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With retirement approaching, NIH OBSSR acting director Dr. Christine Hunter reflects on her career in the behavioral and social sciences at NIH.
The 16th NIH Matilda White Riley Behavioral and Social Sciences Honors will be held virtually on Monday, May 15, 2023, at 1:30pm ET. This event will feature a keynote presentation from the 2023 Distinguished Lecturer, Dr. Jennifer J. Manly, Columbia University, and presentations from the 2023 early-stage investigator paper competition awardees.

This blog was co-authored with Christina Dragon, MSPH, CHES, Measurement and Data Lead at the NIH’s Sexual & Gender Minority Research Office

OBSSR’s mission includes enhancing the impact of health-related behavioral and social sciences research and communicating health-related findings from these studies to various stakeholders within and outside the federal government.

This blog discusses new resources for behavioral and social scientists to use when considering whether the trial they are planning is a Phase II or Phase III clinical trial.
This blog discusses the future of work report, developed by a team of OBSSR staff, that provides behavioral and social science-informed considerations for developing and maintaining virtual and hybrid work environments. The goal of this report was to explore key areas that impact workplace development and effectiveness and well-being in virtual and hybrid work environments.