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  • Department 161:  Medical Modeling, Simulation & Mission Support The Modeling and Simulation department conducts analyses and develops models to provide medical decision support to operational commanders, medical logisticians, and field medical personnel as they seek to determine the resources required to support combat and peacetime deployments. M&S works with medical planners, providers, and logisticians to develop projects that assist in field medical services planning, systems analysis, operational risk assessment, and to determine the best course of action for treating a particular patient stream using the available resources. 
  • Department 162:  Warfighter Performance The Warfighter Performance department conducts research related to the measurement, maintenance, restoration, enhancement, and modeling of human performance in military operational environments.  Emphasis is on the measurement and understanding of the processes that lead to physical and mental performance degradation, development of  countermeasures to maintain or enhance performance, and the development of standards which allows safe and effective performance of Navy and Marine Corps personnel. 
  • Department 163:  Behavioral Sciences and Epidemiology The Behavioral Sciences and Epidemiology Department is dedicated to the study of behavioral trends that impact warfighter readiness. The Department examines operationally relevant issues affecting personnel such as combat and operational stress, posttraumatic stress disorder, misconduct, substance use, suicide and career-span health and wellness issues. Working with line leadership and resource sponsors, the Department develops focused interventions and training tools, and shapes personnel policies that improve readiness of the operating forces. 
  • Department 164:  Deployment Health Research The Deployment Health Research department’s mission includes conducting epidemiological studies to investigate the longitudinal health experience of previously deployed military personnel, and the development and evaluation of appropriate health surveillance strategies. Research includes studies of symptoms, hospitalizations, reproductive outcomes, mortality, and other health outcomes among DoD beneficiary populations, both military and civilian. Included among the core programs are the Millennium Cohort Study, the Birth and Infant Health Registry, and the Recruit Assessment Program. 
  • Department 165:  HIV/AIDS Programs The HIV/AIDS Prevention Program department’s mission is to reduce the incidence of HIV/AIDS among uniformed personnel in select African nations and beyond. DHAPP assists in development and implementation of military-specific HIV prevention programs and integration with other U.S. Government, nongovernmental organizations, and United Nations programs. As Executive Agent, the DHAPP Management Office at NHRC provides day-to-day direction of the DoD effort to foreign militaries in over 70 countries worldwide. It prepares and delivers periodic reports and provides the results of assessments to each country’s Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense. 
  • Department 166:  Operational Infectious Diseases The Operational Infectious Diseases department performs research and conducts active, laboratory-based surveillance for infectious diseases that affect military personnel or their dependents, with emphasis on respiratory pathogens. Leveraging these surveillance studies, the department is able to address the safety and efficacy of drugs, vaccines, and new diagnostics as they affect operational health concerns. The Operational Infectious Diseases department serves as the Navy hub for the Department of Defense Global Emerging Infectious Disease Surveillance and Response System (GEIS).
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