Veterans Health

The challenges of military service don’t end on the battlefield. As our service members and their families deal with the effects of military duty, our studies help analyze service improvements for disabled veterans, evaluate mental health and alcohol screening tools, and compare the effectiveness of treatments for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Project Highlights

Examining health needs of female veterans

Little is known about the long-term health and mental health status of female Vietnam veterans. For many of these women, the effects of this war are still present in...

How are our wounded warriors adjusting?

The Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) is a nonprofit organization founded in 2003 by a group of veterans and friends to serve veterans and servicemembers who incurred a physical or...

Improving how disability is evaluated

When servicemembers are unable to return to work due to sickness or injury, the military uses its Integrated Disability Evaluation System (IDES) to determine their fitness for continued service,...

What stops veterans' access to mental health services?

Following the large number of deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan, the incidence of mental health disorders has increased among veterans. These disorders include post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, anxiety, substance...