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Grant D. Huang, M.P.H., Ph.D.

Grant D. Huang, MPH, Ph.D. is the Director, Cooperative Studies Program (CSP), a national clinical research program supported by the Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Research & Development.  CSP specializes in the design and conduct of multi-site clinical trials and large-scale epidemiologic studies aimed at providing definitive evidence to shape and change clinical practice.  His responsibilities include providing direction and oversight for an integrated network of: 10 clinical trials and epidemiologic research coordinating centers with particular expertise in the design, management and conduct of multi-site clinical research studies; a Presidential-award winning clinical research pharmacy coordinating center; a biorepository for storing collected specimens from its activities, a pharmacogenomics analysis laboratory and a coalition of dedicated sites focused on recruitment and improving local strategies for partnering with Veterans in VA sponsored research studies.  CSP has over 600 staff in addition to research personnel at about 80 VA medical facilities participating in a diverse set of studies on various diseases and health conditions.  Landmark studies have included ones involving the shingles vaccine, coronary artery bypass graft surgery, prostate and colorectal cancer and treatments for post-traumatic stress disorder. 

Dr. Huang has a background in clinical, health services and rehabilitation research.  He received his education and training from the University of California, Berkeley, the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, MD, and Cornell University.  His professional interests also include organizational performance, quality, and improving clinical research methods.  He has helped design over 80 multi-site clinical research studies and has authored or contributed to over 120 publications in a number of medical and scientific journals and books. Besides serving on various advisory and steering committees that focus on improving clinical and health services research, he maintains faculty positions to help train students in the medical, nursing, public health and rehabilitation fields.

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