Veteran-centered strategies to reduce and prevent food insecurity: A Veteran and community-partnered approach Kamdar, Nipa Houston, TX
CDA 21-044 Integrating personal values into primary care for Veterans with multimorbidity Schuttner, Linnaea Seattle, WA
CDA 21-191 Adapting Treatment Delivery to Improve Retention in Evidence-Based PTSD Treatment Wells, Stephanie Durham, NC
CDA 21-194 Improving Care for Veterans by Understanding and Facilitating Transition to Recommended PTSD Treatment Holder, Nicholas San Francisco, CA
CDA 22-012 Provision of high quality telemental health care during COVID-19 and beyond Connolly, Samantha Boston, MA
CDA 22-066 Expanding exercise programming for Veterans through telehealth Abbate, Lauren Aurora, CO
CDA 22-092 Optimizing Transitions for Dual-Use Veterans Living with Dementia following Hospitalization in the Community Ayele, Roman Aurora, CO
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 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 20-102 Empowering Veterans to Self-Manage PTSD Symptoms Following Completion of Trauma-Focused Therapy Kehle-Forbes, Shannon Minneapolis, MN
IIR 20-117 Veteran Social Support Intervention for Enhancing Smoking Treatment Utilization and Cessation Fu, Steven Minneapolis, MN
IIR 20-122 ECCO - Evaluation of Outcomes Associated with Community Care Prescribed Opioids Duan-Porter, Wei Minneapolis, MN
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 20-242 Self-Administered Acupressure for Veterans with Chronic Back Pain: A Multisite Evaluation of Effectiveness and Implementation Murphy, Susan Ann Arbor, MI
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 20-288 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 20-318 Impact of COVID-19 on implementation and outcomes of VA's Life-Sustaining Treatment Decisions Initiative Linsky, Amy Boston, MA
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 21-024 Assessing Quality of VA and Community Care in the MISSION Era Hofer, Timothy Ann Arbor, MI
IIR 21-026 Virtual Care Strategies to Improve Participation in Cardiac Rehabilitation among Veterans Park, Linda San Francisco, CA
IIR 21-035 Direct to consumer marketing to engage Veterans in evidence-based psychotherapies for PTSD Hundt, Natalie Houston, TX
IIR 21-061 Home-based conservative care model for advanced kidney disease Wong, Susan Seattle, WA
IIR 21-080 Identifying Safe Stimulant Prescribing Practices to Protect Patients, Inform Key Program Initiatives, and Assist Providers Smith, Eric Bedford, MA
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 21-111 Disparities in Trust: COVID-19's Impact on Minority Veterans' Healthcare Experiences Zickmund, Susan Salt Lake City, UT
IIR 21-151 Identifying and testing a tailored strategy to achieve equity in blood pressure control in PACT Mohanty, April Salt Lake City, UT
IIR 21-163 Comparing Quality of Care between VA-Delivered and VA-Purchased Care: The Need for Better Risk Adjustment Rosen, Amy Boston, MA
IIR 21-166 Assessing Episode-Based Surgical Quality in VA and Community Care Settings Sears, Erika Ann Arbor, MI
IIR 21-176 Home foot-temperature monitoring through smart mat technology to improve access, equity, and outcomes in high-risk patients with diabetes Littman, Alyson Seattle, WA
IIR 21-177 Transition to Cardiac Rehabilitation (T2CR) to Address Barriers of Multimorbidity and Frailty Forman, Daniel Pittsburgh, PA
IIR 21-205 CompreHEnsive ViRtual Care for WOmen VEteranS (HEROES) Goldstein, Karen Durham, NC
IIR 21-230 Integrating Veteran-Centered Care for Advanced Liver Disease (I-VCALD) Kanwal, Fasiha Houston, TX
IIR 21-239 Understanding CNS Stimulant Use and Safety in Veterans with TBI Faselis, Charles Washington, DC
IIR 21-255 Pharmacist-guided, patient-driven management of high blood pressure in CKD: A Novel Approach Jalal, Diana Iowa City, IA
IIR 22-027 Heterogeneity in Treatment Effect Timing in Geriatrics and Palliative Care Studies Garrido, Melissa Boston, MA
IIR 22-036 Improving Performance Evaluation of Clinicians to Support National Standards of Practice Doll, Jacob Seattle, WA
IIR 22-075 Optimizing Employee Well-being and Retention during Electronic Health Record Modernization Wong, Edwin Seattle, WA
PPO 21-074 Addressing loneliness and substance use with telehealth CBT Ashrafioun, Lisham Canandaigua, NY
PPO 21-229 VET-Spirit: A Pilot Feasibility and Acceptability Trial to Address Spiritual Needs in Seriously-Ill Veterans Steinhauser, Karen Durham, NC
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 21-012 Options for Pain Management using Nonpharmacological Strategies (OPTIONS) Matthias, Marianne Indianapolis, IN
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 21-087 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 21-098 Engaging Veterans in Developing an Intervention to Address Racial Disparities in Cesarean Sections Mattocks, Kristin Leeds, MA
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
SDR 21-242 Impact of COVID-19 on Continuity of Care for Veterans on Antipsychotic Medications Grubaugh, Anouk Charleston, SC
SDR 22-058 Gender differences in Veteran reintegration and associated suicide risk Denneson, Lauren Portland, OR

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