The Center for Military Health at Boston University is committed to improving the health of our veterans and service members by coordinating interdisciplinary research, clinical innovations, and programming on military medical issues.


To make Boston University the hub for military health research in New England.


June 2020: The Center for Military Health Publishes SRM Article on Obstetric Outcomes in Military Servicewomen

Glenn Markenson, MD, Katie Mezwa, MPH, and Lee Adelsheim, MPH, recently published an article in the peer reviewed journal, Seminars in Reproductive Medicine. This review explores obstetric outcomes among active duty women with a focus on possible obstetric complications, birth defects, and perinatal psychiatric complications. The review is called “Obstetric Outcomes in Military Servicewomen: Emerging Knowledge, Considerations, and Gaps.” You can find the full article here.

Dec 2019: BUMC Faculty Were Awarded a 3-Year DoD Grant to Improve Equity in Prostate Cancer Treatment

Gretchen Gignac, MD, Jennifer Rider, ScD, MPH and Christine Gunn, PhD were awarded a 3-year grant from the DoD’s Prostate Cancer Research Program. The project is entitled “Genetic Testing in the Safety Net: Improving Equity in Prostate Cancer Treatment”. Check out the Dec 2019 BMC newsletter for more information on the project!

Dec 2019: Sondra Crosby, MD, Receives Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal

Sondra Crosby, MD, associate professor of medicine and public health, was awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal for superior performance of her duties while serving as Senior Medical Officer for Detachment Victor, Operational Health Support Unit, Portsmouth, Va., from March 2016-October 2019. Read more here!

Nov 2019: Kimberly Sullivan, PhD, Receives2019 Soaring Eagle Award from Center for Military Health

Kimberly Sullivan, PhD, research assistant professor of environmental health at BU School of Public Health has received the 2019 Soaring Eagle Award given annually by the Strategic Advisory Board of the BU Center for Military Health (formerly known as BU Center for Military and Post Deployment Health) to an individual who has made significant contributions to the health of our nation’s Veterans and active duty military members through innovation and advances in clinical care, research, education or public advocacy. You can find the story here!

Aug 2018: PRIME Scholar Jesse Mez, MD, MS Receives DoD Grant to Study Role of TBI and Military Service in Alzheimer’s Disease

Jesse Mez, MD, MS, assistant professor of neurology at BUSM, has received a three-year, $1.2 million grant from the United States Department of Defense (DoD) to study the impact of traumatic brain injury (TBI) and military service on Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders. Check out more here!