DoD Child Collaboration Study: Partners


The Center for Deployment Psychology (CDP), a Center of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, was formed in 2006 to address the crucial undertaking of training behavioral health professionals in military culture and deployment-related behavioral health to help them better serve our nation’s service members, veterans, and their families. Each year, CDP trains around 10,000 behavioral health providers. CDP also serves an important role by convening experts in military behavioral health and dissemination of research and evidence-based programs. CDP is a leader in the development of a community of culturally mindful and clinically competent providers.

Kennedy Krieger
Kennedy Krieger Institute is a children’s hospital located in the Baltimore-Washington region that is internationally recognized for improving the lives of tens of thousands of children with neurodevelopmental and behavioral needs. Kennedy Krieger has been providing behavioral health services to military-connected children since 2010 and education and mentorship to community-based providers through Project ECHO since 2017.

University of Minnesota
The Masonic Institute for the Developing Brain (MIDB) at the University of Minnesota is located in Minneapolis, Minnesota and brings together a community of culturally mindful and competent experts to advance brain health from the earliest stages of development across childhood, youth, and the lifespan. MIDB houses nationally-leading research infrastructure, multidisciplinary clinics, training and service programs, and a state-of-the-art telehealth center to improve outcomes for children and youth with neurodevelopmental and behavioral health needs. The MIDB team has a particular focus on flexible care models to support children in geographically dispersed or highly mobile locations.

Georgetown University
The Division of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry at Georgetown University Medical Center located in Washington, D.C. serves children and families through outstanding clinical care, training for the next generation of child and family mental health providers, research to advance our capacity to allow every family to thrive, and advocacy on behalf of the most vulnerable children and families. Our team works with families from the military and from other federal agencies to address challenges related to transiency, trauma, and separation through a holistic and developmental view of the entire family. We have a large team representing broad cultural, ethnic, racial, and linguistic diversity, with a range of expertise ranging from early childhood to adolescence and emerging adulthood. Members of our team have personal experience with military service and with participating in clinical care, training, and research involving military families.

USU Department of Family Medicine
The Uniformed Services University's Department of Family Medicine is located in Bethesda, MD. The department is comprised of educators, clinicians, and scholars practicing and promoting excellence in the community of federal and military Family Medicine. These faculty and staff are committed to excellence and leadership in education, research, and the clinical practice of family-focused health care in the military and public health services. Learn more about the Department of Family Medicine's scholarly activity at:

USU Department of Pediatrics
The Department of Pediatrics has been the leader in training and supporting the education of military pediatricians since the inception of the Uniformed Services University in 1972. The Division of Military Child and Family Research within the Department of Pediatrics was created in 2019, to formally continue the Pediatric Department's long history of innovative research regarding the impact of military life on children and families. Since the Division's inception, efforts have expanded around identification of child and family risk and protective factors, creation of formal structures of collaboration and information sharing, and development of system-wide initiative to support military connected children and families.