Research - VA Boston Healthcare System
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VA Boston Healthcare System



VA Boston Healthcare has one of the largest and most active research programs in VA nationwide.

Researchers on each of our three campuses work to provide state-of-the-art medical techniques and treatments for veterans
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Brockton Campus
addictions and alcoholism
behavioral research
neurophysiology of mental illness
sleep disorders 

Jamaica Plain Campus
blast exposure and traumatic brain injury
cardiovascular diseaseClose up of a Soldier reads TRACTS
hypertensionnfectious disease
language/memory disorders   
post-traumatic stress disorder
retinal prosthesis
tissue engineering

West Roxbury Campus
cardiology and cardiovascular diseases
cardiothoracic surgery
gastrointestinal motility disorders
gastrointestinal surgery
multiple myeloma
neurology and neuroscience
orthopedic surgery
pulmonary medicine
spinal cord injury

More information
Take a look at our clinical trials*. Here you can find projects that are currently seeking volunteers as well as contact information.

Meet VA Boston Staff
Behavioral Science Division Staff
Women's Health Sciences Division Staff

VABHS R&D Program is fully accredited through the National Commission for Quality Assurance (NCQA) for its Human Research Protection Program (pending AAHRPP review) and is also fully accredited through the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care and use AAALAC) for its Animal Research Protection Program.

VABHS is a member of COBTH, the "Conference of Boston Teaching Hospitals" and was recognized as one of the largest contributors of research in their portfolio

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 Seeking female VA patient research volunteers


Location: Jamaica Plain/Boston

In the past year, has your partner:

Put you down or called you names?

Threatened you, your possessions, or your loved ones?

Stolen or tried to control your money?

Tried to control where you go, who you talk to, what you can wear, or what you can do?

Hurt you or tried to hurt you physically, sexually, or emotionally?


If you answered yes to any of these questions, and you are a woman using care at VA, you may qualify for a study at the VA Boston Healthcare System. You can earn $150 for your participation and receive free counseling.


Please call Ally at (857)364-6616 for more information

Contact Info


  • Jamaica Plain

Contact Number(s)

  • 800-865-3384

Hours of Operation

  • Monday - Friday
    8 am - 4 pm