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Military Population Health

The Naval Health Research Center (NHRC) is dedicated to conducting research to protect and maintain the health and wellness of our service members and their families at home and around the world.

Featured Research

Did you know NHRC's sleep health team is conducting more than six sleep health studies? Among the most recent, the team has ongoing research to find an innovative and cost efficient sleep diagnostic tool to improve sleep performance in military service members.

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 Deployment Health

Millennium Cohort Program

In the late 1990s, in response to concerns about the health effects of deployments following the 1991 Gulf War, the Institute of Medicine and Congress identified the need to understand how military...

Family Cohort Program

The Family Study is the first longitudinal study to follow a population-based cohort of military spouses to assess the long-term impact of military service and deployment on family health...

Recruit Assessment Program

RAP collects baseline health data from Marine recruits to increase understanding of how service-related exposures affect health and develop early intervention and prevention programs to protect health and...

Reproductive Health

As the number of women on active duty continues to increase and more occupational specialties within the armed forces open to female service members, there is a growing need to...

 Health & Behavioral Sciences

Clinical Treatment Studies

Our clinical psychology researchers develop and test novel treatments for service members with psychological conditions ( depression, PTSD), including complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) approaches...

Epidemiological Investigations

Our epidemiologists and research psychologists develop and administer surveys that help us gauge the mental well-being of our service members...

Health Promotion Interventions

Our behavioral scientists develop, evaluate, and implement innovative, evidence-based interventions to promote positive health behaviors and reduce the risk of negative psychological and behavioral outcomes...