New CSBS Team Member: Brenda Koester

Brenda Davis Koester joined the Center for Social and Behavioral Science in July 2023 as the Associate Director. In this role, Brenda is responsible for developing, implementing, and managing CSBS programs, services, and facilities with the goal of strategically enhancing the research enterprise in social and behavioral science. Tell us briefly about your personal and […]

CSBS Small Grant Success Story: Bruno, Bellisle, Mendenhall, and Andrade

Principal Investigator Robert Bruno and co-investigators Dylan Bellisle, Ruby Mendenhall, and Flavia Andrade’s project, “Examining the Diversity of Experience with the Federal Tax System across Race and Immigration Status: A case of the Child Tax Credit and Earned Income Tax Credit,” was selected as a recipient for the Center for Social and Behavioral Science’s Small […]

CSBS Program to Bring Researchers Together for Collaborative Projects

As part of CSBS’s mission to lower the barriers for collaboration across disciplines and facilitate interdisciplinary research to address societal problems, CSBS is introducing a new program. The Interdisciplinary Research Networks (IRN) program will provide support for investigators from multiple disciplines to come together to share information and ideas; coordinate new research activities; foster synthesis […]

Policy Fellows and Scholars Participate in First Annual Summit

University of Illinois graduate students and recent graduates involved in the Center for Social and Behavioral Science Policy and Research Legislative Fellows (PRLF) Program and the University of Illinois Extension Illini Science Policy Program (ISPP) recently attended the programs’ first joint Policy Summit.  The Policy Summit engaged key stakeholders from the university, legislature, and community […]

Celebrating the 2022-23 Policy & Research Legislative Fellows

The Center for Social & Behavioral Science (CSBS) recently celebrated the accomplishments of the Policy and Research Legislative Fellows (PRLF) 2022-23 cohort. Launched during the Summer 2022 semester, this non-partisan initiative, supported by the Office of the Chancellor-Public Engagement, matches Illinois graduate students with a state legislator representing Champaign-Urbana or a neighboring district to collaborate […]

CSBS + CCIL Cancer Research Symposium

Co-sponsored by the Center for Social and Behavioral Science (CSBS) and the Cancer Center at Illinois (CCIL), the Cancer Research Symposium united researchers across the Illinois campus interested in research addressing aspects of the cancer care continuum. The event kicked off with breakfast and welcoming remarks from CSBS Director Eva M. Pomerantz and CCIL Associate […]

CSBS Small Grant Success Story: Karen Tabb Dina & Tuyet Mai Hoang

In this interview, Professors Tabb Dina and Hoang share their experience as CSBS Small Grant recipients for their research project, The Impact of Racial Bias and Discrimination on Racial-ethnic Minority Women’s Experiences and Healthcare Interactions during Perinatal Period. Karen Tabb Dina, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor at the School of Social Work. Professor Tabb Dina’s […]

CSBS Career Exploration Fellow Spotlight 

Yukun Yu is a Career Exploration Fellow at CSBS. The Graduate College’s Career Exploration Fellowship Program offers doctoral students the chance to gain mentored work experiences in administrative units within the university. We asked Yukun to share more about her role and experiences at CSBS.  Tell us a little bit about yourself. What motivated you […]

CSBS unites Illinois researchers around food security

The Center for Social and Behavioral Science (CSBS) recently announced a partnership with Illinois Profs. Kelley Lemon, Merin Oleschuk, and Bobby J. Smith to launch the Food Security Working Group (FSWG), a campus-wide initiative to support researchers in the food security space. The initiative kicks off this semester with a series of events around this […]

CSBS Small Grant Success Story: Courtney Cuthbertson & Josie Rudolphi

In this interview, Profs. Courtney Cuthbertson and Josie Rudolphi share how the CSBS Small Grant funds helped them address an interdisciplinary problem and collect pilot data to support external funding applications. Profs. Cuthbertson and Rudolphi offer advice for faculty interested in applying for a CSBS Small Grant. Courtney Cuthbertson, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor in […]