As part of VA's Public Health office, the Post-Deployment Health group administers various programs related to environmental and occupational exposures of U.S. Veterans during military service, including Operation Enduring Freedom/Operation Iraqi Freedom (OEF/OIF), Gulf War, Vietnam, World War II and atomic Veterans activities.
Our programs are carried out under the leadership of Michael R. Peterson, D.V.M., M.P.H., Dr.PH.
The Post-Deployment Health group consists of two interrelated programs.
The Epidemiology Program conducts surveillance and studies on Veterans’ health and health care. Findings from these research studies help health professionals and policymakers, including VA and Congress, improve health care practices and policies for Veterans. Learn more.
The Environmental Health Program evaluates research, recommends policy and develops educational and outreach materials for various environmental issues and health outcomes related to military exposures, including:
- Agent Orange
- Gulf War Veterans' Illnesses
- Ionizing and Non-Ionizing Radiation
- Toxic Embedded Fragments
- Depleted Uranium
- Project 112/Project SHAD
- Occupational Hazards
Post-Deployment Health (10P3A)
Dept. of Veterans Affairs
810 Vermont Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20420