The Total Army Injury and Health Outcomes Database (TAIHOD) data repository.

USARIUM >$1 mil/yr Informatics / Past Project 2011

To direct an administrative data repository at the US Army in terms of data stewardship and promoting epidemiologic data analysis.
Foot Injury
  • Musculoskeletal injuries are the leading cause of disability in the US Army.
  • These injuries are more common in the lower extremities due to routine running and jumping.
  • Injuries can negatively impact combat readiness.
  • Using the TAIHOD, we estimated rates of various types of injuries in the US Army over time.
Knee Injury
Company Role

Database management and direction.

Data Stewardship

Handled ethics and policies.

Research & Analysis

Study design and data analysis.


Grantwriting, manuscript development, posters and presentations.

Related Publications

Hill OT, Kay AB, Wahi MM, McKinnon CJ, Bulathsinhala L, Haley TF.  Rates of knee injury in the U.S. Active Duty Army, 2000-2005.  Mil Med 2012.  177(7): p.840-844.

Wallace RF, Wahi MM, Hill OT, Kay AB.  Rates of ankle and foot injuries in active-duty U.S. Army soldiers, 2000-2006.  Mil Med, 2011.  176(3): p.283-90.

Hill OT, Wahi MM, Carter R 3rd, Kay AB, McKinnon CJ, Wallace RF.  Rhabdomyolysis in the US Active Duty Army, 2004-2006.  Med Sci Sports Exerc 2012.  44(3): p.442-449.

Schoenbaum, M., et al. (2014). Predictors of suicide and accident death in the Army Study to Assess Risk and Resilience in Servicemembers (Army STARRS). JAMA Psychiatry, 71(5), 493-503. [Assisted with use of Army data and TAIHOD data.]

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