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:
- Asian American
- Pacific Islander
- Not engaged in VA healthcare
- Survivors of interpersonal violence (e.g., military sexual trauma)
- Unstably housed
- Justice system involved
Please check back on our website as we continue to add new content and pages!
Education and Employment Opportunities
The Rocky Mountain MIRECC offers advanced fellowships, including a Big Data Science Program Fellowship with mentorship opportunities from ASPIRE leadership.
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
- Suicide Risk and Prevention among Asian American and Pacific Islander Veterans- 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 17 March 2023