Support Services

CHSR provides direct support to elements of the MHS to educate, train and build capacity in Health Systems research and to directly improve health outcomes. We respond to requirements and ad hoc queries generated from organizations and units within DoD and the MHS, particularly emerging HA/DHA priorities, and establishing enduring relationships with MHS customers.

Our Direct Support Services Are:

  • Requirements based, responding to the needs of individuals, unites and leaders throughout the MHS to improve health outcomes.
  • Customer-focused, translating research knowledge into actionable policies, processes and procedures that the MHS seeks
  • Responsive and focused, providing support in a timely manner, responding in detail to the articulated requirements and objectives of the MHS



The CHSR welcomes collaboration opportunities across USU, the MHS, and beyond.

chsr collaborations


Enabling Expertise

The CHSR offers our expertise to other agencies and organizations on topics related to health services research and the MHS Data Repository.

Previous Engagements:

•          White House

•          Clinical Communities Advisory Council

•          Government Accountability Office

•          Defense Health Agency

•          Office of the Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs

•          Navy Office of the Surgeon General

•          TRICARE Health Plan

•          MHS COVID-19 After Action Report


Facilitating Partnerships & discussion

The CHSR serves as a hub for health services research partnership and discussion, facilitating discussion and collaboration across agencies and organizations.

•          Directors Action Group: Direction Innovation Accelerator

•          Health Services Research Interest Group

•          Value Based Care Journal Club


Data Coordination Services:

  • Education of and training on multiple DoD data enclaves
  • Guidance on the feasibility of DoD data enclaves in research
  • Guidance on navigating the complex process of obtaining access to data and data sharing agreement applications