About Us

The Infectious Disease Clinical Research Program (IDCRP) was founded in 2005 under an interagency agreement between the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and through a cooperative agreement with The Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine, Inc. (HJF). The Program’s work is executed through a unique, adaptive and collaborative, international clinical research network. This network directly affects force readiness by advancing clinical practice and informing health policy for military personnel.

In collaboration with partners from the Department of Defense (DoD), academia, government, and industry, IDCRP supports a broad clinical research portfolio within the Military Health System. From observational, longitudinal cohort studies to field-based interventional trials to the evaluation of long-term health outcomes, IDCRP conducts protocols that address critical knowledge gaps in the control and prevention of infectious diseases in the military. Study outcomes have far-reaching implications for public health and disease prevention beyond military communities.

The IDCRP Staff

In 2019, over 120 research and program-support personnel were employed by the Program. These exceptional individuals meet the challenge of supporting the diverse IDCRP portfolio, which includes clinical research spanning retrospective observational studies to prospective clinical trials.

More than half of the personnel directly interact with research study subjects at clinical sites within the military hospital/clinic network. As depicted in the figure, clinical research coordinators comprise the majority of these professionals. Additional members of the IDCRP staff include clinical investigators based at military clinical sites and USU and protocol-support personnel, such as clinical research and site managers, program and data managers, laboratory staff, and biostatisticians.

The expertise of IDCRP staff members includes infectious diseases, epidemiology, preventive medicine, public health, microbiology, data programming, statistical analysis, finance, program management, and regulatory affairs. Staff members are distributed within DoD medical treatment facilities, USU, and operational clinics within the United States, as well as at overseas locations. More than half of IDCRP personnel have earned at least two degrees and everyone within the team adds to the wealth of knowledge and experience that has led to the success of the IDCRP.

We wish to thank our employees for their continued distinction and hard work to support the IDCRP.

Vision:

To substantially reduce the impact of infectious diseases in the military population through collaborative clinical research.

Mission:

To conduct multicenter infectious diseases clinical research, focusing on high-impact cohort and interventional trials, to inform and improve care of the Warfighter.

For more information, please see the IDCRP brochure

IDCRP is committed to reducing the impact of infectious diseases in the military population through collaborative clinical research
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