The NC State Non-Laboratory Research/Scholarship Program grant was awarded to Dr. Sarah Desmarais and Dr. Sam Cacace for their project exploring the health and well-being of military service members and veterans in the United States. The $15,000 grant will support their work creating a large national database of psychosocial factors related to service member’s health and wellness as a way to better understand these concepts, identify potential ways to promote help-seeking behaviors and contribute to future research.
Dr. Desmarais is a Professor in the Applied Social and Community Psychology Program and Director of the Center for Family and Community Engagement and Dr. Cacace is an interpersonal social psychologist with expertise in experimental and quantitative psychology, military psychology, and group dynamics. The project extends across disciplines through the collaboration of faculty in Computer Science, Statistics, Public and International Affairs and Engineering. Community partners, including CHAMP, RTI International, and NCServes are also involved with the project.
Congratulations Dr. Desmarais and Dr. Cacace!