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About BSR and Staff Listing

Division of Behavioral and Social Research (BSR)

Director: John G. Haaga, 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.

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

Division of Behavioral and Social Research Staff

Name Title Email
Partha BHATTACHARYYA Program Director bhattacharyyap@mail.nih.gov
Prisca FALL Research Program Analyst fallpn@mail.nih.gov
Elena FAZIO Health Scientist Administrator elena.fazio@nih.gov
Melissa GERALD Program Director melissa.gerald@nih.gov
John HAAGA Director, Division of Behavioral and Social Research john.haaga@nih.gov
Amelia KARRAKER Health Scientist Administrator amelia.karraker@nih.gov
Jonathan KING Program Director kingjo@mail.nih.gov
Laura MAJOR Research Program Analyst laura.major@nih.gov
Lyn NEIL Program Analyst lyn.neil@nih.gov
Lis NIELSEN Chief, Individual Behavioral Processes Branch lisbeth.nielsen@nih.gov
Lisa ONKEN Director Behavior Change and Intervention Program lisa_onken@nih.gov
Georgeanne PATMIOS Acting Chief, Population and Social Processes Branch gp29p@nih.gov
John PHILLIPS john.phillips@nih.gov
Dana PLUDE Deputy Director, DBSR dana.plude@nih.gov
Roxanne SEMPLE Extramural Support Assistant roxanne.semple@nih.gov
Charryse SHELL Program Specialist charryse.shell@nih.gov