Military Behavioral Health

With more than 25 years of experience conducting military studies, we understand the military culture and how to work with military and civilian defense leaders. Our military behaviorists conduct research and provide research support for the Department of Defense and other U.S. government agencies to improve force readiness and the lives and working conditions of military personnel and their families.

Focus Areas

  • Health care quality and use
  • Health behaviors: substance-use prevalence, prevention, and intervention
  • Mental health, stress research
  • Health policy, health promotion
  • Exposure and human health risk
  • Family support


  • Program design, implementation, management, and evaluation
  • Data collection: personnel surveys, quality-of-life studies, needs assessments
  • Prevention and intervention studies, field trials
  • Health communications materials design and testing
  • Financial, policy, and plan analysis
  • Statistical and psychometric analysis
  • Training research and systems: simulation training, distance learning, analysis and design


  • Department of Defense Surveys of Substance Abuse and Health-Related Behaviors
  • Spouse Abuse, Child Abuse, and Substance Abuse Among Army Families
  • Web-Based Alcohol Prevention Education Pilot Project
  • Evaluating the Usability of the U.S. Navy’s Web-Based Performance Management System
  • Psychometric and Sampling Support for Navy Personnel Surveys
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