Health Services & Population Research

Purpose

PHCoE accesses and analyzes large health and administrative datasets in order to inform our research gap and implementation efforts, as well as support stakeholder and collaborator research efforts. This project includes bringing together large datasets from around the military, conducting longitudinal analyses, and delivering reports and publications that inform policy and decision-making.

Benefits of this Approach

A wealth of programmatic data is obtained via electronic systems that automatically import medical record information from across the MHS. This data provides an excellent opportunity to conduct statistical analyses and modeling for the purposes of research to help answer health services and psychological health questions to address specific research gaps and inform the scientific field.

Recent Partners, Collaborators and Stakeholders

  • U.S. Naval Special Warfare Command
  • Joint Service Explosive Ordnance Disposal (JEOD) Military Acceptance Board
  • Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS)
  • U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM),
  • Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center (DVBIC)
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  • Office of the Surgeon General of the Army, Behavioral Health Division

On-going Projects

  • Long-term Neuropsychiatric Outcomes Associated with Mefloquine in the DoD
  • The Effect of Higher-risk Opioid Prescriptions on PTSD and Depression Symptom Trajectories among U.S. Military Service Members.
  • The Effect of Deployment Status on Prevalence and Incidence of Psychiatric Conditions among Military Service Members
  • Combat Deployment, Psychological Health Diagnoses, and Psychological Health-related Physical Health Conditions
  • Adjustment Disorders Part One: Characterizing Service Members with Adjustment Disorders and Factors Associated with Early Attrition
  • Adjustment Disorders Part Two: Prognostic Factors and Functional Outcomes in Service Members Diagnosed with Adjustment Disorders
  • Behavioral Health Treatments and Suicide Risk
  • The CDC National Violent Death Report System (NVDRS) and the Department of Defense Suicide Event Report (DoDSER) Annual Linkage Project
  • Behavioral Health Data Portal (BHDP) Risk Profile Analysis

Completed Projects

  • Evaluating Measures of Combat Deployment for U.S. Army Personnel Using Various Sources of Administrative Data
  • Women in Combat: The Effects of Combat Exposure and Gender on the Incidence and Persistence of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Diagnostic Status
  • Impact of Occupation on the Occurrence of Psychological Conditions in the Time Approaching Retirement from the Service after 20+ Years
  • Patterns, Prevalence, and Burden of Multimorbidity in the U.S. Military
  • Demographic, Behavioral, and Proximal Risk Factors for Gambling Disorder in the U.S. Military
  • Longitudinal Investigation of Psychological Outcomes among Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Personnel in the U.S. Military
  • Longitudinal Investigation of Diagnosed Psychological and Physical Health Outcomes among U.S. Navy Special Warfare Combatant-craft Crewmen (SWCC)
  • Psychological Health Outcomes among Drone and Manned Aircraft Pilots
  • In-Theater Diagnostic Rates of Anxiety Disorders among U.S. Army Soldiers between 2008 and 2018
  • Incident Rates of Sleep Diagnosis in Deployed Service Members 2008 to 2013
  • Healthcare among Special Operations Forces Diagnosed and Treated for Traumatic Brain Injury