Research Agenda - Homeless Veterans
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Research Agenda



2018 Research Studies

 

Listed below are research studies currently being supported by the Center.

POPULATION MODELING
Provides a greater understanding of the needs and trends among subpopulations of homeless Veterans, including women, rural, Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF), and Operation New Dawn (OND), aged, and those with specific clinical conditions and needs. 

Prevalence of Sex Offenders among Justice Involved Veterans
Stephen Metraux, PhD

Profiles of Homeless Services Use and Housing Outcomes Among Emerging Populations: Operation Enduring Freedom/Operation Iraqi Freedom/Operation New Dawn, and Older Veterans - carried over from FY 2017
Thomas Byrne, PhD

Homelessness Among Women Veterans
Ann Elizabeth Montgomery, PhD and Dorota Szymkowiak, PhD

Causes of Mortality in Homeless Veterans and Relationship to Housing Placement - carried over from FY 2017
Stephen Metraux, PhD

Characteristics of End-of-Life Status and Care for Homeless Veterans - carried over from FY 2017
John Schinka, PhD

Assessing Total Homelessness Among Veterans Using VA and Community-based Data - carried over from FY 2017
Stephen Metraux, PhD

Examining Transitions to and Correlates of Homelessness among Post-9-11 Era Veterans (Milennium Cohort Program)
Stephen Metraux, PhD

Exploring homelessness among rural Veterans: Veterans' self-reported risk of homelessness and the response of Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program
Thomas Byrne, PhD

The associations of housing instability and housing services utilization with suicide risk among transgender Veterans
John Blosnich, PhD and Ann Elizabeth Montgomery, PhD

Prevalence of Opioid Use Disorder among Veterans Receiving VA Homeless Services
Dorota Szymkowiak, PhD

SYSTEMS EFFICIENCIES & EFFECTIVENESS
Looks specifically at how well different homeless programs and medical centers interact and coordinate efforts to achieve optimal results in housing and keeping housed homeless Veterans

The Timing and Long-term Outcomes of Permanent Supportive Housing within the Continuum of Veterans Health Administration Homeless Programs: Sequence and Trajectory Analyses - carried over from FY 2017
Jack Tsai, PhD

U.S. Departments of Housing and Urban Development and Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) Program Project-based Versus Scattered Site Housing Participants and Outcomes - carried over from FY 2017
Ann Elizabeth Montgomery, PhD

U.S. Departments of Housing and Urban Development and Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) Program Voucher Use by Income and Duration - carried over from FY 2017
Dennis Culhane, PhD

Improving recovery and community re-engagement in the HUD-VASH program
Sonya Gabrielian, MD

A qualitative perspective of older formerly homeless Veterans enrolled in the HUD-VASH program
Cathy St. Pierre, PhD and Keith McInnes, PhD

PROGRAM EVALUATION & IMPLEMENTATION RESEARCH
Ensures that new models of care are being evaluated with substantial rigor to see that best practices are being identified and replicated with high fidelity

Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) Evaluation - carried over from FY 2017
Thomas Byrne, PhD

Grant & Per Diem (GPD) Low Demand Pilot Initiative Evaluation - carried over from FY 2017
John Schinka, PhD

Analysis of Healthcare for Homeless Veterans (HCHV) Safe Havens Program
John Schinka, PhD

Evaluating a Pilot Mobile, Community-based Buprenorphine Treatment for Homeless Veterans with opioid Use Disorder
Theddeus Iheanacho, MD and Jack Tsai, PhD




2017 Research Studies

 

POPULATION MODELING
Provides a greater understanding of the needs and trends among subpopulations of homeless Veterans, including women, rural, Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF), and Operation New Dawn (OND), aged, and those with specific clinical conditions and needs. 

Universal Screening for Homelessness and Risk in the Veterans Health Administration: Annual Report - completed
Ann Elizabeth Montgomery, PhD

Profiles of Homeless Services Use and Housing Outcomes Among Emerging Populations: Operation Enduring Freedom/Operation Iraqi Freedom/Operation New Dawn, and Older Veterans - carried over to FY 2018
Thomas Byrne, PhD

State of Homelessness Among Women Veterans: Services Use and Outcomes - completed
Ann Elizabeth Montgomery, PhD and Dorota Szymkowiak, PhD

Characteristics and Service Use of Rural Homeless Veterans - completed
Dorota Szymkowiak, PhD and Stephen Metraux, PhD

Examining the Role of Intimate Partner Violence in Housing Instability and Homelessness among Women Veterans (intramural) - completed
Melissa Dichter, PhD

Veteran Sex Offender Access to Housing and Health Services after Release from Incarceration: Obstacles and Best Practices (intramural) - completed
Molly Simmons, PhD

Causes of Mortality in Homeless Veterans and Relationship to Housing Placement - carried over to FY 2018
Stephen Metraux, PhD

Characteristics of End-of-Life Status and Care for Homeless Veterans - carried over to FY 2018
John Schinka, PhD

Assessing Total Homelessness Among Veterans Using VA and Community-based Data - carried over to FY 2018
Stephen Metraux, PhD

Homelessness and Suicidality Among Veterans - completed
Dorota Szymkowiak, PhD and Dennis Culhane, PhD 

PREDICTIVE ANALYTICS
Uses large administrative data sets (i.e. “big data”) to develop predictive models to preemptively identify individual Veterans before an adverse event occurs so that a preventative intervention can be provided. The modeling has been focused in three contexts: predicting who will become homeless; predicting who will return to homelessness after being housed; and predicting who will experience an adverse event (acute health event, etc.) in the course of receiving care from VA.

Predicting Eviction from U.S. Departments of Housing and Urban Development and Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) Program - completed
Ann Elizabeth Montgomery, PhD

Homeless Patient Aligned Care Team (HPACT) Hotspotter Project - completed
Dorota Szymkowiak, PhD

Recidivism in VA Homeless Programs - completed
Dorota Szymkowiak, PhD 

PROGRAM EVALUATION & IMPLEMENTATION RESEARCH
Ensures that new models of care are being evaluated with substantial rigor to see that best practices are being identified and replicated with high fidelity

Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) Evaluation - carried over to FY 2018
Thomas Byrne, PhD

Homeless Patient Aligned Care Team (HPACT) Evaluation - completed
Thomas O'Toole, MD

Grant & Per Diem (GPD) Low Demand Pilot Initiative Evaluation - carried over to FY 2018
John Schinka, PhD

Analysis of Healthcare for Homeless Veterans (HCHV) Safe Havens Program - completed
John Schinka, PhD

SYSTEMS EFFICIENCIES & EFFECTIVENESS
Looks specifically at how well different homeless programs and medical centers interact and coordinate efforts to achieve optimal results in housing and keeping housed homeless Veterans

The Timing and Long-term Outcomes of Permanent Supportive Housing within the Continuum of Veterans Health Administration Homeless Programs: Sequence and Trajectory Analyses (intramural) - carried over to FY 2018
Jack Tsai, PhD

U.S. Departments of Housing and Urban Development and Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) Program Project-based Versus Scattered Site Housing Participants and Outcomes - carried over to FY 2018
Ann Elizabeth Montgomery, PhD

Exploring the Role of Project-Based Vouchers in the U.S. Departments of Housing and Urban Development and Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) Program - completed
Ann Elizabeth Montgomery, PhD

Do Tailored VA Primary Care Services Reduce Differences in Experiences with Care between Homeless and Non-Homeless Veterans - completed
Audrey L. Jones, PhD

 


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