A new Web-based interactive anthology will provide psychologists, economists, anthropologists, sociologists, and other scientists with the latest research methods and tools to address emerging challenges in public health, such as the obesity epidemic and the rise of chronic diseases. With contributions from international experts, the anthology provides authoritative answers to methodological questions and sets quality standards for the research community.
The goal of the program is to demonstrate the potential of behavioral and social science research, focusing on applying research findings to public health activities and the potential to enhance biomedical research. It is also a useful training resource for biological scientists, providing them with a basic foundation for collaborations with behavioral and social scientists.
The Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) collaborated with New England Research Institutes to create e-Source.