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War Related Illness and Injury Study Center

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Research at the Women's Operational Military Exposure Network Center of Excellence (WOMEN CoE)

WOMEN CoE Research

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Our research team studies military environmental exposures (MEEs) in women Veterans. WOMEN CoE understands that women Veterans with a history of MEE can face multiple health challenges. The team will advance the study of the effectiveness of treatments and rehabilitation to improve the health and wellbeing of women and gender diverse Veterans.  

Highlighted Collaborators
Boston University/VA Boston
Exposure Science Program
Health Outcomes Military Exposure (HOME) Epidemiology Program
Polytrauma Systems of Care
Stanford University
Surveillance of Military Environmental Exposure (SMEE)
UC San Diego
Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences
VA Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry (AHOBPR)
VA Breast and Gynecologic Oncology System of Excellence (BGSoE)
VA Miami
VA San Diego
Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
War Related Illness and Injury Study Center
Women’s Healthcare Research Network (WHRN) 

Priority areas of study are the effects of military exposures on:  

  • Autoimmune and Rheumatologic Diseases
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cognitive Health and Dementia
  • Eating Disorders 
  • Female Reproductive Cancers 
  • Food Insecurity 
  • Headache and Migraine 
  • Health Diseases
  • Infertility
  • Intimate Partner Violence and Military Sexual Trauma
  • Long COVID
  • Menopause
  • Mental Health 
  • Traumatic Brain Injury

The WOMEN CoE is seeking grant funding from VA, DoD, the NIH, 

Ongoing Research Projects 

  • Exposure Biomarker Study
  • GWI rTMS study
  • GWI biomarker study
  • Societal role expectations
  • Social determinants of health in TBI mortality

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To learn more about the research team, click here.