In 2011, the Center for Rehabilitation Sciences Research was established as a research organization to promote the advancement of rehabilitative care with an emphasis on war-casualty care. The Center was funded through a congressional mandate that reallocated Research Development Test & Evaluation (RDT&E) funds and established as a Center by the USU Board of Regents. Headquartered at the Uniformed Services University, with strong partnerships across multiple military treatment facilities, academic institutions, and other federal and non-federal agencies/institutions, the CRSR facilitates team-based science by connecting multiple clinical and scientific disciplines to solve clinically relevant rehabilitative challenges to achieve optimal outcomes. Since its inception, the CRSR has supported the development of critical innovations in military medicine, as well as the improvement of rehabilitative strategies, particular for those with amputation, TBI, complex pain, and/or psychological injury.


The Center for Rehabilitation Sciences Research's mission is to lead synergistic rehabilitation-related translational research efforts within the Military Healthcare System and disseminates knowledge to the community, in order to maximize functional recovery and promote the successful return to duty and community reintegration of injured service members, especially those with severe combat-related trauma. 


By 2025, the Center for Rehabilitation Sciences Research will be recognized as a global leader in advancing rehabilitative care for individuals with war-related trauma.



CRSR is headquartered at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) in Bethesda, Maryland. The mission of USU is to support the readiness of America's Warfighter and the health and well-being of the beneficiary community by educating and developing uniformed health professionals, scientists and leaders; by conducting cutting-edge, military-relevant research; by leading the MHS in key functional and intellectual areas; and by providing operational support to units around the world.



General Inquiries

Stacey Harcum
Senior Operations Manager
The Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine (HJF) employee
collaborating with The Center for Rehabilitation Sciences Research (CRSR)
Assisstant Professor, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
(301) 550-0495

Media Inquiries

Sharon K. Holland
Deputy Vice President for External Affairs
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences