The Military Women’s Health Research Interest Group is led by Lt Col Candy Wilson, CAPT Jacqueline Rychnovsky, COL (ret) Lori Trego, LTC (ret) Nancy Steele, Maj Dawnkimberly Hopkins, LTC Leilani Siaki, and CDR Abigail Yablonsky.
The mission of this multi-disciplinary, TriService team is to expand the foundation of knowledge upon which can be built expert practices in the preventive, acute, and chronic health care of Servicewomen and evidence-based DoD policies and programs.
The goal is to pave the way for evidence based decision-making in the Military Healthcare System and the DoD that supports the well being and health of all women that serve in the United States Armed Forces.
Our military women’s health topics of special interest include:
Gender Specific & Reproductive Care (Contraception/Menses, GU, OB, Mothering, & STI)
General Health (Systems, Occupational Health, Nutrition, Performance, Exercise, Deployment & Post-Deployment Health)
Mental Health, including PTSD and Stress
Substance Abuse, including Tobacco
Trauma (IPV, DV, Abuse, MST, & Injury)
Our current initiatives include:
The Military Women's Health Researcher Guide, now in its sixth edition, which includes contact information, presentations & publications, areas of research interest, and past funding sources of 50+ military women's health researchers - Inquire to receive an electronic copy and/or be included in our next edition of this guide as a subject matter expert.
Scoping review of military women's health research literature (from 2000-2015, in progress), used for an online searchable database (as a counterpart to the VA’s database on veteran women’s health), and evaluated for knowledge gaps to guide future women’s health proposals = Inquire to learn how you can assist with this work.
A quarterly military women's health research conference call to highlight current military women’s health research and foster collaboration and communication among research scientists and agencies in the subject area - Inquire to share your institutional initiatives on the calls and network with other researchers.
Interested in military women’s health and think this RIG could be a resource for you and your work? Would you like to inquire about an initiative of the group?
Email firstname.lastname@example.org and find the MWHRIG on the web:
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