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Principal Investigators
Alan West, Ph.D.
Dr. West is Deputy Director of the Veterans Rural Health Resource Center–Eastern Region and Principal Investigator for a VA HSR&D grant, "Access Factors Affecting VA Enrollees' Use of Non-VA Medical Care."

Dr. West's research interests include the impacts of distance and transportation problems, among other determinants, on rural Veterans’ use of both VA and non-VA healthcare services. In addition to his RHRC and research activities, Dr. West sits on the Research and Development Committee which evaluates and approves all VA research.