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The Office of Rural Health Contacts

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Rural Health (10P1R)
810 Vermont Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20420

Office Location
90 K Street, NE
7th Floor
Washington DC, 20002

Phone: (202) 632-8615
Media Inquiries:


Thomas Klobucar, Ph.D.
Acting Executive Director Bio
Dr. Tom Klobucar

Program Staff

Anthony Achampong
Anthony Achampong
 Adam Bluth
Adam Bluth
Judy Bowie, MA
Judy Bowie, MA
Janice Garland
Janice Garland
Richard Huang
Richard Huang
Meghan Ochal
Meghan Ochal
Michael Privman, MHA
Michael Privman, MHA
Zavian Cooper
Zavian Cooper
Dan Palmeri
Dan Palmeri

Veterans Rural Health Resource Centers

Veterans Rural Health Resource Centers (VRHRC) study challenges and disparities in rural Veteran care and services in order to develop and disseminate innovative programs to increase rural Veterans access to care and services.

Veterans Rural Health Resource Center - Iowa City, Iowa
Michael E. Ohl, Clinical Director
Iowa City VA Health Care System
601 Highway 6 West (152)
Iowa City, Iowa 52246
319-338-0581 x93537

Veterans Rural Health Resource Center - Salt Lake City, Utah
Byron Bair, MD, Clinical Director
VA Salt Lake City Health Care System
500 Foothill Blvd (182)
Salt Lake City, UT 84148
801-582-1565 x4647

National Studies Center

The ORH National Studies Center provides advice and expertise on rural Veteran studies and research. The Center oversees the ORH rural research agenda. The Center oversees the ORH rural research agenda and responds to requests for rapid-response issue briefs, short-term rural Veteran focused data analysis, and taskings for medium- to long-term rural focused studies. The Team also analyzes and reports findings based on the VHA annual Survey of Enrollees, as well as data from the U.S. Census Bureau, VA Office of the Actuary, VHA Support and Service Center, and a wide variety of other data sources.

Matthew Vincenti, PhD
802-295-9363 ext. 6403

GeoSpatial Outcomes Division

Diane Cowper-Ripley, PhD
352-376-1611 x4929

Eric Litt
352-376-1611 x4964

Justin Ahern
352-376-1611 x4963

Lauren K. Wilson

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