Selected Research Projects - Seattle-Denver Center of Innovation (COIN)
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Selected Research Projects

In Fiscal Year 2015 (FY15) our investigators managed 72 funded research projects from VA, other non-VA federal agencies, and foundation funding sources. Here is a select sample of currently funded research projects and how they relate to our research goals. Click here for a full list of active research projects.   

Advancing Veteran-centered care
Implementation Research for Evidence-based Care for Alcohol Dependence
Emily C. Williams, PhD, MPH
Veteran-centered research goal: How to make care plans achievable for patients

Addiction Housing Case Management for Homeless Veterans Enrolled in Addictions Treatment
Andrew J. Saxon, MD
Veteran-centered research goal: How to make care plans achievable for patients

Palliative Care Interventions for Outpatients with Newly Diagnosed Lung Cancer
Lynn F. Reinke, PhD, ARNP
Veteran-centered research goal: How to use palliative care to improve the patient's health status

Advance care planning in Veterans with kidney disease
Ann M. O'Hare, MD, MA
Veteran-centered research goal: How to use palliative care to improve the patient's health status

Hybrid Effectiveness-Implementation Study to Improve Clopidogrel Adherence
Michael Ho, MD, PhD
Veteran-centered research goal: How to change to the healthcare system to improve the patient’s medical care experience

Integrating Care After Exacerbation of COPD (InCasE)
David H. Au, MD, MS
Veteran-centered research goal: How to change to the healthcare system to improve the patient’s medical care experience

Advancing value-driven care
Medical Foster Homes: A Safe, Cost Effective Substitute for Nursing Homes?
Cari R. Levy, MD, PhD
Value-driven research goal: Identifying the processes and structures used at high-value VA facilities

Appropriateness of Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI)
Steven M. Bradley, MD, MPH
Value-driven research goal: Identifying the processes and structures used at high-value VA facilities

Economic Impact of Dual Use and Patient Choice in Primary Care
Edwin S. Wong, PhD, MA
Value-driven research goal: Testing the comparative effectiveness of different ways to deliver high-value care

Optimizing the Value of Primary Care Delivered by Nurse Practitioners
Chuan-Fen Liu, PhD
Value-driven research goal: Testing the comparative effectiveness of different ways to deliver high-value care

A Novel Approach to Measuring Costs and Efficiency: Lung Nodules as a Case Study
Steven B. Zeliadt, PhD, MPH
Value-driven research goal: Developing new methods to measure and analyze value

A Joint Evaluation of Surgery-Related Outcomes and Costs Across VA Medical Centers (VAMCs)
Xiao-Hua Andrew Zhou, PhD, MSc
Value-driven research goal: Developing new methods to measure and analyze value