On January 1, 2017, the Health and Medicine Division (HMD) of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine established the Office of Military and Veterans Health. This office, which is under HMD’s Executive Office, will serve as a point of contact for anyone seeking information on HMD’s current or past work in military and veterans health or who has an inquiry about future work. It will build on our past studies and activities in this area, which were previously housed under the now-dissolved Board on the Health of Select Populations. It will also coordinate the efforts of our Medical Follow Up Agency, Air Force Health Study activities, and our Twins Registries. David Butler is the Director of and point of contact for this new office, and in his role he will collaborate with Julie Pavlin, Director of HMD’s Board on Global Health.
This change is part of our continued efforts to be responsive to the needs of the nation and the world in exploring and answering tough questions in health and health care. To learn more about work on military and veterans health as carried out by HMD and, previously, by the Institute of Medicine, visit our Military and Veterans Health topic page.
Questions about the work of the Office of Military and Veterans Health should be directed to David Butler. Questions about development of this new office should be directed to Clyde Behney.