Institute for Behavioral Health

Schneider Institutes for Health Policy

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Aiming to increase recognition of the way behaviors impact health, and to work with systems and organizations to design processes and approaches
that improve the overall health of the population.

Aiming to increase recognition of the way behaviors impact health, and to work with systems and organizations to design processes and approaches that improve the overall health of the population.

Dr. Constance Horgan headshot      Welcome to the
      Institute for Behavioral Health

     CONSTANCE M. HORGAN, SC.D.
      Director

 Since the Heller School began, both faculty and students have studied mental and substance use disorders.  Formalized in 2003, IBH focuses on the intersection of health, behavior, and systems of care, with an emphasis on their linkages. Its underlying premise is that these systems can be better used to promote healthier lifestyles and assist individuals to engage in behaviors which lead to better health.

Our focus is broadening to include other issues that are affected by behaviors which can be targeted by interventions and have an impact on health and wellness. In addition to studying systems of care, we investigate health outcomes that are associated with behaviors, and also develop and test methods to evaluate the effects of behaviors on health.

We consider a variety of systems of care, including health care delivery, as well as criminal justice, education, social services, housing, military and the workplace.

We hope that you find this site useful as you learn more about our research staff and our activities in behavioral health.

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Spotlight

New and Notable

IBH Researchers in the News:

Peter Kreiner 

Andrew Kolodny 

Look for Heller researchers at upcoming 2018 conferences:

Research Society on Alcoholism (RSoA)
41st Annual RSA Scientific Meeting
June 16-20, 2018
San Diego, California

Academy Health 2018 Annual Research Meeting 
June 24-26, 2018 
Seattle, Washington

Recent  Publications

Larson MJ, Adams RS, Gitter GA, Linton A, Williams TV, Saadoun M, Bauer, MR. Associations of early treatments for low-back pain with military readiness outsomes Online ahead of print.

Larson MJ, Browne C, Nikitin RV, Wooten NR, Ball S, Adams RS, Barth K. Physicians report adopting safer opioid prescribing behaviors after academic detailing intervention. Substanse Abuse E-version ahead of print May 4, 2018 https://doi.org/10.1080/08897077.2018.1449175

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