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Our Operational Readiness and Health researchers leverage science to optimize human performance, recovery, resilience, and injury prevention as well as develop medical planning, logistics, and decision support tools to keep our warfighters healthy and enhance operational readiness.

Operational Readiness & Health


Environmental Physiology

Modern conflicts have taken warfighters around the globe, placing them in diverse climates that range from oppressive heat and humidity to sub-freezing temperatures...

Physical Readiness & Resilience

We conduct operationally relevant research to support modern special forces operators, expeditionary forces, and ground combat troops by focusing on enhancing...

Fatigue & Sleep

Sleep loss and fatigue compromise the performance, health, and safety of warfighters. To maximize the operational readiness and resilience of our armed forces, the Sleep and...

Injury Prevention & Rehabilitation

Preventing injuries and rehabilitating wounded warfighters are two important areas of our research that support the health and readiness of our military. Our scientists focus...


Expeditionary Medical Research

Our expeditionary medical researchers analyze data from numerous Department of Defense databases to identify factors that contribute to increased battlefield survivability, improved injury recovery and rehabilitation, and optimal long-term health outcomes for wounded warriors.

Operational Decision Support

We promote operational readiness by providing military leaders and logisticians with data-driven science and proven methodologies that supports decision-making with evidence-based, actionable analysis...

Modeling & Simulation

Increasing battlefield survivability rates and providing the best care and treatment for ill and injured services members in-theater depends on having the right supplies, equipment, and personnel. Our Modeling and Simulation team use their expertise to develop science-based simulation tools to support military medical planning and logistics.

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