The researchers highlighted below have been awarded at least one Behavioral Research Program-funded NIH grant. Read on to learn about their experiences as grantees.
Note: The views expressed here are those of the grantees only and do not represent any official position of the National Cancer Institute.
Health Behaviors Research Branch
- Butler Hospital/Alpert Medical School of Brown University
An important "ah-ha" moment came when discussing a colleague's work involving the pairing of brain stimulation with exposure-based behavioral treatment (an oft avoided therapy) to enhance adherence and improve outcomes among individuals with OCD. I thought, "Why couldn't the same approach be applied to vulnerable individuals who avoid or don't enjoy physical activity?"”
- Arizona State University
My 'ah-ha!' moment came in 2010 when I began to observe the dynamic interplay of sleep and physical activity behaviors. When time increases in one behavior, time in other behaviors inevitably changes, and this interrelatedness is often not accounted for in our interventions. I believe that the key to improve both sleep and physical activity may lie at their intersection (i.e., sedentary behavior), given that it accounts for such a large portion of our day; and even small, cumulative changes can make a big difference.”
- University of Minnesota - School of Public Health
Large behavioral trials have shown that physical activity and a healthful dietary pattern are highly efficacious in preventing the most common diseases in our society; now we need environment and culture change to reduce inequities across our population.”
- Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
My passion is helping cancer survivors understand what they can do in addition to conventional treatment to improve their quality and length of life through diet, physical activity, weight management, and integrative therapies.”
- CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy
Behavior change, whether at the level of a community resident or policy-maker, is fundamental to improving individual and population health.”