Portland CIVIC Stakeholder Engagement Committee - Center to Improve Veteran Involvement in Care (CIVIC)
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Portland CIVIC Stakeholder Engagement Committee

The Stakeholder Engagement Committee assists COIN leadership in reviewing progress toward goals and objectives, ensuring that CIVIC’s Strategic Plan continues to be relevant and aligned with the priorities of partners to produce research to improve the health and healthcare of Veterans, and providing input on potential changes to CIVIC operations. The Stakeholder Engagement Committee provides input on overcoming unanticipated obstacles, capitalizing on new opportunities, and facilitating dissemination of research products and communications among CIVIC investigators and VA leadership. CIVIC’s Stakeholder Engagement Committee includes representatives from each of CIVIC’s operational partners’ offices, VA Portland Health Care System’s primary academic affiliate (Oregon Health & Science University, or OHSU), research content and implementation experts, VA Portland Health Care System Associate Chief of Staff for Research & Development, VA Portland Health Care System Chief of Staff, and several Veterans from the community.

Stakeholder Engagement Commitee Members

David Carroll, PhD

VA Leader

Executive Director

Office of Mental Health and Suicide Prevention, VHA

Michael P Davey, MD, PhD

VA Leader, Chair

Associate Chief of Staff

Research and Development
VA Portland Health Care System

David Ellison, MD

Non-VA Researcher


Oregon Clinical Translational Institute, OHSU

Associate Vice President

Clinical & Translational Research, OHSU

Alex Glover, BS



Housing Services

Veteran Services Program Manager

Transition Projects

Benjamin Kligler, MD, MPH

VA Leader

National Director

Integrative Health Coordinating Center
Office of Patient-Centered Care & Cultural Transformation

Julie C Lowery, PhD, MHSA

VA Leader

Associate Director for Operations
Implementation Research Coordinator

Center for Clinical Management Research
VA Ann Arbor Health Care Center

Jamie Lusk, PhD


Clinical Psychologist

Todd Korthuis MD, MPH

Non-VA Researcher


Department of Medicine/School of Public Health


OHSU Section of Addiction Medicine

Sahana Misra, MD

VA Leader

Chief of Staff

VA Portland Health Care System

Richard R Owen Jr., MD

VA Leader

Associate Chief of Staff for Research

Center for Mental Healthcare & Outcomes Research
Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System

Nicholas Potochny, MD

VA Leader

Acting Medical Director

VA Northwest Network (VISN 20)

Friedhelm Sandbrink, MD

VA Leader

Acting Director

National Pain Management Program
Washington, DC VA Medical Center