Dr. Cowper Ripley is the Acting Co-Director at the CINDRR in Gainesville. She received her PhD from the department of Health Services Research, Management and Policy, College of Public Health and Health Professions, University of Florida (UF) where she is an Affiliated Associate Professor. She is also an Affiliate Associate Professor in UF's department of Health Outcomes and Biomedical Informatics, College of Medicine. Dr. Cowper Ripley's research focuses on Veterans' access and utilization of health care services in both the VA and non-VA health sectors. She has expertise using VA administrative and workload data, as well as Geographic Information System (GIS) tools, in her research projects. Her recent work has focused on access to care for rural Veterans, Veterans with disability, and patient-centered care and delivery initiatives in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Dr. Cowper Ripley is active in the mentorship of Career Development Awardees and junior investigators at the CINDRR.