Steven and Alexandra Cohen Veterans Center


In 2013, NYU Langone Medical Center established a veterans'  mental health research center thanks to a $17 million lead gift by the Steven and Alexandra Cohen Foundation.

The mission of the Steven and Alexandra Cohen Veterans Center is to accelerate the discovery of measurable medical characteristics, known as biomarkers, that would allow health care professionals to objectively diagnose post-traumatic stress (PTS) and traumatic brain injury (TBI) in veterans.

Our team is dedicated to lessening the burden of these conditions on service members, veterans, and their families. We aim to improve the detection and treatment of PTS and TBI through cutting-edge research.

Study Participation for Veterans and Active Duty Service Members

We are currently conducting a research study to determine how to better diagnose PTS, TBI, and depression in veterans and active duty service members. No treatment is given as part of this study, but the results will help guide the care of veterans and service members in the future.

We are looking for participants who:

  • Served in Iraq or Afghanistan in Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom, and/or Operation New Dawn
  • Are male or female veterans or active duty service members
  • Have proof of military service (DD214 or military ID)

All information collected is confidential and will not be shared with anyone outside the research team. Your name and any information that can identify you will not be used in our reports.

You will be compensated for your time and effort for participating in the study.

Make an Appointment

For more information or to participate in the study, please call us at 877-698-3299 or fill out our form to be contacted about the study.