(@jeffrey.gruen)

Synergy in Basic and Applied BSSR

Modeling Genetic Variants for Common Learning Disabilities in Human Embryonic Stem Cells

Understanding the neurobiological underpinnings of learning disabilities would permit early and accurate detection, generate biomarkers that could be used to follow the course and response-to-intervention, and provide targets for potential therapeutic interventions. Since genetic factors account for the largest portion of the variance for the most common learning disabilities - including reading disability, specific... more »
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(@jeffrey.gruen)

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Whole Genome Sequencing Enables Early Presymptomatic Screening for Learning Disabilities

Early pre-symptomatic genetic screening holds promise for identifying children who will likely struggle with attaining developmental expectations in school, and would benefit from timely intervention. Due to the success of three decades of reading research, we know what constitutes effective intervention, but identifying children at an early age when intervention is most effective, remains a formidable challenge. However,... more »
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(@petermorrison)

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Using Mobile Device Data to Track People's Spatial Proximity and Infection Pattersn

a new type of symptomatic data that could greatly expand how demographers in the future might characterize local populations: the "pings" emitted by personal mobile devices running voluntarily downloaded applications (apps)—those location-based services (LBS) that use one's location to provide services (Ratti et al. 2006).

StreetLight Data, a private company, uses a proprietary algorithm and methodology to turn trillions... more »
Idea No. 369

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(@jrc)

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Promoting BSSR methods and measures in palliative care

As our population ages and patients with chronic, life-limiting illness live longer, it is becoming increasingly important to close the knowledge gap for behavioral sciences in palliative care. The COVID-19 pandemic further highlights this important area of need. Palliative care research methods are relatively new and additional research is needed to improve our ability to measure important constructs in palliative... more »
Idea No. 368

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(@jrc)

Adoption of Effective BSSR in Practice

Implementing BSSR practice in Palliative Care

There has been increased interest in promoting best practices in BSSR to the field of Palliative Care. As patients live longer with serious and chronic illness, it becomes increasingly important that we develop tools and programs to adopt BSSR best practices into clinical practice. The COVID-19 pandemic further highlights this area of tremendous need.
Idea No. 366

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(@jrc)

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Enhancing Basic and Applied BSSR in Palliative Care

There is an increasing need for enhanced BSSR related to palliative care for patients with serious illness and their families. The COVID-19 pandemic highlights this area of need and the many knowledge gaps that exist to apply advances in behavioral and social sciences to the care of patients with serious illness and their families. Additional research is needed.
Idea No. 365

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(@katewallis)

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Inclusion of patients with Limited English-Proficiency

March 29, 2020

Dear Dr. Riley,
We are a group of pediatricians and clinical researchers at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, with a focus on health equity and immigrant populations. Our areas of subspecialty include developmental-behavioral pediatrics, neonatology, and academic pediatrics; thus our clinical and research interests include children or all ages, and their families, many of whom have limited English-proficiency... more »
Idea No. 364

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(@srbr.klgamble)

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Chronotherapy

Patient care requires attention to the timing of symptoms such as consideration of the time of day at which the therapeutic target is best engaged and symptoms are best managed. Recent work from the Hogenesch lab used hospital records to show that the decisions about when to treat patients was based mostly on the medical team rounding time, rather than timing of treatment based on disease symptoms, pharmacological target,... more »
Idea No. 361

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(@srbr.klgamble)

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Time of Day inclusion and Sleep Assessments

An important strategy for examining circadian behavior in people is the use of actigraphy for non-invasive measurement of sleep-wake behavior and activity rhythms. This ambulatory monitoring strategy can be combined with any number of other behavioral assessment tools including exercise, core body temperature, cardiovascular (blood pressure/heart rate), and meal timing. Moreover, actigraphy combined with ecological momentary... more »
Idea No. 360

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(@srbr.klgamble)

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Consideration of Biological Rhythms

The circadian network has evolved to allow anticipation of regularly occurring events in the environment in order to respond with appropriate physiology and behavior. For example, environmental stimuli such as light, exercise, food availability, etc are known factors that can impact the timing of the internal circadian clock. Early symptoms of many diseases include sleep-wake disruption, and conversely, circadian rhythm... more »
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(@riley.kristen.e)

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Health Psychology

NIH has a rich history of supporting and developing BSSR for the betterment of the public. What happens all too often, though, is a gap between the research and practice implementation. The challenge of overcoming this gap may be done through increased effort on public education and advocacy efforts with policymakers. Professional associations, including the Society for Health Psychology, may serve as a home to narrow... more »
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(@riley.kristen.e)

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Technology in behavioral science

Behavioral research has a history of researching factors in health promotion and disease prevention. Expanding research efforts into existing healthcare systems that utilize behavioral interventions for health may provide an opportunity to better understand how various populations experience health factors and the role human behavior has in the successes and struggles of health behavior change.
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Idea No. 355

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(@riley.kristen.e)

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Behavioral Science

Behavioral science has consistently demonstrated the important role of human behavior in health; however, this is not well integrated into our current healthcare systems and practices, nor in general public knowledge. Psychologists are uniquely qualified in assessing, understanding, and helping change human behavior based on their training and research expertise. With this qualification, NIH is encouraged to seek out... more »
Idea No. 354

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(@jeffrey.gruen)

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Implementation Science for Scaling-Up Early Presymptomatic Genetic Screening and Comprehensive Reading Intervention

Early pre-symptomatic genetic screening holds promise for identifying children who will likely struggle with attaining developmental expectations in reading skill. Due to the success of three decades of reading research, we know what constitutes effective intervention. We also know that intervention is most effective when implemented early, particularly before middle school. Scaling-up a combined screening and intervention... more »
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