Active Studies

Active Studies


The NCVS is actively engaged in multiple research studies aimed at improving psychological treatments, identifying factors that contribute to psychological health and well-being, and testing innovative methods for helping service members and veterans in need. Learn more about our current research studies and see if you might be eligible to participate.

National Guard Health and Well-Being Survey

The purpose of this study is to identify correlates of psychological health, well-being, and daily functioning among National Guard military personnel.

Principal Investigator: AnnaBelle Bryan (University of Utah)

Status: Enrollment Closed

Neural Mechanisms of Treatment Response in High-Risk Suicidal Veterans with PTSD

The purpose of this study is to identify and characterize behavioral and neural changes in cognitive flexibility following treatment of high-risk suicidal veterans with PTSD, and to describe neural network changes that are relevant to cognitive flexibility.

Sponsor: National Institute of Mental Health

Principal Investigator: David Rozek (University of Utah)

Status: Not Yet Enrolling

Project Safe Guard

The purpose of this study is to test the effectiveness and acceptability of firearm safety counseling in a community sample of military personnel, and to identify correlates of safe firearm storage practices among National Guard personnel.

Sponsor: Department of Defense

Principal Investigator: Mike Anestis (University of Southern Mississippi)

Status: Now Enrolling

Peer to Peer Programs for Military Personnel

The purpose of this study is to test the effectiveness of a peer-based program for reducing suicide risk and improving psychological health among U.S. Air Force personnel.

Sponsor: Department of Defense

Principal Investigator: Craig Bryan (University of Utah)

Status: Not Yet Enrolling

Identifying Suicidal Subtypes and Dynamic Indicators of Increasing and Decreasing Suicide Risk

The purpose of this study is to use novel data analytic methods to examine nonlinear change processes and data patterns associated with lower and higher suicide risk states.

Sponsor: National Institute of Mental Health

Principal Investigator: Craig Bryan (University of Utah)

Status: Enrollment Closed

Technologies for Assessing Behavioral and Cognitive Markers of Suicide Risk

The purpose of this study is to determine behavioral and cognitive markers of suicide risk among National Guard personnel and their spouses, and to improve the feasibility and practicality of assessing suicide risk by leveraging proposed technology solutions.

Sponsor: Department of Defense

Principal Investigator: Brian Baucom (University of Utah)

Status: Now Enrolling

Mindfulness-Oriented Recovery Enhancement (MORE) to Treat Chronic Pain

The purpose of this study is to compare the efficacy of two group therapies for the reduction of pain severity and improvement of quality of life among military personnel and veterans with chronic pain.

Sponsor: Department of Defense

Principal Investigator: Eric Garland (University of Utah)

Status: Now Enrolling

PRImary care Screening Methods (PRISM) Study

The purpose of this study is to evaluate and compare different methods of screening for health conditions and suicide risk in military primary care clinics.

Sponsor: Department of Defense

Principal Investigator: Craig Bryan (University of Utah)

Status: Enrollment Closed

Brief Psychological Treatment to Reduce Suicidal Behavior

The purpose of this study is to compare the efficacy of two psychological treatments (brief cognitive behavioral therapy and present-centered therapy) for the reduction of suicide attempts among active duty U.S. Marines, and to identify the reasons why and how these treatments work.

Sponsor: Department of Defense

Principal Investigator: Craig Bryan (University of Utah)

Status: Not Yet Enrolling

Evaluating Criterion A Utility for Differentiating Symptom Presentation and Treatment Outcomes in Veterans with PTSD

The purpose of this study is to examine how stressful events meeting DSM-defined definitional criteria for PTSD (i.e., a “Criterion A event”) differentiate symptom presentation and clinical outcomes among treatment-seeking veterans diagnosed with PTSD.

Principal Investigator: Erika Roberge (University of Utah)

Status: Data Collection

PREVIOUS STUDIES


 

Student Veteran Well-Being

The purpose of this series of studies is to characterize rates of psychological health problems among student veterans and to identify correlates of academic success.

Principal Investigator: Principal Investigators: Craig Bryan (University of Utah) & M. David Rudd (University of Memphis)

Status: Enrollment Closed

Effects of Stress Inoculation Training on Psychological Resilience for Combat Convoy Duties

The purpose of this study is to compare the efficacy of a stress inoculation training program to existing predeployment training for the prevention of PTSD and psychological morbidity among Air Force convoy operators.

Sponsor: Department of the Air Force

Principal Investigator: Elizabeth Heron (U.S. Air Force)

Status: Enrollment Closed

Brief Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Suicidal Soldiers

The purpose of this study is to compare the efficacy of brief cognitive behavioral therapy to treatment as usual for the reduction of suicide attempts among active duty Soldiers.

Sponsor: Department of Defense

Principal Investigator: M. David Rudd (University of Memphis)

Status: Enrollment Closed

Evaluation of Suicidality, Cognitions, and Pain Experience (ESCAPE)

The purpose of this study is to identify correlates associated with suicidal thoughts and behaviors among military personnel and veterans with chronic pain.

Sponsor: Department of the Air Force

Principal Investigator: Kathryn Kanzler (University of Texas Health San Antonio)

Status: Enrollment Closed

Analysis of Risk and Protective Factors for Trauma-Related Events

The purpose of this study is to identify correlates associated with PTSD, psychological health, and daily functioning among U.S. Air Force Security Forces personnel.

Sponsor: San Antonio Life Sciences Institute

Principal Investigator: Craig Bryan (University of Utah)

Status: Enrollment Closed

Risk and Protective Factors for PTSD and Social-Occupational Impairment Among Special Operations Forces (SOF) Personnel

The purpose of this study is to identify correlates associated with PTSD, psychological health, and daily functioning among U.S. Air Force pararescuemen.

Sponsor: Department of the Air Force

Principal Investigator: James Stephenson (U.S. Air Force)

Status: Enrollment Closed

Brief Interventions for Short-Term Suicide Risk Reduction in Military Populations

The purpose of this study is to compare the efficacy of the crisis response plan (CRP) as compared to treatment as usual on risk for suicide attempts among suicidal active duty Soldiers, and to identify mechanisms that contribute to reductions in suicide attempts.

Sponsor: Department of Defense

Principal Investigator: Craig Bryan (University of Utah)

Status: Enrollment Closed

Targeting Military Opioid Misuse Through Mindfulness-Oriented Recovery Enhancement

The purpose of this study is to compare the efficacy of two group therapies for the reduction of pain severity and improvement of quality of life among active duty U.S. Army Soldiers with chronic pain.

Sponsor: Department of Defense

Principal Investigator: Eric Garland (University of Utah)

Status: Enrollment Closed

Group Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) for Survivors of Human Trafficking: A Pilot Study

The purpose of this study is to examine the impact of group cognitive processing therapy (CPT) on PTSD symptom severity among adolescent girls who escaped from the commercial sex trade in Cambodia.

Sponsor: Psychologists Beyond Borders

Principal Investigator: Tracy Clemans (University of Kentucky)

Status: Enrollment Closed

Time-Dependent Analyses of Suicide Risk Indicators Among Military Social Media Users

The purpose of this study is to examine temporal patterns in social media content that signal the later occurrence of death by suicide among active duty military personnel.

Sponsor: Department of Defense

Principal Investigator: Craig Bryan (University of Utah)

Status: Enrollment Closed

Interested in volunteering for a research study?

Fill out the form below to see if you might be eligible.

Conditional Research Study Participation Form

Have More Questions?

The NCVS offices are open Monday through Friday between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM Mountain Time.