Center for Biobehavioral Health
The Center for Biobehavioral Health seeks to improve the health and health care of children, adolescents, and their families through behavioral research on vulnerable individuals and populations, using a multidisciplinary and biopsychosocial approach.
Meet Our Team
Learn more about director Cynthia Gerhardt, PhD, and her team of principal investigators at the Center for Biobehavioral Health.
Behavioral Trials Office
The Behavioral Trials Office is a point of entry service for social and behavioral clinical trials at Nationwide Children's Hospital., and a conduit through which investigators streamline connections to resources throughout the Abigail Wexner Research Institute.
Biobehavioral Outcomes Core
The Biobehavioral Outcomes Core assists investigators who want to incorporate behavioral assessments in their research.
See how our research impacts clinical care through our contribution to national and international evidence-based guidelines.
Featured Research, Grants, Presentations and Awards
Read news releases about the Center for Biobehavioral Health's featured research projects, grants and awards.
Neuroimaging and Behavior Research Group
The mission of the Neuroimaging and Behavior Research Group (NIBREG) is to facilitate brain-behavior research at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.
- To identify biological, psychological, and social factors associated with developmental risk and resiliency in children and families.
- To design and test innovative interventions that will promote the health and quality of life of children and their families.
- Social and Behavioral Outcomes of Childhood Illnesses — examining the effects on children and their families of a variety of medical problems, including inflammatory bowel disease, brain tumors, and traumatic brain injuries.
- Child Factors Predisposing to Risky Behavior — studying biological and psychological characteristics that increase the risk of dangerous or unhealthy behaviors among children and adolescents.
- Interventions to Promote Quality of Life — developing and testing intervention programs designed to promote health and adjustment in children with behavioral or medical problems and their families.
On Our Sleeves
One in five children is living with a mental illness. But kids don’t wear their thoughts on their sleeves, so it’s time to give them a voice. It’s time to transform children’s mental health.