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Beth Ann Petrakis    Beth Ann Petrakis, MPA

         Project Manager, CHOIR





  • BA, Boston University, Boston, MA
  • MPA, Indiana University-Bloomington, Bloomington, IN


  • Medical Informatics 
  • Homeless Persons
  • Qualitative Methods
  • War Related Illnesses


On a personal note, my grandmother was a VA volunteer at 3 VAMCs over her lifetime and at one point had the second highest number of volunteer hours in the nation. As a young child I went with her to the Manchester (NH) VA and talked with patients, many of whom had lost limbs or had “shell shock”. Also, my father was a proud first generation American and an Army Veteran who served in the Korean War. When the opportunity to join VA research presented itself, I was excited to have the opportunity to make small contributions to improve Veterans’ care experience because I understood a little bit of the lasting effects of their service and the important role of VA health care.