The Center for Chronic Disease Outcomes Research was established in April 1998 and is located on the campus of the Minneapolis VA Health Care System in Minneapolis,
Minnesota. This Center of Innovation is currently comprised of 22 core investigators, 6 affiliate or associate investigators, 3 post-doctoral fellows, 4 core
administrative staff, 7 statistical and data programming core staff, and 25 project staff.
CCDOR's core investigators include 9 clinically active physicians, most with advanced training in research methodology and a substantial amount of protected time for
research. The non-physician core investigators include 2 biostatisticians, 1 epidemiologists, 2 behavioral scientists, 7 clinical psychologists, and 1 PharmD.