About the Office of Research & Development
The Office of Research and Development (ORD) aspires to discover knowledge, develop VA researchers and health care leaders, and create innovations that advance health care for our veterans and the nation.
ORD consists of four research services that together form a cohesive whole to explore all phases of veterans' healthcare needs. Each Service oversees a number of world renowned research centers nationwide.
Each of these four services is headed by a director who is supervised by the Chief Research and Development Officer (CRADO), who in turn reports to the Deputy Under Secretary for Health for Policy and Services. An organizational chart is provided below.