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We are a scientific community of clinicians and researchers and we partner with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and the San Francisco VA Health Care System (SFVAHCS) to bring the power of modern medicine to the health of our nation’s Veterans.


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NCIRE-supported Principal Investigators Drs. Salomeh Keyhani and Carolyn Gibson head new Center for Data to Discovery and Delivery Innovation!


NCIRE-supported Principal Investigators Drs. Salomeh Keyhani and Carolyn Gibson will be the Director and Associate Director, respectively, of the Center for Data to Discovery and Delivery Innovation (3DI), a new Health Systems Research Center of Innovation (COIN) funded by the San Francisco VA Health Care System (SFVAHCS) through an award from the Veterans Affairs (VA) Office of Research and Development.


3DI is focused on improving health by supporting research and training that advance patient-centered health behavior change. The Center brings together a multidisciplinary group of 25 core investigators from the School of Medicine and the School of Nursing at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). The Center will partner with numerous centers, programs, and institutes across UCSF including the UCSF institute for Health Policy Studies, the UCSF Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education, the UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Health, and the UCSF UC Berkeley Joint Program in Computational Precision Health.

The Center will support quantitative and qualitative methodologic resources, Veteran engagement in all stages of the research process, health services mentorship and training, and a national network focused on fostering collaborations and community around research on behavior change.


3DI will provide much needed infrastructure to advance Health Systems Research and health care transformation within the SFVAHCS, VISN 21, and National VA.


VA funds COINs to reward and advance research that has the greatest possible impact on improving Veteran health.



Salomeh Keyhani, MD is a primary care provider and UCSF Professor of Medicine based at the SFVAHCS. She is currently leading multiple studies examining the health effects of cannabis and gaps in health care delivery related to cannabis use.

Carolyn Gibson, PhD, MPH is a Clinical Research Psychologist at SFVAHCS and Assistant Professor in the UCSF Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences. Her research focuses on women’s physical and mental health related to menopause and aging.



SFVAHCS research would not be possible without the dedication and commitment of the volunteers who participate in our studies.


Imagine working in an environment where cutting-edge research to advance human health is the norm. 


We ask you to support Veterans health research and join a community dedicated to returning health to those returning home

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