About Behavioral Research Program (BRP)

The Behavioral Research Program (BRP) is within the National Cancer Institute’s Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences. The program initiates, supports, and evaluates a comprehensive program of research ranging from basic behavioral research to the development, testing, and dissemination of interventions in areas such as tobacco use, screening, dietary behavior, and sun protection.

Our goal is to increase the breadth, depth, and quality of behavioral research in cancer prevention and control.


BRP Organizational Structure. Behavioral Research Program. Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences. National Cancer Institute. National Institutes of Health. US Department of Health and Human Services

Behavioral Research in Cancer Prevention and Control Framework

BRP-Framework, Prevention: Diet and Alcohol Use, Physical Activity, Sedentary Behavior, HPV Vaccination, Sleep, Tobacco Use and Exposure, UV Exposure - Early Detection: Cancer Screening, Genetic Testing, Symptom Identification - Diagnosis and Treatment: Adherence, Palliative Care, Patient Engagement, Shared Decision-Making, Self-Management - Survivorship: Coping, Monitoring and Maintenance, End of Life
  • Diet & Alcohol Use
  • Physical Activity
  • Sedentary Behavior
  • HPV Vaccination
  • Sleep
  • Tobacco Use & Exposure
  • UV Exposure
  • Cancer Screening
  • Genetic Testing
  • Symptom Identification
  • Adherence
  • Palliative Care
  • Patient Engagement
  • Shared Decision-Making
  • Self-Management
  • Coping
  • Monitoring & Maintenance
  • End of Life

Program Staff

BRP is made up of approximately 70 dedicated staff members, contractors, and fellows. The program is located on the National Cancer Institute–Shady Grove campus in Rockville, Maryland, about 20 miles from downtown Washington, D.C.

Meet our Staff
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Networks and Collaborations

Learn how networks and collaborations foster research and promote excellence throughout the cancer continuum.

Career and Training

BRP has scientific and administrative full-time federal job openings throughout the year.

The program also offers fellowships for people at most educational training levels.

Fellows work with a mentor on research projects, literature reviews, data analyses, health communication-related activities, and/or manuscript preparation. Fellows receive a monthly stipend, fully covered health insurance benefits, and a commuter subsidy.

Fellowship and Career Opportunities

Contact Us

ncidccpsbrpadvances@mail.nih.gov

Address: National Cancer Institute
Shady Grove Campus
9609 Medical Center Drive
Rockville, MD 20850