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The Office of Public Health and research organizations conduct studies on the health issues affecting Veterans to better serve their needs.

National Health Study for a New Generation of U.S. Veterans
Involving 60,000 Veterans from Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom, this 10-year study collects data on health risk behavior, general health, health care utilization, and potential exposures.

This research program studies Veterans’ health and environmental exposures to help improve health care practices and policies for Veterans.

Burn Pits
VA is sponsoring several in-depth studies on possible health effects of open burn pits in military settings.

Project 112/SHAD Research
VA continues to study the long-term health effects of biological and chemical warfare tests from 1962 to 1974.

OEF/OIF/OND Veterans Quarterly Reports
Find out about the OEF/OIF/OND Veterans who have used VA health care.

War Related Illness and Injury Research
This study center focuses on clinical services, education, and research for deployment-related health conditions.

Agent Orange Research
Find out about ongoing and published research studies on Agent Orange exposure.

Gulf War Veterans’ Illnesses Research
VA and other organizations conduct research to evaluate health effects of Gulf War service.

Radiation Research
View published research on health effects of radiation exposure during military service.

Occupational Health and Infection Control Projects
This national center conducts projects involving infection prevention and control practices.

Reports on Gulf War Veterans’ Illnesses
View reports about research on health concerns of Gulf War Veterans.

Hepatitis C Veteran Data Reports
Learn about the Veterans Health Administration’s care of Veterans with chronic hepatitis C.

HIV/AIDS Veteran Data Reports
Read reports on the Veterans Health Administration’s care of Veterans with HIV/AIDS and HIV testing rates.

Go to VA Office of Research and Development for more »