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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.

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

Division of Behavioral and Social Research Staff

Name Title Email
Frank BANDIERA Health Scientist Administrator frank.bandiera@nih.gov
Partha BHATTACHARYYA Program Director bhattacharyyap@mail.nih.gov
Jessica BOTEN Social Science Analyst jessica.boten@nih.gov
Ama DONKOR Health Specialist ama.donkor@nih.gov
Vishal DUBEY vishal.dubey@nih.gov
Prisca N. FALL Health Specialist fallpn@mail.nih.gov
Elena FAZIO Health Scientist Administrator elena.fazio@nih.gov
Melissa GERALD Program Director melissa.gerald@nih.gov
Christeenna IRAHETA Staff Assistant christeenna.iraheta@nih.gov
Amelia KARRAKER Program Officer amelia.karraker@nih.gov
Chandra KELLER Social Science Analyst chandra.keller@nih.gov
Jonathan KING Senior Scientific Advisor to the Division Director kingjo@mail.nih.gov
Laura MAJOR Health Specialist laura.major@nih.gov
Timothy NGUYEN tim.nguyen@nih.gov
Lis NIELSEN Division Director lisbeth.nielsen@nih.gov
Priscilla NOVAK priscilla.novak@nih.gov
Dennis ONGUBO Health Specialist dennis.ongubo@nih.gov
Lisa ONKEN Director Behavior Change and Intervention Program lisa_onken@nih.gov
Georgeanne PATMIOS Program Official, Population and Social Processes Branch gp29p@nih.gov
John PHILLIPS Chief, Population and Social Processes Branch john.phillips@nih.gov
Dana PLUDE Deputy Director, DBSR dana.plude@nih.gov
Roxanne SEMPLE Program Specialist roxanne.semple@nih.gov
Janine SIMMONS Chief, Individual Behavioral Processes Branch simmonsj@mail.nih.gov
Luke STOECKEL Program Director, Mechanistic and Translational Decision Science luke.stoeckel@nih.gov
Elizabeth WIGGINS elizabeth.wiggins@nih.gov