Military and Veterans

Through research and advanced data analytics, Altarum is helping to reduce the risk among active duty service members and Veterans for infectious diseases, chronic health conditions, stress, and behavioral health issues.

Military and Veterans Solutions


Our history with the military health system dates back more than 40 years. We combine that institutional knowledge with the latest scientific research methods to uncover insights that drive better outcomes and increase satisfaction rates of TRICARE beneficiaries.

Altarum’s military and Veteran health clients include the Defense Health Agency, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and the Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, among others. To support our clients’ mission to monitor and improve patient experience, we also are conditionally approved to field the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) Survey.

Military and Veterans Contact

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Bradford Booth

Bradford Booth  - PhD

Director, Military and Veterans Health

Areas of Expertise
  • Survey methodology
  • Program evaluation
  • Data collection and analysis  

Brad Booth has 20 years of experience designing and conducting survey research and evaluations for federal agencies, including the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Department of Defense and the Department of Labor. He is the author of several peer-reviewed articles on topics such as the well-being of service members, Veterans and military families, reintegration of Veterans into civilian life, and methods for successful data collection with these populations. He has expertise in a variety of quantitative and qualitative methods, including large-scale surveys, personal interviews, focus groups, analysis of administrative data, literature review and predictive modeling. Brad holds a PhD in sociology from the University of Maryland.

Laura Pinnock

Laura Pinnock  - MS

Deputy Director, Military and Veterans Health

Areas of Expertise
  • Survey Data
  • Military & Veterans Health
  • Integrated Disability Evaluation System

As deputy director of Altarum’s Center for Military and Veterans Health, Laura Pinnock directs survey projects for the U.S. Department of Defense, the U.S. Army Office of the Surgeon General, and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ Veterans Health Administration. Her areas of expertise include survey data, military and veterans health and health care claims data, and the military’s Wounded Warrior population. Laura has a master’s degree from the George Washington University and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.