Behavioral science activities at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - a selected overview of exemplary programs.
Galavotti-C; Saltzman-LE; Sauter-SL; Sumartojo-E
Am Psychol 1997 Feb; 52(2):154-166
Behavioral research and surveillance activities are conducted across the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This article highlights activities in 4 program areas: violence against women, tuberculosis elimination, HIV prevention, and occupational health. The unique constraints and opportunities of each organization and program focus have shaped the way research has developed in each of these areas. Behavioral scientists also face many common challenges at CDC. Despite the difficulties of integrating behavioral research into an institution that historically has focused on biomedical and epidemiological research, behavioral scientists have made important contributions to public health. Many opportunities remain for psychologists to translate theory and operationalize constructs for use in solving important public health problems.
Behavior-patterns; Behavioral-testing; Behavioral-tests; Surveillance-programs; Risk-factors; HIV; Epidemiology; Psychological-factors; Psychological-testing; Public-health; Occupational-health
Christine Galavotti, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Highway, NE, Atlanta, GA 30341-3724