Funded Projects - Center of Innovation for Complex Chronic Healthcare
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Funded Projects

The following are HSR&D & QUERI projects on which CINCCH Investigators are:
Principal Investigator (PI), co-PI (co-PI),  or co-Investigator (co-I).
Please view abstracts of these projects at

IIR 14-007 Opening the Black Box of Cultural Competence
Gordon, HS - co-I
September 2015 to August 2020

IIR 15-101 A Technology-Assisted Care Transition Intervention for Veterans with Chronic Heart Failure or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Smith, BM - co-I
October 2016 to June 2021

IIR 15-294 Best Practices for Management of Fractures in Spinal Cord Injuries and Disorders
Weaver, FM - co-PI
Etingen, B - co-I
Guihan, M – co-I
Gonzalez, B – Biostatistician
May 2017 to September 2020

IIR 16-028 Effectiveness of Treatment and Outcomes for Veterans Infected with Resistant Gram-negative Organisms
Evans, CT - PI
Fitzpatrick, M - co-I
Smith, BM - co-I
Tarlov, E - co-I
Gonzalez, B - Biostatistician
July 2018 to June 2021

IIR 16-229 Mentored Enhanced Implementation and Evaluation of National VA Mandates to Prevent the Spread of C difficile Infection
Evans, CT – co-I
October 2018 to March 2022

IIR 16-232 Directed Evaluation of Provider Learning Modules to Prevent Venous Thromboembolism after Major Cancer Surgery
Bentrem, DJ – PI
French, DD – co-I
Gordon, HS – co-I
August 2018 to July 2022

IIR 16-261 Impact of the VA Medication Copayment Redesign 
Stroupe, KT - PI
Evans, CT - co-I
Smith, BM - co-I
Gonzalez, B - Biostatistician
April 2018 to September 2021
IIR 16-267 Engaging Patients and Providers in Identifying and Addressing Modifiable Risk Factors to Prevent Community-Acquired Ulcers in Veterans with SCI
Burkhart, Elizabeth (Lisa) – PI
LaVela, S – co-I
Weaver, FM - co-I
Gonzalez, B - Biostatistician
July 2018 to December 2022

IIR 16-296 Measuring, Mining, and Understanding Communication Behaviors: Markers for Quality of Care
Smith, BM - co-I
January 2018 to December 2020

IIR 17-039 Improving Veteran Health by Increasing Dental Stewardship of Antibiotics and Opioids
Evans, CT - co-I
Fitzpatrick, M - co-I
July 2018 to June 2022

IIR 17-047  Body Mass Index (BMI) Risk Zones and Variations in Obesity Detection in Veterans with Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) E 
LaVela, SL co-I
January 2020 to December 2022

IIR 17-185 Continuing the Conversation: A Multi-site RCT Using Narrative Communication to Support Hypertension Self-management among African-American Veterans
Gordon, HS – co-I
Smith, BM - co-I
Stroupe, KT -co-I
May 2019 to April 2023

PPO 18-045 VA Nurse Practitioners as Antibiotic Stewards A Mixed Methods Study Examining Prescribing and Perceptions
Saban KL - co-I
June 2019 to May 2020 

QUE 15-269 Combating Antimicrobial Resistance through Rapid Implementation of Available Guidelines and Evidence (CARRIAGE)
Evans, CT - co-PI
Fitzpatrick, M – co-I
Guihan, M – co-I
October 2016 - September 2021

QUE 16-171 Optimizing Appropriate Use of Medications for Veterans
Stroupe, K - co-I
October 2016 to September 2021

PEC 15-470 eHealth Partnered Evaluation Center
Etingen, B – co-I
Smith, B – co-I
October 2015 to September 2021

PEC 19-310 TeleWound Practice Partnered Evaluation Initiative
Weaver, FM -PI
Etingen, B -co-PI
Kostovich, C – co-I
Smith, B – co-I
Stroupe, K – co-I
Tarlov, E – co-I
March 2019 to September 2021

SDR 18-330 Evaluation of Implementation Strategies to increase Telerehabilitation
Weaver, FM – co-I
October 2018 to September 2021

updated 5-28-2020