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Center Expert and Stakeholder Forum

The 14-member CCDOR Expert and Stakeholder Forum (ESF) is comprised of hospital and VISN leadership as well as senior investigators from the University of Minnesota and external universities and Centers.  The ESF also includes members from our operational partners at the National Center for PTSD, the Office of Primary Care (Primary Care-Mental Health Integration), the National Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention and the VHA National Pain Management Program.

  • Hanna Bloomfield, MD, MPH (Chair), Associate Chief of Staff for Research, Minneapolis VA Health Care System
  • Paula Schnurr, PhD (Vice Chair), Executive Director National Center for PTSD; Professor of Psychiatry, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
  • Adam Anicich, MBA, Chair, Patient Resource Group, NIH-DoD-VA Pain Management Collaboratory Coordinating Center (PMC3)
  • Michael T. Armstrong, MD Chief of Staff Minneapolis VA Health Care System Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota, Medical School
  • Timothy Beebe, PhD, Interim Dean and Mayo Professor, Division of Health Policy and Management, University of Minnesota School of Public Health
  • Larry L Brown, MD, FACP, FAAP , Chief Medical Officer, VISN 23
  • Thomas Houston, MD, MPH, Professor of Internal Medicine, Vice Chair for Learning Health Systems, Internal Medicine Section on General Internal Medicine, Wake Forest School of Medicine Watlington Hall, Wake Forest University School of Medicine Medical Center Blvd Winston-Salem, NC
  • Robert Kerns, PhD, Professor Emeritus and Senior Research Scientist of Psychiatry, Yale University; Co-director, NIH-DOD-VA Pain Management Collaboratory Coordinating Center; Founding Director, Pain Research, Informatics, Multimorbidities and Education (PRIME) Center of Innovation
  • Jane Kim, MD, MPH, Executive Director for Preventive Medicine, VA National Center for Health Promotion and Disease Promotion;Associate Professor of Medicine, Duke University, Department of Medicine
  • Robert McDivitt, FACHE, Network Director of VA Midwest Health Care Network, VISN 23
  • Marsden McGuire, MD, MBA (SES-EQV), Director, Continuum of Care and General Mental Health, Office of Mental Health and Suicide Prevention, VA Central Office
  • Kristen Nichol, MD, Deputy Chief of Staff, Minneapolis VA Health Care System Professor of Medicine, University of Minnesota
  • Richard Owen, MD, Director, HSR&D Center for Mental Healthcare and Outcomes Research; Associate Chief of Staff for Research, Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System, Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Edward Post, MD, PhD, FACP, Senior Advisor to the Director of Primary Care Operations Office of Primary Care, VA Central Office; Co-Chair, Ambulatory Council VA Electronic Health Record Modernization; Professor of Medicine, University of Michigan Medical School