Seth A. Eisen, M.D., M.Sc. (VA Liaison)
Seth Eisen, M.D., M.Sc., an internist and epidemiologist, was a Staff
Physician at the St. Louis Veterans Affairs Medical Center for nearly
30 years, and a Professor of Internal Medicine and Psychiatry at
Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. He was a
developer of the Vietnam Era Twin (VET) Registry, a national cohort
of 7400 male-male veteran twin pairs, which has been used to
investigate genetic and environmental influences on a wide variety of
physical and psychiatric health issues, and aging. Dr. Eisen has
extensive experience with complex issues relating to research design
and quality data collection, and the construction, maintenance & management of large research cohorts and computer databases. He has over 120 peer reviewed publications.
Dr. Eisen was appointed Director, Health Services Research and Development Service, Office of Research and Development, Department of Veterans Affairs in December, 2006. In this role, he has developed major initiatives in healthcare informatics, health care genomics, pharmacovigilance, and traumatic brain injury research, and research that focuses on methods of improving provider education to improve patient outcomes.