HSR&D Center for Health Information and Communication (CHIC)
Nicholas A. Rattray, PhD
Core Investigator, VA HSR&D Center for Health Information and Communication
Research Scientist, William M. Tierney Center for Health Services Research Regenstrief Institute, Inc.
Assistant Professor, Department of Internal Medicine and Geriatrics, Indiana University School of Medicine
Dr. Nick Rattray is a medical anthropologist with expertise in health communication, veteran community reintegration, lived experiences of disability, and implementation science. Dr. Rattray’s current research aims to improve community reintegration and rehabilitation outcomes for post-9/11 veterans, funded by a 5-year VA Career Development Award (Rehabilitation Research, CDA-2). He is a scientist on the Implementation Core of the VA’s QUERI-funded “EXpanding expertise Through E-health Network Development” (EXTEND) project, which seeks to enhance veteran access to care by optimizing telehealth services. His other research seeks to understand how context and culture affect communication in clinical handoffs and transitions of care. Since 2018, Nick has mentored physicians in the Advanced Scholars Program for Internists in Research and Education (ASPIRE) and has conducted fieldwork in South America. He holds a PhD in anthropology from the University of Arizona, a master’s degree in city and regional planning from Rutgers University and an undergraduate degree in anthropology from UC Berkeley.