Notice to Highlight Applicability of Current NIH Funding Opportunity on Methodology and Measurement for Multiple Chronic Health Conditions

Notice Number: NOT-OD-11-020

Key Dates
Release Date: December 6, 2010

Issued by
Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR) (
National Cancer Institute (NCI) (
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) (
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) (
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) (


Recognizing the need to develop more effective behavioral treatments for patients with multiple chronic health conditions, the Trans-NIH Integrated Health Strategies Working Group held a workshop at the NIH campus in April 2010 to identify research priorities and gaps. This meeting highlighted the need for more effective research methods and measures for conceptualizing, triaging and assessing the health behavior (e.g., adherence, mental health problems, diet and exercise, substance use/abuse disorders) of patients with multiple chronic health conditions. 

The purpose of this Notice is to draw attention to an existing NIH funding opportunity announcement (FOA) that investigators might use to obtain support for this research. More specifically, researchers are encouraged to utilize program announcement PAR-08-212 [Methodology and Measurement in the Behavioral and Social Sciences (R01)]. Examples of measurement areas of particular interest for this announcement include, but are not limited to, the following:


For further information regarding the opportunities on this Notice, please contact the program scientist listed below and in the program announcement. 

For other inquiries regarding NIH opportunities in this general area you may wish to contact the Extramural Program Contact from the Institute, Center or Office that best represents your area of interest.

Extramural Program Contacts, by NIH Component:

Page Chiapella, Ph.D.
Division of Treatment and Recovery Research
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
5635 Fishers Lane, Room 2044, MSC 9304
Bethesda, MD 30892-9304
Telephone: (301) 443-4715
Fax: (301) 443-8774

Elizabeth M. Ginexi, Ph.D.
Health Scientist Administrator
Prevention Research Branch
Division of Epidemiology, Services and Prevention Research
National Institute on Drug Abuse/NIH/DHHS
6001 Executive Boulevard, Room 5185 MSC 9589
Bethesda, MD 20892-9589
Telephone: (301) 402-1755
Fax: (301) 443-2636

Catherine M. Stoney, Ph.D.
Program Director
Division of Cardiovascular Sciences
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
6701 Rockledge Drive, Suite 10018, MSC 7936
Bethesda, Maryland 20892-7936 (20817 for express mail)
Telephone: 301-435-6670
Fax: 301-480-5158

Sandy Mitchell, Ph.D.
Program Director
Outcomes Research Branch
Applied Research Program
Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
EPN 4020
6130 Executive Blvd., MSC 7344
Bethesda, MD 20892-7344
Telephone: (301) 435-6750
Fax: (301) 435-3710

Weekly TOC for this Announcement
NIH Funding Opportunities and Notices

Office of Extramural Research (OER) - Home Page Office of Extramural
Research (OER)
  National Institutes of Health (NIH) - Home Page National Institutes of Health (NIH)
9000 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, Maryland 20892
  Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) - Home Page Department of Health
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