Naval Health Research Center

Naval Health Research Center Welcome to the official page of NHRC! Located on Naval Base Point Loma, we are the Department of Defense's premier deployment health research center.
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The Naval Health Research Center (NHRC) supports fleet readiness through research, development, test, and evaluation on the biomedical and psychological factors affecting the performance of operational warfighters and field medical personnel. Most of the work conducted at this facility is in the advanced development stage and requires close and continuous interaction with operational units of the Navy, Marine Corps, and DoD. NHRC manages and executes expeditionary operational medical research, development and test and evaluation programs for the Naval Medical Research Command, Silver Spring, MD,and the Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery (BUMED). Much of NHRC’s research focuses on deployment and career-span health and performance of DoD personnel, which requires close coordination with senior medical department representatives afloat and force medical officers ashore. In 1998 NHRC was designated as the DoD Center for Deployment Health Research. Studies include epidemiological analyses on the effects of deployments and occupational exposures on mental and physical health, physical readiness standards and strategies to reduce physical training injuries, physical and cognitive performance within austere operational environments, and modeling and simulation to support field medical logistics and treatment facility configurations. Current initiatives include the Millennium Cohort Study (a 22-year prospective study of over 150,000 DoD personnel), the Navy/Marine Corps Combat Trauma Registry (collecting traumatic and non-traumatic medical treatment data from far-forward Level 1 and 2 medical treatment facilities), and the study of combat operational stress reactions and post-traumatic stress disorder among deployers. NHRC is also working with the Army on a major phase-3 clinical trial of a new Adenovirus vaccine. A new initiative is examining balance and physical performance in warriors suffering significant trauma. NHRC’s location within a major fleet concentration area affords access to Navy and Marine Corps operational platforms and special warfare units and training commands. The center is also collocated with several leading research universities.

Operating as usual

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04/27/2021

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We are immensely proud of our Operational Infectious Diseases team who have been relentlessly instrumental in the fight ...
04/21/2021

We are immensely proud of our Operational Infectious Diseases team who have been relentlessly instrumental in the fight to #SinkCovid Naval Medical Forces Pacific

"Medical Laboratory Professionals Week (NMLPW) is an annual celebration of the medical laboratory professionals and pathologists who play a vital role in every aspect of health care." -NSH - National Society for Histotechnology

We are immensely proud of our Operational Infectious Diseases team who have been relentlessly instrumental in the fight to #SinkCovid Naval Medical Forces Pacific

"Medical Laboratory Professionals Week (NMLPW) is an annual celebration of the medical laboratory professionals and pathologists who play a vital role in every aspect of health care." -NSH - National Society for Histotechnology

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04/19/2021

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(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brenton Poyser)

Yesterday was Purple Up Day! This grass roots movement started in 2011 with the goal of recognizing the sacrifices and i...
04/16/2021

Yesterday was Purple Up Day! This grass roots movement started in 2011 with the goal of recognizing the sacrifices and impact of military life on service members' children. Join NHRC's Millennium Cohort Family Study team in wearing purple throughout April, the month of the military child, to show appreciation. Find out more about NHRC's Family Study here >> https://www.familycohort.org/

Yesterday was Purple Up Day! This grass roots movement started in 2011 with the goal of recognizing the sacrifices and impact of military life on service members' children. Join NHRC's Millennium Cohort Family Study team in wearing purple throughout April, the month of the military child, to show appreciation. Find out more about NHRC's Family Study here >> https://www.familycohort.org/

"Rachel Markwald, a sleep physiologist with the Naval Health Research Center, and her team spent two weeks aboard the am...
04/14/2021
Why 300 Sailors and Marines Deployed on an Amphibious Ship with Smart Rings

"Rachel Markwald, a sleep physiologist with the Naval Health Research Center, and her team spent two weeks aboard the amphibious assault ship Essex. They led a study Markwald said could someday help commanders spot when crew members are reaching dangerous fatigue levels that might interfere with their duties."
https://www.military.com/daily-news/2021/04/14/why-300-sailors-and-marines-deployed-amphibious-ship-smart-rings.html

Researchers who set out to study fatigue on a Navy warship found out that getting good rest while underway is not easy.

04/12/2021

We were honored to reveal the memorial in remembrance of NHRC legend Brenda M. Crooks, with her son, granddaughter, and former CO's, CDR Guy Banta, Retired & CAPT Larry Dean, Retired. Special thanks to Jay Heaney for the orchestration of events.

NHRC's CO, CAPT Deniston and XO, CDR Jamerson, are proud to officially recognize the start of Sexual Assault Awareness a...
04/06/2021

NHRC's CO, CAPT Deniston and XO, CDR Jamerson, are proud to officially recognize the start of Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month (SAAPM).

(U.S. Navy Photo by NHRC Public Affairs Office)

Interesting research study from the Warfighter Performance Department’s STEEL team!
04/03/2021
USS Essex first ship to participate in the Crew Readiness, Endurance, and Watchstanding Study

Interesting research study from the Warfighter Performance Department’s STEEL team!

The Naval Health Research Center's (NHRC) Warfighter Performance Department is working with Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) to implement a wearable device that monitors sleep, fatigue, and health among Sailors over the course of several underway periods as part of the Crew Readi...

Our staff boasts an impressive roster of strong female leaders, officers, doctors, researchers, department heads, projec...
04/01/2021

Our staff boasts an impressive roster of strong female leaders, officers, doctors, researchers, department heads, project managers, and more. They continue to pave the way for all of the young women on the path towards careers in STEM.
It is the last day of Women's History Month - here are just a handful of NHRC's superstars:

03/31/2021
NHRC Women in Science

It's nearly the end of Women's History Month, but at NHRC our staff continue to make big waves! #womeninscience #NavyMedicine

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03/22/2021

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It's National Sleep Awareness Week. We'd like to recognize our STEEL (Sleep, Tactical Efficiency, and Endurance Lab) Tea...
03/19/2021

It's National Sleep Awareness Week. We'd like to recognize our STEEL (Sleep, Tactical Efficiency, and Endurance Lab) Team for all of their research efforts, constantly striving to improve the health and wellbeing of our warfighters!

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03/15/2021

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03/08/2021

Empowered women empower women. #navymedicine

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02/22/2021

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Timeline Photos
02/18/2021

Timeline Photos

LIVE: Join the SG and #NavyMedicine leadership live
Feb. 18 / 4:00 ET

We're going to debunk some COVID-19 myths and provide you with the latest information on the pandemic. #sinkcovid

02/12/2021
Women in Science at NHRC

International Day of Women & Girl’s in Science! Our staff continues to excel on the frontline of medical research and inspire the next generation!

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02/11/2021

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#motivationmonday #SinkCovid(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Brett McMinoway)
02/08/2021

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The Public Affairs shop spent the afternoon filming for an upcoming participant recruitment video for Warfighter Perform...
02/03/2021

The Public Affairs shop spent the afternoon filming for an upcoming participant recruitment video for Warfighter Performance’s STEEL team! #publicaffairs #navymedicine #sleepscience

(US Navy photo by John Marciano, NHRC PAO)

MILITARY HEALTH STUDY FINDS POTENTIAL TARGETS FOR SU***DE PREVENTIONThe Millennium Cohort Study’s recent research has fo...
02/02/2021

MILITARY HEALTH STUDY FINDS POTENTIAL TARGETS FOR SU***DE PREVENTION

The Millennium Cohort Study’s recent research has found that certain combat experiences are related to increased risk of su***de attempts, an important step in su***de prevention research.

SAN DIEGO, CA – Today, scientists from the Naval Health Research Center (NHRC) and collaborating agencies such as the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, Office of the Army Surgeon General, and Department of Veteran’s Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System, publish key results related to the risk of a su***de attempt after deployment in the JAMA Network Open

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Mrs. Cynthia LeardMann, MPH, of Naval Health Research Center (NHRC), and colleagues conducted a research study among almost 60,000 active-duty service members who had deployed. Mrs. LeardMann mentioned that “findings from this study suggest that service members who experience high levels of combat or certain types of combat experiences, may have an increased risk of a su***de attempt.” Implications for this type of research show that clinicians should consider inquiring about the nature of combat experiences when appropriate when providing mental health care services for service members and veterans.

The results of this study and others stemming from the Millennium Cohort Study are communicated to military leaders and support service providers, private military service organizations, and the public so that we can all work together to improve the quality of military life. The Millennium Cohort Study is the largest and longest running health study of military personnel which spans across all services. The study began in 2001 to understand the long-term health and well-being of service men and women and is expected to continue to enroll and follow-up with participants through 2068. The Millennium Cohort Study is headquartered at the NHRC in San Diego, California. For more information about the Millennium Cohort Study, please visit: millenniumcohort.org.

NHRC’s mission is to optimize the operational readiness and health of our armed forces and families by conducting research, development, testing and evaluation informing DoD policy. NHRC supports military mission readiness with research and development that delivers high-value, high-impact solutions to the health and readiness challenges our military population faces on the battlefield, at sea, on foreign shores and at home. NHRC’s team of distinguished scientists and researchers consists of active-duty service members, federal civil service employees and contractors, whose expertise includes physiology, microbiology, psychology, epidemiology, and biomedical engineering.

—NHRC Public Affairs—

MILITARY HEALTH STUDY FINDS POTENTIAL TARGETS FOR SU***DE PREVENTION

The Millennium Cohort Study’s recent research has found that certain combat experiences are related to increased risk of su***de attempts, an important step in su***de prevention research.

SAN DIEGO, CA – Today, scientists from the Naval Health Research Center (NHRC) and collaborating agencies such as the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, Office of the Army Surgeon General, and Department of Veteran’s Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System, publish key results related to the risk of a su***de attempt after deployment in the JAMA Network Open

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Mrs. Cynthia LeardMann, MPH, of Naval Health Research Center (NHRC), and colleagues conducted a research study among almost 60,000 active-duty service members who had deployed. Mrs. LeardMann mentioned that “findings from this study suggest that service members who experience high levels of combat or certain types of combat experiences, may have an increased risk of a su***de attempt.” Implications for this type of research show that clinicians should consider inquiring about the nature of combat experiences when appropriate when providing mental health care services for service members and veterans.

The results of this study and others stemming from the Millennium Cohort Study are communicated to military leaders and support service providers, private military service organizations, and the public so that we can all work together to improve the quality of military life. The Millennium Cohort Study is the largest and longest running health study of military personnel which spans across all services. The study began in 2001 to understand the long-term health and well-being of service men and women and is expected to continue to enroll and follow-up with participants through 2068. The Millennium Cohort Study is headquartered at the NHRC in San Diego, California. For more information about the Millennium Cohort Study, please visit: millenniumcohort.org.

NHRC’s mission is to optimize the operational readiness and health of our armed forces and families by conducting research, development, testing and evaluation informing DoD policy. NHRC supports military mission readiness with research and development that delivers high-value, high-impact solutions to the health and readiness challenges our military population faces on the battlefield, at sea, on foreign shores and at home. NHRC’s team of distinguished scientists and researchers consists of active-duty service members, federal civil service employees and contractors, whose expertise includes physiology, microbiology, psychology, epidemiology, and biomedical engineering.

—NHRC Public Affairs—

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02/01/2021

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Stay patient and keep following CDC guidance! Help Navy Medicine #SinkCovid
01/26/2021
COVID-19 Vaccine PSA #4

Stay patient and keep following CDC guidance! Help Navy Medicine #SinkCovid

A Department of Defense Public Service Announcement communicating the Department’s confidence in the vaccine distribution plan and understanding the need for flexibility. Widespread vaccination against COVID-19 aligns with the Department of Defense’s priorities of protecting service members, DoD...

#MotivationMonday! (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Logan C. Kellums)
01/26/2021

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(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Logan C. Kellums)

Informative factsheet from Navy Medicine about the COVID-19 Vaccine!
01/22/2021

Informative factsheet from Navy Medicine about the COVID-19 Vaccine!

01/18/2021
Help Navy Medicine in the fight to #sinkcovid
01/14/2021

Help Navy Medicine in the fight to #sinkcovid

Want to get back to normal? If we all do these four things, we can make it happen:
1️⃣ Get vaccinated if you’re eligible
2️⃣ Wear a mask
3️⃣ Stay six feet away from others
4️⃣ Wash your your hands often

#COVID19 #sinkcovid

01/13/2021

Jay Heaney’s Retirement Ceremony!

01/13/2021
The Millennium Cohort Family Study is inviting new participants to share their perspectives of military life. For more i...
01/11/2021

The Millennium Cohort Family Study is inviting new participants to share their perspectives of military life. For more information visit.
www.familycohort.org

MILLENNIUM COHORT FAMILY STUDY LAUNCHES NEW SURVEYMilitary Spouses Will Be Invited To Join The Landmark StudySAN DIEGO, ...
01/07/2021

MILLENNIUM COHORT FAMILY STUDY LAUNCHES NEW SURVEY

Military Spouses Will Be Invited To Join The Landmark Study

SAN DIEGO, CA - Both the Millennium Cohort Study and the Millennium Cohort Family Study are inviting new participants to join these unique studies, which are the largest long-term surveys of service members and their spouses. Spouses who are invited to take part in the family study will have the opportunity to share their perspectives of the impact of military life on their careers, stress, well-being, health, and adjustment.

Originally started in 2011 as a companion to the Millennium Cohort Study of military Service Members, the Department of Defense (DoD) sponsored Millennium Cohort Family Study is the only DoD wide research program examining the effects of a military career on the health of military spouses.

Together, both studies have produced important new information regarding the mental and physical health of service members and their spouses. Program success relies on the work of a broad coalition of researchers led by the Naval Health Researcher Center (NHRC), in collaboration with Uniformed Services University, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), and multiple civilian academic and private researcher organizations. Furthermore, this project only succeeds with the voluntary support of thousands of service members and their spouses who participate.

Results from these studies are used to inform policy and programs targeting military service members and their families. For more information on the Millennium Cohort Family Study visit www.familycohort.org. Further information about enrollment for the Millennium Cohort Study is also available at www.millenniumcohort.org.

#motivationmonday(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Wade Costin)
01/04/2021

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(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Wade Costin)

01/02/2021
Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! NHRC continues to be proud of the ground breaking research performed by Navy Medicine each year. This year, our staff did not slow down in publication submissions, infectious disease surveillance, and in new and developing studies. We send the warmest wishes to our friends, families, and warfighters as we look toward 2021!

After over 30 years of US military research in environmental physiology, one of our esteemed Warfighter Performance depa...
12/29/2020

After over 30 years of US military research in environmental physiology, one of our esteemed Warfighter Performance department leaders and PI, Jay Heaney, is retiring. His ceremony is being rescheduled but will be Facebook live streamed - time and date TBD.

Here is Jay (right) posing with Operational Readiness Director Mike Galarneau (left) at MHSRS Poster Session, 2019

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