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Military Behavioral Health
Military Behavioral Health
Journal Title: Military Behavioral Health
ISSN: 2163-5781
ISSN Online: 2163-5803
Publication Frequency: 4 issues per year. 2 issues will be print.
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The Military Behavioral Health: An International Journal of Research and Community Study is the flagship journal aggregating current knowledge about the biopsychosocial health and well-being of service members, veterans, and families impacted by military service.

The journal will disseminate peer-reviewed, high-quality behavioral health research related to this population to a broad domestic and international, multidisciplinary audience. Disciplines whose work contributes to the corpus of Military Behavioral Health knowledge include, but are not limited to: Social Work, Psychology, Public Health, Medicine, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Sociology, Organizational Behavior, and Anthropology. Research found in Military Behavioral Health will adhere to the National Institutes of Health Guidelines of behavioral and social sciences research in that it is not restricted by discipline or methodological approach, but is characterized by the following attributes:

-an emphasis on theory-driven research;

-the search for general principles of behavioral and social functioning;

-the importance ascribed to a developmental, lifespan perspective that reflects resilience as well as challenges;

-an emphasis on individual variation, and variation across sociodemographics categories such as gender, age, and sociocultural status; and a focus on both the social and biological contexts of behavior.

Topics of interest to the journal include behavioral health issues at both the micro and macro levels.


- (Co)Morbidity of behavioral health issues in veterans and military families

- Evidence-based clinical practices

- Family maltreatment

- Substance use/abuse

- Medical social work/care management

- Child/Adolescent/Geriatrics

- Forensic behavioral health

- Military detention facilities/Detainees

- Behavioral health risk assessment

- Trauma, sexual assault, PTSD

- School-based interventions

- Prevention/resiliency enhancement

- Traumatic brain injuries

- Family/child coping with loss


- Program evaluation

- Education/Training programs

- Impact of policy on units/individuals

- Impact of leadership on group well-being

- Deployment acculturation

- Research technologies/methodologies

- Program management

- Accession/Retention of behavioral health professionals

- Cost containment

- School/Command consultation

- Unit/Organizational needs assessment

- Preventative Medicine

- Epidemiology

- Cross-cultural assessment/treatment

- Civilian affairs and nation building

Subjects Covered & Scope: Behavioral Medicine; Behavioral Medicine; Behavioral Sciences; Health and Social Care; Mental Health; Mental Health; Psychological Disorders - Adult; Psychosomatic Disorders in Adults; Public Health Policy and Practice; Social Sciences; Social Work and Social Policy; Supplementary material
Editor Board:


Carl A. Castro, Ph.D.
Senior Editor, Military Behavioral Health
Center for Innovation and Research on Veterans and Military Families (CIR)
USC City Center
1149 South Hill Street
Los Angeles, CA 90015
Anschion Maiden
Managing Editor, Military Behavioral Health
Center for Innovation and Research on Veterans and Military Families (CIR)
University of Southern California School of Social Work
1149 South Hill Street Suite H-1114
Los Angeles, CA 90015
E-mail: amaiden@usc.edu
Editorial Board
David Albright, Ph.D. - University of Missouri School of Social Work
Hortensia Amaro, Ph.D. - Associate Vice Provost for Community Research Initiatives and Dean's Professor of social Work and Preventative Medicine, USC
Ron Astor, Ph.D. - USC School of Social Work
Col. Suzanne M. Bailey, SSO Social Work and MH Training/ OSEM Travail Social and Instruction en SM CF Health Services, Ottawa, Canada
Kathryn Karusaitis Basham, Ph.D. - Smith College School for Social Work
David Bringhurst, Ph.D. - USC School of Social Work
Thomas Britt, Ph.D., College of Business and Behavioral Science, Clemson University
Col. Anthony Cox - HQDA Family Advocacy Program Manager
Ellen Devoe, Ph.D. - Boston University School of Social Work
Nicola T. Fear, Ph.D. - Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College, London
Rachel Foster, Ph.D. - HQ Air Force Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office
Bryan Garber, M.D. - Directorate of Mental Health, Canadian Forces Health Services, Dept. of National Defense
Neil Greenberg, Ph.D. - Academic Centre for Defence Mental Health, Weston Education Centre, UK
Peter M. Gutierrez, Ph.D. - Clinical Research Psychologist, VA VISN19 MIRECC
Col. Rakesh Jetly - Canadian Forces Health Services Group HQ, Directorate of Mental Health
Thomas Joiner, Ph.D. - Department of Psychology, The Florida State University
Col. Steve Kearny - Director of Defence Psychology, New Zealand
Sarah Marie Kintzle, Ph.D. - USC School of Social Work 
Patricia Lester, M.D. - Dept. of Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences, UCLA
Timothy W. Lineberry, M.D. - Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
Shelley MacDermid Wadsworth, Ph.D. - Military Family Research Institute, Purdue University
AC (Sandy) McFarlane, M.D. - Center for Traumatic Stress Studies, University of Queensland
Col. (ret) Elspeth Ritchie, M.D. - Department of Mental Health, District of Columbia
Col. Nicole Sadler - Director Strategic and Operational Mental Health/Head of Corps Australian Army Psychology Corps, Australia
James L. Spira, Ph.D, Director, National Center for PTSD, Pacific Islands Division
Jeffery Thomas, Commander, US Army Medical Research Unit - Europe
Col. Eric Vermetten, M.D. - Department of Defense, Netherlands; University Medical Center, Utrecht
Eugenia Weiss, Ph.D. - USC School of Social Work
Simon Wessely, M.D. - Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London
Brenda Wiederhold, Ph.D. - President, Virtual Reality Institute, Belgium
Marlene Wong, Ph.D. - USC School of Social Work
Mark A. Zamorski, Ph.D. - Canadian Forces Health Services Group HQ, National Defence Medical Centre

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