Welcome to the Behavioral Research Program, DCCPS
The Behavioral Research Program initiates, supports, and evaluates a comprehensive program of research to increase the breadth, depth, and quality of behavioral research in cancer prevention and control.
Learn more about the BRP branches — Basic Biobehavioral and Psychological Sciences, Health Behaviors, Health Communication and Informatics, and Tobacco Control.
Apply for funding in behavioral research, read sample grant applications, and explore grantee resources.
2019 Overview and Highlights report available
This annual report highlights examples of DCCPS’ research priorities and progress. This year’s report focuses on the importance of behavioral research across the cancer control continuum.
Communication and Decision Making RFA posted
Seeking applications for research focused on communicating cancer risk about inherited cancer syndromes. Applications due January 21, 2020
Research measurement RFA posted
Seeking applications for research to advance the measurement of constructs related to health research with sexual and gender minority populations. Applications due March 14, 2020.
BRP research priorities address key psychological and behavioral targets across the cancer control continuum, from prevention to end-of-life care. These priorities include basic behavioral and psychological science, interventions in cancer control areas such as tobacco use, diet and energy balance, and sun protection, and processes and effects of communication and informatics.