The Cognitive, Affective, and Social Processes in Health Research (CASPHR) Working Group

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A fundamental goal of the National Cancer Institute’s Behavioral Research Program (BRP) is to address how basic behavioral research, particularly on cognitive, affective, and social processes, can be leveraged to address outcomes across the cancer control continuum. The Cognitive, Affective, and Social Processes in Health Research (CASPHR) work group was formed in 2009 to help facilitate such integration.

CASPHR Goals

  1. Hold state-of-the-science meetings on topics for which integration of basic behavioral science research with cancer prevention and control efforts may be optimal.
  2. Collaborate with individuals both inside and outside of the NCI on publications targeting key problem domains.
  3. Conduct and publish syntheses of topics that maximize the integration of basic behavioral science and cancer prevention/control.
  4. Participate in the development and implementation of theory-driven analysis of data from secondary data sets to which NCI has access, as well as contribute to the development of NCI-sponsored surveys.

To request additional information about CASPHR, please contact fishermm@od.nih.gov.