Office of Research & Development

Research Topics

The following is a list of key areas being studied by VA researchers. Click each topic for an overview of noteworthy past and current research, and a one-page printable fact sheet.

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Afghanistan & Iraq Veterans

Alzheimer's Disease


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Cardiovascular Disease

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Complementary and Alternative Medicine

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Gastrointestinal Health

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Gulf War Veterans

Health Care Delivery

Health Care Disparities

Hearing Loss

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Hepatitis C

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Infectious Disease

Kidney Disease

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Mental Health

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Parkinson's Disease

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Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

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Respiratory Health

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Rural Health

Spinal Cord Injury

Substance Use Disorders

Suicide Prevention

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Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

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Vietnam Veterans

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Vision Loss

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Women's Health

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