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Vietnam-Era Twin Registry - Contact Us & Staff


Mailing address:
VA Puget Sound Health Care System

VET Registry, Seattle ERIC (Mailstop: S-152-E)
1660 S Columbian Way
Seattle, WA 98108

Toll-free Telephone Number: 1-800-329-8387, extension 61964

This leads directly to the VA Puget Sound main operator. Bypass the automated message by dialing extension 61964 at any time.


The old VET Registry phone number, 1-866-774-9647, was disconnected on 12/30/2017.      

Email address:
 vetr@va.gov

Scientific Staff 

Nicholas L. Smith, PhD, is the Director of the Seattle ERIC, Director and Principal Investigator of the VET 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 VET 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 and having worked at the VET Registry since 1983, Dr. Goldberg in an invaluable part of the VET Registry. 

Research Staff

Cindy Liu, BA, is the Project Manager for the VET 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 VET Registry. She assists with the daily needs of the VET Registry including study recruitment, preparing IRB paperwork, data entry, and database maintenance. 

Jordan Tuia, BA, is a Research Assistant for the VET Registry. She assists with the daily needs of the VET Registry including study recruitment, preparing IRB paperwork, data entry, and database maintenance. 

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