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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.

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
Partha BHATTACHARYYA Program Director
Prisca FALL Research Program Analyst
Elena FAZIO Health Scientist Administrator
Melissa GERALD Program Director
John HAAGA Director, Division of Behavioral and Social Research
Amelia KARRAKER Health Scientist Administrator
Jonathan KING Program Director
Laura MAJOR Research Program Analyst
Lyn NEIL Program Analyst
Lis NIELSEN Chief, Individual Behavioral Processes Branch
Lisa ONKEN Director Behavior Change and Intervention Program
Georgeanne PATMIOS Acting Chief, Population and Social Processes Branch
Dana PLUDE Deputy Director, DBSR
Roxanne SEMPLE Extramural Support Assistant
Charryse SHELL Program Specialist