The research studies below have been reviewed and approved by WoVeN Staff. Participating in these studies is completely optional!

Beyond MST Feedback Interview

A team at the Department of Veterans Affairs has designed a self-help mobile app to support the health and well-being of survivors of sexual assault or harassment during military service, also called military sexual trauma (MST). The purpose of this 75-minute interview is to get opinions and feedback about the new app from MST survivors as they are experiencing using it for the first time. Participants will receive a gift card in thanks for their participation.

You may be eligible if you are a Veteran who has experienced MST and meet the following criteria: are 18 years or older, speak English, and have access to a mobile device or tablet.

Review the New User Recruitment Flyer and email Emma Archibald at emma.archibald@va.gov for more information on how to participate.

Website
Beyond MST
Contact Person
Emma Archibald
Email
emma.archibald@va.gov

Consortium to Disseminate and Understand Implementation of Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) Treatment

The Consortium to Disseminate and Understand Implementation of Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) Treatment (CONDUIT) is seeking members in the Salt Lake City, UT and Iowa City, IA regions to join the Opioid Addiction and Recovery Veteran Engagement Board (OAR-VEB). OAR-VEB’s mission is to concretely impact research, programming, and policy regarding opioid addiction and recovery by bringing diverse perspectives of Veterans with lived experience of opioid addiction to researchers, program developers, and policy makers. While participating Veterans may experience peer-to-peer support by participating in the board, peer-to-peer support is not the mission of the board. Details of the position are linked in the PDFs below.

Website
CONDUIT
Contact Person
Rachael Kenney
Phone
720‐275‐7739
Email
Rachael.Kenney@va.gov

National PTSD Brain Bank

This study, conducted through the Department of Veteran Affairs, seeks to support research on the causes, progression and treatment of PTSD affecting Veterans. More information on this study can be found on the study website

Phone
1-800-762-6609

Reimagining Veteran Healthcare

The VHA has started a project that seeks to understand Veterans’ healthcare experiences and delivery needs (both within and outside of VA) in a modern world. The project team is seeking to connect specifically with women Veterans who would be open to sharing their thoughts, experiences and stories. Women who currently use VA healthcare, women who have never used VA healthcare, and women who have left VA healthcare: the team wants to hear about your healthcare experiences, good and bad, regardless of where you get your care.

The team will be traveling to: Houston, Texas; Los Angeles, California; Jacksonville, Florida; and Richmond, Virginia in August to meet with Veterans in person* for 90-minute interviews. If you are willing to talk about your experiences, please opt in with the link below and the team will reach out to you directly. Please keep in mind that all information you share will be kept anonymous.

*COVID-19 precautions for interviews: In-person interactions will require that all participants wear a mask regardless of vaccination status and maintain 6 ft of space while indoors

Contact Person
Brynn Cole
Email
Brynn.Cole@va.gov

Seeking Partners and Spouses of Female Veterans to Participate in a Research Study to Prevent Suicide

We need your help to understand how to prevent suicide among female Veterans. If you are the partner or spouse of a female Veteran and have ever had firearms in your home, we are interested in speaking with you to learn more about your perspectives on how to prevent suicide among female Veterans. Participation is voluntary and confidential. Compensation will be provided. To find out more, please contact Suzie Thomas at 720-723-6555. Thank you.

Contact Person
Suzie Thomas
Phone
720-723-6555