CRSR focus fig.


The center’s mission is to advance rehabilitative care for military service members with combat-related injuries according to the following objectives: 

Research Focus Area 1: Identifying existing barriers for successful return to duty and/or reintegration into society (e.g. PTSD, social isolation, peer network support, social media, substance misuse, sexual health and intimacy, education, vocation, access to care/resources).

Research Focus Area 2: Improving pain management strategies to allow participation in rehabilitation to promote optimal recovery and avoid long-term disability (e.g. phantom limb pain, post-traumatic arthritis, residual limb pain, overuse injuries associated with acquired disabilities).

Research Focus Area 3: Applying new technologies to advance rehabilitative care and improve clinical performance measures (e.g. virtual reality, gait & motion analysis, wearable sensors).

Research Focus Area 4: Transferring new technologies to improve functional independence (e.g. advanced upper and lower limb prosthetics/orthotics, assistive technology aides, wheelchairs and other mobility devices, regenerative medicine interventions).



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