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The Social and Behavioral Research Branch conducts research to apply genomic discoveries to improve health and clinical care.
… The Social and Behavioral Research Branch (SBRB) aims to develop optimal … that have a major public health impact to rare genetic conditions with significant impact on affected families. We … at the intersection of genomics and the social and behavioral sciences and train the next generation of …
Staff
Dr. Chris Gunter is a senior advisor to the NHGRI director on genomics engagement.
… She is also on twitter . … As part of the Social and Behavioral Research Branch of NHGRI, the Engagement Methods … of dissemination of genomic knowledge, with a focus on behavioral conditions. Given the wide range of methods for communicating …
Genetic Disorders
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a neurological disorder that affects a person's ability to control their behavior and pay attention to tasks.
… children with ADHD may also have learning disabilities, behavioral disorders or disorders of mood such as depression … a neurological condition? … What are some of the other conditions that are common in children with ADHD? … What is …
News Release
Laura Koehly, Ph.D., has been named chief of NHGRI's Social and Behavioral Research Branch.
… Koehly, Ph.D., has been named chief of the Social and Behavioral Research Branch (SBRB) in the Intramural Research … deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and rare genetic conditions with a significant impact on affected families … Koehly, Ph.D., newly appointed chief of NHGRI's Social and Behavioral Research Branch. Credit: Ernesto Del Aguila III, …
News Release
Researchers have now identified three health conditions for which people with SCT are at increased risk.
… have now identified three health conditions for which people with SCT are at increased risk. … … review found little rigorous evidence for most medical conditions investigated in SCT," said Vence L. Bonham , Jr., … senior-author and associate investigator in the Social and Behavioral Research Branch at the National Human Genome …
Genetic Disorders
Autism is characterized by impaired social interactions, problems with verbal and nonverbal communication and repetitive behaviors.
… later in life. Treatment of autism involves medical and behavioral therapies to help children with conversational … should be used in conjunction with a family-centered, behavioral and educational program. … Scientists are not … for a milder condition that includes language, social or behavioral symptoms. Brothers have a higher risk (about 7 …
Staff
Vence Bonham is the acting deputy director for NHGRI and an associate investigator in NHGRI's Social and Behavioral Research Branch. ​
… within the Division of Intramural Research's Social and Behavioral Research Branch. He leads the Health Disparities … in the United States and globally. … Within the Social and Behavioral Research Branch, Mr. Bonham directs the Health … sociology. Sickle cell disease will be one of the first conditions to be impacted by recent advances in gene editing. …
Staff
Dr. Susan Persky is an associate investigator in the Social and Behavioral Research Branch at the National Human Genome Research Institute. ​
… Immersive Simulation Program (ISP) within the Social and Behavioral Research Branch (SBRB) at the National Human … of new genomic knowledge about common, complex health conditions like obesity and diabetes in interactions between … In 2005, Dr. Persky was recruited to the Social and Behavioral Research Branch to apply her methodological …
Staff
Dr. Laura Koehly is the chief of and senior investigator in the Social and Behavioral Research Branch at the National Human Genome Research Institute. ​
… Ph.D., is chief and senior investigator in the Social and Behavioral Research Branch, National Human Genome Research … Recent efforts consider relational influences, such as behavioral encouragement, on individual health outcomes, … caregiving for children affected by chronic health conditions, such as inborn errors of metabolism or Tay Sachs …
Staff
Dr. Lawrence Brody is a senior investigator in NHGRI's Social and Behavioral Research Branch and director of NHGRI's Division of Genomics and Society. ​
… that alter an individual's risk of developing specific conditions. These variants fall roughly into two categories. … prevention. With investigators in NHGRI's Social and Behavioral Research Branch, he initiated and co-directs the … Brody is a senior investigator in NHGRI's Social and Behavioral Research Branch and director of NHGRI's Division …