Office of Research & Development

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' health care needs. Each Service oversees a number of research centers of excellence.

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.

Organizational Chart

VA Office of R&D Org Chart Rehabilitation Research & Development Service Health Services Research & Development Service Clinical Science Research & Development Service Biomedical Laboratory Research & Development Service Chief Research and Development Officer (CRADO) Cooperative Studies Program


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