The USC Center for Innovation and Research on Veterans & Military Families (CIR) leverages its experience, expertise and networks of scholars, government, industry and community partners to produce actionable research that informs the social, economic, education and policy issues impacting veterans and their families. Its goal is to accelerate systems of change and reform, and improve the quality and reach of information that can help policy makers achieve more far-reaching outcomes. Much of this is distributed through policy briefs, white papers and newsletters.
The center also publishes Military Behavioral Health Academic Journal, the first peer-reviewed journal on the biopsychosocial health and well-being of service members, veterans and families.
CIR’s team regularly presents papers and leads discussions at academic conferences, community leader meetings and conventions, in addition to sponsoring its own events that invite experts to discuss current policy issues facing veterans. Additionally, our representatives are regularly asked to visit Capitol Hill to discuss how best to serve the needs of a growing veteran population.