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October 9, 2023

Regenstrief researcher stepping down after more than a decade as Indianapolis VA research director

Michael Weiner, MD, MPH

After more than a decade at the helm, Mike Wiener, M.D., MPH, has stepped down from his role as director for the Veterans Affairs Health Services Research and Development (HSR&D) Center for Health Information and Communication (CHIC) at Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center, Indianapolis, effective October 1.  

Dr. Weiner is a longtime leader and research scientist at Regenstrief Institute and a professor with Indiana University School of Medicine. He will continue in research roles with the VA, Regenstrief and IU School of Medicine. 

Angela Rollins, PhDAlso, effective October 1, Matt Bair, M.D., M.S., became the CHIC interim director and principal investigator. Angela Rollins, PhD, will remain as associate director. Both Dr. Bair and Dr. Rollins are VA CHIC and Regenstrief research scientists. 

Dr. Weiner has served since 2010 in his leadership role for CHIC at the Indianapolis VA. He joined the IU School of Medicine faculty and Regenstrief Institute in 1999 and was director of the Regenstrief Center for Health Services Research from 2010-2019.  

Regenstrief and the VA have had a strong collaborative relationship for decades. Fourteen of Regenstrief’s more than 60 research scientists have appointments at both Regenstrief and the Indianapolis VA. 

Michael Weiner, M.D., MPH 
In addition to his role as a research scientist at Regenstrief Institute, Michael Weiner, M.D., MPH, an investigator at the VA HSR&D Center for Health Information and Communication, Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center, and a professor of medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine.  

Matthew J. Bair, M.D., M.S. 
In addition to being a research scientist with Regenstrief Institute, Matthew J. Bair, M.D., M.S., is the acting director and principal investigator for the Veterans Affairs Health Services Research and Development Center for Health Information and Communication, Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center. He is a professor of medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine. 

Angela Rollins, PhD  
In addition to her role as a research scientist with the William M. Tierney Center for Health Services Research at Regenstrief Institute, Angela Rollins, PhD, is a core investigator and associate director for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Health Services Research and Development Center for Health Information and Communication at Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center. She also serves as the research director for the ACT Center of Indiana and an associate research professor of psychology at IUPUI School of Science.   

About Veteran Health Indiana and CHIC
The Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center is the flagship medical center for Veteran Health Indiana, the VA’s healthcare system in central and southern Indiana. The medical center is located in downtown Indianapolis and is collocated with three large community hospitals and the campus of the Indiana University Schools of Medicine and Nursing. The health system has been serving Hoosier Veterans since 1932. As Indiana’s Level 1a, tertiary care Veteran facility, the medical center serves as home base for a system of inpatient and outpatient care locations serving more than 62,000 Veterans.  

The VA Health Services Research and Development (HSR&D) Center for Health Information and Communication (CHIC) group is a diverse cadre of researchers based at Roudebush VA Medical Center who work together to transform the healthcare system, both within and outside the VA so every patient receives consistent, high-quality care.  

About Regenstrief Institute
Founded in 1969 in Indianapolis, the Regenstrief Institute is a local, national and global leader dedicated to a world where better information empowers people to end disease and realize true health. A key research partner to Indiana University, Regenstrief and its research scientists are responsible for a growing number of major healthcare innovations and studies. Examples range from the development of global health information technology standards that enable the use and interoperability of electronic health records to improving patient-physician communications, to creating models of care that inform practice and improve the lives of patients around the globe.  

Sam Regenstrief, a nationally successful entrepreneur from Connersville, Indiana, founded the institute with the goal of making healthcare more efficient and accessible for everyone. His vision continues to guide the institute’s research mission.  

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