The Joining Forces–UB project is committed to conducting research related to the issues faced by veterans and military family members in our community.
The Joining Forces–UB Research Team seeks to initiate, facilitate, and support research that involves veterans and military families (VMF) in the community and health professionals in training to work with VMF, as well as to promote VMF research across the UB campus and facilitate research efforts that are initiated or inspired by the veteran community or veteran students at UB.
To this end, members of our team will be available for consultation, connection-making, resource-sharing, and mentoring, and will provide a monthly forum for discussion among UB VMF researchers, a clearing house for information and a repository for research ideas that are consistent with our project’s aims and values, and leadership in achieving these research goals.
The Joining Forces–UB project is committed to conducting meaningful research.
Our research foci:
Our team members are dynamic faculty and students who are committed to bettering the lives of veterans and military families through relevant research.
Lisa Butler, PhD, Principal Investigator of Joining Forces–UB: Trauma, resilience, and growth; anticipatory trauma symptoms in military family members; identifying the care needs of veterans and their families; trauma, stress, and self-care in MSW clinical training; applications of the trauma-informed framework; dissociative processes; representations of mental illness in film.
Susan Bruce, PhD, RN, ANP-C, Co-PI of Joining Forces-UB: Issues of veterans and military families; cardiovascular disease with a focus on women; pulmonary abnormalities, with a focus on adult asthma; health behaviors especially tobacco cessation; self-efficacy and locus of control; education through simulation.