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Seattle-Denver Center of Innovation (COIN)

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About Us

The Seattle-Denver Center of Innovation (COIN) was funded in Spring 2013 by the VA's Health Services Research & Development (HSRD) office with the intention of bringing together VA researchers in Seattle and Denver under one mission:

  • conduct outstanding health services research that promotes Veteran-centered and value-driven care;
  • generate and disseminate knowledge that contributes to the well-being of Veterans;
  • partner with VA policy and operational leaders to implement research findings into clinical care;
  • and train the next generation of health services researchers and leaders.

COIN uses both VA and non-VA funding to maintain a collaborative and productive environment for investigators, fellows, and staff. In Fiscal Year 2022 our investigators lead 83 funded research projects and published 368 manuscripts.

Seattle History


Seattle HSR&D was originally funded in 1983 as one of the early HSR&D Field Programs and then as the Northwest Center for Outcomes Research in Older Adults Center of Excellence (CoE) from 1991-2013. It supports 29 Core and 9 Affiliate Investigators and has academic affiliation with the University of Washington School of Medicine and School of Public Health.


Denver History


Denver HSR&D was originally funded as a Research Enhancement Award Program (REAP) program from 2004-2013. It supports 20 Core and 9 Affiliate Investigators and has academic affiliation with the University of Colorado School of Medicine and the Colorado School of Public Health.