Research + Analytics

IVMF’s research team brings decades of diverse research and evaluation experience across the fields of education, organizational psychology, public policy, public health and epidemiology, non-profit management, and sociology. Our fellows are in-residence, emerging scholars who bring unique research skills and a passion for research on veterans and military to our work.

What We Do

We partner with public, private, and social sector organizations to inform the direction of veteran and military family focused programs and policies from small communities to national policy. We also evaluate all IVMF programs and services so the IVMF can base their decision and initiatives with hard evidence. Our evaluation supports other programs with outcome monitoring, dashboard development, storytelling, and designs. Learn more about our mission. 

Data and Tools

Open access to data increases transparency and advances research in order to promote informed decision making—not only for transitioning service members, veterans, and military families but also for the public, private, and philanthropic sector organizations that serve them.

Research Team

IVMF’s research team brings decades of diverse research and evaluation experience across the fields of education, organizational psychology, public policy, public health and epidemiology, non-profit management, and sociology. Our fellows are in-residence, emerging scholars who bring unique research skills and a passion for research on veterans and military to our work. Learn more about our capabilities. 

Force Behind The Force Series

There are unique employment challenges for military spouses due to frequent relocation and limited access to career enhancing opportunities as a result of these relocations. While veteran employment has improved over recent years due to hiring, recruiting, and retention employment initiatives, military spouse unemployment has not been similarly impacted. There are unique differences between veterans and military spouses, but proactively treating military spouses as distinct from veterans requires knowledge on the part of the employer. Thus, the Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF), as part of its broader employment research efforts, and with the generous financial support and collaboration of Prudential Financial, Inc., is exploring the topic of military spouse employment. Learn more about the series.

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Program & Policy Research

Research helps govern national policy and direct our programs decision making. Learn more. 


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Support our research efforts to continually develop the mission to support those that have served. Learn more.