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VA Multiple Sclerosis Researchers

Our current grants and publications have direct relevance to the VA by addressing a variety of MS care needs and disease management of Veterans with MS. We disseminate research findings through publications, presentations, abstracts, and clinical practice guidelines. Research includes investigations in the biology of MS, targets for intervention, impacts of spasticity, fatigue and fall management programs, health services and delivery of care to evaluate and improve mood and fatigue, and telehealth interventions to improve access to care and symptom management to name a few. In addition, MS research is prevalent in the VA with research occurring throughout the country by MSCoE affiliated VA MS researchers.

MSCoE-West Researchers

Image of Michelle Cameron, MD, Neurologist at Portland VA and MS Center of Excellence

Michelle Cameron, MD, PT, MCR
Co-Director MSCoE-West and Co-Associate Director Research

Portland, OR
Bio        Selected Pubs        Clinical Trials

 Jodie Haselkorn, MD, MPH

Jodie K. Haselkorn, MD, MPH
Director MSCoE-West
Seattle, WA
Bio        Selected Pubs

Steven Leipertz, PhD

Steve Leipertz, PhD
Associate Director Informatics

Seattle, WA
Bio        Selected Pubs

 Alicial Sloan, LCSW

Alicia Sloan, MPH, MSW, LICSW
Research and Projects Coordinator
Seattle, WA
Bio        Selected Pubs

Rebecca Spain, MD

Rebecca Spain, MD, MSPH
Associate Director Clinical Care
Portland, OR
Bio        Selected Pubs        Clinical Trials

aaron turner, PhD

Aaron Turner, PhD
Co-Associate Director Research
Seattle, WA
Bio        Selected Pubs        Clinical Trials

VY Yadav, MD

Vijayshree Yadav, MD, MCR
Assistant Director Clinical Care
Portland, OR
Bio        Selected Pubs        Clinical Trials

Dennis Bourdette

Dennis Bourdette, MD
(Retired Co-Director MSCoE-West)
Portland, OR

Bio        Selected Pubs        Clinical Trials

Ruth Whitham

Ruth Whitham, MD
(Retired Associate Director Clinical Care)
Portland, OR
Bio        Selected Pubs        Clinical Trials

MSCoE-East Researchers

Joel Culpepper, PhD

Joel Culpepper, MA, PhD
Director Epidemiology and Bioinformatics
Washington, DC
Bio        Selected Pubs     

Heidi Maloni

Heidi Maloni, PhD, APRN, BC-ANP, CNRN, MSCN
National Clinical Nurse Director

Washington, DC
Bio        Selected Pubs

Walter Royal

Walter Royal, III, MD
Associate Director Research
Baltimore, MD
Bio        Selected Pubs        Clinical Trials

Mitch Wallin, MD

Mitchell Wallin, MD, MPH
Director MSCoE-East

Washington, DC
Bio        Selected Pubs 

Photo of Dr. Chris Bever, former Director of MS Center of Excellence East

Christopher T. Bever, Jr., MD, MBA
(Former Director MSCoE-East)

Baltimore, MD
Bio        Selected Pubs        Clinical Trials

MSCoE AFFILIATED VA MS Researchers

Birmingham, AL - Birmingham VA Medical Center
John Rinker, MD


Bio        Selected Pubs        Clinical Trials

Little Rock, AR - Central Arkansas Veterans HCS
Robert Archer, MD 


Bio        Selected Pubs

Phoenix, AZ - Phoenix VA HCS 
Jane Chan, MD


Bio        Selected Pubs

Long Beach, CA - VA Long Beach HCS
Gaby T. Thai, MD 


Bio        Selected Pubs

Los Angeles, CA - VA Greater Los Angeles HCS
Robert M. Baumhefner, MD


Bio        Selected Pubs        Clinical Trials

San Francisco, CA - San Francisco VA HCS
Douglas Goodin, MS, MD   


Bio        Selected Pubs

Denver, CO - VA Eastern Colorado HCS
John Corboy, MD    


Bio        Selected Pubs        Clinical Trials

Chicago, IL - Jesse Brown VA Medical Center
Michael Carrithers, MD, PhD  

Demetrias Skias, MD 


Bio        Selected Pubs
Bio        Selected Pubs

New Orleans, LA - Southeast Louisiana Veterans HCS
Jesus Lovera, MD, MsPH 

Amparo Gutierrez, MD, FAAN

 
Bio        Selected Pubs        Clinical Trials
Bio        Selected Pubs

Baltimore, MD - VA Maryland HCS
Susan Conroy, PT, DScPT


Bio        Selected Pubs

Minneapolis, MN - Minneapolis VA HCS
Adam Carpenter, MD 


Bio        Selected Pubs        Clinical Trials

St. Louis, MO - VA St. Louis HCS
Gregory F. Wu, MD, PhD  


Bio        Selected Pubs

Oklahoma City, OK - Oklahoma City VA HCS
Merehez Rabadi, MD 


Bio        Selected Pubs

Portland, OR - VA Portland HCS
Halina Offner, DrMed

Arthur A. Vandenbark, PhD  
Fay Horak, PhD, PT
Edward Kim, MD
Cinda Hugos, MS, PT  


Bio        Selected Pubs
Bio        Selected Pubs
Bio        Selected Pubs
Bio        Selected Pubs        Clinical Trials
Bio        Selected Pubs        Clinical Trials

Dallas, TX - VA North Texas HCS
Olaf Stuve, MD, PhD     


Bio        Selected Pubs        Clinical Trials

Salt Lake City, UT - VA Salt Lake City HCS 
John Rose, MD
Stacey Clardy, MD    
Miguel Paz Soldan, MD


Bio        Selected Pubs        Clinical Trials
Bio        Selected Pubs
Bio        Selected Pubs         

Madison, WI - William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital
Christopher C. Luzzio, MD


Bio        Selected Pubs