Office of Research & Development

Million Veteran Program (MVP) MVP map

MVP is a national, voluntary research program funded entirely by the Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Research & Development. The goal of MVP is to partner with Veterans receiving their care in the VA Healthcare System to study how genes affect health. To do this, MVP will build one of the world's largest medical databases by safely collecting blood samples and health information from one million Veteran volunteers. Data collected from MVP will be stored anonymously for research on diseases like diabetes and cancer, and military-related illnesses, such as post-traumatic stress disorder. Learn more.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why Veterans Are Joining MVP...

"I have always known someone in the family with Diabetes or Hypertension. I eagerly volunteered to participate in MVP so I can help medical researchers better understand how genes influence diseases. One blood draw is all it took...yet the potential to contribute to scientific discoveries is enormous!"

Priscilla Bryant
U.S. Army
1974 - 1994
VA Palo Alto Health Care System

"I enrolled in The MVP because I thought it would help Veterans get even better healthcare in the future!"

Gennaro F. Carbone
U.S. Marine Corps
Gulf War Era
VA Connecticut Healthcare System

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Principal Investigators

John Concato, M.D., M.S., M.P.H.
MVP Principal Investigator

J. Michael Gaziano, M.D., M.P.H.
MVP Principal Investigator

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Contact MVP

Contact the MVP Information Center toll-free at:


Informed Consent

Understanding Participation in the VA’s Million Veteran Program

Watch the MVP Informed Consent Video (10:52)

Review the MVP Informed Consent Form

Enrolling Clinics

MVP Clinics » View the full list

MVP Factsheet

VA's Million Veteran Program Factsheet

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Any health information on this website is strictly for informational purposes and is not intended as medical advice. It should not be used to diagnose or treat any condition.