Mary Beth joined Veterans Affairs Canada in 1995 and the Research Directorate in 2008. She led the first cycle of three cycles of the Life After Service Studies program of research and continues to lead the income record linkage component. In 2015, she was appointed to a NATO research panel on transition to civilian life. She also leads a veterans administration five eyes research committee. Her research interests include work disability, ageing, involuntary retirement, equity in disability compensation, health services utilization, sex and gender, financial security/income and employment.