Focus Areas of the Eagle Research Center
Focus areas are relatively stable, but new areas can be added from year to year based on recommendations from the ERC Advisory Board and the Team RWB Board of Directors.
Eagle Research Center Advisory Board
The ERC Advisory Board is made up of top multidisciplinary scientists and thought leaders. Research work of the Board spans the focus areas of the ERC. Through strategic guidance based on their breadth and depth of research experience, the ERC Advisory Board supports the ERC’s mission. ERC Advisory Board members are also participate in Team RWB events as members of the Team.
Caroline Angel, R.N., Ph.D Research Director of the Eagle Research Center
Brene Brown, Ph.D., LMSW, University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work
Michael Haynie, PhD, Vice Chancellor of Syracuse University, responsible for Veterans and Military Affairs; Executive Director, Institute for Veterans & Military Families; Barnes Professor of Entrepreneurship at SU’s Whitman School of Management.
Michael Mathews, Ph.D., Professor of Engineering Psychology, United States Military Academy
Michael W. Otto, Ph.D, Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences, Boston University
Kate Rosenblum, Ph.D., Clinical Developmental Psychologist and Associate Professor of Psychiatry, University of Michigan
Jasper Smits, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology in the Institute for Mental Health Research at the University of Texas at Austin
Team RWB Research
Team Red White and Blue Study: Enriching the Lives of America's Veterans
The cornerstone of the TRWB mission is to enrich Veterans’ lives. We define enrichment as “creating quality relationships and experiences that contribute to life satisfaction and overall well being.” Our goal was to survey all TRWB members through an online survey on their self-reported perceptions of enrichment: connectivity, shared purpose, the civilian-military divide, well-being, and life satisfaction since joining the team. We also looked at enrichment based upon how active Veterans reported they were in TRWB events (“less active” or “active”). In the one week period our survey was open for response, 4,034 Veteran, active duty military, and civilians responded. Click here for Infographic
Team Red White and Blue: Leadership Matters
We surveyed volunteer RWB leaders in December 2014, with a self-report, computer administered survey. The questionnaire was designed based upon our definition of leadership and the academic literature, and pilot tested by ten full time employees.103 Chapter Captains ("CC") and 200 volunteer leaders in non-CCpositions (“other leaders”) responded to the survey.
Hitting the Trail While Wearing Red, White, and Blue
Michael Otto is a Professor of Psychology at Boston University and co-author of Exercise for Mood and Anxiety: Proven Strategies for Overcoming Depression and Enhancing Well-Being.
Reintegration Problems and Treatment Interests Among Iraq and Afghanistan Combat Veterans Receiving VA Medical Care
Dr. Sayer, Dr. Noorbaloochi, Dr. Carlson, Ms. Gravely, and Dr. Murdoch are affiliated with the Center for Chronic Disease Outcomes Research, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 1 Veterans Dr., Minneapolis, MN
Evaluation Of Physical Activity Habits In Patients with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
Assis MA, Mello MF, Scorza FA, Cadrobbi MP, Schooedl AF, Silva SG, de Albuquerque M, da Silva AC, Arida RM. Evaluation of physical activity habits in patients with posttraumatic stress disorder. Clinics. 2008;63:473-8
Exercise Interventions for Mental Health: A Quantitative and Qualitative Review
Georgia Stathopoulou, Mark B. Powers ,Angela C. Berry, Jasper A. J. Smits, Michael W. Otto
Commitment to Our Military, Veterans, and Families
Booz Allen is privileged and honored to help public, private, and not-for-profit organizations build an integrated network of support for veterans and their families though a variety of services including research.
Veterans Reintegration: A View from the States
Directors of veterans services urge stronger outreach and increased collaboration to close gaps between needs and available services.
On Aerobic Exercise and Behavioral and Neural Plasticity
Aerobic exercise promotes rapid and profound alterations in the brain.
Nov. 05, 2015
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Oct. 26, 2015
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