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William Elwood, Ph.D.
OppNet Facilitator


Bill Elwood, Ph.D. joined OBSSR in August 2009 as the coordinator for the new NIH Basic Behavioral and Social Science Opportunity Network (OppNet). He also will coordinate and promote other OBSSR-led initiatives that advance research in the basic behavioral and social sciences. Prior to joining OBSSR, Dr. Elwood worked at the Center for Scientific Review, where he was scientific review officer for the Community-Level Health Promotion (CLHP) study section for five years. During that time, Bill served on and chaired a variety of trans-NIH committees including the Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) Scientific Interest Group, the NIH Diversity Council, and the Staff Training in Extramural Programs (STEP) Committee.

Dr. Elwood received his Ph.D. in human communication from Purdue University. His scientific books and articles have concentrated on the attitudes and beliefs of hard-to-reach populations, and the influences that cultural and personal values and community settings have on mental health, health-related behaviors, and participation in civic life. His research was supported by NIH, the Ounce of Prevention Fund, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), and World Health Organization/Pan American Health Organization (WHO/PAHO). Prior to joining NIH, Bill conducted community-based research throughout the United States and Mexico on substance abuse prevention, drug use epidemiology, substance abuse treatment, evaluations of welfare reform programs and public housing initiatives, and STD/HIV-intervention efficacy studies. During that time, Dr. Elwood also established the Houston Community Drug Epidemiology Workgroup to provide more comprehensive descriptions of established and emerging substance abuse problems in the nation’s fourth-largest city; Bill also served as associate American editor of AIDS Care: Psychological and Socio-medical Aspects of AIDS/HIV.

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Email: elwoodwi@od.nih.gov























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