Institute for Biobehavioral Research


Director: W.S. Carlos Poston

The mission of NDRI’s Institute for Biobehavioral Health Research (IBHR) is to conduct innovative interdisciplinary research that explores and involves all factors (e.g., biological, behavioral, social, cultural, and environmental) that may influence or impact the health of individuals, groups, and populations. Our research includes both formative/developmental, observational and intervention studies, primarily in the areas of prevention of cardiovascular disease and cancer, physical fitness and work capacity, tobacco control, and obesity. Investigators at IBHR have a particular focus on health issues among minorities and the underserved, emergency service workers, and military personnel.

The Center for Fire, Rescue & EMS Health Research, a subset of IBHR, focuses on epidemiology, prevention and treatment of health risks facing firefighters and EMS professionals.


Tobacco Policy Database
Click here to see the United States Department of Defense Tobacco Policy Database, funded by National Institutes of Health (CA109153/DA036507) and provided by the Institute of Biobehavioral Health Research (IBHR) as a service to tobacco control practitioners and researchers.

Tobacco Policy Research
Click here to see the United States Military Tobacco Policy Research: A White Paper. This work was funded by the National Institutes of Health, National Cancer Institute and National Institute on Drug Abuse (CA109153/DA036507 and CA157014/DA036509).