Research and Partnerships

Our analytics and research are designed to forecast outcomes and estimate risk factors related to medical readiness, high-risk morbidity, high-utilization of health care, likelihood of developing disabling medical conditions, and other adverse attributes.

Our wide spectrum of research topics has allowed us to partner with other agencies to design and conduct research to aid in improving the health, readiness and lethality of the joint force. 

Research Areas

     • Accession and retention
     • Medical disqualifications and waivers
     • Adverse attrition
     • Discharge due to existing prior to service (EPTS) characteristics
     • Disability discharge
     • Deployment and medical readiness
     • Blast exposure
     • Morbidity including, but not limited to, traumatic brain injury, post-traumatic stress disorder, and injuries
     • Biomarkers
     • Bipolar disorder and schizophrenia
     • Fitness/BMI
     • Self-directed violence
     • Personality and motivation

Partners and Collaborations

     • WRAIR Center for Military Psychiatry and Neuroscience 
     • DHA/J6 and MITRE
     • University of Maryland
     • Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS)
     • Stanley Medical Research Institute 
     • Army Research Institute for Behavioral Health
     • Johns Hopkins University
     • The Bureau of Medicine and Surgery

In addition, we have supported Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP) to research complex mild traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic epilepsy.