The eight articles in this month's issue were selected to highlight the robust connection between epidemiology and services research. Epidemiology, the older and more basic science, underlies and informs the more recent areas of health services research and health policy research. The eight studies use epidemiological methods or analyze trend data with the objective of improving systems and services. The first two articles focus on trauma in two populations. Kim T. Mueser, Ph.D., and Jonas Taub, M.A., examined the prevalence and correlates of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) among adolescents with severe emotional disorders who were involved in multiple service systems. They found that more than a fourth (28%) had current PTSD, which was underdiagnosed in medical records, and that adolescents in this group were more likely to have serious emotional and behavioral problems. The authors recommend routine screening for trauma and PTSD among adolescents receiving mental health services (page 627). In the second article, Rachel Kimerling, Ph.D., and colleagues report on the use of a standard epidemiological tool—universal screening—to identify veterans who had sustained sexual trauma during active military duty. The study is the first to evaluate the Veterans Health Administration's national screening efforts in this area. The authors examined data for nearly 574,000 veterans screened for military-related sexual trauma in 2005 and found significantly increased rates of use of mental health treatment after screening, an indication that the screening program is effective (page 635).