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Grant D. Huang, MPH, PhD, Director, Cooperative Studies Program

Grant D. Huang, MPH, PhD
Deputy Chief Research and Development Officer – Enterprise Optimization
Director, Cooperative Studies Program

Dr. Huang helps lead an enterprise-focused research strategy for planning, integrating and coordinating VA resources to enhance evidence-based care for Veterans. This enterprise includes field-based research programs at over 100 VA medical centers where pre-clinical, clinical, health services, informatics and genomics research are conducted.  Additionally, he provides leadership for the Cooperative Studies Program (CSP), a clinical research infrastructure supported by ORD that specializes in the design and conduct of multi-site clinical trials and large-scale observational studies.  Altogether, Dr. Huang helps establish transformative research partnerships with VA, federal and industry collaborators to enable innovative scientific opportunities for VA investigators and Veterans.

During his VA tenure, Dr. Huang has been part of the design and conduct of over 100 multi-site national and international clinical studies, establishment of the Million Veteran Program, and implementation of quality standards, including those for International Organization of Standards 9001 registration.  He has authorships in over 125 publications covering clinical, health services and rehabilitation topics in various scientific journals including the New England Journal of Medicine and the Journal of the American Medical Association.  These publications have addressed findings across a range of diseases and conditions, research methodologies and innovations and research policy. 

Dr. Huang received his education and training from the University of California, Berkeley, the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, and Cornell University. His background is in biostatistics/epidemiology and behavioral medicine/medical psychology with a particular emphasis in musculoskeletal disorders, biomechanical and psychological stress, and work organization. More recently, his interests focus on organizational performance, quality management and improving clinical trials recruitment.  He has also served on various committees including ones with the Clinical Trials Transformation Initiative, Association for Clinical Research Professionals, Office of Science and Technology Policy and National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine.

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