Psychological Health

The current landscape of psychological health research within the DoD reflects a comprehensive and multidisciplinary approach to addressing the complex needs of military personnel, veterans, and their families.

Ongoing research efforts continue to focus on understanding the underlying mechanisms of psychological health disorders, improving prevention and early intervention strategies, enhancing access to evidence-based treatments, and promoting resilience and well-being across the military community.

Research Indications


Through collaborative efforts and support services, Geneva is advancing DoD-prioritized research in psychological health and improving the well-being of service members, veterans, and their families, including:

  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
  • Suicide Prevention
  • Substance Abuse and Addiction
  • Sleep Patterns and Sleep Disorders
  • Resilience and Mental Health Promotion

Geneva Collaborates with Military Suicide Research Consortium to Address Suicide Risks Across PCS Cycle

More than 400,000 service members annually make a permanent change of station (PCS). PCS is a part of military life and unlike temporary duty assignments, PCS orders are a longer-term assignment, generally two to four years. For many families, this means starting over under stress. Stress that seems to have no end can affect anyone, with some service members at a greater risk for suicide than others.

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Geneva Expertise

Featured Research Study
Role of IV Ketamine on Fear Memory and Brain Activation

Ketamine is a potent analgesic, available to a broad patient age range, and has a wide safety profile which makes it the preferred medication for various conditions such as acute pain and treatment-resistant depression. It is widely used in operating rooms, emergency medicine settings, in ketamine clinics, and during psychiatric treatment.

Research Insights
Nursing Research Tamar Rodney
An Interview with Geneva-Jonas Scholar Dr. Tamar Rodney

Dr. Rodney spent a significant part of her nursing career working in the trauma unit where she was first exposed to the long-term impact of traumatic brain injury (TBI), a leading cause of chronic disability. After landing a research residency with the National Institutes of Health (NIH), she began studying technological advancements in TBI and how they translate into long-term mental health care.

Featured Research Area
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

From the traumatic brain injury (TBI) continuum of care, to post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), our research is exploring new ways to optimize brain performance and recovery.