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HSI would like to welcome Dr. Anne Quaadgras in her new role as Director of the Initiative for Health Systems Innovation and Senior Lecturer. Anne has been working with us in an interim capacity since last August and brings a wealth of systems research, teaching, and program management experience to the team. Anne joined us from the MIT Sociotechnical Systems Research Center where she spent three years as a Research Scientist and project manager of a multi-year DOD research project on transforming the military behavioral health system. Prior to that she served as a Research Scientist at the MIT Sloan Center for Information Systems Research. Anne holds both a B.S. and M.S. in Chemical Engineering from MIT and a DBA in Information Systems from Boston University.
Fighting another war: How many military personnel and veterans will have PTSD in 2025?
By Mohammad S. Jalali
Post-traumatic stress disorder is a serious public health challenge. It is estimated that about eight million people in the U.S. (2.5 percent of the total population) suffer from it. This rate jumps to about 11 to 20 percent among Iraq and Afghanistan veterans who suffer from diagnosed or undiagnosed PTSD.