The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences (OBSSR) and its partner institutes, the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the National Institute of Mental Health, and the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, have awarded 8 grants to create the Training in Advanced Data Analytics for Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (TADA-BSSR) program (RFA-OD-19-011).
Our own E&PH faculty members, Lorene M. Nelson and Abby King, have been awarded a grant, entitled "Stanford BSSR Pre-Doctoral Training Program at the Intersection of Data Sciences with Behavioral, Social, and Population Health Research."
This new 5-year training program will incorporate computational and data science analytic approaches directly into behavioral and social sciences predoctoral degree programs to support the development of a cohort of specialized scholars pursuing careers in health-related research with competencies in data science analytics. This funding opportunity was designed to address key methodology innovation and training priorities in the OBSSR Strategic Plan 2017-2021 (PDF, 4,782 KB).
Read the full announcement here. More information will be posted on the OBSSR website training page as it becomes available.