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Frances M. Weaver, PhD, MA

Headshot of Frances M. Weaver, PhD, MADr. Weaver completed her master’s and doctoral training in Applied Social Psychology at Loyola University of Chicago in 1984 and 1987, respectively; and her bachelor’s degree in Psychology at the State University of New York, Plattsburgh in 1981. She joined Hines VA HSR in 1983 as a project manager for one of the first HSR funded IIR’s, the evaluation of the VA hospital-based home care program. Dr. Weaver served as the director of CINCCH for 10 years before stepping down in 2019 to pursue research as an HSR&D Senior Research Career Scientist Awardee. She is a professor at the Parkinson School of Health Sciences and Public Health, Loyola University, Chicago. She serves as mentor to career development, post-doctoral fellows and graduate students. Dr. Weaver serves on the editorial board of Evaluation and the Health Professions and is an associate editor for the Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine. Her major research interests include patient outcomes and prevention/management of secondary complications in neurologic diseases. Her other primary interest relates to improving delivery of patient-centered care and implementation of evidence into practice. Currently, Dr. Weaver is multiple principal investigator for one of the QUERI supported Evaluation centers – Evidence to Practice Evaluation Center for Veterans (EPEC-Vet). Current evaluations include assessing the impact of legislation related to toxin exposures in the military to Veterans’ use of and experience with VA healthcare and disability benefits; and an evaluation of the impact of the VA’s vocational rehabilitation program on Veterans’ ability to obtain employment following significant mental health or physical disability.