William Riley

William 'Bill' Riley was appointed National Institutes of Health associate director for behavioral and social sciences research, and director of the NIH Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research in August 2015. A clinical psychologist, he also has an appointment as professorial lecturer in the School of Public Health at George Washington University. His research interests include behavioral assessment, psychosocial health risk factors, tobacco use/cessation, and the application of technology to preventive health behaviors and chronic disease management.

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Why Social Science? To Improve the Public’s Health

William “Bill” Riley is the director of the Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research at the National Institutes of Health. He will participate in a congressional briefing on “Social Science Solutions for Health, Public Safety, Computing, and Other National Priorities” on October 4. Here he explains why he feels public health is best served by good social and behavioral science.

6 years ago