Applied Research

Our multi-disciplinary team of applied social science research professionals conduct independent and sponsored nonpartisan research to identify gaps in knowledge, policy, and practice, and deliver action-oriented solutions for our partners. Our research team informs IVMF programs, guides future direction, and empowers action across the veteran and military-connected community.


  • Policy Analysis
  • Advanced Statistical Methods
  • Surveys, Polling, and Panel Studies
  • Case Studies, Interviews, and Focus Groups
  • Practical Research Translation

Who We Work With

  • Federal, State, and Local Governments
  • Philanthropy
  • Industry
  • Community-Based Organizations
  • Higher Education

Why IVMF Research

We leverage the diverse capabilities of higher education to discover, inform, and address the most pressing challenges facing transitioning service members, veterans, and military families–and to empower our partners who serve those who served.

Featured Research

Active Research

National Partners

Academic Partners

IVMF Icon for applied research

Working With The Applied Research Team

Our team of research experts bring decades of diverse research experience across the fields of education, organizational psychology, public policy, public health and epidemiology, non-profit management, and sociology. Through both quantitative and qualitative methods, our diverse research portfolio reflects the range of social, economic, and wellness challenges that may affect transitioning service members, veterans, and/or their families.

Contact Us

evaluation and analytics icon

Evaluation & Analytics

Our evaluation and data analytics team offers a range of internal and public data sources to help the military community, researchers, government agencies, industry, and nonprofit organizations. Programs thrive when evaluation is embedded within the fabric of their operations. Learn more about Evaluation & Analytics.

Policy Engagement

We work with policymakers at the federal, state, and local levels to study and inform the development of programs, legislation, and policy guidance that advance the lives of veterans and their families. Learn more about Policy Engagement.

Data Insights & Tools

The data insights team at IVMF team does more than just field data requests. We are committed to open data sharing as well as the privacy of research participants and the protection of confidential and proprietary data. Learn more about Data Insights & Tools.

Back to top.