The Behavioral Research Program (BRP) consists of four program branches that support and advance research to reduce cancer risk and improve outcomes. Each branch identifies specific research goals and objectives; collaborates with subject matter experts in their field; and monitors technological, scientific, and policy developments to consider future research priorities. The Office of the Associate Director plans, manages and coordinates the programs and activities of all BRP branches.
Basic Biobehavioral and Psychological Sciences Branch (BBPSB)
BBPSB advances research in biobehavioral mechanisms and psychological processes to reduce cancer risk and improve outcomes.
Health Behaviors Research Branch (HBRB)
HBRB supports and catalyzes research to promote healthy lifestyle behaviors for cancer prevention and control.
Health Communication and Informatics Research Branch (HCIRB)
HCIRB advances research on the processes and effects of communication and informatics across the cancer control continuum.