MIRECC / CoE
Rocky Mountain MIRECC for Veteran Suicide Prevention - ASPIRE Lab
About the ASPIRE Lab
The Advancing Suicide PreventIon for undeRserved vEterans (ASPIRE) Lab at the VA Rocky Mountain Mental Illness Research, Education, and Clinical Center for Veteran Suicide Prevention is led by Dr. Lindsey Monteith, Dr. Claire Hoffmire, and Dr. Ryan Holliday. We utilize mixed-methods approaches to improve suicide prevention for Veterans. These methods include clinical, epidemiological and public health approaches (e.g., surveys, cohort studies, qualitative interviews, focus groups, and big data analysis).
The mission of the ASPIRE Lab is to reach Veterans who historically have been underrepresented or underserved. This currently includes an emphasis on the Veterans who are:
- Not engaged in VA healthcare
- Racial & Ethnic Minorities
- Unstably housed
- Justice system involved
- Survivors of interpersonal violence (e.g., military sexual trauma)
Please check back on our website as we continue to add new content and pages!
The ASPIRE lab at the VA Rocky Mountain Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical Center for Veteran Suicide Prevention is currently hiring a data analyst or programmer.
We encourage you to apply if you have expertise in some of the following areas:
Complex Survey Design and Analysis
- including sampling design, weighting and analysis
- including Poisson, logistic, survival, and longitudinal approaches
Big Data Management
- VA data experience valued and SQL experience preferred
- including confirmatory factor analysis, and item response theory
ASPIRE Research Studies
Visit the below links to learn about ongoing ASPIRE research studies, or visit our research page.
- Assessing Social & Community Environments with National Data- Ongoing
- Mental Healthcare Experiences of Women and Men Veterans Using and Not Using VA Healthcare- Ongoing
- Perspectives on Preventing Firearm-Inflicted Suicide among Women Veterans- Ongoing
- Reproductive Health Care Settings for Upstream Suicide Prevention among Women Veterans - Results Available
If you would like to find out more about the Rocky Mountain MIRECC for Veteran Suicide Prevention in general, please visit our website.
Last Updated 18 February 2022