Biobehavioral Health Research Interest Group

The Biobehavioral Health Research Interest Group (RIG) is a collaborative, interdisciplinary tri-service community of professionals with an interest in exploring the biological, behavioral, social/cultural, and environmental factors that influence the mental health and well-being of military service members and their families.

The group's purpose is to conduct biological, psychological, and social research that will expand the breadth and depth of knowledge upon which military behavioral health protocols and expert practices in biobehavioral health are based; influence Department of Defense policy and program development; and maximize the mental, physical, and social health and well-being of military service members and their families.

The RIG held its first educational seminar in the summer of 2012 in conjunction with the Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) at the University of Michigan. The Survey Methods course, taught by two ICPSR faculty members, was well-received by all in attendance, and the group looks forward to hosting another course next summer to cover more topics of interest to military nurse researchers.

The group sees its mission as fostering leadership, empowerment, and advancement of biobehavioral health science. Are you a researcher interested in being a part of the Biobehavioral Health RIG? Please download and complete this Intent to Serve form and return it by e-mail to the project consultant at the address provided in the form.