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Funding intramural partnerships

CHSR has implemented two calls for proposals to build capacity for HSR while expanding the base of knowledge to inform decision making on high priority areas for the MHS. In Round 1 six proposals were selected and completed, all of which resulted in publications or publications in progress. Round 2 is currently in progress.

Round 1 projects

  • Improving Treatment and Outcomes among Soldiers Identified with Severe Alcohol Use after Return from an OEF/OIF/OND deployment (Eric Dietrich/Joshua Gray, USU)
  • Looking at MHS Surgical Procedures through the Lens of an Episode Grouper (Eric Dietrich/Beth Hawks, USU)
  • Anesthesia Resident Training in Relation to Combat Casualty Care Readiness in the Military Health System (Krista Highland, DVCIPM)
  • Range of Practices, Cost and Outcomes of Shoulder Dysfunction across the Military Health System (Jeffery Leggit, USU)
  • Understanding Provider Influence on Initiating Opioid Prescriptions (Patrick Richard, USU)
  • Contraceptive Access during Basic Training (Joshua Smalley, USU)

Round 2 Project

  • Adapting Episode Grouper for Medicare (EGM) to the Military Health System (Beth Hawks, USU)
  • Healthcare Utilization and Readiness Outcomes among Soldiers with Post-Deployment at-risk Drinking, by Comorbidity Clusters (Joshua Gray, USU)
  • The Economic Burden of Traumatic Brain Injury in the Military Health System (Patrick Richard, USU)
  • Exploring Outcomes for Military Family Units who Have Received Care in the Army Warrior Care and Transition Program (WCTP) (Elizabeth Hisle-Gorman, USU)
  • The Individual and Systemic Costs Associated with Behavioral Health Clinic Processes that Negatively Impact Delivery of Effective Psychotherapy (David Riggs, USU)
  • The Impact of DoD Service HIV Policies on Quality and Cost of Care (Brian Agan, USU)
  • A Comparative Analysis of Healthcare Utilization and Cost of Multi-Drug Resistant Gram-Negative Bacilli Infections (MDRGN-I) Following Battlefield Injury (David Tribble, USU)