Back to Top Skip to main content

Research and Development (J9)

Research and Development (J9) includes:


Bridging the future of military health and readiness.


J-9 leads the discovery, development, and delivery of enhanced pathways to military health and readiness.

Value Proposition

As the Research and Development Directorate of the Defense Health Agency, J-9 delivers value to the military and Veteran communities by shepherding innovative materiel and knowledge products from concept through final product development into the hands of providers and warfighters.  We instill best business practices in the creation of these products with the aim to reduce practice variation, enhance pathways of care, improve health, and increase the lethality of a medically ready force.

For Researchers

Funding Opportunities

Defense Health Program Small business opportunities

Defense Health Program Medical Research and Development

For more information, email the Research and Development Directorate

DHA Address: 7700 Arlington Boulevard | Suite 5101 | Falls Church, VA | 22042-5101

Some documents are presented in Portable Document Format (PDF). A PDF reader is required for viewing. Download a PDF Reader or learn more about PDFs.