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Health Behavior Branch (HBB)

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The HBB designs and conducts behavioral and observational research to identify determinants of health behavior and to test the efficacy and effectiveness of educational, behavioral, and environmental strategies for improving or protecting maternal, child, and adolescent health. The research is conducted within an adolescent development framework and focuses on the influences of individual characteristics, parents, and peers on adolescent health behavior.

The HBB also provides service to the Division, Institute, NIH, DHHS, and the profession via consultation, collaboration, and assistance to advance the goals of the Institute; and recruits, trains, and mentors highly qualified students and trainees at various stages of their careers to position them for professional careers in health behavioral research.

There are three main areas of ongoing research: young novice drivers, family management of diabetes, and adolescent problem behavior.

To explore DIPHR's data sharing opportunities, please visit our Biospecimen Repository and Data Sharing (BRADS) site.

Last Reviewed: 01/15/2016

Contact Information

Name: Dr Stephen Gilman
Acting Branch Chief
Health Behavior Branch
Phone: 301-435-8395

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