Beyond the molecular and cellular level, learning how behavioral and social factors influence illness and health is vital to understanding, treating, and preventing disease. Behavioral and social sciences research is a large, multifaceted field, encompassing a wide array of disciplines and approaches.
The Intramural Research Program (IRP) vision brings together the biomedical, behavioral, and social science communities to work collaboratively at solving complex and pressing health challenges. Areas of focus include research on social and behavioral processes, biopsychosocial research, and applied research in the following areas:
To find out more about the ways behavioral and social research is being integrated into IRP programs, visit the Behavioral and Social Sciences Research Interest Group.