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About BSR and Staff Listing

Division of Behavioral and Social Research (BSR)

Director: Lis Nielsen, Ph.D.

Deputy Director: Dana J. Plude, Ph.D.

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The Division of Behavioral and Social Research (BSR) supports social, behavioral, and economic research and research training on the processes of aging at both the individual and societal level. BSR fosters cross-disciplinary research, at multiple levels from genetics to cross-national comparative research, and at stages from basic through translational.

Read about BSR branches and offices at the links below:

In memoriam: Richard M. Suzman, Ph.D.

Division of Behavioral and Social Research Staff

Name Title Email
Audie ATIENZA Program Officer
Frank BANDIERA Health Scientist Administrator
Partha BHATTACHARYYA Program Director
Jessica BOTEN Social Science Analyst
Prisca N. FALL Health Specialist
Elena FAZIO Health Scientist Administrator
Melissa GERALD Program Director
Christeenna IRAHETA Staff Assistant
Amelia KARRAKER Health Scientist Administrator
Chandra KELLER Social Science Analyst
Jonathan KING Program Director
Laura MAJOR Health Specialist
Lis NIELSEN Division Director
Dennis ONGUBO Health Specialist
Lisa ONKEN Director Behavior Change and Intervention Program
Georgeanne PATMIOS Program Official, Population and Social Processes Branch
John PHILLIPS Chief, Population and Social Processes Branch
Dana PLUDE Deputy Director, DBSR
Roxanne SEMPLE Program Specialist
Luke STOECKEL Program Director, Mechanistic and Translational Decision Science