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Veterans Biomedical Research Institute

Contact Information

Name: Kristen Bourgerie

Title: Executive Director

Tel: 973-676-1000 x3875                      

Email: kristen.bourgerie@va.gov    

Veterans Biomedical Research Institute 

385 Tremont Avenue

Building 15A, Room 109

East Orange, NJ 07018

Affiliated Medical Center

VA New Jersey Health Care System

Total Number of Unique Patients: 50,000

Research Square Feet: N/A

Number of Principal Investigators: 18

Major Areas of Research

  • Afghanistan & Iraq Veterans
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Cancer
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Caregivers
  • Complementary and Integrative Health
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Gastrointestinal Health
  • Gulf War Veterans
  • Health Care Delivery
  • Health Equity
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Kidney Disease
  • Mental Health
  • Pain Management
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Post-traumatic Stress (PTSD)
  • Respiratory Health
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Substance Use Disorders
  • Suicide Prevention
  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
  • Vietnam Veterans

Brief Description

The VBRI is private non-profit 501(c)(3) organization with programs that operate within the Veterans Affairs New Jersey Health Care System (VANJHCS). With Medical Centers located in East Orange and Bernards Township as well as satellite outpatient clinics located in Brick, Elizabeth, Hackensack, Hamilton, Jersey City, Morristown, Paterson, Piscataway and Tinton Falls, the VANJHCS serves over 50,000 Veterans per year.

Veterans Bio-Medical Research Institute (VBRI) conducts research benefiting veterans in New Jersey and beyond. Research at VBRI includes; suicide prevention; PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder); TBI (traumatic brain injury); spinal cord injury (SCI) and treatment; gulf war and unexplained illness; oncology/hematology (cancer); multiple sclerosis; Alzheimer’s; diabetes; liver and kidney diseases; infectious diseases; health outcomes and access to care.

1717 K ST NW Suite 900

Washington, DC 20006

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