Welcome to the VetResearchHub!


The VetResearchHub is an interactive webpage where veterans and their loved ones can learn about the processes of research participation and discover opportunities to take part in research available within their community. We have created a space where veterans are able to access modules within the Veteran-Driven Research Participation Program that demystify the procedures associated with research. After completing these modules, veterans have the opportunity to directly contact researchers focused on Patient-Centered Outcome Research (PCOR) and Comparative Effectiveness Research (CER) they are interested in potentially collaborating with. These modules narrated by, created with, and improved with the help of veterans aims to provide our veterans with a secure and informative space to connect with other stakeholders to further advance veteran-centered research. The VetResearchHub is focused on improving health outcomes to align with the everyday needs of veterans around the nation. By helping our veterans become active participants in research, we are able to bridge together the gap that exist between effective treatment and access for all veterans.

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The modules in the Veteran-Driven Research Participation Program were created by and with the help of veterans through every step of the process. Completion of this program prepares veterans to act as full partners in Patient-Centered Outcomes Research (PCOR) and Comparative Effectiveness Research (CER). Please click below to continue to the course.

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Research Partnership Opportunities

Below is a list of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research (PCOR), Comparative Effectiveness Research (CER) and Community Engagement Projects within your area

Veteran Action League 2.0

Description: Chronic pain is a public health epidemic. Nearly one 1 in 10 veterans live with chronic pain. To date, medication is the most common treatment and opioid use is on the rise. Currently, there is no national platform to activate veteran’s voices on chronic pain—engaging them to share in their own words the issues, questions, and outcomes that are most important to them. Veterans Action League (VAL) 2.0 provides a neutral platform for veterans and key stakeholders to share opinions, obstacles, and research ideas for improving chronic pain management and treatment. This is an exciting opportunity to provide a voice to the veteran community that promotes advancements in patient-centered research. Meeting attendees are not only involved in an invigorating discussion on chronic pain management, but are also provided a meal upon arrival and a $10 e-gift card to Amazon. If you are interested in engaging with local veterans and key stakeholders in the following cities, please contact the Project Manager for more information.

  • Augusta, GA
  • Chicago, IL
  • Boca Raton, FL
  • Stafford, VA (near the DC metro area)

Click on the following link for more information about the project: https://www.pcori.org/research-results/2019/veterans-action-league-20-developing-national-veteran-centered-chronic-pain

Contact information:

Project Manager: Emma Meyer

Below is a list of research participation opportunities within your area.

Spouses of veterans with mental health challenges and pet dogs: Exploring human-animal bonds

Description: We are currently seeking spouses of significant others of Military Veterans with mental health challenges who own a pet dog and who are at least 18 years old and fluent in English to participate in a research study. The purpose of this study is to learn about the bond between you and your dog and your thoughts about how this relationship affects your well-being. Participation in this study involves:

  • Completion of a questionnaire
  • Participation in a virtual or telephone interview
  • A time commitment of 1 hour
  • A gift card to Amazon for participation
Participants must have access to a device with internet connection or telephone to conduct the interview. Due to the virtual nature of this study, participants may be from any place within the United States.
For more information about this study, please contact the principal investigator, Dr. Pratt by phone or email. You can also click on the following link for a flyer about this study: Recruitment Flyer

Contact information:

Principal Investigator: Dr. Beth A. Pratt