The US’s preeminent funder of dental and craniofacial research is looking for your input as it develops its strategic plan for the next five years.
The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) has invited members of the research community to complete a short survey related to priority areas and goals connected to its strategic plan for 2020-2025. Comments are due August 15, 2019.
According to NIDCR, the new strategic plan will guide how the institute directs energy and resources. Behavioral science is a central element of the proposed strategic plan.
“Oral health will be fully integrated into the study of overall health through a deeper and more complex understanding of the underlying biological, behavioral, and social factors that cause diseases or support health in the [dental, oral, and craniofacial] region and throughout the body,” reads one of the plan goals.
Scientists are able to contribute their view on specific initiatives, programs, or research questions that NIDCR should support to accomplish this goal. A second goal of potential interest to psychological scientists relates to precision prevention, treatment, and public health interventions based on behavioral, social, and other determinants of health.
Interested in learning more about the connection between psychological science and oral health? Click here to read an APS Observer article by the director of behavioral and social sciences at NIDCR.