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National Vietnam Veterans Longitudinal Study Registry - Contact Us & Staff


Mailing address:

VA Puget Sound Health Care System
NVVLS Registry, Seattle ERIC (Mailstop: S-152-E)
1660 S Columbian Way
Seattle, WA 98108

Toll-free Telephone Number: 1-800-329-8387, extension 61965

This leads directly to the VA Puget Sound Health Care System’s main operator. To bypass the automated message, dial the extension code 61965 at any time.

Email address:  NVVLSR@va.gov

Scientific Staff

Nicholas L. Smith, PhD, is the Director of the Seattle ERIC, Director and Principal Investigator of the NVVLS Registry, and is also Professor of Epidemiology at the University of Washington. His research interests include cardiovascular pharmaco- and pharmacogenetic epidemiology, clinical epidemiology, and health services research. He has been involved with VA-based epidemiologic and health services research for over a decade.

Jack Goldberg, PhD, MA, is the Senior Epidemiologist of the NVVLS Registry, and is also a Research Professor of Epidemiology at the University of Washington. With more than 25 years of experience in the management and analysis of epidemiological studies,  Dr. Goldberg in an invaluable part of the NVVLS  Registry. 

Research Staff

Cindy Liu, BA, is the Project Manager for the NVVLS Registry. Her overall responsibilities include the day to day management of the Registry operations, general oversight of studies, and management of research staff. Cindy keeps the Registry running smoothly, ensuring it will remain successful in the future.

Shauna Biggs, MPH, is a Research Coordinator for the NVVLS Registry. She assists with the daily needs of the NVVLS Registry including study recruitment, preparing IRB paperwork, data entry, and database maintenance. 

Erin Acosta, MPH, is a Research Assistant for the NVVLS Registry. She assists with the daily needs of the NVVLS Registry including study recruitment, preparing IRB paperwork, data entry, and database maintenance.