Our Researchers

Thanks to strong collaborative ties FAVER is privileged to work with a large community of uniquely talented medical researchers across a broad spectrum of research areas as we fulfill our purpose of advancing VA research and education.

The range of research projects is broad and includes special emphasis on major diseases categories, all of which are prevalent in the VA’s patient population. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Cardiovascular medicine
  • Diabetes treatment and prevention
  • Low vision devices and aids

FAVER has access to approximately 120 active Principal Investigators (PIs) conducting research at the Atlanta VA Medical Center. The PIs listed below have active appointments at the Atlanta VA Health Care System. In addition, nearly all of the PIs listed maintain an academic appointment with Emory University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Georgia State University or Morehouse School of Medicine.

Dunbar, Sandra
Kelly, Ursula

Lynch, Mary
Maa, April

Chan, Bonnie

Allam, Joanne Shirine
Cribbs, Sushma
Fields, Barry
Hart, Michael
Mehta, Ashish
Trammell, Aaron
Venkateshiah, Saiprakash
Wongtrakool, Cherry

Radiation Oncology
Edelman, Scott

Rehabilitation Research and Development
Allen, Rachael
Boatright, Jeffrey
Feola, Andrew
Hackney, Madeleine
Krishnamurthy, Lisa
Krishnamurthy, Venkatagiri
Nocera, Joe
Pardue, Machelle
Rodriguez, Amy
Yu, Shan Ping

Research and Development
Beck, George
Drissi, Hicham
Han, Jenny
Hecker, Louise
Illien-Junger, Svenja
Kang, Bum-Yong
Le, Ngoc-Anh
Magee, Matthew
Merlin, Didier
Patel, Jay
Rather, Philip
Shafer, William
Weiss, David
Weitzmann, Mervyn
Yeligar, Samantha
Yun, Changhyon

Adamson, David
Alabi, Olamide
Brewster, Luke
Filson, Christopher
Flanagan, Carrie
Issa, Muta

Veterinary Medical Unit
Lathrop, George
Tansey, Cassandra