Scientific research is the key to understanding how aging affects the body, mind, and physical functioning.

SIBCR works with researchers who study several age related illnesses impacting Veterans some of which include:

  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Psychological Health
  • Adult Growth Hormone Deficiency
  • Testosterone Replacement Therapy
  • Cancer and Androgen Deficiency


Debby Tsuang, MD, MSc

As Director of the Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center (GRECC), Dr. Tsuang manages an active hub of research, clinical, and education programs for the improvement of health care in older Veterans…

Michelle (Shelly) Erickson, PhD

Michelle (Shelly) Erickson, PhD, is a Research Biologist at the VA Puget Sound Health Care System and a Research Assistant Professor at the University of Washington in the Department of Medicine. She received her PhD in Pharmacological and Physiological Sciences from Saint Louis University in 2012 under the mentorship of William A. Banks, MD,…