Behavioral Science

Behavioral Research at NIA

From its inception in 1974, the National Institute on Aging (NIA) has made behavioral and social research an integral part of the Institute’s effort to understand and improve the second half of life. The importance of behavioral and social research stems from the fact that social and psychological, as well More

Update on the Activities of the National Institutes of Health Office of Behavioral and Social Science Research

In 1993 Congress established the Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the belief that scientific research on behavioral and social factors had been under-funded relative to their contributions to health and illness and compared with NIH funding for the biomedical More

NINDS and Behavioral Science

The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) supports research relevant to disorders of the brain, spinal cord, and peripheral nerves. Our Institute is responsible for research support for more than 600 neurological disorders, which are estimated to strike more than 50 million Americans each year. Among the major More