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Disrupted Care Related Projects

Below are the current and completed projects related to COVID-19 disrupted and deferred care. To facilitate communication, each PI's VA email address is hyperlinked to the individual's name. Project aims are described here

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HSR&D Abigail Baim-Lance Bronx Optimizing Patient-Centered Routine Care at a Distance for Veterans with Chronic Conditions
HSR&D Alan McGuire Indianapolis COVID-19 Impact on Pain management: Highlighting, Explaining, and Realigning Services (CIPHER)
HSR&D Alan Teo Portland Adapting Caring Contacts to Counteract Adverse Effects of Social Distancing Among High-Risk Veterans During the COVID-19 Pandemic
HSR&D Amal Trivedi Providence Impact of COVID-era Disrupted Care on Disparities in Outcomes among Veterans with Kidney Failure
HSR&D Amy Linsky Boston Impact of COVID-19 on Implementation and Outcomes of VA's Life-Sustaining Treatment Decisions Initiative
HSR&D Andrea Finlay Palo Alto Disruption of Health Services: The Impact of COVID-19 on Veterans with SCI/D
HSR&D Angela Fagerlin Salt Lake City Veterans Experiences During the COVID-19 Pandemic
HSR&D Anita Vashi Palo Alto Impact of COVID-19 on ED and UC Use and Veteran Outcomes
HSR&D Anouk Grubaugh Charleston Impact of COVID-19 on Continuity of Care for Veterans on Antipsychotic Medications
HSR&D Ashok Reddy Puget Sound COVID-19 Preventive Health Inventory: Evaluating a Primary Care Approach to Catching-Up on Needed Chronic and Preventive Care for Veterans
HSR&D Bo Kim Boston Applying the After-Action Review Methodology to Examine Mental Health Residential Rehabilitation and Treatment Programs’ Response to the COVID--19 Crisis
HSR&D Brent Moore West Haven Virtual Pain Care for High-Risk Veterans on Opioids during COVID-19 (and beyond)
HSR&D Bryann DeBeer Aurora Impact of COVID-19 and Social Distancing on Mental Health and Suicide Risk in Veterans
HSR&D Celina Yong Palo Alto Delaying Cardiovascular Procedures to Curb the Spread of COVID-19 among Veterans: Variation in VHA Practice Patterns and Outcomes
HSR&D Christopher Bowling Durham Characterize the Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Social Participation, Function, and Access to Necessary Services among Older Adults with Advanced CKD
HSR&D Claudia Der-Martirosian Los Angeles Use of VA Telehealth Services at VAGLAHS during the COVID-19 Pandemic
HSR&D David Winchester Gainesville Effectiveness of Telehealth to Adequately Manage ACSC such as Admission for Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)
HSR&D Dennis Oh San Francisco  Improving Dermatology Access by Direct-to-Patient Teledermatology and Computer-Assisted Diagnosis
HSR&D Diana Mendez Orlando Changes in the Delivery of Evidenced Based Psychotherapies for Depression and PTSD as the Result of COVID-19 Pandemic
HSR&D Elizabeth Oliva Palo Alto Strategies to improve Utilization of Post-overdose Evidence-based Risk mitigation among Non-Fatal Overdoses in VA (NOVA)
PCAT/ Office of Primary Care Emily Franzosa Bronx VA-paid Home Health Aides' Role in Facilitating Access to and Coordination of Primary care for Vulnerable Older Veterans during COVID-19
NIH-NIDA Emily Williams Seattle 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 (MOUD)
HSR&D Eric Jutkowitz Providence Evaluating the Impact of COVID-19 on Case Management, Health Care Utilization, and Housing Outcomes for HUD-VASH Veterans
HSR&D Eve Kerr Ann Arbor Developing Effective Strategies to Improve Access in the COVID-19 System Recovery Phase
HSR&D Hillary Lum Little Rock COVID-19 Impact on Biopsychosocial Factors of Loneliness in Rural Older Veterans and Caregivers
HSR&D Jack Tsai West Haven Evaluating the Impact of COVID-19 on Case Management, Health Care Utilization, and Housing Outcomes for HUD-VASH Veterans
HSR&D James Rudolph Providence COVID-19 in the VA Community Living Centers (CLCs)
HSR&D Jamie Estock Pittsburgh Pandemic-Related Disruptions in care for Veterans on Insulin Pumps (PD-VIP): A Mixed Methods Analysis
Office of Primary Care  Jean Yoon Palo Alto Use of Virtual Care and Adherence to Chronic Medications During the COVID-19 Crisis
NIH-NIDA Jennifer Chen Seattle 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 (MOUD)
HSR&D Jennifer Funderbunk Syracuse Piloting a Self-Help Intervention to Improve Veteran Mental Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic
HSR&D Johanne Eliacin Indianapolis Expanding VA Peer Support Workforce Capacity to Facilitate Increased Access to VHA Mental Health Services and Continuity of Care for Veterans with Mental Illness During The COVID-19 Pandemic
HSR&D Karleen Giannitrapni Palo Alto A Needs Assessment for Facilitating the Role of VA Occupational Health Providers during COVID-19
HSR&D Katie Suda Pittsburgh The Broken Drug Supply Chain: The Impact of COVID-19 on Drug Shortages and Veteran Health
HSR&D Kelly Hunt Charleston Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Chronic Disease Care within the VA
HSR&D Laura Petersen Houston Rapid Assessment of National Surges and Variations in COVID-19 Inpatient Nurse Staffing using a Big Data Approach
HSR&D Lauren Penney San Antonio The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Veteran Caregivers: A Mixed Methods Study to inform the VA Caregiver Support System
HSR&D Lillian Min Ann Arbor Resilience to Covid-19 Disrupted Chronic Condition Care for Older Veterans At Risk of Hospitalization: Role of VA Ambulatory Care and VA Extended Care Home and Community-Based Care Supports
HSR&D Lisa Silbert Portland Impact of Social Distancing During the COVID-19 Pandemic on Cognitive, Physical, and Mental Health in Urban and Rural Veterans in the Pacific Northwest
VA Office of Connected Care  Lucinda Leung Los Angeles Leveraging Rapid COVID-Driven Telehealth Expansion to Optimize Delivery of In-Person and Virtual Services in VA Primary Care
HSR&D Marianne Matthias Indianapolis Impacts of COVID-19 on African American Veterans with Chronic Pain
HSR&D Marinella Galea Bronx Disruption of Health Services: The Impact of COVID-19 on Veterans with SCI/D
CDC Mark D. Schwartz New York Impact of Community Factors on Geographic Disparities in Diabetes and Obesity Nationwide
COIN – Ci2i Matthew Boden Palo Alto Addressing the Mental Health Impact of COVID-19 through Population Health
HSR&D Nipa P. Kamdar Houston Seeking Food Assistance: Food Insecure Veterans' Experiences Navigating through Systems
GECDAC/ NIA Orna Intrator Canandaigua (Not provided)
HSR&D Paul Hess Denver Impact of COVID-19 on Cardiovascular Healthcare Utilization, Quality of Care, and Clinical Outcomes
HSR&D Prasad Padala Little Rock COVID-19 Impact on Biopsychosocial Factors of Loneliness in Rural Older Veterans and Caregivers
HSR&D Renda Wiener Boston Impact of COVID-19 on Implementation and Outcomes of VA's Life-Sustaining Treatment Decisions Initiative
HSR&D Richard Owen Little Rock  Adapting and Implementing the Blended Collaborative Care Model in CBOCs
HSR&D Robyn Shepardson Syracuse Piloting a Self-Help Intervention to Improve Veteran Mental Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic
VISN 7 RDA Award Ruth Adelunke Charleston Intersecting Epidemics of SARS-CoV-2 and HIV May Have Uniquely Placed Persons Living with HIV (PLWH) Vulnerable to Both the Direct and Indirect Effects of the Pandemic
CDA Samantha Connolly Boston Provision of High Quality Telemental Health Care during COVID-19 and Beyond
HSR&D Sameer Saini Ann Arbor Developing Effective Strategies to Improve Access in the COVID-19 System Recovery Phase
HSR&D Stephen Waldo Denver Impact of COVID-19 on Cardiovascular Healthcare Utilization, Quality of Care, and Clinical Outcomes
HSR&D Sylvia Hysong Houston Maintaining Preventive Care during Public Health Emergencies through Effective Coordination
HSR&D Ursula Myers Charleston A Mixed-Methods Pilot Study of the Impacts of Telemental Healthcare for High-Risk Veterans with Opioid Use Disorder during COVID-19
HSR&D Virginia Wang  Durham Impact of COVID-era Disrupted Care on Disparities in Outcomes among Veterans with Kidney Failure
HSR&D William Becker West Haven Virtual Pain Care for High-Risk Veterans on Opioids during COVID-19 (and beyond)

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