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NHLBI Request for Information(RFI): Collaborative Translational Research Consortium to Develop T4 Translation of Evidence-based Interventions (NOT-HL-14-028) External Exit Disclaimer
Released July 2, 2014


Dr. Alex Blum formerly at OBSSR authors new study on the Impact of Socioeconomic Status Measures on Hospital Profiling in New York City External Exit Disclaimer
May 13, 2014


Change in Leadership of the NIH Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research
April 11, 2014


The Health Consequences of Smoking - 50 Years of Progress. A Report of the Surgeon General
January, 2014

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July 20 - 25, 2014
2014 Training Institute for Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health
Babson Park, MA

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BSSR in the News

Current News

Change in Leadership of the NIH Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research
April 11, 2014

 As you may have heard, Dr. Robert M. Kaplan, Associate Director for Behavioral and Social Sciences Research, and Director of the Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR), will be moving to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), effective May 5, 2014. Dr. Kaplan will serve in a new position as Chief Science Officer for the AHRQ. Continue...


The Health Consequences of Smoking - 50 Years of Progress. A Report of the Surgeon General 
January, 2014

 This comprehensive report chronicles the devastating consequences of 50 years of tobacco use in the United States. It updates data on the numerous health effects resulting from smoking and exposure to second-hand smoke and details public health trends, both favorable and unfavorable, in tobacco use. This report also marks the steady progress achieved in reducing the prevalence of smoking and validates tobacco control strategies that have consistently proven to be effective. It also examines strategies with the potential to eradicate the death and disease caused by the tobacco epidemic. Finally, the report documents that effective interventions are available and calls for their full implementation. A supplement to the full report is provided for the chapters on the health con-sequences of smoking (Chapters 6 – 11). This supplement contains evidence tables detailing the studies that were used to evaluate the evidence to assess causality. The tables included in the supplement are indicated with an “S” where they are called out in the full report.  Continue...


Past News

2013

Training Insitute for Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health
Application Deadline: April 6, 2014

The History of the Behavioral and Social Sciences Research Lecture Series: 1995 - 2013
October, 2013

NIH calls for research projects examining violence
September 27, 2013

Systems Science Applications in Childhood Obesity Research: Current Status and Future Directions - Dr. Patricia Mabry talks at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health External Exit Disclaimer
September 18, 2013

AJPH releases special issue on Integrating Genetics and the Behavioral and Social Sciences
September 10, 2013

Galea Calls for Re-engagement in Population Health
August 2, 2013

Stirred, Not Shaken: The Social Sciences Are Already Shaking
July 26, 2013

Dr. Patricia Mabry Appointed Acting Deputy Director of OBSSR, NIH
May 8, 2013

"NIH Toolbox for assessment of neurological and behavioral function" A supplement to Neurology
March, 2013

NEA Interagency Task Force releases a summary paper on the Arts & Aging Research Workshop: "Research Gaps and Opportunities for Exploring the Relationship for the Arts to Health and Well-Being in Older Adults.
February, 2013

Mobile Health: Revolutionizing Healthcare Through Transdisciplinary Research
February 4, 2013

The U.S. training institute for dissemination and implementation research in health
January 24, 2013

NIH launches blog on behavioral and social sciences research
January 22, 2013

Director Connection: Why are we so sick? (Blog Post)
January 11, 2013

U.S. Health in International Perspective: Shorter Lives, Poorer Health (IOM/NRC Report)
January 10, 2013

American Journal of Preventive Medicine publishes supplement about research collaboration with #211
January 7, 2013

Integrating Economic Analysis into NIH Funded Research (Webinar Materials)
January 4, 2013

2012

Mobile Health: Figuring Out What Works
December 7, 2012

Videos Highlight Behavior and Health
December 6, 2012

Visit our newly updated OBSSR Director's page
November 9, 2012

Colloquium Paper: Quantification of behavior
October 24, 2012

Patricia L. Mabry's Digital Epidemiology
July, 2012

The Real Promise of Mobile Health Apps
July 10, 2012

Ability to estimate quantity increases in first 30 years of life
June 27, 2012

Building a Better Physician - The Case for the New MCAT
April 5, 2012

The New Journal Supplement on Racial/Ethnic Discrimination and Health
April 23, 2012

U.S. Cancer Rates Could Be Cut in Half Today Based on What's Already Known
March 29, 2012

NIH launches online resource on behavioral and social science research methods
March 23, 2012

2011 mHealth Training Institute featured in the PPP Winter Newsletter
March 7, 2012

OBSSR Job Opportunities
March 1, 2012

Applications for mHealth 2012 Training Institute are curently being accepted.
February, 2012

Mind-Body Interactions and Health Program Outcome Evaluation Report
January 31, 2012

Call for Papers on Systems Science Applications in Health Promotion and Public Health
January, 2012

2011

New Federal Interagency Task Force to Promote Research on the Arts and Human Development
December, 2011

Healthy Habits: Timing for Developing Sustainable Healthy Behaviors in Children and Adolescents (R01)
September, 2011

COMNet teams publish a Series on the global obesity in The Lance
August 23, 2011

NIH releases best practices for combining qualitative and quantitative research
August 23, 2011

NIH launches training institute on dissemination and implementation research
April 4, 2011

2010

"Doctor in the Pocket" Aims to Increase Exercise in Overweight Youth
November 11, 2010

Maintenance of Long-Term Behavior Change
November/December, 2010

The 'contagion' of social networks
September 13, 2010

NIH-funded studies aim to prevent, treat childhood obesity
September 9, 2010

NIH Seeks to Break New Ground in Reducing Health Disparities
August 5, 2010

OBSSR Sponsors Special Issue of American Journal of Public Health
July 2010

Rise of the Part-Time Smoker
By Melinda Beck, Jan. 12, 2010, Wall Street Journal (wsj.com)

Behavioral and Social Sciences Research Interactive Textbook
January, 2010

2009

Healthy People 2010: OBSSR/ODP Working to Put Social and Behavioral Science into Action to Improve Health
November 23, 2009 COSSA Washington Update

New Funding Opportunities from OppNet, the NIH Basic Behavioral and Social Science Opportunity Network
November 18, 2009

NIH Opportunity Network to Expand Basic Behavioral and Social Sciences Research
November 18, 2009

New Era for Basic Behavioral Research at NIH
November 2009 APS Observer

NIH-CDC Panel Makes Recommendations to Guide Personal Genomics Research
August 2009

OBSSR Holds First Institute on Systems Science and Health
May 3-8, 2009

Sex, Drugs and Viral Load: Integrating HIV/AIDS Prevention and Treatment
April 3, 2009 NIH Record

Special Issue on Light and Intermittent Smokers
March 21, 2009

National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR)
March 06, 2009

OBSSR Hosts Conference on Dissemination, Implementation
March 06, 2009 NIH Record

Research Funders Collaborate To Reduce Childhood Obesity
March 06, 2009 NIH Record

NIH's Role in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA)
February 17, 2009

2008

What men can learn from women: Tough-guy attitude leads to gender health disparity
December 29, 2008 by Stephen Smith, The Boston Globe (Boston.com)

Retreat Refreshes Behavioral, Social Sciences
December 12, 2008 NIH Record

CBT4CBT New Hope for Treatment of Addiction
December 12, 2008 NIH Record

OBSSR Retreat: Behavioral and Social Scientists Map Course in the Era of the Genome
November-December 2008 The NIH Catalyst

OBSSR's Mabry Wins with Systems Analysis Team
October 3, 2008 NIH Record

3rd Annual Matilda White Riley Lecture Looking for Causes in all the Wrong Places
June 19, 2008 NIH Videocast

Health Disparity Paper Spurs Debate
January 25, 2008 NIH Record

OBSSR Holds First Dissemination Conference
January 11, 2008 NIH Record

Cancer patients find strength in numbers
January, 7 2008 By Marilyn Elias, USA TODAY

2007

Benner Named OBSSR Communications Specialist
October 5, 2007 NIH Record

Meissner Joins OBSSR as Senior Advisor
October 5, 2007 NIH Record

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