Welcome to the National Military Family Bereavement Study’s website. This study is conducted by the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS).


National Military Family Bereavement Study

About Military Bereavement

About the Study

Stories of Survivors (movies)

Resources: Sources of Support



National Dialogue

Our team was asked to discuss some of our findings in Boston University's Public Health Post where policymakers, journalists, academics, and practitioners to share their work in ways that can influence policy. Check out our article “Assisting Bereaved US Military Service Children and Spouses.”

Study Updates and Preliminary Findings

Progress in Data Collection

Presentation of Data


steppingforward-logo-newNew Study

Stepping Forward in Grief: Uniformed Services University and Columbia University’s Center for Complicated Grief to develop and study digital grief intervention for bereaved military families


"…let us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation's wounds, to care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan…"
—Abraham Lincoln, Second Inaugural Address, March 4, 1865