OBSSR T32 Training in Advanced Data Analytics for Behavioral and Social Sciences Research Grants Awarded

The NIH Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR) and its partner Institutes—the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the National Institute of Mental Health, and the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities—have awarded eight grants to create the Training in Advanced Data Analytics for Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (TADA-BSSR) program (RFA-OD-19-011).

This new 5-year training program will incorporate computational and data science analytic approaches directly into behavioral and social sciences predoctoral degree programs to support the development of a cohort of specialized scholars pursuing careers in health-related research with competencies in data science analytics. This funding opportunity was designed to address key methodology innovation and training priorities in the OBSSR Strategic Plan 2017–2021 (PDF, 4,782 KB).

The eight TADA-BSSR grants have been awarded to—

  • University of Washington: Data Science Training in Demography and Population Health—Sara R. Curran, Tyler McCormick, Jonathan C. Wakefield
  • Stanford University: Stanford BSSR Predoctoral Training Program at the Intersection of Data Sciences with Behavioral, Social, and Population Health Research—Lorene M. Nelson, Abby C. King
  • University of California, Berkeley: Computational Social Science Training Program—David James Harding, David Mongeau, Maya Liv Petersen
  • University of California, San Diego: Advanced Data Analytics Training for Behavioral and Social Sciences Research—Lucila Ohno-Machado, Eric B. Hekler, Dimitris Politis, Kristen Jennifer Wells
  • University of California, San Francisco (UCSF): UCSF Data Science Training to Advance Behavioral and Social Science Expertise for Health Research (DaTABASE) Program—Medellena Maria Glymour, William Brown, Aric Andrew Prather
  • Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health - Data integration for causal inference in behavioral health - Elizabeth A. Stuart
  • University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences: Arkansas Center for Health Disparities T32 Predoctoral Research Training Program—John M. Tilford, Jonathan P. Bona
  • Emory University: Training in Advanced Data Analytics to End Drug-Related Harms (TADA)—Hannah L. Cooper, Lance A. Waller

More information will be posted on the OBSSR website training page as it becomes available.

The OBSSR was created by Congress in 1993 in recognition of the importance of behavioral and social sciences to the NIH mission. For more than two decades, the OBSSR has been instrumental in advancing and coordinating the behavioral and social sciences at the NIH.