Health and Wellness: Soldier and Family

Military families are faced with a number of challenges that impact health and wellness, including separation-induced stress, anxiety, physical disabilities, mental health issues, increased incidence of brain injury, chronic pain, and other issues. Boston University affiliated faculty have conducting seminal work on gender differences in military psychological and physical health, interpersonal violence, disordered eating, military sexual trauma, and substance abuse.

A number of Boston University affiliated centers and labs are working to address the health and wellness issues of military families, including:

Boston University Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders

Boston University School of Social Work Strong Families Strong Forces Lab

National Center for PTSD: Women’s Health Sciences Division