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.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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:


Site Closures

The sites listed below have closed. Special thanks to the Veterans for their participation and to the staff for their dedication to the program–each of you made a significant contribution to MVP.

  • Baltimore - 2,858 Veterans enrolled
  • Kansas City - 3,390 Veterans enrolled
  • San Juan - 193 Veterans enrolled
  • Tuscaloosa - 4,005 Veterans enrolled

Enrolling Clinics

Click on the site to find directions to the MVP Clinic.

Please visit us again for updates on when MVP is open for enrollment at your VA medical center.