Veteran Suicide Prevention: Innovative Research and Expanded Public Health Efforts

Date: 09.22.21

Location: Fully Virtual

Presiding: Chairman Mark Takano

On Wednesday, September 22, the Full Committee will hold an oversight hearing entitled, "Veteran Suicide Prevention: Innovative Research and  Expanded Public Health Efforts."

This meeting will be livestreamed on Youtube and Facebook and you can find all hearing documents on the Committee Repository here.

Witness List


Kameron Matthews, MD, JD 

Assistant Under Secretary for Health—Clinical Services 


Matthew Miller, PhD, MPH 

Executive Director, Suicide Prevention Program 


Lisa Brenner, PhD 

Director, Rocky Mountain Mental Illness Research Education and Clinical Center (MIRECC) for Suicide Prevention 




Tammy Barlet 

Deputy Legislative Director 

Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW)  


Kaitlynne Hetrick 

Associate, Government Affairs 

Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) 


Jennifer Silva 

Chief Program Officer 

Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) 


Chief William (“Bill”) Smith 


National Indian Health Board (NIHB) 


Nick Armendariz 



Rajeev Ramchand, PhD 

Co-Director, RAND Epstein Family Veterans Policy Research Institute  

Senior Behavioral Scientist 

RAND Corporation