Research Associate, University of Texas at Austin
Elisa V. Borah, MSW, PhD is a research associate at The University of Texas School of Social Work at Austin within the Texas Institute for Excellence in Mental Health. She is currently principal investigator of an Engagement Award from the Patient Centered Outcome Research Institute to develop a network of veteran spouses that facilitates their involvement in research related to veteran families. In 2015, Borah served as the lead evaluator of Texas' statewide veterans’ mental health services, specifically examining the Texas Military Veteran Peer Network. Borah co-chairs the annual Military Social Work conference at The University of Texas at Austin. From 2010-2014, Borah served as director of research at the Fort Hood clinic of the Department of Defense-funded STRONG STAR PSD Research Consortium, at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Borah continues to study how to improve veterans and their families' access to evidence-based behavioral health treatments in community mental health settings.
Many take time on Memorial Day to remember the Americans who have given their lives in service to our country. For veterans and their families, that sentiment of remembrance is felt year round. Many veterans suffer...