Technical Expert Panel

We have convened 2 Technical Expert Panels (TEPs). Six individuals meet with us bimonthly to advise on topic prioritization, web development, technical/scientific details, development of clinician-facing materials, and ensure the information is useful to clinicians and researchers. This multidisciplinary group includes:

  • Kipling Bohnert, PhD (Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Michigan State University College of Human Medicine)
  • Joseph Bubalo, PharmD, BCOP, BCPS (Oregon Health & Science University)
  • Jana Drgonova, PhD (Office of Research and Development, Department of Veterans Affairs)
  • Robert Jackman, MD (Associate Professor of Family Medicine, Oregon Health & Science University; Cascades East Family Medicine)
  • Emily Lindley, PhD (Department of Orthopedics, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus)
  • Jessica Merlin, MD, PhD, MBA (University of Pittsburgh)

We also have a larger “on-call” TEP of 20 individuals with clinical and research expertise including, but not limited to, mental health, pain, epidemiology, neurology, and research administration. This group includes:

  • Kevin F. Boehnke, PhD (Research Investigator, Anesthesiology Department, Chronic Pain and Fatigue Research Center, University of Michigan)
  • Kendall Browne, PhD
  • Michelle H. Cameron, MD, PT, MCR (Oregon Health & Science University; VA Portland Health Care System)
  • Deepak Cyril D’Souza, MD (VA Connecticut Healthcare System; Yale University School of Medicine)
  • Kevin M. Gray, MD (Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Medical University of South Carolina)
  • Jessica Hamblen, PhD (Deputy Director for Education, National Center for PTSD Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth)
  • Suchitra Iyer, PhD, MSc (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality)
  • Nate Kimbrel, PhD (VISN 6 MIRECC, Durham VA Medical Center; Duke University School of Medicine)
  • Mark S. Kindy, PhD, FAHA (University of South Florida; James A. Haley VAMC)
  • Erin Krebs, MD, MPH (Chief of General Internal Medicine, Minneapolis VA Health Care System; Professor of Medicine, University of Minnesota Medical School)
  • Cari Levy, MD, PhD (University of Colorado)
  • Jamie Lo, MD, MCR (Associate Professor, Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Oregon Health & Science University)
  • Aimee McRae-Clark, PharmD (Medical University of South Carolina; Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center)
  • Jane Metrik, PhD (Associate Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences (Research), Providence VA Medical Center; Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies, Brown University School of Public Health)
  • David Murdoch, MD, MPH (Associate Professor of Medicine Division of Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine, Duke University Medical Center; Durham VA Medical Center)
  • Maya O’Neil, PhD (Neuropsychologist, VA Portland Healthcare System; Associate Professor, Oregon Health & Science University)
  • Andrew J. Saxon, MD (Center of Excellence in Substance Addiction Treatment and Education, VA Puget Sound Health Care System; Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington School of Medicine)
  • Cobb Scott, PhD (Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania; VISN4 MIRECC, Crescenz VA Medical Center)
  • David Shurtleff, PhD (National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, National Institutes of Health)
  • Mohini Ranganathan, MD (Associate Professor, Yale University School of Medicine; Staff Psychiatrist, VA Connecticut Healthcare System)
  • Meghan Tolan Wagner, PharmD, MBA (Center for Evidence and Practice Improvement Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality)
  • Kelly Young-Wolff, PhD, MPH (Kaiser Permanente Northern California, Division of Research; Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of California, San Francisco)