CAHT-BSSR was formed by COSSA in September 1993 to support the Office of Behavioral and Social Science Research (OBSSR) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). In 2015, CAHT-BSSR became the Friends of NIH Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (Friends of NIH-BSSR). The Friends of NIH BSSR works closely with NIH officials, Members of Congress and their staffs, and other policymakers to advocate for funding for OBSSR, and serves as a liaison between NIH and researchers in these disciplines to enhance behavioral and social sciences research at NIH.
Selection of Dr. William T. Riley as the Director of the Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research, NIH – NIH Director’s Statement
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CAHT-BSSR Co-ChairsAngela L. Sharpe, MG, Deputy Director for Health Policy, COSSA, alsharpe at cossa.org Patricia C. Kobor, MA, Senior Science Policy Analyst, American Psychological Association, pkobor at apa.org