Military Performance Division


Conduct research to enhance the performance (physical, cognitive, behavioral and psychomotor) of military occupational tasks, or to prevent performance decrements due to physical overload, nutritional deprivation, environmental and operational stresses, and musculoskeletal injuries.

Military Performance Research Areas

Physical Performance Optimization

  • Advanced training programs
  • Performance assessment
  • Amputee function & performance
  • Body composition analysis
  • Soldier task performance
  • Rapid train-up (Nat. Guard, Reserves)
  • Computer modeling – performance prediction

Injury Reduction/Bone Health

  • Stress fracture quantification
  • Bone health optimization – exercise training & intervention programs
  • Bone geometric & structural analysis

Military Biomechanics Research

  • Load Carriage
  • Mechanical stress/strain injury
  • Computer modeling – injury prediction

Cognitive Performance, Decision Making and Judgment

  • Vigilance studies – marksmanship
  • Decision/judgment analysis – EST 2000
  • Cognitive assessment
  • Brain imaging

Injury Epidemiology

Deployment Health Protection

  • Pre-/Post-deployment studies – Cognitive function & physiological assessment
  • Injury mechanisms & biomarker studies
  • Anti-inflammatory strategies
  • Computer modeling - Training, Overuse injury and Performance (TOP)

Current Highlighted Research Studies

  • Effects of Prolonged Deployment On Body Composition and Physiological Function
  • Development of a "TOP" (Tissue, Overuse, Injury and Performance) Computer Prediction Model to Predict Injury Potential and Performance
  • Quantification of Musculoskeletal Disabilities and Related Costs Within the Army
  • Effects of Prolonged Deployment On Cognitive Function
  • Effects of Blast Injury On Cognitive Function
  • Effects of Exercise Training On Bone Health and Musculoskeletal Injury
  • Physical Performance In the Amputee Population
  • Biomechanical Factors Associated With Injury


Last Modified Date: 12 March 2020 FacebookTwitter