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This listing is not intended to be a comprehensive directory of all professional societies whose missions are related to the basic behavioral and social sciences, nor does inclusion of any particular organization imply endorsement by the National Institutes of Health or the Department of Health and Human Services. Our goal is to provide information that may be of use to researchers, practitioners and advocates working in the field of b-BSSR.

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Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research

American Academy of Nursing

American Anthropological Association

American Association for the Advancement of Science

Association for Health Education

American Association of Colleges of Nursing

American Association of Critical-Care Nurses

American Association of Nurse Anesthetists

American College of Medical Genetics

American Economic Association

American Medical Informatics Association

American Nurses Foundation

American Organization of Nurse Executives

American Psychological Association

American Psychosomatic Society

American Public Health Association

American Society of Human Genetics

American Society of Preventive Oncology

American Sociological Association

Association for Psychological Science


Behavior Genetics Association


Coalition for Health Communication

Cognitive Science Society

The College on Problems of Drug Dependence

Consortium of Social Science Associations

Council for Advancement of Nursing Science


Eastern Nursing Research Society


Federation of Associations in Behavioral and Brain Sciences
Formerly known as the Federation of Behavioral, Psychological, and Cognitive Sciences


Gerontological Society of America


International Communication Association

International Network for Social Network Analysis

International Society for Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity


Midwest Nursing Research Society


National Communication Association

National League for Nursing


The Obesity Society

Oncology Nursing Society


Population Association of America

Psychoneuroimmunology Research Society


Sigma Theta Tau

Society for Cross-Cultural Research

Society for Experimental Psychologists

Society for Judgment and Decision Making

Society for Medical Decision Making

Society for Neuroscience

Society for Personality and Social Psychology

Society for Prevention Research

Society for Public Health Education

Society for Research in Child Development

Society for Research in Nicotine and Tobacco

Society for Social Work and Research

Society for the Study of Human Development

Society of Behavioral Medicine

Southern Nursing Research Society


Western Institute of Nursing

World Congress of Psychiatric Genetics

Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nurses Society

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Fogarty International Center (FIC) National Cancer Institute (NCI) National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) National Center for Minority Health and Health Disparities (NCMHD) National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) National Eye Institute (NEI) National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) National Institute on Aging (NIA) National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) National Library of Medicine (NLM) Office of AIDS Research (OAR) Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research  (OBSSR) Office of Disease Prevention (ODP) Office of Research on Women's Health (ORWH)