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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.


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...

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...

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...

DoD Birth & Infant Health Research (BIHR)

Assessing the potential risks of military unique exposures on reproductive health is important, and the increasing number of women on active duty underscores the need to...

Supplement Use Study

In 2008 an Institute of Medicine (IOM) report recognized that a clear picture of the use of dietary supplements (i.e. doses, patterns of use, expectations) does not exist and recommended the conduct of surveys that provide data on such usage.


Millennium Cohort Study of Adolescent Resilience. The overarching objective of this study is to assess the potential impacts of military life on adolescents’ psychosocial adjustment and physical health, academic achievement, and educational/career aspirations, and to identify risk and protective factors that may promote or inhibit positive outcomes among adolescents and their families.


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...

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...

Epidemiological Investigations

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

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