About Us

The Millennium Cohort Family Study Team

SRP 2010

The Investigators

  • Dr. Dennis Faix is the Department Head for Deployment Health Research at the Naval Health Research Center. Dr. Faix is a US Navy physician specializing in population health and preventive medicine.  With over 17 years of experience conducting clinical and epidemiologic research in the military, Dr. Faix studies the epidemiology, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of operationally relevant health issues with the goal of keeping service members and their families healthy.
  • Dr. John A. Fairbank is co-director of the National Center for Child Traumatic Stress, Director of the VA Mid-Atlantic (VISN 6) Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical Center (MIRECC), and professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Duke University. Dr. Fairbank has been a leader in trauma assessment and treatment research and practice for over 30 years.
  • Dr. Charles Marmar is Chair of the Department of Psychiatry, at New York University Langone Medical Center (NYULMC). Dr. Marmar is a national expert and an award winning teacher and researcher in the study of trauma and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) for the past 25 years. He heads the PTSD Research Program at the NYU Langone Medical Center.
  • Dr. Hope McMaster is a social psychologist and investigator for the Family Study. She has over ten years experience in social science research, community-based research, and survey methodology. Dr. McMaster is an active duty military spouse with two young children, whose husband has deployed multiple times to Iraq and Afghanistan.
  • Dr. William Schlenger is a nationally recognized authority in behavioral health and principal scientist at Abt Associates. Dr. Schlenger's research work includes large scale community epidemiologic studies, randomized controlled trials of treatment and prevention interventions, and evaluations of major federal demonstration programs. Much of his epidemiologic work has focused on PTSD. Dr. Schlenger was recognized for leading a study that measured levels of PTSD among residents of New York City, Washington, DC, and other US cities after the attacks of September 11, 2001.

The Scientific Review Panel

Study methods, progress, and priorities are reviewed regularly by the Scientific Review Panel (SRP) of the Millennium Cohort Family Study. This group includes world-renowned academicians, family research experts, and representatives from leading military and Veterans Service Organizations.

The Staff

Our study staff is comprised of military and civilian professionals. The staff is located at the Deployment Health Research Department, Naval Health Research Center in San Diego, California.


You can reach the Millennium Cohort Family Study team either via our Contact Us page or with the following contact information:

Phone: (800) 571-9248
Email: familycohortinfo@med.navy.mil
Mailing Address: The Millennium Cohort Family Study
PO Box 85777
San Diego, CA



The Millennium Cohort Family Study is a Department of Defense research project at the Deployment Health Research Department,
located in San Diego, California. Note DMDC Reference Number 00-0019, RCS Number DD-HA(AR)2106, OMB Approval
Number 0720-0029, ASD/HA/TMA Protocol Number CDO-06-206, and Primary IRB Protocol Number NHRC.2000.0007
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