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
This paper marks the launch of a new IVMF series focused on the critical topics of program evaluation, performance measurement, and evidence-based practice (EBP). The purpose of the series is to inform the broader community of veteran and military family serving organizations by highlighting examples of veteran and military serving organizations employing various methods of EBP, program evaluation, and assessment. By highlighting leading practices across the U.S., this series aims to promote learning and greater impact in service delivery across our nation’s evolving and maturing community of veteran and military organizations. This case illustration highlights the evaluation efforts of the rising veteran and military serving organization Team Red, White & Blue. The paper highlights how Team RWB integrates theory and research to drive its programming as an evidence-based wellness intervention and, in turn, produce data to inform its own organizational practice.
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
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.