OBSSR 20th Anniversary

About the 20th Anniversary

The establishment of the NIH Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR) by the U.S. Congress in 1995 signaled the broadening recognition of the importance of behavioral and social factors in the prevention and treatment of disability and disease.

Over the last two decades, OBSSR has worked with the behavioral and social scientists throughout the 27 NIH institutes and centers as well as academia and the scientific community at large to increase our understanding of these factors and to develop and evaluate interventions for positive behavior change and health improvement.

In 2015, as we celebrate our 20th Anniversary with various events culminating in the Research Symposium, our work has lived up to our anniversary theme, Healthier Lives through Behavioral and Social Sciences.

Videos and Lectures

8TH MATILDA WHITE RILEY LECTURE IN BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES

Watch the master lectures of Dr. Jeanne Brooks-Gunn, Columbia University, and Dr. Kevin Volpp, University of Pennsylvania, recipients of the 8th Matilda White Riley Award in Behavioral and Social Sciences.

 

 

DEFINE YOUR CAREER IN BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES

Watch Video: Define Your Career in Behavioral and Social Sciences. Experts discuss training and careers opportunities and trajectories.

 


 

OBSSR 20th ANNIVERSARY RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM

Watch Video: OBSSR 20th Anniversary Research Symposium. Healthier Lives through Behavioral and Social Sciences.


 

"I'M A BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENTIST" Video Submissions

Researchers and scientists from around the country describe their work OBSSR 20th Anniversary

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