Center for Chronic Disease Outcomes Research
Meet the Director, Deputy Director and Associate Directors of CCDOR.
Timothy Wilt, MD and his team conducted a 19.5-year follow-up of a cohort of 731 men with localized prostate cancer which showed that surgery was not associate with significantly lower all-cause or prostate-cancer mortality than observation.
ARMOR Study on Chronic Pain
Melissa Polusny, PhD and Chris Erbes, PhD were funded through NIH’s National Institute of Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) UG3/UH3 Phase Innovation Awards Cooperative Agreement mechanism to conduct a prospective, longitudinal cohort study of new military enlistees.
The Minneapolis VA Center for Chronic Disease Outcomes Research (CCDOR) is a VA HSR&D Center of Innovation (COIN) operating under the direction of the Office of Research and Development (ORD). Since 1998 CCDOR has been a productive, interdisciplinary community of professionals conducting methodologically-rigorous research intended primarily to improve health outcomes for Veterans with chronic disease.
CCDOR’s mission is to optimize patient engagement in and provider use of evidence-based practices. Our current strategic plan prioritizes pursuit of this objective in our focus areas where our expertise and operational partnerships are exceptionally strong:
CCDOR also has particular strengths in two crosscutting areas of research:
- Implementation Science
- Healthcare Disparities
These areas of emphasis are enhanced by the presence of program grants and affiliated Centers. The Center is a vibrant organization with 24 core investigators, 7 affiliate or associate investigators, 2 fellows, 3 core administrative staff, 13 statistical and data management core staff, and 23 project staff. The Center currently supports 77 funded projects with an annual budget of over $7.8 million.