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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.

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
Frank BANDIERA Program Official
Partha BHATTACHARYYA Program Director
Jessica BOTEN Social Science Analyst
Ama DONKOR Health Specialist
Vishal DUBEY
Prisca N. FALL Health Specialist
Elena FAZIO Health Scientist Administrator
Melissa GERALD Program Official
Christeenna IRAHETA Staff Assistant
Amelia KARRAKER Program Official
Chandra KELLER Social Science Analyst
Jonathan KING Senior Scientific Advisor to the Division Director
Laura MAJOR Health Specialist
Timothy NGUYEN
Lis NIELSEN Division Director
Priscilla NOVAK Program Official
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
Janine SIMMONS Chief, Individual Behavioral Processes Branch
Luke STOECKEL Program Director, Mechanistic and Translational Decision Science
Elizabeth WIGGINS