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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 a Research Health Scientist with the Center of Innovation for Complex Chronic Healthcare (CINCCH), Hines Veterans Affairs (VA) Hospital; and Professor, Parkinson School of Health Sciences and Public Health, 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 co-principal investigator on a QUERI project to evaluate the implementation of a Telewound program and PI on an RR&D SPIRE to assess women Veterans' needs for mobility devices. She is co-investigator on several other projects addressing patient-centered care and health communication, the relationship between exposure to toxins at Camp Lejeune and development of Parkinson's disease, and evaluating the implementation of the VA MISSION Act on use of community care. Dr. Weaver serves on the editorial board for the journal Evaluation and the Health Professions and Journal of Spinal Cord Injuries and Disorders, and is a reviewer for several other journals in the fields of health services, spinal cord injury, and neurology. She serves as a mentor to undergraduates, graduate students, and VA career development awardees. She recently developed a masters program in Implementation Science that will begin enrolling students at Loyola in Fall 2021.

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