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Welcome to the Academy for Veteran and Military Health (AVMH). The Academy is dedicated to improving health and community reintegration of military affiliated populations (veterans, service members, and their families).  Members of the Academy, known as Fellows, are a group of scholars from a wide variety of backgrounds and disciplines. As a group of Fellows we are developing and providing effective instruction, actionable research, and support services to address the challenges and health disparities facing transitioning service members, veterans, and their families.

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The Veterans Health Group approaches this mission as a transdisciplinary collaboration to advance knowledge and solve these challenges. Transdisciplinary collaboration refers to partnerships exchanging information, modifying discipline-specific approaches, coordinating efforts, and integrating disciplines, thereby achieving our common goal. AVMH fellows are community leaders and professionals partnering to develop, evaluate, and sustain innovative services, programs, and research to address health disparities and promote health among veterans, service members, and their families. Fellows employ a wide variety of methods, combining clinical, social, and community sciences in various community settings to facilitate health and well-being of service members, veterans, and their families.

Please contact me or any of our members for more information.


Christine A. Elnitsky, PhD

Director, Academy for Veteran and Military Health