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Success Story

How REiR helped the Office of Emergency Medicine

Chad Kessler, MD, MBA, MHPEChad Kessler, MD, MBA, MHPE, co-leader of VA's Office of Emergency Medicine, needed a researcher who could analyze Veterans' use of community urgent and emergency care...Learn more

What is the REiR Program?

The Researchers and Evaluators in Residence (REiR) Program connects VA program and VISN offices with HSR&D researchers—top-notch experts in research and analysis who are ready to tackle important policy or clinical questions.

REiR provides:

  • Expert research and data analysis focused on program offices' key needs
  • A chance to nurture a robust research culture and lasting partnerships
  • Career-building opportunities for researchers

How to Apply

Questions? Contact VHA CO HSR&D Researchers and Evaluators in Residence.


Megan Adams, MD, JD, MSc "As a VA health services researcher, I believe there is no place where my research can have a greater impact on frontline care delivery than in informing policy development relating to expansion of community care services and clinical integration across VA and non-VA sites of care. It is for this reason that I applied to serve as a [REiR] researcher." – Megan Adams, MD, JD, MSc

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