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.
Under the direction of Sarah Keim, PhD, the Keim Lab studies how children learn and grow, and how their diet affects health and development.
Biobehavioral Outcomes Core
The Biobehavioral Outcomes Core assists investigators who want to incorporate behavioral assessments in their research.
Learn more about the latest studies being conducted by the principal investigators at the Center for Biobehavioral Health.
- 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.