CHIME was established in 2016 to support the generation and dissemination of research findings that improve the efficiency and effectiveness of healthcare.

    Mission ‐ use VA data to improve health

    CHIME investigators use national data from VA electronic medical records to generate and disseminate knowledge that improves health within the context of a learning healthcare system.


    CHIME investigators provide postdoctoral training in data science, clinical epidemiology, health services research, and implementation science to improve population health.


    • To conduct innovative research that improves patient-centered health outcomes.
    • To provide expertise, service, and data access to researchers who share our mission.
    • To serve as a model community of scholars that inspires colleagues and collaborators.

    Guiding Principles

    • Research integrity
    • Scientific rigor
    • Interpersonal respect
    • Cross-disciplinary collaboration

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