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NCIRE-The Veterans Health Research Institute is the leading private nonprofit institute devoted to Veterans health research in the United States. Our mission is to advance Veterans health through research.

We support the work of some of the nation's foremost physicians and scientists at the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center, the premier biomedical research facility in the VA system. All have faculty appointments at the University of California, San Francisco, which has its own proud traditions of research and patient care. We also partner with the U.S. Department of Defense to support health research on behalf of our men and women in the Armed Forces.

Those who have served in uniform have given their best for their country. In return, we believe that they deserve nothing less than the best health care research we can provide.

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Ellen D. Herbst, MD

Associate Chief, Addiction Recovery Treatment Services, SFVAHCS
Associate Clinical Professor, UCSF
Email: ellen.herbst@va.gov

Novel Preventive and Early Treatment Approaches

Ellen Herbst, M.D. is Associate Chief of the Addiction Recovery Treatment Services at San Francisco VA Healthcare System and Associate Clinical Professor at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She is a clinician-researcher whose areas of study include health promotion and novel preventive and early treatment approaches to address PTSD, addictive disorders, and related mental health conditions in active duty and recently returned combat veterans. She has over 11 years of experience treating veterans with addiction and post-deployment conditions, including posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and her clinical experiences directly inform her research program. She has a strong interest in innovative technology-based interventions to improve treatment outcomes in high risk populations with health disparities, including active duty military and veterans. Dr. Herbst serves as principal investigator on grants funded by the Department of Defense, UCSF, and the Tobacco-Related Diseases Research Program. 

To see Dr. Herbst on Pub Med, click here.