About the Project

About the Study

The Military Acceptance Project is funded by the Department of Defense and is a joint effort between the University of Southern California (USC) and the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Investigators from the USC School of Social Work, along with investigators from the Department of Social Welfare in the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs, are joining forces to conduct qualitative interviews and quantitative surveys with service members from each of the four military branches (Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marines). An expert advisory panel comprised of leaders in the military have helped guide this project.

Study personnel: 

Co-Principal Investigators: Carl Castro, PhD – USC
Jeremy Goldbach, PhD, LMSW – USC
Ian Holloway, PhD, MSW, MPH – UCLA
Co-Investigators Henry Fisher Raymond, DrPH – UCSF
Sheree Schrager, PhD, MS – CHLA
Project Director Ashley Schuyler, MPH – USC
Project Coordinator Elizabeth Wu – UCLA
Expert Advisory Panelists: Lt. Colonel Victor Fehrenbach (Retired)
Lori Hensic, PharmD, BCAP
Kristen Kavanaugh
CW3 Lindsey Muller
Johanna Olson, MD
Major M. Matthew Phelps, USMC
Christopher Warner, LTC (P), MC