One Center with Many Solutions
Health care, by its very nature, requires teamwork. We conduct our research in this collaborative tradition. A team of experts works together with doctors, nurses, and managers to test innovative solutions to health care challenges and to translate research into meaningful strategies and best practices.
Our partners include experts and leaders at our local VA, regional VA network (VISN11), national VA offices, the University of Michigan Health System, and other local and national health care organizations. Our scientists focus their research in six critical areas central to enhancing quality and value in health care:
Improving Chronic Disease Self-Management
Promoting Patient Centered and Personalized Care
Managing Mental Health Conditions
Enhancing Patient Safety
Improving Communications and Decision-Making
Preventing Disease and Disability
|A Comprehensive Research Team, Decades of Experience
The Center’s expert staff includes more than 30 MD and PhD investigators and 100 staff engaged in over 75 research projects. Annual funding exceeds $16 million.
The Director of the Center for Clinical Management Research is Eve A. Kerr, MD, MPH, a primary care physician at the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System and Professor of Internal Medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School.
Investigators specialize in health behavior change, decision science, health system organization, quality improvement, implementation science, and quality/cost of care assessment. Core investigators are widely published and frequent presenters at national and international conferences. For a list, please go to:VACCMR Research Products
The Center also will be the largest public partner in the proposed Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation—a new venture with the University of Michigan. This Institute will combine the forces and research talent from multiple schools and programs within the University, creating a powerhouse of health services research.
VA Center for Clinical Management Research
VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System
2215 Fuller Road, Mail Stop 152
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Phone: (734) 845-3502