Attention A T users. To access the menus on this page please perform the following steps. 1. Please switch auto forms mode to off. 2. Hit enter to expand a main menu option (Health, Benefits, etc). 3. To enter and activate the submenu links, hit the down arrow. You will now be able to tab or arrow up or down through the submenu options to access/activate the submenu links.


Quick Links
Veterans Crisis Line Badge
My healthevet badge

Rocky Mountain MIRECC for Veteran Suicide Prevention - ASPIRE Lab

RM MIRECC Research Core
RM MIRECC Homepage Navigation Button RM MIRECC Research Navigation Button RM MIRECC Education Navigation Button RM MIRECC Clinical Navigation Button

ASPIRE Lab Banner with mountain image

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:

  • Women
  • 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!

Learn more about our team

Education and Employment Opportunities


If you are interested in joining the ASPIRE lab, please contact and

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.

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