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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, psychological, 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.

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Division of Behavioral and Social Research Staff
Name Title Email
Frank Bandiera Program Official
Partha Bhattacharyya Chief Data Officer
Jessica Boten Social Science Analyst
Minki Chatterji Program Official
Ama Donkor Health Specialist
Prisca Fall Health Specialist
Elena Fazio Program Official
Melissa Gerald Program Official
Christeenna Iraheta Staff Assistant
Petra Jacobs Director, Office of Behavioral and Social Clinical Trials
Amelia Karraker Program Official
Chandra Keller Social Science Analyst
Jonathan King Senior Scientific Advisor to the Division Director
Laura Major Senior Health Specialist
Liz Necka Program Official
Lis Nielsen Division Director
Priscilla Novak Program Official
Dennis Ongubo Clinical Trials Specialist
Lisa Onken Program Official
Georgeanne Patmios Senior Scientific Administrator
John Phillips Chief, Population and Social Processes Branch
Dana Plude Deputy Director
Roxanne Semple Program Specialist
Janine Simmons Chief, Individual Behavioral Processes Branch
Luke Stoeckel Program Official