Grand Challenges

Social and behavioral science is key to solving many of society’s most pressing problems. The Center for Social & Behavioral Science (CSBS) focuses on supporting research that can be part of the solution to addressing three grand challenges.

Inequity & Poverty

CSBS is committed to supporting research that addresses the causes, consequences, and potential solutions to address inequity and poverty.

Social & Behavioral Health

CSBS is dedicated to facilitating research cutting across disciplines to understand the processes by which biology, behavior, and the social environment can support wellness.

Digital Revolution

CSBS is committed to supporting research at the intersection of technology and social issues to identify the impact of technology on people’s daily lives as well as how technology can be designed to yield optimal benefits for people.