Our Mission

The Research and Analytics team anchors the Institute’s programs and services and empowers government, private industry, higher education, and philanthropic organizations to effectively address today’s toughest challenges facing the veteran and military community.

What We Do


  • We conduct original research and policy analysis

  • We conduct unsponsored research and collaboration

  • We provide trusted thought-leadership through:

    • Periodicals

    • Policy Reports

    • Convening Events

How We Do It


Applied Research & Policy Analysis

From community-based supportive services to national policy matters, we partner with public, private, and social sector organizations to inform the direction of veteran and military family focused programs and policies. See the range of topics we study below.

Measurement & Evaluation

As a leading practice, we strive to base IVMF decisions, programs, services, and partner initiatives in evidence. We offer a range of evaluation supports, from needs assessments to multi-method evaluation designs, quality improvement to outcome monitoring, and dashboard development to storytelling

Team Building

We build multi-disciplinary teams—combining IVMF expertise and cultural competence with renowned Syracuse University faculty across the social sciences and professional programs in education, engineering, computer and information science, public administration and law, public health and social work, child and family studies, marriage and family therapy, and more.

Driving Action

Our passion is for high-quality research and program evaluation that inform and drive action. We empower government, private industry, higher education, and philanthropic and nonprofit sector decision-making. And we measure, monitor, and drive continuous improvement across the IVMF—all to advance the lives of veterans and their families.

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