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Thank you for your interest in the VA Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion (CHERP).

The Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion (CHERP) is a VA Health Services Research & Development (HSR&D) Center of Innovation (COIN). Our mission is to promote equity and quality in health and health care among veterans and other vulnerable populations. It is important to us to be available to our investigators, partners, potential collaborators, and the public. The following contacts can help you connect with the appropriate faculty and staff who can best answer any questions you may have.

Steven L. Martin
CHERP (Philadelphia) Administrative Officer
Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion
Corporal Michael J. Crescenz/Philadelphia VA Medical Center
Telephone: 215-823-5817
Fax: 215-222-2592

Mary B. Walsh
CHERP (Pittsburgh) Program Specialist/Administrative Officer
VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System
Telephone: 412-360-2256
Fax: 412-360-2284

We continually work to improve our website and value your input. Please contact our CHERP Communications Specialist with questions or comments about our website:

Carson Connor Clark
CHERP Communications Specialist
Telephone: 215-823-4159
Fax: 215-222-2592


Mailing Address:

Corporal Michael J. Crescenz VA Medical Center
Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion (CHERP)
3900 Woodland Avenue
Annex Suite 202
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion
VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System
University Drive (151C)
Pittsburgh, PA 15240


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For more information about the Veteran Experience Center and the Bereaved Family survey, contact Dawn Gilbert at   

CHERP is a collaboration among key entities within Veterans Integrated Service Network Four (VISN 4).

The central Web site for all VA Research and Development is

The contents of this web site do not reflect the views of the Department of Veterans Affairs or the United States government.